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The 10 Best Musicians Who Also Act

We’re fans of renaissance men and women, people whose talents reach beyond one specific field of expertise. They’re the life of dinner parties, and they follow their creative inclinations based on their passion rather than what’s comfortable. They’re the most interesting man in the world, in the making. While all these artists got their start as musicians, they’ve capitalized on the similarities between making music and acting — we’re talking about performance, memorizing lines or bars, fame and fortune, and creative fulfillment — and they’ve made impressive forays into the acting world. While some artists on our list haven’t surprised us with new music in years — despite the Will Smith and Kanye collaboration rumor — others are still putting out some great art in both fields. The artists on this list are proof that they aren’t limited by the medium, only their imagination. Check it.

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