Ten Movie Stars Who Tried to Be Rock Stars

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7. Scarlett Johansson
Before she joined the Avengers, ScarJo released an album of Tom Waits covers called Anywhere I Lay My Head. Produced by TV on the Radio's Dave Sitek and featuring guest spots by David Bowie and the Yeah Yeah Yeah's Nick Zinner, the understated 2008 record is surprisingly good.

6. Jared Leto
Probably the most musically successful on the list is the onetime Jordan Catalano and reigning Oscar winner for best supporting actor, Jared Leto. In his role as frontman of emo band Thirty Seconds to Mars, he'll perform August 8 at Cruzan Amphitheatre.

5. William Shatner
Captain Kirk brought his insane self-serious method acting to rock 'n' roll with his 1968 album, The Transformed Man, on which he mixes ridiculous covers of "Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds" and "Mr. Tambourine Man" with readings from Shakespeare. It is as insane as you might imagine; perhaps more so.

4. Jason Schwartzman
Wes Anderson's muse in Rushmore was the onetime drummer for Phantom Planet (best-known for its song "California," which was the intro for the TV series The OC). He later released music as Coconut Records, whose best-known song is the well-done tearjerker "West Coast."

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