15 Celebrities Whose Hidden Musical Talents Will Surprise You
Channing Tatum is a can-do kind of guy. I mean, we already knew that he was wildly talented, but his drive for constant improvement is really inspiring. The actor recently demoed his piano skills on Instagram—he just started this year, but we must say, he’s already pretty on point—er, pitch?
In honor of Tatum’s commitment to excellence in a variety of performing arts (he's basically the male J.Lo), we’ve rounded up other actors who’ve proved themselves to be musically inclined—some of them have even put out albums!
These dynamic celebs have a broad grasp on the entertainment industry and we really, really hope they decide to bring their musical talents to the silver screen. We're thinking a Crossroads remake starring Ryan Gosling, Maya Rudolph, and Halle Berry ...? It's box office gold and you know it.
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Scroll below to check out these 15 stars' hidden talents.
Little known fact: Hollywood dreamboat Ryan Gosling is in a band. Why Dead Man's Bones has yet to reach One Direction-level fandom, we do not know.
Clint Eastwood is many things, among them: a jazz pianist. Listen for yourself!
This Pretty Woman played both clarinet and oboe in high school.
Dr. House got his groove back! In addition to receiving praise as an acclaimed actor, Laurie is also a celebrated pianist—he has several albums, and they all have really good reviews!
Growing up with legendary musician dad Lionel Richie, Nicole obviously picked up some skills. The Simple Life alum studied piano, cello, guitar, and violin in her youth.
In addition to his musical role in Les Misérables (2012), Crowe has been honing his craft. The acclaimed actor sings and plays guitar for Australian rock band, 30 Odd Foot of Grunts, which is now called Russell Crowe and the Ordinary Fear of God. Sample their bluesy single "Testify" here.
The O.C. star clearly belongs in a band—and hooray, he actually is! Brody has served as drummer for indie rock band Big Japan since 2005. His Gossip Girl alum wife Leighton Meester has tried her hand at singing, so we're thinking family ensemble with their daughter Arlo ... ? The Brody Bunch ... ? We'll keep brainstorming.
There may not be a Grammy in her future, but the Oscar-winner certainly knows her guitar basics.
The Oscar-winner taught herself to play The Beatles' "Blackbird" on guitar for her beau's birthday.
When he's off-set, Depp spends his time jammin' out with his Hollywood Vampires bandmates Alice Cooper, Aerosmith's Joe Perry, Duff McKagan, and Matt Sorum—the bassist and drummer for Guns N' Roses, respectively. Depp must have quite the talent for him to be rubbing shoulders with these musical legends.
The Big Fat Greek Wedding and Sex and the City star moonlights as a guitar-slinging country singer. Check out his self-titled album here.
It runs in the family! Rudolph clearly inherited some musical skills from her singer mom Minnie Riperton. Though she's made a name for herself as a hilarious comedian and top-notch actress, the SNL alum's talents don't end there—Rudolph sang backup and played the keyboard for '90s ensemble The Rentals.
The Catwoman star told InStyle that she played flute in high school.
Band geek alert! The Alias alum told People she played saxophone in her high school band. Don't expect her to show off her skills anytime soon though, "I picked it up again a couple of years ago, and I sound God-awful now!" Garner admitted.