There is a fine line between acting and singing. Not everyone can criss-cross platforms, but when they do, they can get very infectious – making that leap from silver screen to your iPods. Here are some of today’s actors who can actually sing:
1. GWYNETH PALTROW
Gwyneth is a record deal waiting to happen. Belting it out on films such as Duets and Country Strong, you would think that Chris Martin’s musical sensibilities have rubbed off on Mrs. Coldplay here, but it’s her stunning splash on Glee that really made her famous (on our playlists) with “Forget You“.
2. HUGH JACKMAN
Woah! Wolverine can sing? Well, he has been singing on the theatre stage even before becoming the stuff of action films, so it’s no surprise that he was amazing as Jean Valjean on the recent Les Mis, like his self-searching romp “Who Am I?“. Definitely one of the hottest actors who can actually sing.
3. DAKOTA FANNING
Dakota Fanning is slowly turning into a feisty vixen, especially when she starred as rocker Cherie Currie in the 2010 film The Runaways. Enlisting the help of Joan Jett (played by Kristen Stewart), she kills it on “Cherry Bomb“.
4. ROBERT PATTINSON
Speaking of Kristen Stewart, her BF Robert Pattinson probably would be a folk singer by now. Why? Well, in the few songs that he releases, he strangely sounds like Bob Dylan. He even provided songs for the soundtrack of the first Twilight film such as “Never Think“.
5. AMANDA SEYFRIED
Amanda Seyfried is at her best when she sings her heart out in musicals such as Mamma Mia and Les Miserables, but what caught our attention is her stunning rendition of the 60’s hit “Lil’ Red Riding Hood”, which she released along with the movie of the same name.
6. HUGH GRANT
Hugh Grant and Drew Barrymore made a splash when they co-starred in the 2007 flick Music and Lyrics, but what made audience love Grant even more is his retro-cool performance at the movie’s beginning of “Pop Goes My Heart“. How about an album, Hugh?
7. MILLA JOVOVICH
Even zombie slayers such as Milla Jovovich need a break. She still kicks some serious ass when she’s performing. Recently, she went to Europe’s Life Ball to perform her electro-tinged single “Electric Sky”.
8. TOM CRUISE
Scientology aside, Tom Cruise is still the most gorgeous man on the planet. He just proved it again when he starred on last year’s Rock of Ages, where he asks no less than pouring sugar on his rock hard physique (check it out here).
9. SCARLETT JOHANSSON
ScarJo sings, but of the indie variety. This blonde bombshell is an alternative darling as well, releasing her debut album “Anywhere I Lay My Head” on 2008. She does sing in between those movie shoots, just like her AOL Sessions a few years back.
10. ADAM SANDLER
Hit after hit movie, Adam Sandler is already adorable with his humour alone, but when he sings “Grow Old With You” to you in an airplane just like in the film Wedding Singer, more hearts will definitely melt.