Athletes who turned actors

We take a look at some of the other sports personalities who left for the big screen:


Former England football team captain David Beckham is all set to make his Hollywood debut in Guy Ritchie’s upcoming film ‘The Man From U.N.C.L.E’. We take a look at some of the other sports personalities who left for the big screen:

Chuck Norris:
A martial arts master, Chuck Norris went onto star in host of Hollywood movies such as ‘The Delta Force’, ‘Missing in Action’, ‘The Way of the Dragon’ and ‘Firewalker’. He is also slated to star in ‘Expendabales 2’.


Arnold Schwarzenegger
A pro-body builder, Arnold Schwarzenegger went to become one of Hollywood’s leading stars. His movies included ‘Conan the Barbarian’, ‘Terminator’, ‘Predator’ and ‘Commando’.


Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson
A professional wrestler who made his name in the World Wrestling Federation (WWE) as ‘The Rock’, Dwayne Johnson turned to acting with his role as the Scorpion King that made him an overnight superstar. His movies include ‘Race to Witch Mountain’, ‘Get Smart’ amongst others.


Salil Ankola
Former India player Salil Ankola represented Team India in 20 ODI games and went onto play a single Test. At the age of 28, Ankola called time on his playing career and pursued his career as an actor. He has acted in many Bollywood movies and TV serials notably ‘Kora Kagaz’ and ‘Vikraal Aur Gabraal’.


Mohsin Khan
Pakistani cricketer Mohsin Khan became the first Pakistani batsman to score a Test double century at Lord’s. Soon, he quit his international cricket career to pursue acting. He first film was with JP Dutta’s ‘Batwara’ and also acted in other movies like ‘Saathi’, ‘Fateh’ and ‘Madam X’.


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