40 Actors Who Were Once Incredible Athletes

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These actors all started out playing a different game...

Kurt Russell, Burt Reynolds, and Denzel Washington are all well known for their acting roles. Think about it and you can probably name at least one movie or TV show you’ve seen them appear in, but they all have something else in common. Before making it big in the entertainment industry, they all started out playing a different game.

How can one person have so much talent?! It's extremely impressive that these people were able to dominate in the world of sports, and then dominate on the big screen.

Many of these actors and actresses are people you had no idea were athletic! Check out the list and find out which actors and actresses are more than what they seem – finding success in the world of sports and Hollywood…

Also, find out which sport is the most common to transition from athletics to the screen!