Picks and Pans Review:

updated 12/12/2005 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 12/12/2005 AT 01:00 AM EST

POP QUIZ: LIVE OR LIP-SYNCHED? Here's who did their own warbling in movies about singing stars

Walk the Line Joaquin Phoenix LIVE: To play Johnny Cash, Phoenix learned to sing bass—and play guitar.

Ray (2004) Jamie Foxx LIP-SYNCHED: He won an Oscar, but his vocals hit the road, Jack.

Coal Miner's Daughter (1980) Sissy Spacek LIVE: Her turn as Loretta Lynn was pitch-perfect.

What's Love Got to Do with It (1993) Angela Bassett LIP SYNCHED: Borrowed Tina's wigs and her howl.

Sweet Dreams (1985) Jessica Lange LIP SYNCHED: Sing like legend Patsy? She de-Clined.

Beyond the Sea (2004) Kevin Spacey LIVE: His "Mack the Knife" was sharp, the movie was dull.

Selena (1997) Jennifer Lopez LIP-SYNCHED: Apparently Jenny is not from the Tejano block.

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