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Jacks of all trades: sports stars who starred in movies

June 26 , 2018

Many sports personalities have shown that their talents are not restricted to their respective sports by starring in movies. Many known athletes have gone on to make films and display their acting skills.

SAMAA Digital lists several famous sports stars who have gone on to become actors.

  • Brett Lee

The Australian fast bowler played the lead role in the movie ‘UnIndian’. He starred in the rom-com opposite Tannishtha Chatterjee.

  • David Beckham, Zinedine Zidane and Raul

The English, French and Spanish footballers made cameo appearances in the first installment of the Goal series. Many other footballers including Ronaldo, Roberto Carlos, Reyes, Milan Baros and Raul had short roles in the flick.

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  • Ronda Rousey

The mixed martial artist has graced the silver screen in several known franchises including ‘The Expendables’ and ‘The Fast and The Furious’.

  • Arnold Schwarzenegger

The Austrian-born bodybuilder has made box office hits including the Terminator series, Predator and the Conan series along with Batman and Robin.

  • Michael Jordan

The American basketball legend starred in Space Jam in which he helps a team of Looney Toons characters defeat the Moon-Stars in a basketball match.

  • Lance Armstrong

The Australian cyclist made a cameo appearance in the movie Dodgeball.


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