Athletes have always tried their hands in other realms of entertainment. Many have written books, released albums, produced and directed films, but most that seek the limelight away from their respective sports attempt acting. Why? I have no idea. What many athletes fail to realize is that acting is hard work. Most successful actors have trained and studied the craft of acting their entire lives, it’s only natural for a select few. Often egotistical, arrogant and overconfident, athletes believe they can achieve greatness in any area of life. Though that way of thinking is great, its just not realistic. Below I’ve listed 5 athletes that should never act again. Honestly they should have never taken a script to begin with.
Shaquille O’Neal– Shaq is one the best big men to ever play basketball, but acting has never been his thing. Over his career, O’Neal has made guest appearances on countless shows and movies, but he’s also starred in a few. In the 1990’s Shaq starred in Blue Chips (1994), Kazaam(1996) and Steel (1997). If you’ve seen the latter two films, then you would agree that this man should never, ever again in this lifetime, or the next, be seen on a movie set.
Hulk Hogan– Clearly Hogan was advised by his agents and handlers to milk every cent out of his fame and unfortunately they even told him to become an actor. Yeah I know you remember a few of the classics Hogan starred in: No Holds Barred (1989), Suburban Commando (1991), Mr. Nanny (1993), and the wonderful television series Thunder in Paradise (1994). Hogan has to be the worst actor in history, but his reality show Hogan Knows Best (2005) was pretty good.
Dennis Rodman– The man of many hair colors and sexualities also caught the acting bug for a period of time. Most men envy his affair with Madonna and marriage to Carmen Electra, but none envy his acting career. Rodman starred in Double Team (1997) with Jean-Caude Van Damme, Simon Sez (1999) and Cutaway (2000) with Tom Berenger. Rodman has also appeared on countless reality shows. He was a fierce rebounder during his 15 years in the NBA, but a joke as an actor.
Brian Bosworth– Bosworth had a failed NFL career (1987-1989) and the same can be said for his acting career. Boz starred in Stone Cold (1991), this character was later stolen by ‘Stunning’ Steve Austin, and One Man’s Justice (2005) a straight to DVD action-packed thriller. (just kidding) I want the guy to make a living, but no one should hand him another script.