It`s not unusual when sportsmen make a successful career in Hollywood. A contributing factor is their prominence in sporting circles. The whole cinematic era of the 20th century was indeed built by the stars of different sports. Football is not an exception. These guys were truly shining both on the field and in front of the camera, proving that they can bring joy to their fans in all the possible ways. The football players that became Hollywood superstars below.
An old-school actor played for the Oakland Riders and the B.C Lions in his twenties. Even back then, Carl got interested in acting and attended the local theatre during the off-season. Shortly after he ended his football career, Carl moved to Hollywood where he became well-known for playing characters such as Appolo Creed in the Rocky franchise and George Dillon in Predator. His character in Predator, together with Dutch, played by Arnold Schwarzenegger is still assumed to be one of the most masculine and iconic characters in the history of cinema.
Crews played for a variety of NFL Teams it the last decade of the 20th century. He used to play as a defensive end and linebacker. His most well-known role on television was the role of Julius, father of the main character in Everybody Hate Chris TV series. Fans all around the globe might have recognized Terry as the one who played Hale Caesar in Silvester Stallone`s film franchise called The Expendables. It`s also worth mentioning how splendidly Terry has advertised one of Old Spice products with his famous “Power!”.
Dwayne “the Rock” Johnson
Probably, the most well-known ex-football player from the list. The Rock used to play football when he was young but unfortunately had to quit because of a back injury. Dwayne become truly known in the wrestling world, where he got the nickname “the Rock”. Despite this, in the beginning of the 21st century, Dwayne decided to become successful in one more filed – acting. He debuted as Medhaus in the Scorpion King and earned 5.5 million dollars, which was entered to the Guinness Records Book as the highest debut revenue. Dwayne Johnson beats that record now. He`s in the peak of his popularity situated in Forbes magazine worth more than 300 million dollars.
People on this list not only showed themselves as the brilliant sportsmen but also succeeded as actors, showing that the patience and hard work might be rewarding in any field of life. They show that the American dream easily becomes reality if only the person is ready to overcome all the challenges in his way.
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