Who is the most famous person that can play the violin? Meryl Streep tops our list. Meryl Streep learned to play the violin for the 1999 film Music of the Heart. Renowned scientist, Albert Einstein, started playing violin at age five, but he reportedly didn't fall in love with the instrument until he discovered the violin sonatas of Mozart when he was 15. Likewise, French actress and dancer Juliette Binoche learned to play the violin for the 1998 film Alice et Martin.
Ana Gasteyer, SNL alum and violinist, says, "I played violin from the age of five and I had an ear from a really early age." Leader of the Nation of Islam, Louis Farrakhan, first learned to play the violin when he was six years old. By the time he was 13, he had played with the Boston College Orchestra and the Boston Civic Symphony. Larry Fine of The Three Stooges learned to play the violin at an early age as well. He was seen playing the violin in several Stooges' skits.
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Meryl Streep learned to play the violin for the 1999 film "Music of the Heart."
Birthplace: USA, New Jersey, Summit
Profession: Spokesperson, Actor, Voice acting
Credits: The Devil Wears Prada, Doubt, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Julie & Julia
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Albert Einstein started playing violin at age five, but he reportedly didn't fall in love with the instrument until he discovered the violin sonatas of Mozart when he was 15.
Age: Died at 76 (1879-1955)
Birthplace: Ulm, Germany
Profession: Mathematician, Physicist, Scientist, Theoretical Physicist, Author, + more
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Charlie Chaplin taught himself to play the piano, violin, and cello.
Age: Died at 88 (1889-1977)
Birthplace: Walworth, United Kingdom
Profession: Film Score Composer, Comedian, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Film Editor, + more
Credits: The Gold Rush, City Lights, Modern Times, The Great Dictator
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Thomas Jefferson played the cello and the violin. He used to play duets with his wife Martha who played the piano.
Age: Died at 83 (1743-1826)
Birthplace: Contiguous United States, United States of America, United States, with Territories, Albemarle County, + more
Profession: Statesman, Inventor, Author, Farmer, Architect, + more
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