6 Athletes Who’ve Starred in Movies
For decades, athletes have been about more than just what they can do on the court, on the field, on the ice and in the ring — what about off of it? We take a look at some of the stars who have made the jump to the silver screen in the past decade.
Though Mike Tyson certainly has a tough guy reputation and persona — e.g. “Iron Mike,” in the ring; biting off Evander Holyfield’s ear; and getting an extremely large face tattoo, his naturally effeminate voice and cover of Phil Collins’s “In The Air Tonight,” for this 2009 flick speak to his softer side. Tyson later admitted he was high on cocaine when he was filming his scenes for the movie, but that didn’t seem to matter at the time: His stint was so successful that he was hired to return for the film’s 2011 sequel.