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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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2,656 1,233
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
2,592 1,368
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
1,692 1,041
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
1,569 1,020
Sylvester Stallone is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Absolute Worst Actors-Turned-Musicians
Sylvester Stallone Rocky, The Expendables, Rambo

5
1,710 1,388
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
1,368 1,112
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
1,223 837
Corey Feldman is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Absolute Worst Actors-Turned-Musicians
Corey Feldman Stand by Me^! The Goonies^! Gremlins^! The Lost Boys

8
1,472 1,083
David Hasselhoff is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Absolute Worst Actors-Turned-Musicians
David Hasselhoff Click, Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie

9
1,203 997
Keanu Reeves is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Absolute Worst Actors-Turned-Musicians
Keanu Reeves The Matrix, Speed, John Wick

10
1,280 1,002
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
1,170 870
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
1,186 954
William Shatner is listed (or ranked) 12 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

13
1,221 764
Heidi Montag is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Absolute Worst Actors-Turned-Musicians
Heidi Montag The Hills, Heidi Montag Says No to Plastic, I'm a Celebrity

14
810 677
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
1,034 733
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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16
868 762
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
924 763
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
874 740
John Travolta is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Absolute Worst Actors-Turned-Musicians
John Travolta Pulp Fiction, Grease, Face/Off

19
754 552
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
877 712
Kevin Costner is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Absolute Worst Actors-Turned-Musicians
Kevin Costner Dances with Wolves, The Untouchables, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves

21
857 653
Carmen Electra is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Absolute Worst Actors-Turned-Musicians
mal1 added Carmen Electra Scary Movie, Meet the Spartans, Starsky & Hutch

22
777 832
Kevin Bacon is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Absolute Worst Actors-Turned-Musicians
Kevin Bacon Footloose, Apollo 13, Mystic River

23
796 716
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
831 736
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
803 687
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

26
662 654
Vanessa Hudgens is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Absolute Worst Actors-Turned-Musicians
Vanessa Hudgens Spring Breakers, High School Musical, Sucker Punch

27
1,050 993
Miley Cyrus is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Absolute Worst Actors-Turned-Musicians
Miley Cyrus Bolt, Justin Bieber: Never Say Never, The Last Song

28
696 553
Joe Pesci is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Absolute Worst Actors-Turned-Musicians
Joe Pesci Goodfellas, Home Alone, Casino

29
137 54
Randy Savage is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Absolute Worst Actors-Turned-Musicians
Heracle added Randy Savage Spider-Man, Bolt, WrestleMania IV

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586 619
Tatyana Ali is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Absolute Worst Actors-Turned-Musicians
Tatyana Ali The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Dorm Daze, Kiss the Girls

31
576 546
Debby Ryan is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Absolute Worst Actors-Turned-Musicians
WarrenMitchell added Debby Ryan Jessie, The Suite Life on Deck, 16 Wishes

32
550 570
Tia Carrere is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Absolute Worst Actors-Turned-Musicians
Tia Carrere True Lies, Lilo & Stitch, Wayne's World

33
695 604
Clint Eastwood is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Absolute Worst Actors-Turned-Musicians
Clint Eastwood Million Dollar Baby, Gran Torino, Unforgiven

34
564 527
Robert Downey Jr. is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Absolute Worst Actors-Turned-Musicians
zcvxb added Robert Downey Jr. The Avengers, Iron Man, Iron Man 3

35
561 478
Brian Austin Green is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Absolute Worst Actors-Turned-Musicians
mal1 added Brian Austin Green Beverly Hills, 90210, Domino

36
700 620
Aaron Carter is listed (or ranked) 36 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!

37
566 687
Jack Black is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Absolute Worst Actors-Turned-Musicians

38
553 487
Stephanie McIntosh is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Absolute Worst Actors-Turned-Musicians
Stephanie McIntosh Neighbours, Red Herring, The Steph Show

39
779 775
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

40
392 300
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

41
524 775
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

42
707 735
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

43
546 567
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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403 475
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

45
535 459
Jack Palance is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Absolute Worst Actors-Turned-Musicians
Jack Palance Batman, The Swan Princess, Tango & Cash

46
508 518
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

47
451 462
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

48
89 68
Zooey Deschanel is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Absolute Worst Actors-Turned-Musicians
BillPowers added Zooey Deschanel Elf, (500) Days of Summer, Yes Man

49
324 293
Will Smith is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Absolute Worst Actors-Turned-Musicians
but chickens double d added Will Smith Men in Black, I Am Legend, I

50
460 466
Tom Wopat is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Absolute Worst Actors-Turned-Musicians
Tom Wopat Django Unchained, The Dukes of Hazzard, Jonah Hex