3 Famous Athletes Who Become Actors
The world entertainment industry appears many stars who are professional sports athletes. Here are some famous actors who used to be athletes.
Dwayne Johnson (Wrestling)
Muscular star Dwayne Johnson nicknamed The Rock is known for cult movies such as The Mummy or Fast & Furious. He is also known as America’s famous freestyle football and rugby athlete. The Rock won his first WWF title in 1998 when he was only 26 years old. He won 6 consecutive championships before the age of 30.
Dwayne Johnson was the first one in wrestling history having both father (Rocky Johnson) and grandfather (Peter Maivia) both professional wrestlers. Moreover, his grandmother (Lia Maivia) is also one of the professional wrestlers for women. The Rock’s cousins and uncles also regularly meet on tournaments.
Jason Statham (Swimming)
Jason Statham is a very famous British film actor. He is known for his roles in crime movies such as Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels, Revolver, Snatch and more. In addition, the 49-year-old actor is also known as a boxer and professional swimmer before moving to act.
It is known that this star chose to study martial arts instead of learning to dance and sing like his father. However, when he was 11 years old, he started diving and became a member of the British royal diving team for 12 years. Jason Statham, each foggy country representative, participated in the Commonwealth Games world diving championship in 1990 and entered the Top 12.
Nina Dobrev (Gymnastics)
Nina Dobrev is a Bulgarian-Canadian actress, she is known in many roles on teen CW channel dramas, especially the Vampire Diaries series. Previously, she competed in the gym of rhythmic gymnastics. She used to be an athlete of the Canadian Olympic delegation taking part in the 2008 Beijing Olympics despite not winning a high award.