In the entertainment industry, there are people who are exceptionally good at what they do and this makes them stand out from the crowd. But even among those that stand out, there are still others within that circle that have more than one talent.
Since music and movies are the two dominant aspects of entertainment, it is really awesome that there are actors who have dominated the world of music by making world-wide hits, as well as singers who have made a name for themselves in the movie industry.
While it is not rare for people to be multi-talented, being able to excel and win awards in an industry as competitive as entertainment is something that is worthy of praise.
Here are some of the well known actors and actresses that have gone into music and played it like true professionals — while still keeping their crown in the movie industry.
This handsome actor made his way into the movie industry in the late 90s. He has featured in many blockbuster movies, won many awards, and even produced some highly successful movies — but he is equally good at singing.
For this golden globe award winner, singing is much more than just a hobby. As he has used his voice and song writing skills to achieve things that many professional singers are yet to achieve.
Bradley Cooper has won the prestigious Grammy award, not once, but two times in his life. He can also play musical instruments like the guitar, and he sings live in some of his movies.
Despite being in the movie industry since 1994, Hugh Jackman was not really known all over the world until he played the role of Wolverine as a member of the X-Men. Due to his fiercely handsome look and big muscles, he is known as the tough guy who plays action movies. But he is also a very good singer.
He has been winning awards for his singing talent since 2004, when he clinched the Tony Award for the best actor in a musical.
When he starred in “the greatest showman” in 2017, his musical talent got even more pronounced to the world. Those who only knew him as wolverine could not figure out the connection between such a sweet singing talent and the stubborn angry fighter that he played in the X-Men.
But that is what being multi-talented is all about. Hugh Jackman is also a skilled dancer, and has been duly recognized for his performances on stage.
Meryl Streep is 72 years old and one of the greatest women in the movie industry. She is regarded as a legend and has been honoured with so many prestigious awards since she started acting in 1975.
Fondly referred to as the greatest actress of her generation, Meryl Streep is known for being versatile, with an ability to switch into different accents at any time.
While her acting skills remain unmatched, what would come as a surprise to most people is her singing ability. In some of her interviews, she revealed that if not for acting, she would have been a full-time singer.
That is why she has been picking roles that would require her to sing, and show off her vocal skills. Some of her greatest performances include “I see me”, “stay with me”, “last midnight”, “the winner takes it all”, and “I am checking out”.
Jay La is one of Hollywood’s most successful actresses. In 2015 and 2016, she was the highest paid actress in the world. Even now, she still makes great movies and her works have made over 6 billion dollars worldwide.
From back when she played Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games, her musical talent has been in the public eye. She famously sang “the hanging tree” and her performance was so good that it was turned into a single.
It was an instant hit, and even reached number 12 on the Billboard’s hot 100. Jennifer Lawrence has sung on different other occasions but she seems to get uncomfortable with public singing, that is why there hasn’t been much about her songs in the news.
The famous Hermoine Granger from the Harry Potter movies has been hailed for her exceptional beauty and activism. Since she started acting in 1999, her success has only grown bigger and she is always fighting for equal rights for women.
In 2017, the whole world got to see another side of Emma Watson — the singing side. She played the role of Belle in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, in which she performed the song “Belle” in such a pleasant way.
Though she had to take singing lessons to perfect her voice for the role, she still trained her voice even after the movie was long released. So, it is possible that she will sing again in another movie, or even make a hit single.
Of all the Canadian actors in Hollywood, Ryan Gosling is arguably the most attractive. He has starred in many blockbusters and has a networth of 70 million dollars.
From a very young age, he got into the entertainment industry and as much as he can act, he can also dance, and even sing. These three talents were proudly showcased in the famous La La Land movie that also featured Emma Stone.
He even belongs to a music group called Dead Man’s Bones, and has won many awards that recognize his multi-talented nature.
The beautiful Emily Blunt is a very versatile actress. There is hardly any genre she does not comfortably fit into, and as a result of her exceptional work, she has received prestigious awards and has a vibrant fan base all over the world.
As a singer, she has not hesitated to use her voice in movies. She has been active in many musicals and even goes to different shows to sing live for an applauding set of listeners.
Her singing voice is so stunning that she even brought her husband to tears after one of her singing sessions.
For most millennials, Johnny Depp means a lot more than just an actor. He brought Captain Jack Sparrow to life in 2003 and even before then, a lot of characters have hit the big screen and made billions of dollars just because they were played by Johnny Depp.
When he just got into the entertainment industry, he only wanted to sing. He was playing with Rock City Angels, then joined the P band and even released an album in 1995. So he is not new to the music industry at all.
Back then in the 1980s when Johnny Depp was just 20, he got in contact with Nicolas Cage, and through his advice, Johnny started his acting career and has since made his mark as one of the best to ever do it.
In a recent testimony, it was revealed that this highly versatile actor can get up to 20 million dollars for the making of a single movie. So he is one of the highest paid actors of all time.
After participating in the English tour, Johnny Depp is expected to feature in Jeff Beck’s upcoming album.