3. Tor Johnson
Former professional wrestler Tor Johnson makes the list less for his athletic career and more for his remarkable appearance in one of the worst movies ever made, Ed Wood’s Plan 9 From Outer Space. He’s a terrible actor in the best way.
Credits: Plan 9 From Outer Space, Night of the Ghouls
4. Howie Long
Broken Arrow. Firestorm. 3000 Miles to Graceland. Shockingly, these movies did not make Howie Long into an action hero.
Credits: Broken Arrow, Firestorm
5. Michael Jordan
It’s easy to remember the appallingly bad Space Jam and consider his current status as one of the worst owners in the league and forget that Michael Jordan is the greatest basketball player to ever take a jump shot.
Credits: Space Jam, Kenny Rogers Classic Weekend (?????)
6. Penny Hardaway
Look at that INTENSITY. Blue Chips incredibly features the combination of Penny Hardaway, Shaq, and NICK NOLTE, which really boggles the mind something fierce.
Credits: Blue Chips, Cribs Episode #2.3. (Thanks, IMDB!)
8. Dick Butkus
One of the greatest linebackers in NFL history, Dick Butkus’ film resume is so weird it’s almost abstract. He was once in a movie called Hamburger: The Motion Picture, playing something called “Drooten.” Another highlight? Let’s Kill All the Lawyers.
Credits: Any Given Sunday, Hamburger: The Motion Picture
9. Mike Ditka
DITKA. If you’re hopeful of doing any acting, it’s not a good sign when your name is already married to some other program’s work. Mike Ditka’s is owned by Saturday Night Live, so maybe we can blame that for why he’s such a bad actor.
Credits: Kicking and Screaming
10. O.J. Simpson
I have a confession to make: O.J. Simpson is actually quite funny in the Naked Gun movies. But he’s O.J. Simpson, so I can’t hardly give him the satisfaction of being on a Best Of list.
Credits: The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!, The Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell of Fear
- An NFL player paid tribute to Harambe, the gorilla who died at a Cincinnati zoo, on his cleats.