Movers and shakers: These Hollywood actors can also dance

Apr 29, 2017, 16:10 IST | mid-day online correspondent

On International Dance Day, we list out some Hollywood stars who could also shake a leg!

On International Dance Day, we list out some Hollywood stars who could also shake a leg!

Gene Kelly
Gene Kelly
He was famously known for his energetic style in dancing. He is also the one behind bringing ballet to the forefront in movies and making it a commercial success. His roles in 'Anchors Aweigh', 'An American in Paris' and the widely-recognized 'Singin in the Rain' are just a few names from a plethora of his work. (Pic/ AFP)

Patrick Swayze
Patrick swayze
The three-time Golden Globe nominated actor will be remembered for his slick movies in his role as a dance instructor in the coming-of-age drama 'Dirty Dancing'. Swayze's chemistry with his co-star Jennifer Grey was loved by all and the movie went on to become a box-office hit. (Pic/ AFP)

John Travolta
john travolta
Travolta is also a dancer and singer and it showed evidently in his role as Tony Monero in the dance film 'Saturday Night Fever'. Travolta's trademark pose sparked off a rage and brought the discotheque retro music to life. (Pic/ Midday archives)

Kevin Bacon
kevin bacon
The actor surprised all with his moves in the 1984 movie 'Footloose' which is based on the ban of rock music in a rural community. (Pic/ AFP)

Channing Tatum
channing tatum
The actor made heads turn with his performance in the iconic hip-hop dance movie 'Step Up', which went on to spawn 4 more sequels. Tatum is known for his smooth approach to free-styling and has also worked as a male stripper in his younger years. A movie based on his early life was made in 2012 titled 'Magic Mike'. (Pic/ Santa Banta)

Audrey Hepburn
audrey hepburn
At an astonishing age of 5, the Oscar winning actress began to learn ballet and had trained with various professionals over the years. (Pic/ AFP)

Neve Campbell
neve campbell
Campbell began ballet dancing since she was almost 10-years-old and has also performed the 'Phantom Of the Opera' at 15. She is most famous for her role in the 'Scream' movie series. (Pic/ Santa Banta)

Charlize Theron
charlize theron
The Academy award winner from South Africa who has acted in multiple films is trained as a ballet dancer as well. (Pic/ Santa Banta)

Hugh Jackman
hugh jackman
The Australian actor has been part of many broadway musicals and has also keenly taken to dancing. He also showcased some of his moves for an ice tea commercial. He is famous for his role as Wolverine in the 'X-Men' franchise. (Pic/ Santa Banta)

Vanessa Williams
vanessa williams
The actress-singer has trained in jazz and classical dance besides being a professional singer. She appeared in the 1998 movie 'Dance With Me' and gave us all her taste of her fiery moves in salsa. (Pic/ Santa Banta)

Christopher Walken
The Academy award winner was a trained dancer in musical theatre before entering into Hollywood. In 2001, he appeared in Fatboy Slim's video 'Weapon of Choice' and floored everyone with some of his impressive dancing skills. (Pic/ AFP)

Jessica Alba
jessica alba
The actress brings style to most of the roles she portrays in movies and has played a dancer in some - an aspiring choreographer in the hip-hop movie 'Honey' and an exotic dancer in 'Sin City'. (Pic/ Santa Banta)

Antonio Banderas
antonio banderas
The Spanish actor shot to fame with his sexy portrayal of the guitarist in 'Desperado', but very few are aware of his impressive performance as a ballroom dance teacher in 'Take the Lead'. Banderas proves yet again that he can not only act but also dance. (Pic/ AFP)

Zoe Saldana
zoe saldana
The American actress has studied different dance forms but finds herself best at ballet. It was due to her professional training in dance that landed her first role in 'Center Stage'. She later on went on to star in blockbuster films such as 'Avatar', 'Guardians of the Galaxy' and 'Star Trek'. (Pic/ Santa Banta)

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