Hollywood's Most Popular Athletes-Turned-Actors

Many celebrities began their careers as sports stars before transitioning into acting or music, and those experiences may have been key in gaining success later in life.

Dwanye "The Rock" Johnson

The Rock has a legendary father who wrestled professionally as Rocky Johnson, but he did not give Dwayne enough care. After the "troubled kid" phase, The Rock joined the University of Miami's Championship team and played briefly in the Canadian Football League before turning to professional wrestling and later acting.


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The More You Know

  • The Dark Knight made more money in its first six days in the US than Batman Begins made in its entire domestic run.
  • The Titanic film runs for as long as the ship sunk.
  • In Iron Man/Avengers, J.A.R.V.I.S is an acronym for “Just A Rather Very Intelligent System.”
  • Michael Fassbender had makeup artists put alcohol on his mustache for a role.
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