It is understandable that some athletes become actors. For one, the amount of physical fitness required to maintain the type of physique that remains attractive in Hollywood over a period of time is similar to that required to excel as an athlete. Another reason the transition into Hollywood is smooth for some athletes is because they’re already well known and comfortable in the spotlight.
10 of the most famous Hollywood studs that got their start in athletics are:
10. Vinnie Jones
As an infamous enforcer in international soccer, Jones was famous in Europe long before he made his silver screen debut. The transition for Jones was particularly easy because he is generally cast as an enforcer in movies as well.