10 ATHLETES WHO TURNED GREAT ACTORS
It is not strange when it comes to celebrities they want to change paths. Over the years, there have been more than a few instances of stars trying their luck in other industries.Here are 10 ATHLETES WHO TURNED GREAT ACTORS.
1.Shaquille O’Neal is one of the best basketball players of his generation.But, apart from all of that Shaq has also found some success as an actor.
2.During the 70s, Mr. T gained mainstream fame as a professional wrestler who originally appeared as Hulk Hogan’s tag team partner.Mr. T has worked with some of the biggest names in Hollywood, and some people these days may not even know thaht at the begining he was an athlete
3.Jim Brown was best-known for professional football career with the Cleveland Browns.Throughout the 60s and 70s he landed several starring roles and became known for his portrayal of tough; no-nonsense characters
4.Two time NBA champion, Ray Allen, is considered one of the best shooters in the league, but he’s also tried his luck on the big screen.His starring role as Jesus Shuttlesworth in Spike Lee’s 1998 film, He Got Game, has become classic.This performance even earned him an MTV Movie Award nomination in 1999.
5.Jason Lee was a pretty popular professional skateboarder during the 80s and 90s. During the mid 90s; however, Lee’s acting career began to shine and he landed several film roles. In 2005 he was cast as the title character in the TV series, My Name Is Earl.
6.Burt Reynolds, was a college athlete who earned a football scholarship to Florida State University before hitting the big screen. Throughout the years he rose through the ranks, starring in films such as The Longest Yard and Deliverance. Reynolds has also earned several major awards including two Golden Globes
7.Before retiring from the NBA in 2004, three-time champion, Rick Fox had already began a successful acting career. In fact, Rick Fox is probably a better actor than he ever was a basketball player. Over the years, he has appeared in tons of film and TV production.
8.Before becoming an actor, Vinnie Jones was a professional soccer player in England.But after retiring Jones still remains very relevant thanks to his outstanding career as an actor. Jones has landed several starring roles in both TV and film productions.At the end there’s a good chance that acting and not sports is what Jones will be best-known for.
9.Chuck Norris was a martial artist who used this to help him land gigs as an actor. Through his career, Norris appeared in numerous action films, and even became the star of a TV series, Walker, Texas Ranger.
10.Dwayne Johnson was a very successful athlete. As a college football player, he helped to win a championship at the University of Miami, and he eventually went on to have a professional football player in the WWF and WWE. These days; however, Johnson has traded in his ‘The Rock’ persona for a more family friendly feel.