When it comes to music, I’m sure most of you will agree that it’s always a matter of taste. But if you take a minute to brush through the modern-day entertainment industry machine, there’s a practically endless amount of celebs that are strictly devoted to their acting careers. On the other hand, there’s a whole bunch of talented actors and actresses who are also capable of setting the stage on fire with their charismatic performances.
These days a lot of them have enriched the big-screen with exceptional parts in a buttload of flicks.
Now let us take a peek at some of their attempts to make an impact in the music industry. Some of them were crowned with major commercial and critical success, while others are less popular. They all share one thing in common though — a unique passion to entertain.
10 Famous Actors Who Are Also Famous Musicians
1. Jared Leto – Thirty Seconds to Mars
In 1998 Jared Leto and his brother Shannon Leto formed a band called Thirty Seconds to Mars. The well-known actor certainly had a variety of notable roles in various TV Shows and Hollywood movies, albeit his band often took priority over his acting career. The band rose to prominence with the release of its second album, A Beautiful Lie (2005). As of September 2014, Thirty Seconds to Mars shifted over 15 million albums across the globe. Moreover, the band entered the Guinness World Records for most live shows during a single album cycle, with 300 shows.
In the movies:
Most teenage girls remember him from the teenage grunge-style hunk in the TV Show My So-Called Life (1994), which incidentally became his first big break as a actor. Jared was praised for his supporting roles in The Thin Red Line (1998), Fight Club (1999), American Psycho (2000), as well as the lead role in Urban Legend (1998). He gained critical acclaim for playing the heroin addict Harry Goldfarb in Requiem for a Dream (2000) and his most recent work includes exceptional performance as a transgender woman in Dallas Buyer’s Club (2013) and a terrific performance as the Joker in Suicide Squad (2016).