By Brendon McCullin, Hollywood Staff
Going back to the earliest days of both movies and television, producers have been enamored with putting sports celebrities on screen. They're some of the most recognizable people in the country and bring along a built-in audience of fans from their athletic exploits.
Of course, there is one issue that's a little hard to get around most of the athletes that have been tapped to appear in movies can't act. We're taking a look at the most awesomely bad performances by athletes in movies from ones that are just laughably amateurish to the truly unwatchable; the work by this group would make Lee Strasberg cry.