Athlete cameos in movies that will crack you upAthletes have tried their typically large hands at acting to varying results. Some are bad (looking at you, Wilt Chamberlain), and some are good (Charles Barkley, John McEnroe). And some are legendary (hell yeah, Mike Tyson and Bob Uecker). But, fortunately, you don’t have to be the offspring of Gary Oldman and Meryl Streep to laugh at yourself and let others do the same. Here’s our list of the funniest athlete cameos in movies, in no particular order. And don’t forget to check out our list of the funniest jock cameos ever on the small screen.
Mike Tyson in The Hangover
Not only did Tyson, as himself, punch Zach Galifianakis’ character out, get his tiger back, out himself as a huge Phil Collins fans, and break the case of the gang’s missing friend wide open, he delivered the movie’s defining line: “Like you said — we all do dumb shit when we’re f—ed up.”