While actors are known for bringing characters to life on stage and screen, some possess an additional talent that takes their performances to new heights – their ability to sing. In this article, we will highlight several phenomenal actors who have embraced the stage and showcased their impeccable singing abilities. From captivating musical performances to outstanding vocal ranges, these actors prove that they can excel in both acting and singing without the inclusion of Johnny Depp.
Known for his immersive portrayal of Freddie Mercury in “Bohemian Rhapsody,” Rami Malek impressed audiences with his ability to capture the essence of the legendary singer. His energetic and mesmerizing performances earned him critical acclaim and recognition for his incredible vocal skills. Malek has multiple credits to his name and has played iconic roles in such movies as No Time to Die and Oppenheimer but it was his role as Freddie Mercury that won him Best Actor at the 91st Oscar Awards. He also won an Emmy for his role as moody hacker Elliot Anderson on the series “Mr Robot.”
While Emma Watson is most recognized for her role as Hermione Granger in the “Harry Potter” series, she has also showcased her strong singing prowess. In the live-action adaptation of Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast,” her sweet and melodic voice brought the beloved character Belle to life. She spoke to Good Morning America to discuss the challenges of playing character with such an iconic singing voice. Watson said, “It’s something I’ve always done and always loved to do, but to do it in such a beloved musical and when the songs are so well-known, I think I really felt the weight of that. [I] don’t know how to explain it. It’s a totally different thing from acting in a way. There’s nothing to hide behind. It’s your voice and yeah, I felt very sort of naked doing it for the first time so I think that was the hardest.”
Timothée Chalamet’s multidimensional talent extends beyond his acting capabilities. In the film “Call Me By Your Name,” he demonstrated his musicality by performing a beautiful rendition of Sufjan Stevens’ “Mystery of Love.” Chalamet’s delicate and heartfelt delivery showcased his impressive singing abilities. His upcoming role in the new film Wonka currently begs the question of whether Chalamet will be singing throughout the movie. So far, the movie has one trailer that includes Chalamet singing the song “Pure Imagination” but it is still a mystery whether the movie will be a musical.
Amy Adams’ remarkable versatility as an actress is accompanied by an equally impressive singing talent. Her performances in movies like “Enchanted” and “The Muppets” allowed her to showcase her captivating voice, making her a true triple threat in the entertainment industry.
Ryan Reynolds is not only known for his charismatic performances but also for his hidden singing abilities. In the musical film “Once Upon a Deadpool,” he surprised audiences with his comedic talent and impressive vocal range, demonstrating his ability to combine singing and acting seamlessly.
Emily Blunt’s acting prowess is matched by her extraordinary singing skills. In the film adaptation of “Mary Poppins Returns,” she effortlessly stepped into the iconic role and showcased her captivating voice in various musical numbers, earning her praise for her exceptional vocal range. Even her own husband was unaware of how well she can sing. John Krasinski told Harpers Bazaar the first time he heard her sing was for her role for the movie “Into the Woods.” He said he was so was impressed with her singing voice that he wept. He told “Harpers Bazaar” that, “”The air changes in the room when she starts doing what she does. It’s so honest and so pure and so powerful. It’s like a superpower that she can just unlock and do so specifically with not many attempts.”
Jesse Eisenberg, known for his roles in films such as “The Social Network” and “Zombieland,” surprised audiences with his hidden talent as a singer. In the musical film “Café Society,” he showcased his subtle and charming singing abilities, adding another layer of depth to his character. He also lended his singing voice to the movie “The Squid and the Whale.”
Natalie Portman’s exceptional acting abilities are complemented by her notable singing talent. In the film “Black Swan,” she sang alongside her acting performance, showcasing her versatility and the emotional depth she brings to her characters through her singing.
Tom Hanks, widely recognized for his incredible acting career, revealed his impressive vocal talents in the film “That Thing You Do!” He portrayed a musician and effortlessly captured the essence of the character through his singing performance, adding authenticity and charm to the film. He also sang in his other films, “Polar Express” and “Pinocchio.” Alan Silvestri and Glen Ballard, wrote the songs that Hanks sing in both movies said, “If there’s a secret I think it’s something to do with, is this piece of material really deserving to be in this film? And I think you can depend on Mr. Hanks to honor the intent of the film. And then the next secret is, you have to write something and you have to give it to him and just be enamored with what he comes back with because it’s always spectacular as a performance.”
Although mentioned previously, it is worth noting that Anne Hathaway is an exceptional example of an actor with a remarkable singing ability. Her emotional and powerful rendition of “I Dreamed a Dream” in “Les Misérables” and her role in the musical film “Ella Enchanted” have solidified her reputation as an incredibly talented actor and singer.
These actors have proved that their talents transcend the boundaries of acting, showcasing their impressive singing abilities on various platforms. From enchanting musical performances to stirring vocal performances, their abilities have mesmerized audiences and demonstrated the extent of their artistic talents. These individuals continue to captivate us with their multifaceted skillsets, proving that they can effortlessly excel in both the acting and singing realms.