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List Rules TV or film actors that have pursued making music professionally and failed (or made awful-sounding stuff)

Actors who decided to have a singing career is a list of the worst attempts by actors to cross over into music careers. Anyone can add to this list, and vote on the actors whose music careers are the most painful to watch.

What actors have had successful singing careers? What bad singers were better actors? From teeny-boppers to Oscar winners, these actors turned musicians pursued their rock star fantasies and made fools out of themselves in the process. Now it's time for them to face the music.
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Kim Kardashian is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Absolute Worst Actors-Turned-Musicians
Kim Kardashian Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Kourtney & Kim Take New York, Kourtney & Kim Take Miami

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2,586 1,366
Paris Hilton is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Absolute Worst Actors-Turned-Musicians
Paris Hilton Zoolander, House of Wax, Repo! The Genetic Opera

3
1,688 1,040
Steven Seagal is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Absolute Worst Actors-Turned-Musicians
Steven Seagal Under Siege, Above the Law, Under Siege 2: Dark Territory

4
1,565 1,018
Sylvester Stallone is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Absolute Worst Actors-Turned-Musicians
Sylvester Stallone Rocky, The Expendables, Rambo

5
1,706 1,386
Lindsay Lohan is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Absolute Worst Actors-Turned-Musicians
Lindsay Lohan Herbie Fully Loaded, Mean Girls, The Parent Trap

6
1,364 1,110
Bruce Willis is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Absolute Worst Actors-Turned-Musicians
Bruce Willis The Sixth Sense, Die Hard, The Fifth Element

7
1,467 1,082
David Hasselhoff is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Absolute Worst Actors-Turned-Musicians
David Hasselhoff Click, Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie

8
1,219 837
Corey Feldman is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Absolute Worst Actors-Turned-Musicians
Corey Feldman Stand by Me, The Goonies, Gremlins

9
1,199 995
Keanu Reeves is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Absolute Worst Actors-Turned-Musicians
Keanu Reeves The Matrix, Speed, John Wick

10
1,275 1,001
Eddie Murphy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Absolute Worst Actors-Turned-Musicians
Eddie Murphy Beverly Hills Cop, Trading Places, Coming to America

11
1,166 870
Jada Pinkett Smith is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Absolute Worst Actors-Turned-Musicians
Jada Pinkett Smith Collateral, Scream 2, Madagascar

12
1,217 764
Heidi Montag is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Absolute Worst Actors-Turned-Musicians
Heidi Montag The Hills, Heidi Montag Says No to Plastic, I'm a Celebrity

13
1,182 953
William Shatner is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Absolute Worst Actors-Turned-Musicians
William Shatner Star Trek, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home

14
807 676
Tina Yothers is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Absolute Worst Actors-Turned-Musicians
Tina Yothers Family Ties, Crash Course, Celebrity Fit Club

15
1,029 732
Mr. T is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Absolute Worst Actors-Turned-Musicians
Mr. T The A-Team, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Rocky III

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865 761
Jennifer Love Hewitt is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Absolute Worst Actors-Turned-Musicians
Jennifer Love Hewitt Ghost Whisperer, I Know What You Did Last Summer, I Still Know What You Did Last Summer

17
923 762
Billy Bob Thornton is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Absolute Worst Actors-Turned-Musicians
Billy Bob Thornton Armageddon, Sling Blade, Princess Mononoke

18
871 739
John Travolta is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Absolute Worst Actors-Turned-Musicians
John Travolta Pulp Fiction, Grease, Face/Off

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752 551
Amanda Bynes is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Absolute Worst Actors-Turned-Musicians
Amanda Bynes Easy A, She's the Man, What I Like About You

20
856 651
Carmen Electra is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Absolute Worst Actors-Turned-Musicians
mal1 added Carmen Electra Scary Movie, Meet the Spartans, Starsky & Hutch

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874 712
Kevin Costner is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Absolute Worst Actors-Turned-Musicians
Kevin Costner Dances with Wolves, The Untouchables, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves

22
775 832
Kevin Bacon is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Absolute Worst Actors-Turned-Musicians
Kevin Bacon Footloose, Apollo 13, Mystic River

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793 715
Scarlett Johansson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Absolute Worst Actors-Turned-Musicians
Scarlett Johansson Lost in Translation, The Avengers, The Prestige

24
829 735
Don Johnson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Absolute Worst Actors-Turned-Musicians
Don Johnson Miami Vice, Nash Bridges, Django Unchained

25
802 686
Russell Crowe is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Absolute Worst Actors-Turned-Musicians
Russell Crowe Gladiator, A Beautiful Mind, L.A. Confidential

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1,047 991
Miley Cyrus is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Absolute Worst Actors-Turned-Musicians
Miley Cyrus Bolt, Justin Bieber: Never Say Never, The Last Song

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660 653
Vanessa Hudgens is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Absolute Worst Actors-Turned-Musicians
Vanessa Hudgens Spring Breakers, High School Musical, Sucker Punch

28
694 552
Joe Pesci is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Absolute Worst Actors-Turned-Musicians
Joe Pesci Goodfellas, Home Alone, Casino

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585 617
Tatyana Ali is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Absolute Worst Actors-Turned-Musicians
Tatyana Ali The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Dorm Daze, Kiss the Girls

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574 546
Debby Ryan is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Absolute Worst Actors-Turned-Musicians
WarrenMitchell added Debby Ryan Jessie, The Suite Life on Deck, 16 Wishes

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548 569
Tia Carrere is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Absolute Worst Actors-Turned-Musicians
Tia Carrere True Lies, Lilo & Stitch, Wayne's World

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693 604
Clint Eastwood is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Absolute Worst Actors-Turned-Musicians
Clint Eastwood Million Dollar Baby, Gran Torino, Unforgiven

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562 526
Robert Downey Jr. is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Absolute Worst Actors-Turned-Musicians
zcvxb added Robert Downey Jr. The Avengers, Iron Man, Iron Man 3

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559 477
Brian Austin Green is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Absolute Worst Actors-Turned-Musicians
mal1 added Brian Austin Green Beverly Hills, 90210, Domino

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697 620
Aaron Carter is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Absolute Worst Actors-Turned-Musicians
Aaron Carter Dancing with the Stars, Aaron Carter: Aaron's Party (Come Get It), Oh Aaron: Live in Concert!

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564 684
Jack Black is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Absolute Worst Actors-Turned-Musicians

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552 486
Stephanie McIntosh is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Absolute Worst Actors-Turned-Musicians
Stephanie McIntosh Neighbours, Red Herring, The Steph Show

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101 54
Randy Savage is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Absolute Worst Actors-Turned-Musicians
Heracle added Randy Savage Spider-Man, Bolt, WrestleMania IV

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776 773
Jennifer Lopez is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Absolute Worst Actors-Turned-Musicians
Jennifer Lopez Out of Sight, Maid in Manhattan, Monster-in-Law

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387 300
Gwyneth Paltrow is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Absolute Worst Actors-Turned-Musicians
Coolza added Gwyneth Paltrow Se7en, Iron Man 3, Iron Man 2

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522 773
Jared Leto is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Absolute Worst Actors-Turned-Musicians
Jared Leto Requiem for a Dream, Dallas Buyers Club, Mr. Nobody

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704 734
Hilary Duff is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Absolute Worst Actors-Turned-Musicians
Hilary Duff A Cinderella Story, Lizzie McGuire, The Lizzie McGuire Movie

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545 566
Juliette Lewis is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Absolute Worst Actors-Turned-Musicians
Juliette Lewis Natural Born Killers, What's Eating Gilbert Grape, From Dusk Till Dawn

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399 474
Mark Wahlberg is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Absolute Worst Actors-Turned-Musicians
mal1 added Mark Wahlberg Boogie Nights, The Fighter, Lone Survivor

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533 458
Jack Palance is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Absolute Worst Actors-Turned-Musicians
Jack Palance Batman, The Swan Princess, Tango & Cash

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506 517
Milla Jovovich is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Absolute Worst Actors-Turned-Musicians
Milla Jovovich The Fifth Element, Resident Evil: Apocalypse, Resident Evil: Extinction

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447 461
Paul Giamatti is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Absolute Worst Actors-Turned-Musicians
WarrenMitchell added Paul Giamatti Sideways, Saving Private Ryan, The Illusionist

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321 292
Will Smith is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Absolute Worst Actors-Turned-Musicians
but chickens double d added Will Smith Men in Black, I Am Legend, I

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458 465
Tom Wopat is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Absolute Worst Actors-Turned-Musicians
Tom Wopat Django Unchained, The Dukes of Hazzard, Jonah Hex

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418 429
Joey Lawrence is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Absolute Worst Actors-Turned-Musicians
mal1 added Joey Lawrence Melissa & Joey, Blossom, Oliver & Company