Hollywood Jibber Jabber
Hollywood Lists, Trivia And Factoids About Your Favorite Stars.
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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