A surprising number of A-list actors are also musically inclined. In live theater this is almost a requirement, but there’s a dearth of musicals in movies lately so there’s not much opportunity to show off the mad music skills. But these stars are not only living the double dream, they’re doing pretty well at it.
In her copious free time as an Avenger, she has managed to release a solo album, “Anywhere I Lay My Head,” consisting of mostly Tom Waits covers, in 2008. She upped the ante in 2015 when she started a band influenced by The Bangles and the Go-Go’s and other’80s girl groups. Her band, the Singles, features Holly Miranda, Kendra Morris, Julia Haltigan, and Este Haim. However, an existing group from Detroit called The Singles filed a cease and desist against Johansson’s group; the matter has not yet been resolved.
Star of “The Matrix” and the “John Wick” movies, he also had an alt-rock band called Dogstar, which he actively played bass for between 1991 and 2002. They released two studio albums and went on numerous tour dates. He no longer has time to tour since becoming a franchise-carrying A-lister, but he did make people hope otherwise briefly in 2014 when he was photographed with a bass guitar whose design was decidedly Matrix-like.