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Tue, Sep 12, 2017 6:42 AM

Live Poll: Best Musical Performance by an Actor in a Film

You may have seen the musical performances in the films below, but did you know that the actors were actually singing and playing instruments themselves? Some already had some musical chops and got to show them off onscreen; other actors actually learned their musical skills in a relatively short time for a particular film. Of the actors below, which do you think gave the best musical performance onscreen?

LIST: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls063308612/

POLL: http://www.imdb.com/poll/N6YGKpyKZHg/

(Note: Because so many actors either sing or play an instrument in a movie, only actors who both sing and play an instrument are included in this poll)

Suggestions welcome. I am not including those actors who are primarily musical artists or primarily known as musical artists, such as Justin Timberlake or Adam Levine.

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3 years ago

I see, there are Movies in this list, which are not a Musical,

but you didn't put Michael J. Fox's Johnny be goode on the list

(from back to the future).

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Thanks for the suggestion but Michael J. Fox did not actually sing in the film: dubbing was provided by Marty Campbell. 

He did not perform the virtuoso guitar solo, either, although he did learn to play the guitar for the film. It is unclear whether he played any of the guitar in the film (besides the solo), although his name does not appear in any credits. 

The fact that he doesn't sing in the film disqualifies him for the list, even if he did play some guitar, but I did find out that his many skills now do include playing the guitar well and he has played the song from the film, "Johnny Be Good," onstage in recent years with the Dave Matthews Band and Coldplay. 

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