Can Wes Bentley Really DJ? The 'We Are Your Friends' Star Controls The Wheels Of Steel

In the new movie We Are Your Friends, viewers get a glimpse into the world of the DJ scene in Los Angeles. Catfish's Max Joseph directs Zac Efron, Emily Ratajkowski, and Wes Bentley in the drama, and Coachella heads and Electronic Daisy Carnival disciples are going to flock to it because of the fascination with DJs and EDM culture (also, Zac Efron may or may not appear shirtless in it).The saga focuses on the aspiring DJ Cole Carter (Efron) searching for fortune and fame as in the hard knock world of EDM DJing. Along the way he meets James (Bentley), a former musician turned DJ who is a veteran in the industry. But can Wes Bentley really DJ? Efron surely had to go through some training to be play a DJ, but what about Bentley — Did he have to go through some training to be play a veteran DJ?

In an interview with Men's Journal, Bentley said that he's always been a fan of electric music and that he spun electronic, house and dance for a couple of years. So clearly, he's no newbie to the world of DJing, which fits his role as Cole's mentor. Bentley isn't the only actor who knows how to spin the ones and twos, though; here are a couple of other well-known actors that lead a double life as a DJ.

Idris Elba


Stringer Bell knows how to get a crowd hype under his DJ name "Big Driis." He's been DJing for over 15 years and was the voice of the documentary How Clubbing Changed The World.

RJ Mitte


The Breaking Bad star is a Renaissance man. He not only acts, but he also models... and DJs!

Michelle Rodriguez


We all know that she can handle a Fast and Furious car, but she can also drop a sick beat.

Kristian Nairn

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You may know him as the simple-minded Hodor in Game of Thrones, but others know him as a badass House DJ.

Ansel Elgort

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The dreamy actor from The Fault in Our Stars will probably move up a couple of notches on your list of celebrity crushes now that you know he makes some sweet music under his DJ name, Ansolo.

Ruby Rose

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You fell in love with her in Orange is the New Black, now prepare to worship her music.

When you find out that an actor can DJ — and DJ well — it gives them a whole lotta cool points.

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