These athletes didn't win any Academy Awards, but here are some of the best acting performances in films by some professional athletes. Can you think of others? Add them here.

  1. Arnold Schwarzenegger in "The Terminator" and "Pumping Iron" and "Conan the Barbarian"
  2. Brett Favre in "There's Something About Mary"
  3. Carl Weathers in "Rocky"
  4. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in "Airplane!"
  5. Bob Uecker in "Major League"
  6. Alex Karras in "Blazing Saddles"
  7. Ed Marinaro in "Hill Street Blues
  8. Fred Dryer in "Hunter"
  9. O.J. Simpson in "Naked Gun"
  10. The Rock (a k a Dwayne Johnson) in "The Mummy Returns"
  11. Dan Marino in "Ace Ventura: Pet Detective" and "Bad Boys II"
  12. Jim Brown in "The Dirty Dozen"
  13. Andre the Giant in "The Princess Bride"
  14. Michael Jordan in "Space Jam"