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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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2,675 1,238
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
2,604 1,374
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
1,699 1,044
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
1,577 1,023
Sylvester Stallone is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Absolute Worst Actors-Turned-Musicians
Sylvester Stallone Rocky, The Expendables, Rambo

5
1,719 1,395
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
1,376 1,114
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
1,233 840
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
1,480 1,085
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
1,206 1,004
Keanu Reeves is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Absolute Worst Actors-Turned-Musicians
Keanu Reeves The Matrix, Speed, John Wick

10
1,286 1,006
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
1,175 874
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
1,191 957
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
1,225 767
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
814 679
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

40 Adorable Throwback Pictures Of Your Favorite Heartthrobs

15
1,037 735
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
870 764
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
928 764
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
199 57
Randy Savage is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Absolute Worst Actors-Turned-Musicians
Heracle added Randy Savage Spider-Man, Bolt, WrestleMania IV

19
878 743
John Travolta is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Absolute Worst Actors-Turned-Musicians
John Travolta Pulp Fiction, Grease, Face/Off

20
880 716
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
859 654
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

The Worst U.S. Presidents

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756 555
Amanda Bynes is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Absolute Worst Actors-Turned-Musicians
Amanda Bynes Easy A, She's the Man, What I Like About You

23
781 834
Kevin Bacon is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Absolute Worst Actors-Turned-Musicians
Kevin Bacon Footloose, Apollo 13, Mystic River

24
799 720
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
832 737
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
805 688
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
663 657
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
1,050 998
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

Famous People Who Couldn't Stop Eating And Got Fat

29
697 554
Joe Pesci is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Absolute Worst Actors-Turned-Musicians
Joe Pesci Goodfellas, Home Alone, Casino

30
588 620
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
579 547
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
554 570
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
696 605
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
565 529
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
562 478
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

15 Actors Who Hate Why They're Famous

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701 621
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
569 689
Jack Black is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Absolute Worst Actors-Turned-Musicians

38
555 487
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
781 778
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
525 780
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
395 302
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
710 736
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

The Douchiest Things Justin Bieber Has Ever Done

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547 568
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
405 476
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
108 71
Zooey Deschanel is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Absolute Worst Actors-Turned-Musicians
BillPowers added Zooey Deschanel Elf, (500) Days of Summer, Yes Man

46
511 518
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
538 460
Jack Palance is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Absolute Worst Actors-Turned-Musicians
Jack Palance Batman, The Swan Princess, Tango & Cash

48
456 462
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
327 297
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
463 466
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