7 Actors Who Played Pro Athletes


In Hollywood, every star wants the next guy’s job. Musicians want to act, actors want to make music, athletes want to act and actors want to be sports stars. Here are seven actors who got to fulfill their dreams of going pro, even if it was just for a movie.

1. Mark Wahlberg

Mark has actually played a pro athlete twice in his career. The first was in 2006’s “Invincible”, which tells the story of a 30-year old bartender who goes to an open tryout for an NFL team and makes the squad. In 2010 he was Micky Ward in the biopic “The Fighter”; he trained extensively for the part and even worked with Manny Pacquiao and his trainer Freddie Roach

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