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The List: Worst acting performances by athletes
Page 2 staff
Last week, Page 2 listed its choices for the best acting performances by athletes, so now we're going to rank the worst film and TV efforts by jocks.
"An abomination," said one critic of the U.S. gymnast's performance. Even Janet Jones couldn't save this bomb. 2. Kurt Thomas in "Gymkata"
There's something about gymnasts and acting ... something really bad. 3. Wilt Chamberlain in "Conan the Destroyer"
The big man was a big dud. Truly painful to watch.
Ed Wood's "Plan 9" is generally considered the worst movie ever made, and Johnson (a Swedish wrestler) as The Zombie was probably the movie's low point. 5. Brian Bosworth in "Stone Cold"
The ex-linebacker was terrible in many movies, but "Stone Cold," in which he played a double agent infiltrating a terrorist motorcycle gang run by Lance Henriksen is the one most "fans" remember best. 6. Gheorge Muresan in "My Giant"
The 7-foot-7 hoopster's performance opposite Billy Crystal gave new meaning to the word "wooden." 7. Brett Favre in "There's Something About Mary"
Good thing for the Packers that Fav-ray isn't as stiff on the field or he'd never escape the pocket. (Yeah, we know this made our readers' "best" list.)
Even worse than his acting on the court, the Worm's performance actually made Jean-Claude Van Damme look good. 9. Shaq in "Kazaam"
Or "Steel." You make the call. 10. Tonya Harding in her wedding night video
The word "love" just isn't in her vocabulary. Dishonorable mention:
Arnold Schwarzennegger in "Conan the Barbarian" and "Conan the Destroyer," Julius Erving in "The Fish that Saved Pittsburgh," Jim Brown in "100 Rifles," Lou Ferrigno in "The Incredible Hulk" TV series, Jean-Cluade Van Damme in "Kickboxer," Johnny Weissmuller in various "Tarzan" movies
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