Over the years countless professional athletes have tried to make the jump from sports to the movies and while some have been a huge success, even more have been a flop. Blame it on injury, retirement or getting bit by the acting bug; athletes just don’t want to stop entertaining large audiences.
Some have been funny, others have been serious and some just wanted a quick paycheck. We decided to take a look back at the 10 best athletes that have tackled the entertainment industry and while some have been small, memorable rolls, many have made a better name for themselves on the screen.
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