10 Actors You May Not Know Recorded Albums

Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times

Unsatisfied with the meager accolades that come with a successful career as a Hollywood actor, here’s 10 celebrities that dropped face-melting, pantie-dropping, award-dodging albums for your listening pleasure.


10. Clint Eastwood – Rawhide’s Clint Eastwood Sings Cowboy Favorites (1963)

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Fellas take note – Real gunfighters serenade their gals and it should usually have something to do with roses.


09. Terrence Howard – Shine Through It (2008)

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We’ve never actually seen the series Empire, but we assume it’s a documentary about the wild success of this particular album.


08. Mr. T – Mr. T’s Commandments (1984)

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We pity the fool that doesn’t follow the life lessons of this lyrical genius.


07. Robert Downey Jr. – The Futurist (2004)

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Iron Man flexes his silky pipes for your ears’ sexy time.  Your move, DC.


06. Leonard Nimoy – Two Sides of Leonard Nimoy (1968)

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Spock spits hot fire about Bilbo Baggins.  We’re really not sure what more you could possibly want.


05. Crispin Glover – The Big Problem ≠ The Solution. The Solution = Let It Be (1989)

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Hey Chuck Berry!  It’s really Marty McFly’s dad that’s got that new sound you’ve been looking for.


04. Russell Crowe (& 30 Odd Foot of Grunts) – Other Ways of Speaking (2003)

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What we sing in life……………Echoes in obscurity.


03. Eddie Murphy – Party All the Time (1985)

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The title track was written and produced by the late great Rick James.  We like to think he’s up there somewhere partying, and doing so all the time.


02. Bruce Willis – The Return of Bruno (1987)

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The Sixth Element (sequel to 1997’s The Fifth Element) was this album cover on screen accompanied by 17 hours of the album on repeat.  It was met with mixed reviews.


01. Steven Seagal – Mojo Priest (2006)

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What do you get when you cross martial arts & music?





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