Eddie Murphy, Don Johnson ... Steven Seagal?! Some of them had genuine talent while others just had the necessary connections. Here, 9 Hollywood actors who took (not-so-successful) shots at music careers.
For many actors, a music career might seem like the next logical step—another artistic challenge to conquer while still at the height of their popularity. For others, it might be a return to their original passion.
But for a few particularly misguided individuals, it's a complete and utter mistake.
Fortunately, Hollywood is a (mostly) forgiving place where those failed attempts at singing careers often sink to the depths of otherwise robust film resumes—never to be heard from or seen again.
That is...until someone digs them back up. Thank goodness for the vast archival system that is the Internet, right?
Here, 9 actor you won't believe once had music careers.
1. Clint Eastwood
It turns out there's more to Clint Eastwood's early career than a handful of spaghetti westerns and the Dirty Harry franchise. After breaking onto the scene in his first television series, Rawhide, Eastwood decided to try his hand at a singing career with the release of his first single, "Unknown Girl," in 1961.
Two more singles later, he released an album intended to ride on the coattails of his hit series, called Rawhide's Clint Eastwood Sings Cowboy Favorites.
While his recognizable rasp would prevent him from belting out any new songs today, his musical talents have been proven in other ways. A talented pianist and composer, Eastwood has created the original scores for several of his own directorial efforts, including Oscar-winner Million Dollar Baby and Hereafter.
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