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In Rock of Ages, did the actors themselves sing for the film, or did other people sing and they dub over the actors? Or was it a mix?

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According to this New York Times review:

All the songs are sung, mostly without shame or distinction, by the actors themselves...

The director Adam Shankman wouldn't have cast Tom Cruise if he hadn't been able to sing:

"[Tom Cruise and I] made a gentlemen's agreement that if the vocal thing doesn't work out, we'll just shake hands and look for something else"

Tom Cruise ended up training for over 4 months. And he insisted that:

there be no digital enhancements of his voice either

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