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15 Awful Movies Starring Professional Athletes

15 Awful Movies Starring Professional Athletes

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The line between athletes and pop culture has been blurred in recent years, but this does not mean that all sports stars were meant to act in feature films. In fact, athletes often turn out to be awful actors, and these are the 15 worst movies ever in which an athlete starred.

15. "Missing In Action" -- Chuck Norris

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15. "Missing In Action" -- Chuck Norris

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"Missing In Action" was an absolute flop in the minds of fans and critics, as the acting in the film was absolutely terrible, and a majority of the scenes involved were nearly direct clones from the Rambo trilogy.

14. "Batman & Robin" -- Arnold Schwarzenegger

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14. "Batman & Robin" -- Arnold Schwarzenegger

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"Batman & Robin" has an absolutely awful 11 percent rating from critics and 16 percent rating from viewers. It was such an atrocious film that a planned sequel was scrapped and director Joel Schumacher actually apologized for his role in the film.

13. "The Tooth Fairy" -- Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson

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13. "The Tooth Fairy" -- Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson

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Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has featured in a number of good films, but "Tooth Fairy" certainly was not one of them. "Tooth Fairy" did not even entertain the younger crowd it went after, receiving a 42 percent like rating from viewers.

12. "Norbit" -- Terry Crews

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12. "Norbit" -- Terry Crews

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Terry Crews has been involved with numerous top notch films, but "Norbit" does not fit in any sort of positive category. "Norbit" had an absolutely ridiculous premise, dreadful lines and it is generally a stain on the positive careers of Crews and Eddie Murphy.

11. "Can't Stop the Music" -- Bruce Jenner

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11. "Can't Stop the Music" -- Bruce Jenner

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"Can't Stop the Music" was a massive flop at the box office, bringing in only million from a million directing budget. The film is regarded as one of the worst films of the 1980s, and anyone who watches will not find it difficult to see why.

10. "Gymkata" -- Kurt Thomas

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10. "Gymkata" -- Kurt Thomas

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"Gymkata" was such a badly directed martial arts film that some people thought it was meant to be a comedy, although all that watched it regretted doing so afterwards.

9. "The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor" -- Jet Li

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9. "The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor" -- Jet Li

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"The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor" was absolutely ridiculous in premise and execution, and it was by far the worst film in The Mummy series.

8. "Suburban Commando" -- Hulk Hogan

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8. "Suburban Commando" -- Hulk Hogan

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"Suburban Commando" did moderately well at the box office, but it was by no means a great acting film, and it made it sorely clear that Hulk Hogan did not have a career in feature film acting.

7. "Slam Dunk Ernest" -- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

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7. "Slam Dunk Ernest" -- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

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Abdul-Jabbar has featured in impressive films before, but "Slam Dunk Ernest" was not one of them, although the film thankfully never was heavily featured in domestic movie theaters.

6. "Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult" -- O.J. Simpson

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6. "Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult" -- O.J. Simpson

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The first two films in the Naked Gun series were very entertaining, but the third edition of the series was entirely stale of fresh jokes. It is certainly a good thing a fourth film wasn't made.

5. "Santa With Muscles" -- Hulk Hogan

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5. "Santa With Muscles" -- Hulk Hogan

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There have been plenty of bad Christmas films throughout time, but "Santa With Muscles" is arguably the worst of them all. The film was ranked on worst films of all times lists by IMDB, Total Film and Virgin Media, and it is not difficult to see why.

4. "Firestorm" -- Howie Long

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4. "Firestorm" -- Howie Long

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Howie Long is certainly great on a television screen, but he was not meant to be a feature film actor, and the film "Firestorm" was a perfect example why. Firestorm was a huge disappointment, receiving a 12 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes and actually taking in just over million at the box office.

3. "My Giant" -- Gheorghe Muresan

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3. "My Giant" -- Gheorghe Muresan

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Gheroghe Muresan wasn't a particularly impressive basketball player, but his acting career was even worse. "My Giant" had good intentions, but Muresan simply was not meant to be an actor, and he dragged the entire film down with him.

2. "Double Team" -- Dennis Rodman

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2. "Double Team" -- Dennis Rodman

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"Double Team" brought in nearly million less than its directing budget, which is an indication of how bad the film was. "Double Team" won a Raspberry Award for Worst New Star, Worst Supporting Actor and Worst Screen Couple, and it is easy to see why.

1. "Kazaam" -- Shaquille O'Neal

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1. "Kazaam" -- Shaquille O'Neal

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While some of the movies on this list were bad, "Kazaam" was actually tough to watch, and it is safe to say that many people left the theaters before the film was done. If this film did teach the world one thing, it was that Shaquille O'Neal was not meant to be a feature film actor.