FILMS… Surprising Spectacular Musical Actors


5 Film Actors who are also good singers…


These are my honourable mentions but there are many more.



So this is my list of lovelies, although there are so many other good ones out there… so this an ever-changing list. So please don’t be upset if your favourite not mentioned…


Tiny  Tom Cruise: Rock of Ages (2012)

Tom Cruise (Stacee Jaxx) – Wanted Dead or Alive (Rock of Ages 2012), JackButler

In Rock of Ages (2012), there were so many surprising actors singing, it’s hard to choose just who stole the show. Tom Cruise, Alec Baldwin and even Russell Brand sang their hearts out, but Tom made the biggest presence as rock star Stacie Jaxx. 

Not usually a big fan of the diminutive one, although he does sci-fi better than most. l think he is pretty damn good in this film. And the Tom with long hair look is considerably a lot sexier too. Was pleasantly surprised at his voice, Cruise Thumb is pretty good and obviously has had more practice than most in wearing high heels.


Tim Curry: Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)

Rocky horror picture show – Tim “freaking hot” Curry – Sweet transvestite, Vademecum Vid

Pretty impressive that this man can sing and strut in heels at the same time and not fall over. Co-star Susan Sarandon almost totters on hers to keep up with him. Although I realise that some women been doing this since the dawn of time.  

Curry proves men can multitask better than most women I know as he sings, dances and pouts at the same time to Catherine Zeta-Jones proportions. Almost. He also was bloody amazing as Rooster in Annie (1982).


Ewan McGregor: Moulin Rouge! (2001)

Moulin Rouge – Your Song Scene, Nick Richards

Wow! Didn’t know he could sing. He was bloody good in this film and surprised he hasn’t sung since as I’m sure it might have livened up a few of his later performances. But not the Star Wars prequels, even McGregor’s singing couldn’t save that particular trilogy.


Pierce Brosnan: Mamma Mia (2008)

Mamma Mia Our Last Summer, Graham Kelly

OK, He’s been slated for this singing performance in Mamma Mia. But his delivery is much more enthusiastic and heartfelt than the others in this list and that’s what makes him more endearing. Whereas the others can sing, this man had the guts to sing with opera trained Meryl Streep and he sort of pulled it off. Which for sheer determination and courage deserves a number 2 spot.


Paul Giamatti: Duets (2000)

Duets – Paul Giamatti – Try A Little Tenderness, little clown

Not seen the film, but looked more into it, after hearing Giamatti’s songs were kept in this but mercilessly cut out of Rock of Ages (2012).  This is more than a bit unfair as Giamatti has a bloody good voice and. Diego Boneta (forgettable) male lead has a lot less audience appeal, Paul Giamatti’s character as Tiny Tom’s manager was much more memorable…

These just 5, but who’s your fave surprising musical star who hit the high (and low) notes?



21 thoughts on “FILMS… Surprising Spectacular Musical Actors

  1. Love a good musical but am always surprised by how some actors can sing, I did not know that Tom Cruise could x

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