8 Hollywood actors who are also bass players

Ryan Gosling of Dead Man's Bones performs at FYF fest 2010 at Los Angeles State Historic Park on September 4, 2010 in Los Angeles, California
(Image credit: Noel Vasquez/Getty Images)

Hollywood actors-turned-musicians are nothing new. It's not uncommon that we see a budding celebrity pull out an acoustic guitar to play some rudimentary chords in an effort to swoon their audience. But when it comes to a celebrity playing bass, that's when we sit up and take notice.

Because bassists are already a breed that typically shies away from the spotlight, it's refreshing (yes, we're biased) to see a popular A-lister sport a 4-string to lay down some grooves, rather than opting for the ripping guitar solo.

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