No matter how often they go together, singing and acting just aren’t the same skill set, and some of our favorite actors should never be asked to sing a note.
If you grew up in the 80s, you’ll always recognize Eddie Murphy’s voice. However, if he starts singing, grab some earplugs; his debut album had a song that VH1 named the 7th Worse Song of all time.
Someone decided that the world’s toughest movie cowboy needed to do a turn in a musical called Paint Your Wagon. The results went about as well as you might have expected, and Eastwood’s growly tones never really convinced us that he’s not going to just go crazy and mow everyone down in a haze of gunfire.
If you want to see James Bond look like an awkward suburban dad, check out his musical turn in Mamma Mia.
Yes, the Godfather has a history in song and dance. Producers thought his tough-guy appeal worked for Guys and Dolls, but they forgot to ask if he could sing, and went on to cast him opposite Frank Sinatra.
Shatner’s spoken word is already near-to performance art; can you imagine what his singing voice is like? Go to YouTube and look up “William Shatner Mr. Tambourine Man”.
Gwyneth is lovely, elegant, classy and definitely not a country singer. Her song at the Oscars reminded us yet again that yes she’s an LA native, and not a country girl.
We love Chris Evans. He’s a fantastic actor and the breakout action star of our early teens, but it’s actually easier to believe that he’s a super soldier from World War 2, than it is to believe he’s a professional musician in What’s Your Number?