Top 10 athletes who have become actors, the beautiful professional retraining

Everyone can be an actor (well almost). This is also why many former athletes have decided to start a career as an actor after the one they had in sport and we are not going to lie to each other, some have really succeeded. We invite you to see a small list there like that, because we love sports and movies.

1. Arnold Schwarzenegger

For several generations the guy is not even athletic, he has always been an actor. But basic Arnold was a bodybuilder, which led him to play in the cinema in small roles, then bigger ones. And he was Governor of California too at one time. And you, what have you done in your life?

A future role to his measure: That of Sylvester Stallone in his biopic.

2. Dwayne Johnson

Highest paid actor in Hollywood for two years in a row, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is no longer seen as a wrestler but as a real actor. And he knows everything to play the bugger, not only the brutes who break the jaws but also the simple people who break the jaws.

A future role to his measure: Adult Billy Elliot in the Billy Elliot suite.

3. Terry Crews

After doing several film roles (including the president in the excellent Idiocracy) Terry Crews mostly became a big stayer when the series Brooklyn 99 has started. Today no one knows he was an NFL player before, not even him.

A future role to his measure: Josephine guardian angel, in the American remake.

4. Vinnie Jones

Old Butcher footballer, Vinnie Jones managed to make a career in the cinema by appearing in several Guy Ritchie films, and it must be admitted that the man is doing well in front of the camera.

A future role to his measure: Prince Charles in a biopic about Prince Charles.

5. Dave Bautista

Look at this little face, you saw it in Dunesin movies Marvel and in blade runner 2047. In addition to being a rather good actor, the gentleman was a wrestler, and a real one for 20 years.

A future role to his measure: Lady Macbeth. Don’t ask me why, I have a feeling he would.

6. Mahershala Ali

While he began his student life by following a study / sport course in basketball, the double Oscar-winning actor quickly deviated from his trajectory to try his hand at drama, which he does with great talent. Now we see it everywhere. Turn around, he is behind you.

A future role to his measure: Blade in the MCU, and it’s official, he was the one who asked to play the role.

7. Gina Carano

You saw it in The Mandalorian if you watched The Mandalorian, otherwise there is little chance that you have seen it in it. She was an MMA fighter, now she is an actress, even if her career is a bit compromised since she has had controversial statements about the American presidential elections and the health crisis.

A future role to his measure: Baby Yoda in season 3 of mandalorianshe is going to do well to return to the series one way or another.

8. John David Washington

Before being an actor, John David Washington was a professional footballer, but after four seasons in the NFL he decided to do like his father and become an actor, which he does quite well in Blackkklansman and teneta film that we do not understand but that we like.

A future role to his measure: A complex role in a Nolan film where we understand nothing.

9. John Cena

Another wrestler who clearly smashed everything when he arrived on the screens: first in the second film The Suicide Squad but especially in the series from the DC universe Peacemaker which is a huge hit in the United States. Does he play well? It’s not for me to judge.

A future role to his measure: Abraham Lincoln in a real biopic, not like the Spielberg one there.

Top 10 athletes who have become actors, the beautiful professional retraining
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10. Chuck Norris

The one, the only, the original. A former karate champion and top athlete, Norris made it on camera after Bruce Lee offered him a role in The Dragon’s fury. Was cinema forever changed after this film? Probably.

A future role to his measure: The roles of all the actors of this top in their respective biopics. He knows how to do everything.

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