Hollywood star Adrien Brody has vowed never to realise his musical ambitions and release a hip-hop album, because it would ruin his acting credibility.

The Oscar winner often writes his own songs and has even considered "A-BRO" as a moniker, but fears mass ridicule should he cross over into the music industry.

He says, "I don't think actors are taken seriously as musicians.

"No matter how great an actor is, if you hear they have an album out you're going to be sceptical.

"Shame - 'A-Bro' works so nicely."