Hollywood is home to some amazing singers and incredible actors; most of the stars who made have the elusive 'triple threat' - they act, they sing and they dance. But generally, actors who are known for their dramatic skills stay tucked in nice and neatly in their own industry, rarely crossing over to the musical realm. Should the two areas ever combine, the fan base seems to break for impact. Some actors have unfortunately put themselves in a position where they had to sing, only to leave themselves open to heavy ridicule and a panning from critics - notably, some of the male cast members of Mama Mia... But there are many actors out there who have been blessed with the talent of some powerful vocal pipes, who've shocked the world with their musical capabilities.
Last Christmas, Anne Hathaway shocked us all with her acting and singing as Fantine in the film adaptation of the musical, “Les Miserables”. And Amy Adams has quite the set of pipes herself, which she first presented on a wide scale in the movie, “Enchanted”, and later in The Muppets Movie. One of the more surprising Hollywood actors who sing may very well be Jeremy Renner. When he’s not starring in actions films, the actor has quite a impressive musical range! Other surprisingly good singers have included Zachary Levi, Zooey Deschanel, and Scott Bakula.
But who are the richest actors who have a set of secretly singing vocal chords? Here's a list of the top ten, and some may surprise you - however, what's actually most surprising is the fact that these actors have been more open with their singing voices than most mainstream audiences are aware of, and there are plenty of examples of their singing around if you know where to look. After checking out this list, make sure you hit YouTube and Google to hear these voices for yourself!
10 Chris Pine: $15 Million
9 Jonathan Rhys Meyers: $18 Million
8 Joseph Gordon-Levitt: $25 Million
7 Scarlett Johansson: $35 Million
6 Ewan McGregor: $35 Million
5 Ryan Gosling: $36 Million
4 4.Vin Diesel: $60 Million
Vin Diesel’s singing talents remained under his proverbial hat until February of last year when a video was released of the action star singing a cover of Rihanna’s song, “Stay”, on Valentine’s Day. Vin Diesel didn’t anticipate that the video would go viral, so he created a new video with a more polished rendition - because the macho man felt self-conscious. After the video was released, Diesel began to get calls offering him roles in musicals. Will he take the jobs? Most likely not. So the YouTube video looks like the only evidence we have of Vin Diesel’s rich bass-sounding voice that’s smoother than chocolate.
3 Hugh Jackman: $65 Million
2 Robert Downey, Jr.: $85 Million
1 Nicole Kidman: $120 Million
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