40 Best and Worst Actors Playing Real-Life Musicians (Photos)

  • Universal
  • George Hamilton Hank Williams MGM
  • Paramount Pictures
  • Warner Bros.
  • United Artists
  • Columbia
  • Dick Clark Productions
  • Fox
  • Universal
  • Orion Pictures
  • TriStar
  • Samuel Goldwyn
  • Columbia
  • Warner Bros.
  • Orion Picutres
  • TriStar
  • Buena Vista
  • Warner Bros.
  • Gramercy
  • Sony/Columbia
  • Warner Bros.
  • Vitagraph
  • ContentFilm International
  • Lions Gate
  • Universal
  • Fox
  • Weinstein Company
  • Picturehouse
  • Sony/Columbia
  • Weinstein Company
  • Apparition
  • Xlrator Media
  • Warner Bros.
  • Open Road
  • Universal
  • Entertainment One
  • Sony Pictures Classics
  • Sony Pictures Classics
  • RLJ Entertainment
  • Tribeca Film Festival

Tom Hiddleston, Don Cheadle, Ethan Hawke and Zoe Saldana are latest among the hundreds of actors who’ve tried playing musicians on screen

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If you’re looking for somebody to play Hank Williams, the haunted, skeletal composer of such heartbreak classics as this 1964 movie’s title track, “Your Cheatin’ Heart,” George Hamilton is not exactly the guy who first springs to mind.

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