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Celebrities You Didn’t Know Played Instruments

Most celebrities are known to hold on tight to their niche that brought them into stardom, the most daring of them might try to deviate into fashion and modeling for more success and fame, very few go as far as trying music.

What most people fail to understand is that some of these celebrities are well-talented individuals and possess some kind of hidden talents in some cases that we know nothing about. Some of them are so good at playing instruments that they can easily take up a career in music without fear of failure. Let’s take a look at some of these celebrities who can handle an instrument like a pro!

Albert Einstein (Violin)

Who else to start within a list of talented people if not the genius scientist. Einstein learned to play the violin at the age of 5, he was very perfect in it and he was once certain that music was the way for him. He once professed his love for music “I often think in music, I live my daydreams in music, I know that the most perfect joy in my life has come from my violin.”

I am very sure that if he wasn’t one of the greatest physicists in the world of science, he would have been one of the greats that ever played the violin and made music.

Johnny Depp (Guitar)

The talented Pirates of the Caribbean actor has been able to successfully stake his claim as one of the most versatile actors in the movie industry, he can perfectly fit into any character asked of him at any time. Before Depp turned to the biggest thing in Hollywood, he once had the dream of being a musician. He so much loved that dream that he quit school and took up a career as a musician, he started off as a guitarist.

This sojourn did not play out as planned as he recorded no success in the art. Thereafter, he was able to find success in acting and has grown rapidly to be one of the A-listers in Hollywood.

Richard Gere (piano, guitar, Trumpet)

Gere is an actor and producer, and a longtime member of the movie industry since the early 70s, the actor is a multi-instrumentalist, who plays the trumpet, piano, and guitar. He composed some of the songs in his movies. He is also famed for his very popular guitar collections, though he has auctioned, most of them. In his prime, he had over 100 vintage guitars in his collection. Most of these were collected from famed musicians, the likes of Bob Marley, James D’Aquisto, and Peter Tosh.

Samuel L Jackson (Trumpet)

The American actor who is widely known for his action movies and aggressive use of words in his movies once had a relationship with music before being a star in movies. The actor was once a member of his school Orchestra band from his third to his twelfth grade. He played the trumpet for the school band.

Kiefer Sutherland (Guitar)

Most people will recognize him as JackBauer in the famous series 24.before his widespread fame in the music industry, Sutherland played guitar as a teenager and composed songs. The Guitarist went ahead to form a record label named ironworks alongside his friend Jude Cole and even went ahead to release an album. The actor also has a large number of guitars named after him, including one from the Gibsons, due to his love for the instrument.