37 Great Athletes Turned Actors

Talk about triple threat. Not only are these athletes incredibly physically gifted, but it turns out they have acting abilities too!

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We can never get enough of our favorite athletes, which is why we’re so thankful many of them stay in the spot light after retiring from the game (which let’s face it, is at an early stage.) If it isn’t enough that the people on the list are very gifted when it comes at their respective sport, they surprised us all when they showed us they could act too! And they much like their sports talent, their acting talent was not just a lucky shot. Many have gone on to have amazing acting careers, some so good we forget they were ever athletes. They’ve taken their talents to many different genres such as action and comedy and they nail whatever role they play. We’ve complied the best athletes turned actors from around the world: