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Top 10 Singers or Musicians Who Became Famous Actors (video)

03.23.2017

The leap from music success to acting stardom seems like a natural one nowadays. Being on a stage and captivating a crowd requires charisma and showmanship, which can translate well into a film career. Plus, it helps that most famous musicians are gorgeous, which checks off about ten items on the “movie star requirements” checklist. So many musicians have crossed over into celluloid, and we here at JoBlo have whittled it down to the top 10 in our newest video list. There are of course big names like Justin Timberlake and Will Smith, but have any of you checked out Elvis Presley’s filmography? And did you forget that her official title is Academy Award-winner Cher? We couldn’t fit in all the greats, like Barbra Streisand, or even the likes of Russell Crowe and Robert Downey Jr. (yes, they both have albums out and you owe it to your life to listen to them), but the list is a Who's Who of talent. Time to get funky.

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4:32PM on 03/23/2017

Where the heck is Frank Sinatra?

Dude was one of the most bankable actors in Hollywood for over two decades. Although Deschanel can sing, she gained actual fame as an actress first, so I'd take her off and replace her with Jennifer Lopez or Jennifer Hudson.
Dude was one of the most bankable actors in Hollywood for over two decades. Although Deschanel can sing, she gained actual fame as an actress first, so I'd take her off and replace her with Jennifer Lopez or Jennifer Hudson.
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3:21PM on 03/23/2017
Jennifer Hudson is probably the most notable missing IMO. She started off as a singer on American Idol, and later won an oscar for acting. Also Sinatra, Madanna, Eminem, Meatloaf, Mos Def, Queen Latifah, Jennifer Lopez, Sean Combs, Dolly Parton, Mandy Moore, Bing Crosby, and Jared Leto (to name a few id rank higher than Marky Mark)
Jennifer Hudson is probably the most notable missing IMO. She started off as a singer on American Idol, and later won an oscar for acting. Also Sinatra, Madanna, Eminem, Meatloaf, Mos Def, Queen Latifah, Jennifer Lopez, Sean Combs, Dolly Parton, Mandy Moore, Bing Crosby, and Jared Leto (to name a few id rank higher than Marky Mark)
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2:04PM on 03/23/2017
I don't agree with Wahlberg at #1. He should be on the list, but not that high. He was barely a singer before he turned to acting. Will Smith has had more success and has more Oscar nominations. Cher actually has an Oscar. And the fact that Sinatra isn't mentioned, when he also won an Oscar, is a travesty in itself.
I don't agree with Wahlberg at #1. He should be on the list, but not that high. He was barely a singer before he turned to acting. Will Smith has had more success and has more Oscar nominations. Cher actually has an Oscar. And the fact that Sinatra isn't mentioned, when he also won an Oscar, is a travesty in itself.
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4:34PM on 03/23/2017
The fact that Sinatra isn't on here is indeed an oversight of epic proportions. IMO Smith should be #1, Sinatra #2, and Elvis and Whalberg somewhere in the top 5.
The fact that Sinatra isn't on here is indeed an oversight of epic proportions. IMO Smith should be #1, Sinatra #2, and Elvis and Whalberg somewhere in the top 5.
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1:08PM on 03/23/2017

Whoa whoa whoa

What about Frank Sinatra?
What about Frank Sinatra?
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1:04PM on 03/23/2017

Jared Leto... 30 Seconds to Mars...

I'm pretty sure the man deserves a spot on this list.
I'm pretty sure the man deserves a spot on this list.
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4:36PM on 03/23/2017
Leto didn't form 30 Second to Mars until after he was already a highly successful actor, so although he's been very successful in both fields, the "musicians who became famous actors" label doesn't really fit.
Leto didn't form 30 Second to Mars until after he was already a highly successful actor, so although he's been very successful in both fields, the "musicians who became famous actors" label doesn't really fit.
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12:09PM on 03/23/2017

What a garbage list

Worst offense of all was Elvis not being number 1. Are you kidding me, he was the biggest thing ever in music and his movies (all 31 over 10 years) were hits.
Worst offense of all was Elvis not being number 1. Are you kidding me, he was the biggest thing ever in music and his movies (all 31 over 10 years) were hits.
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2:04PM on 03/23/2017
Elvis only played Elvis in all his movies. Didn't show a lot of range in any of them.
Elvis only played Elvis in all his movies. Didn't show a lot of range in any of them.
4:42PM on 03/23/2017
Actually most of his films were pretty modest hits that made most of their money off their soundtracks, and some of his movies like "Flaming Star" and "Wild in the Country" weren't box office hits at all.

Will Smith on the other hand was widely regarded as the most bankable movie star in the world for roughly a decade and Sinatra had solid (although uneven) box office success as a leading man for 20 years.
Actually most of his films were pretty modest hits that made most of their money off their soundtracks, and some of his movies like "Flaming Star" and "Wild in the Country" weren't box office hits at all.

Will Smith on the other hand was widely regarded as the most bankable movie star in the world for roughly a decade and Sinatra had solid (although uneven) box office success as a leading man for 20 years.
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