Athletes who've dabbled in acting

Published On: Jun 10 2011 01:41:14 PM PDT   Updated On: Mar 15 2015 11:00:00 PM PDT

College basketball greats Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Michael Jordan are just some of the athletes who've also challenged themselves on the set, making appearances in movies and television shows. As you get ready for some tourney action, check out some more.

acting athletes - Vinnie Jones
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Retired British soccer player Vinnie Jones has capitalized on his tough guy image to play mostly hooligans and criminals during an acting career that includes roles in the movies "Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels," "Snatch," "Gone in 60 Seconds" and "X-Men: The Last Stand," and in the TV series "Galavant."


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