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

  • Rowan Atkinson – also known as Mr. Bean – is the voice of Zazu in The Lion King.
  • Fantasia (1940) was originally a short called The Sorcerers Apprentice, but Walt Disney overspent on the score and decided to make it feature length film rather than waste money.
  • The Hulk made his debut in 1962.
  • Iron Man owns area 51.
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