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Tom Cruise has been a vampire, a secret agent and the last samurai -- but can he cut it as a rock star? According to E! Online, the actor has been offered a role in the film Rock of Ages, an adaptation of the Broadway musical celebrating '80s metal. The hit show, which originally starred Constantine Maroulis, features such songs as Twisted Sister's "We're Not Gonna Take It," Poison's "Every Rose Has Its Thorn," and Journey's "Don't Stop Believin'." Which begs the question: can Tom Cruise sing? We know he can dance, thanks to his wild performance as Les Grossman at the MTV Movie Awards. But really, the only time we can remember him belting a tune is the karaoke scene in 1986's Top Gun. What do you think: can he cut it?
Now that musicals are back in a big way (thanks, Glee!), Cruise is surely not the only star contemplating a song-and-dance debut. Here are a few others we'd like to see tapping their toes on the big screen!
Katie Holmes - The jury may be out on whether Cruise can sing, but there's no denying his wife's serious stage talents! Check out this clip of Holmes serenading Cruise with "Whatever Lola Wants" in a benefit performance for her charity, the Dizzy Feet Foundation:
Joseph Gordon-Levitt - As far as we're concerned, the handsome star of Inception and (500) Days of Summer could be the next Gene Kelly. If you saw him his Saturday Night Live opening last November -- a pitch-perfect rendition of "Make 'Em Laugh," complete with dizzying choreography -- we dare you to disagree.
Maya Rudolph - This former SNL star frequently showed off her impressive vocals, often mimicking singers like Beyonce and Whitney Houston with amazing accuracy. We know she's got the pipes, so we'd love to see her get a star vehicle of her own. How about The Whitney Houston Story?
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