5. #6. Bob Mathias One of the greatest athletes ever, he won the Gold in the decathlon in the 1948 and 1952 Olympics. Naturally, producers wanted the handsome, 6’3″ medalist for films. Unfortunately, he chose the Italian sword-and-sandal epic The Minotaur (1960). Unfortunately, no one believed he couldn’t hit the fake-looking monster with a javelin! (Photo: Getty Images) 7. #4. Arnold Palmer One of the greatest golfers in the world, right? Arnie played himself in the Bob Hope flick Call me Bwana (1963). Let’s just say he was as good an actor as his costar Bob Hope was a golfer. (Photo: Getty Images)
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