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10 Best Athletes Turned Actors

There have been plenty of big names to make the leap from the stadium to the big screen and we decided to pick our favorites.

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.

 

Ed Miller is a contributor for CraveOnline Sports. You can follow him on Twitter @PhillyEdMiller or “like” CraveOnline Sports on Facebook.

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