Sunday, 11 December 2011

Athletes Turned Movie Stars

Arnold Schwarzeneggar (Body Builder): Former Mr. Universe (1968), went on to be the biggest athlete turned movie star of all time.

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson (Wrestler): One of the biggest stars of the WWE, later starred in such films as "Be Cool", "The Game Plan" and "Fast Five".

Johnny Weissmuller (Swimmer): Won five gold medals in the 1924 and 1928 Olympics. Went on to star in a series of "Tarzan" films during the 30's and 40's.

Jim Brown (Football): One of the greatest running backs of all time. Starred in the film "The Dirty Dozen".

Fred Williamson (Football): Pro football player who later made exploitation films during the 70's. Also co-starred in "Starsky and Hutch" with Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson.

Alex Karras (Football): Defensive tackle for the Detroit Lions, later became more famous for playing Mongo in the hit film "Blazing Saddles".

Hulk Hogan (Wrestler): Probably the biggest wrestling star of all time. Appeared in "Rocky III" and a string of other films (mostly crap).

Bubba Smith (Football): Played for the Baltimore Colts, Oakland Raiders and Houston Oilers. Found more fame later on acting in the "Police Academy" Films.

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