Famous Actors Who Were Athletes Before Their Hollywood Careers

There are many famous people who had changed their careers in life. We know that is not news to you, but did you know that there are many actors who were once professional athletes? If you love betting and searching for the best nfl picks, now would be the time to try to guess the actors. We usually see musicians and models becoming movie stars, but professional athletes rarely get to live the Hollywood life. Today we are going to show you some of the former professional athletes that become beloved Hollywood actors.

Vinnie Jones

If you love British cinema, then you definitely know who Vinnie Jones is. He is a retired professional footballer who played for Wimbledon, Leeds United, Sheffield United, and Chelsea. He also had a brief spell with Queens Park Rangers. After his retirement from football, he became an actor, appearing in films such as Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels and Snatch. He was famous for being a tough guy in the world of football and, naturally, he played tough guys in most of his movies. In private life, he is a pretty sweet guy.

Burt Reynolds

Burt Reynolds was an American actor who appeared in many popular films, such as Smokey and the Bandit, The Longest Yard, and Boogie Nights. He was also known for his roles on television, including Gunsmoke and Dan August.

Reynolds began his career in the 1950s, appearing in a number of small television roles. His first film role came in 1961’s Angel Baby. From there, he went on to appear in a number of successful films throughout the 1970s and 1980s. 

In 1997, Reynolds had a comeback with his role in Boogie Nights. The film was a critical and commercial success, and earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor. 

In the 2000s, Reynolds continued to appear in both films and television shows. He had a recurring role on the sitcom Two and a Half Men from 2003 to 2008. His final film role came in 2018’s The Last Movie Star, which was released posthumously after his death in September of that year.

But, before he became a Hollywood actor, Burt Reynolds played American football.

Known as “Buddy” before he was famous, actor Burt Reynolds was a football star out of West Palm Beach where he played halfback for Palm Beach High School.

Kurt Russel

Kurt Russel has had a very successful career in Hollywood, but did you know that he was once a professional baseball player? He was a pretty talented player, but he never played in the MLB. He has starred in some great films and has directed some as well. He is best known for his work in the 80s, when he appeared in such classics as The Thing and Escape from New York. He also starred in the cult classic Big Trouble in Little China. In recent years, he has appeared in two Tarantino movies, The Hateful Eight and Once Upon A Time In Hollywood.

Now you have some wonderful stuff for party conversations.

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