When Athletes Act

Athletes may often be charismatic in interviews and flashy on the field, but when it comes to acting, many are...sub-par. See how much you know about the sometimes-successful acting careers of famous athletes.

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Lance Armstrong made an inspiring cameo in Dodgeball, but he couldn’t bring that same magic to what Owen Wilson movie?
I Spy
Drillbit Taylor
You, Me and Dupree
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NFL Hall of Famer Howie Long only has a few acting credits to his name, but he did manage a starring role in Firestorm. What was the tagline to that film?
Fight fire with fire
A storm of fire
Tackling the flames
How do you survive a wildfire in Hell?
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What event brought Barry Bonds to the set of Beverly Hills 90210?
An anti-drugs lecture
A father-son golf tournament
A class trip to a Giants game, featuring a locker room visit
A celebrity date auction
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What slugger makes a virtual reality appearance as himself on Mad About You?
Mark McGwire
Sammy Sosa
Barry Bonds
Jim Thome
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In The Naked Gun, what does Reggie Jackson (playing himself) get hypnotized to do?
Steal a painting
Set off a bomb in an airport
Kill the Queen of England
Extort George Steinbrenner
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Which of these athletes has not hosted an episode of Saturday Night Live?
Peyton Manning
Andy Roddick
Jeff Gordon
Shaquille O'Neal
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In what movie does Dan Marino get kidnapped?
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective
The Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult
Police Academy 5: Assignment Miami Beach
Reno 911!: Miami
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Before his major role on Webster, on what NFL team did Alex Karras earn four Pro Team selections?
Cleveland Browns
Oakland Raiders
Detroit Lions
Miami Dolphins
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Which of the following NBA stars does not make a cameo in Space Jam?
Kenny Smith
Charles Barkley
Patrick Ewing
Shawn Bradley
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What sitcom featured a main character giving a hitting lesson to Bernie Williams and Derek Jeter?
Mad About You
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What NBA star was praised by Roger Ebert as a “rarity: an athlete who can act” for his role in Spike Lee’s He Got Game?
Dennis Rodman
Ray Allen
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Dwight Howard
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Before becoming an actor, what sport did Jason Lee participate in?