14 Incredibly Successful Actors Who’d Rather Be In A Band

All musicians want to be movie stars. And movie stars?  All things being equal, they’d rather be in a band.

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ZOOEY DESCHANEL SHE & HIM A Pitchfork writer asked five people in casual conversation if they knew that Deschanel wrote all the original songs on She

Pitchfork

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ZOE KRAVITZ LOLAWOLF CRACKED COM Acting is a little more of a challenge for me because you're trying to make someone else's vision come to life and i

Grazia Daily

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STEVE MARTIN STEEP CANYON RANGERS CRACKEDCoM Steep Canyon Rangers were making the rounds of the bluegrass circuit when they were 'disovered' by Martin

The Boot

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RICKY GERVAIS SEONA DANCING David Brent wasn't the only one with pop star dreams. Gervais formed Seona Dancing with a college mate. The duo's 1985 rel

Time

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MICHAEL CERA THE LONG GOODBYE Cera teamed with Clark Duke to kick out some Weezer-esque tunes for The Long Goodbye's MySpace page. (The page is still

MySpace

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MACAULEY CULKIN THE PIZZA UNDERGROUND CRACKED.COM The one goof on this list but a legit band nonetheless. It's a pizza-themed Velvet Underground tribu

Pitchfork

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KEANU REEVES DOGSTAR One reviewer wrote: Would this band be getting so much attention if Keanu Reeves wasn't the bass player? Of course not. Do they

Metacritic

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JULIETTE LEWIS JULIETTE AND THE LICKS CRACKED.COM What's Lewis like as a lead singer? Let's just say her stage persona makes Mallory Knox, her Natural

The Guardian

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JOHNNY DEPP HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES This supergroup (also featuring Alice Cooper and Joe Perry) recorded mostly Depp songs on their second album. The tun

AZ Central

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JASON SCHWARTZMAN PHANTOM PLANET CRAGKEDCOM Remember 'California,' the earworm theme song from The oc? If that's stuck in your head for the rest of th

AV Club

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JAREDLETO 30 SECONDS TO MARS CRAGKED.COM In 2019, the band posted pictures of Leto dressed in white flowing robes and being followed by throngs of you

KQED

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JAMES FRANCO DADDY GRACKEDCOM Basically a celeb-fronted Smiths tribute band. How else do you get the Smith's actual bass player to thump along on all

The Guardian

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JACK BLACK TENACIOUS D CRACKED.COM The D is one of the most prolific actor-music acts, with five albums, an HBO series, and a feature film on its resu

TimeOut

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FINN WOLFHARD THE AUBREYS Wolfhard wanted to name the band after his cat Audrey. But the Audreys already existed so the d became a b. Wolfhard's plans

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