Athletes Or Actors: 19 Great Actors Who Were Also Great Athletes

18. Denzel Washington

Denzel Washington got into the acting spotlight playing the supporting role in Spike Lee’s 1998 film, He Got Game.

Taking this into the consideration, it doesn’t come as a surprise that this wasn’t Washington’s first experience with the hoop.

In fact, back in University, he played for the Rams’ junior varsity basketball time under P.J. Carlesimo, who will later become coach of the famous Golden State Warriors. Washington played two seasons, proving that he has some legit skills on the basketball court.

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