With Country Strong, Gwyneth Paltrow’s first true singing test, expanding to theaters nationwide this Friday, we at The Scorecard Review thought it appropriate to have this week’s Top 7 center around those brave and talented thespians whom have actually sung, have actually used their own voices, in a major motion picture. In a time ruled by technology, where professional singers could have easily been hired, rendering these thespians Ashlee Simpsonian, those on this list instead opted to “do it for real,” and in the end, successfully proved to the world that they were genuinely talented singers themselves.
For this Top 7, I’m only picking my one favorite from a film, no double dipping. So John C. Reilly, Richard Gere and Catherine Zeta-Jones — you’re out!
I’ve also limited this list to 21st century performances, and only to actors-turned-singers, not singers-turned actors.