Athletes who've dabbled in acting

Published On: Jun 10 2011 03:41:14 PM CDT   Updated On: Apr 02 2013 01:00:00 AM CDT

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. Take a breather from tourney action and check out some more.

acting athletes - Johnny Weissmuller
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Johnny Weissmuller (left) was one of the world's best swimmers in the 1920s, winning five Olympic gold medals and one bronze medal. After his swimming career, he became the sixth actor to portray Tarzan in films, a role he played in 12 motion pictures.

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