Over the years we have witnessed numerous sporting stars enter into the world of film with varying success. For every Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Arnold Schwarzenegger there are at least 20 terrible sport stars crossovers. Despite that, it is a trend that is only going to continue. So who of the current crop of sporting talent may head to the pastures of Hollywood once their career has finished?
With Brady turning 38 in August, it seems that his NFL career is coming to an end. The four-time Super Bowl winner will be hoping to make it five before he retires. His New England Patriot side are priced at 8.5 at the time of writing in the American Football betting to do just that – but if not he can seek out new rewards in LA. Brady has already carved out a name for himself outside of the gridiron with guest appearances in The Simpsons, Family Guy, Entourage, and Ted 2, as well as hosting Saturday Night Live. Once his playing commitments are over, expect his acting work to increase considerably.
Real Madrid’s star man has previously hinted that he would like to work in film once he hangs up his boots. Ronaldo is one of the most recognisable faces in the sporting world and the football player is already blessed with the chiselled physique and good looks that Hollywood producers are constantly looking for, making him a sure-fire choice should the time call.
Technically you can already class Rousey as a film star. The female UFC bantamweight champion has appeared in both The Expendables 3 and the hugely successful Furious 7. However, she is yet to fully immerse herself in the world of film. Right now her priority is MMA and potentially a WWE crossover. At 28-years-old, Rousey may soon be tiring of the octagon, especially now she has sipped from the Hollywood cup. There will certainly be a niche for her in Hollywood, just how many legitimate female ass-kickers are currently cast in lead roles?