No actor is in every sports movie, but there are a few whose faces have started to look familiar over the years through the bars of a facemask or the visor of a race car helmet.
From pool to fist fighting, boxing to football, poker to figure skating, we’re going to cover it all as we count down to No. 1, the best thing that ever happened to sports movies, Mr. Paul Newman.
Quantity is important here, but it’s not the only thing. You must also ask yourself, how good were the movies? And at what level of quality was the acting? All of the actors on this list also have two things in common: All have been in three or more sports movies, and any reasonable adult not living under a rock could name at least one of those movies.
Here we go—20 actors who are pretty comfortable in sports movies. An honorable mention goes to Ray Liotta, just because he’s awesome—and I’m pretty sure his rightful place in this world is the set of an old-time baseball movie.