Posted by Danny on Friday, May 20, 2011 //
As the second season of the hit TV musical "Glee " comes to a close the actors are proof that acting and singing can come in one pretty package. Even Charlie Sheen has caught the singing bug with the release of his new single ""Winning, " to benefit disaster relief. Here are some actors with some real musical talent.
Veteran actor Jeff Bridges eased into singing with a performance on a popular late night show where he performed "I Don't Know " from his Oscar-winning role.
Actress and 2011 Oscar co-host, Anne Hathaway enchanted audiences and serenaded this famous actor. She sang two songs in a bewitching fairy tale and gave voice to a free-spirited bird in 2011's "Rio " and showcased her musical talents for two songs in the film and the soundtrack.
Known for his "Die Hard " series, Bruce Willis enjoyed a brief music career with a hit single reaching the No. five spot on the charts in 1987. He followed up with another album, but has since largely stayed away from the music since.
Before her breakout film Catherine Zeta-Jones attempted a music career in the United Kingdom. Her vocal talents were showcased in the big-screen version of "Chicago "
Dennis Quaid plays with his band The Sharks for the love of playing but has not sought a recording contract. The band has played shows for the past 11 years and has included songs by a former Quaid character.
Vampire queen on a hit HBO show , actress Evan Rachel Wood provided the vocals for Lucy in the musical romance "Across the Universe," a film inspired by one of the biggest boy bands of all time.
Kevin Costner founded the country rock band Modern West in 2007. The band has released two albums and has toured internationally. Modern West also performed at this major sporting event in 2007.
Oscar-winner Kevin Spacey added his vocal talents to the soundtrack for "Beyond the Sea, " in which he portrayed a classic rock 'n' roll singer.
Classically trained as an opera singer Lauren Ambrose now sings New Orleans-style ragtime with the seven-piece band Lauren Ambrose and the Leisure Class.
Leighton Meester of "Gossip Girl " fame, played the role of a young country singer in this recent film. She has released several singles and an album.
Though she did not sing in the film version of "Phantom of the Opera, " Minnie Driver did sing a song that composer Andrew Lloyd Webber wrote for the film. Her album includes many of her own songs.
"Iron Man " star Robert Downey Jr. has sung on several of his movie soundtracks and released his own album.
Russell Crowe fronted the rock band commonly abbreviated TOFOG and released several tracks. A few members of the band, including the actor, evolved into The Ordinary Fear of God who continues to record and tour.
Golden Globe nominee Scarlett Johansson debuted her first album with cover songs from Tom Waits. Her second album is a collaboration with singer/songwriter Pete Yorn.
Born into a Hollywood family Zooey Deschanel was destined for the silver screen, but her talent doesn't stop there. She is one half of the indie folk duo. She & Him and plays the piano and ukulele.