For many years, athletes have been making cameos in TV exhibits and movies, a lot to viewers’ delight. Some roles have been vital (whats up, Mike Tyson in The Hangover) whereas others have been simply small appearances, like LeBron James in that one episode of Entourage.
However some athletes have adopted up illustrious sporting careers with vital appearing roles on each the small and massive display, bringing impactful performances of a completely totally different sort than their time on the courtroom, the sector, and even the ring.
Listed here are 10 of probably the most fascinating and profitable sports activities stars who’ve every parlayed their superstar standing into an appearing payday.
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson
Johnson has loved a lot success within the appearing biz that it’s typically straightforward to overlook he turned well-known as a particularly widespread skilled wrestler. Scratch that: who can overlook that signature raised eyebrow and “do you odor what The Rock is cooking” catchphrase? Whereas he nonetheless works with the WWE every so often, Johnson is a bonafide celebrity. He most lately appeared within the newest movie within the Quick and the Livid franchise Livid 7, has a number of different franchises within the works, and serves as star and government producer of HBO’s Ballers.
This pivot was clearly a sensible transfer – Johnson was ranked by Forbes as the very best-paid actor of 2016, raking in a powerful $sixty four.5 million final yr, and he exhibits no indicators of slowing down.