Celebrities live under a microscope. Yet some of them have managed to hide a secret talent. Well, maybe they weren’t hiding it, the media just chose to focus on other things about them.

Some of these people started painting before fame, some discovered art later in life. Some have been painting under a pseudonym for years and you might have heard of them already. For instance, Lucy Liu first started showing her work under the pseudonym Yu Ling in 1993 but is now exhibiting work under her real name.

We did a bit of digging and were amazed about how multi-talented some celebrities are. Our biggest surprise was perhaps Sylvester Stallone whom we usually imagine as Rambo, fighting hundreds of bad guys. Take a look at the list below and tell us, who do you think should give up their careers and become a full-time artist?

(h/t Aira Sesartytė)

#1

Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson

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Hope Floats
Community Member
2 years ago

"The child in the corner" is quite telling... Great artwork.

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#2

Jim Carrey

Jim Carrey

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Geedee Gituma
Community Member
2 years ago

Can see his character in the top picture lol!... great work!

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#3

Marilyn Manson

Marilyn Manson

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Aahzmandus Pervect
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2 years ago

Not surprised at all.

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#4

Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp

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GiveMeASloth
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2 years ago

He is my free celebrity pass if I ever meet him LOL

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#5

Anthony Hopkins

Anthony Hopkins

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Max L.
Community Member
2 years ago

He's also a talented classical music composer, he made a waltz Andy Rieu directed in a concert, video here https://youtu.be/LSrPDH7Mq58

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#6

Ronnie Wood

Ronnie Wood

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Hope Floats
Community Member
2 years ago

The Jack Nicholson portrait is great.. Full of life and movement..

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#7

Tony Bennett

Tony Bennett

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Andi Sobek Cohen
Community Member
2 years ago

I have this print!

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#8

Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan

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Shruti Naik
Community Member
2 years ago

wow. just like his dreams!

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#9

Pierce Brosnan

Pierce Brosnan

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Shruti Naik
Community Member
2 years ago

damn that's sexy!

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#10

David Bowie

David Bowie

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Barbara
Community Member
2 years ago

Not surprised at all. Just listen to his music and look up pictures of him.

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#11

Paul Simonon

Paul Simonon

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Michel M. Prins
Community Member
2 years ago

That is very impressive!

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#12

Lucy Liu

Lucy Liu

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Daria B
Community Member
2 years ago

I was always fascinated by Lucy Liu. Don't know why. Although not in a way to be fangirling about her. But every time I see her on the screen or a photo, my brain is like "she's amazing!"

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#13

Prince Charles

Prince Charles

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J Budd
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2 years ago

It looks like Prince Charles is smoking a Spliff here. :-)

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#14

Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe

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stellermatt
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2 years ago

a rose by a rose

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#15

James Franco

James Franco

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Pull King
Community Member
2 years ago

My got the stallion is so adorable

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#16

Frank Sinatra

Frank Sinatra

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Ginge
Community Member
2 years ago

Frank Sinatra invented Pennywise?!

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#17

George W. Bush

George W. Bush

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Melissa Spencer
Community Member
2 years ago

He also paints portraits of fallen soldiers and gives them to the families.

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#18

Steven Tyler

Steven Tyler

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Shruti Naik
Community Member
2 years ago

love them both! they're gorgeous!

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#19

Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney

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Karin Morris
Community Member
2 years ago

I don't like these, but I guess the fact that they make me feel creep makes them good art, cause it's only art if it makes you feel something

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#20

Macaulay Culkin

Macaulay Culkin

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Jose Ramon
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2 years ago

When you're home alone.... (sorry)

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#21

Sylvester Stallone

Sylvester Stallone

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Rebekah
Community Member
2 years ago

Now THIS one surprised me!

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#22

Paul Stanley

Paul Stanley

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Sabrina Huber
Community Member
2 years ago

Well in fairness, he DID have all those years of painting his own face as practice...

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#23

John Lennon

John Lennon

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Hope Floats
Community Member
2 years ago

More of a doodler then an artist?

Chess Wizard
Community Member
2 years ago

For the most part, his work was very simple. It's a lot like Picasso and his doodles. He also has a few really nice, more intricate pieces floating around out there.

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Patricia Ross
Community Member
2 years ago

Creating an image with minimal lines isn't as easy as it looks

Pamula Furness
Community Member
2 years ago

I have a copy of his book, John Lennon, in his own write', somewhere...........It too is full of these loose pencil sketches. Like Picasso's horse, they capture the 'essence' of the subject, rather than a photographic reproduction.

Sandra
Community Member
2 years ago

Exactly....

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Jim Ellington
Community Member
5 months ago

Imagine he had talent...

Beth Moontree
Community Member
2 years ago

Talent there. Economy of line and colour.

Hev
Community Member
2 years ago

Wow such talent ;)

Autumn Campbell
Community Member
2 years ago

This is art, but not art like the others.

Joe Reaves
Community Member
2 years ago

Not sure it's really a 'secret' talent when it's pretty well known that he went to Liverpool College of Art.

MBZ MetalsmithArtist
Community Member
2 years ago

Gorgeous gesture drawings- and economy of line- I can always tell when it's a John Lennon drawing. RIP Stolen from the world, gone too early.

Roxanne Horbatuck
Community Member
2 years ago

I love him

Lira Mai
Community Member
2 years ago

Ah, ok.

Kevin Braid
Community Member
1 year ago

nope, also Lennon was an abusive asshole and wife beater

Crouching_Penn_Hidden_Teller@yahoo.com
Community Member
1 year ago

any John fan has seen these

Kikka io
Community Member
2 years ago

his make sketch

Ann Palanzi-Lombardi
Community Member
2 years ago

Solo, some of Picasso's sketches are just doodles?

Ann Palanzi-Lombardi
Community Member
2 years ago

Not Solo...soooo. Dumb auto-correct

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Lisa Zarafonetis
Community Member
2 years ago

Nope. Never cared for him.

Peggy Penguin
Community Member
2 years ago

Ummmm..I don't think I'd classify this as art...more of a doodle. But who am I to say?? 🐧🐧

Agnew Dellinger
Community Member
2 years ago

Just sittin' here watching the wheels go 'round and 'round...

Carol Blackburn
Community Member
2 years ago

Pretty spot on!

Neha Jawale-Bhorge
Community Member
2 years ago

Not surpring at all

John Bennick
Community Member
2 years ago

Makes me a little bit sad.

mindfkr
Community Member
2 years ago

There was a line of baby print from Carter's based on his art that came out when I had my son. It was my absolute favorite.

anon12
Community Member
2 years ago

Intresting

Karin Morris
Community Member
2 years ago

Yea this isn't art

Kimmie Perry
Community Member
2 years ago

There is no real definition of 'art' philosophers have been pondering this for years

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Curtis Jago
Community Member
2 years ago

definitely feel they were struggling with their list here

Tony Moon
Community Member
2 years ago

I was always impressed by his music, but found his drawing capabilities lacking. It always felt to me that he was trying to use his celebrity status to make more money off the art which I simply found lacking. But that may be the cynical side of me.

dixie dragon
Community Member
2 years ago

Sure glad his musical talent didn't follow THIS course

Azure Adams
Community Member
2 years ago

He was very basic, not too much an artist really. Just a musician who kinda did other stuff. Very easily manipulated too

Chase Howard
Community Member
2 years ago

But you do something like this for an art exam and you fail?! What the hell?!

Frida Ohlson
Community Member
2 years ago

It is really nice, but i dont know if I would call him an artist...

Chess Wizard
Community Member
2 years ago

He's sketching, and making art. Therefore, he IS an artist.

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Mixedupste
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2 years ago

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This isn't a talent! This is crap, just like his music!!

Kathryn Borrow
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2 years ago

Your not Mixedup your fucked up! Your full of crap!

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Lenny Vos-Groenendijk
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2 years ago

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Call this art?

Kathryn Borrow
Community Member
2 years ago

Yes!

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#24

Johnny Cash

Johnny Cash

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Tony Moon
Community Member
2 years ago

If this is representative of his art, I think I will stick to listening to his music.

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