16 Stars Who Ditched Acting & Became Musicians (PHOTOS)

Many pop stars over the years have attempted to get their foot into the film industry. But sometimes, the opposite happens: Well-respected actors and actresses try their hand at a musical career. Depending on who it is, the result can be career-changing in a good or bad way.


These 17 actors have found success transitioning to a musical path—but that doesn't mean they left the silver screen behind. Who is your favorite actor-turned-musician?


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