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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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2,699 1,245
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

2
2,623 1,380
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
1,711 1,049
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
1,587 1,029
Sylvester Stallone is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Absolute Worst Actors-Turned-Musicians
Sylvester Stallone Rocky, The Expendables, Rambo

5
1,733 1,401
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
1,386 1,119
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
1,245 845
Corey Feldman is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Absolute Worst Actors-Turned-Musicians
Corey Feldman Stand by Me, The Goonies, Gremlins

8
1,490 1,092
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
1,211 1,011
Keanu Reeves is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Absolute Worst Actors-Turned-Musicians
Keanu Reeves The Matrix, Speed, John Wick

10
1,293 1,012
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
1,181 879
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
1,198 964
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
1,233 770
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
818 683
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 Songs That Don't Mean What You Think They Do

15
1,039 740
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

16
228 59
Randy Savage is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Absolute Worst Actors-Turned-Musicians
Heracle added Randy Savage Spider-Man, Bolt, WrestleMania IV

17
878 773
Jennifer Love Hewitt is listed (or ranked) 17 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

18
936 770
Billy Bob Thornton is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Absolute Worst Actors-Turned-Musicians
Billy Bob Thornton Armageddon, Sling Blade, Princess Mononoke

19
882 754
John Travolta is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Absolute Worst Actors-Turned-Musicians
John Travolta Pulp Fiction, Grease, Face/Off

20
867 657
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

21
765 558
Amanda Bynes is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Absolute Worst Actors-Turned-Musicians
Amanda Bynes Easy A, She's the Man, What I Like About You

Silliest Celebrity Name Changes

22
784 839
Kevin Bacon is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Absolute Worst Actors-Turned-Musicians
Kevin Bacon Footloose, Apollo 13, Mystic River

23
884 720
Kevin Costner is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Absolute Worst Actors-Turned-Musicians
Kevin Costner Dances with Wolves, The Untouchables, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves

24
806 724
Scarlett Johansson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Absolute Worst Actors-Turned-Musicians
Scarlett Johansson Lost in Translation, The Avengers, The Prestige

25
834 742
Don Johnson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Absolute Worst Actors-Turned-Musicians
Don Johnson Miami Vice, Nash Bridges, Django Unchained

26
808 692
Russell Crowe is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Absolute Worst Actors-Turned-Musicians
Russell Crowe Gladiator, A Beautiful Mind, L.A. Confidential

27
670 662
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
1,053 1,008
Miley Cyrus is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Absolute Worst Actors-Turned-Musicians
Miley Cyrus Bolt, Justin Bieber: Never Say Never, The Last Song

Celebrities Who Most Seem Like They Are Riddled with STDs

29
700 556
Joe Pesci is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Absolute Worst Actors-Turned-Musicians
Joe Pesci Goodfellas, Home Alone, Casino

30
590 624
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
585 549
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
555 573
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
698 609
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
572 533
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
565 479
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

The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors

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705 626
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
571 695
Jack Black is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Absolute Worst Actors-Turned-Musicians

38
557 488
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
783 787
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
528 785
Jared Leto is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Absolute Worst Actors-Turned-Musicians
Jared Leto Requiem for a Dream, Dallas Buyers Club, Mr. Nobody

41
402 304
Gwyneth Paltrow is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Absolute Worst Actors-Turned-Musicians
Coolza added Gwyneth Paltrow Se7en, Iron Man 3, Iron Man 2

42
714 745
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

What The Cast And Crew Of 'Roseanne' Thinks About Its Cancellation

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549 571
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

44
407 482
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
513 521
Milla Jovovich is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Absolute Worst Actors-Turned-Musicians
Milla Jovovich The Fifth Element, Resident Evil: Apocalypse, Resident Evil: Extinction

46
540 462
Jack Palance is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Absolute Worst Actors-Turned-Musicians
Jack Palance Batman, The Swan Princess, Tango & Cash

47
112 79
Zooey Deschanel is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Absolute Worst Actors-Turned-Musicians
BillPowers added Zooey Deschanel Elf, (500) Days of Summer, Yes Man

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459 464
Paul Giamatti is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Absolute Worst Actors-Turned-Musicians
WarrenMitchell added Paul Giamatti Sideways, Saving Private Ryan, The Illusionist

49
465 468
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

50
328 307
Will Smith is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Absolute Worst Actors-Turned-Musicians
but chickens double d added Will Smith Men in Black, I Am Legend, I