Actors Who Rock Out — Or At Least Try To

Oscar-winning actress Gweneth Paltrow is making her country music debut as she takes the stage at the CMA Awards. In honor of her big moment, Nonstop Sound looks back at some Hollywood heavyweights who have tried to turn into rock stars.

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Prior to her big CMA debut, Ms. Paltrow, flexed her musical muscle in the film, "Duets." She's not done with singing, she's appearing on a future episode of Glee. See who else in Hollywood tried their hand in music.
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Johnny Depp has lent his voice to various soundtracks as well as performing in the band, "P."
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It's a real life school of rock for funnyman Jack Black. The comedian is also part of the group, Tenacious D.
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Actress Juliette Lewis took to the stage when she fronted the rock band "Juliette and The Licks."
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Jamie Foxx is man of many talents. He not only won his Oscar for the role as Ray Charles, but has had a very successful musical career -- which included a duet with Kanye West.
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Bruce Willis has moonlighted as recording star. Most notable was his 1987 album, "The Return of Bruno."
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Scarlett Johansson has taken to the mic. In 2009 she released her own album with singer Pete Yorn.
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Besides his acting roles, Keanu Reeves is also known for performing with his band, "Dogstar."
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"Mack the Knife." Actor Kevin Spacey not only directed but also sung when he took on the role of Bobby Darin in the film, "Beyond The Sea."
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Joaquin Phoenix used his own vocal chords when he took the part as music icon, Johnny Cash in the biopic, "Walk The Line."
Eddie Murphy called on the late Rick James to produce the comedian's 1985 song, "Party All The Time."
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It was double duty for Renee Zellweger when taking on the role of "Roxie Hart," in the musical film adaptation of, "Chicago."
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Russell Crowe is not only an award winning actor. He's in the rock band, "Russell Crowe and The Ordinary Fear Of God."
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