28 Actors That Used To Be Athletes

Being a professional athlete, as well as a famous Hollywood actor/actress, is considered a dream come true for many individuals in the world today. However, many of those professional athletes that we adore and have cheered on in their varying sports arenas have also taken on the role that comes with fame and acting. Here are just a few of the many professional athletes that have taken on a new spotlight as they continue to grow out of their athletic capacities and into the Hollywood “fame game”:

#28   Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson began his start with his athletic career by playing college football, which abruptly ended because of a back injury and cost him a spot with the NFL. After the injury, he turned to professional wrestling and joined the WWF, where he won the Heavyweight Title six different times. Soon after his stint with the WWF, he turned his attention to acting, where his first major role was in 2001’s The Mummy Returns. He has since continued to thrive in his acting career, making several major motion pictures, and becoming an A-list celebrity. 

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