Can Athletes-Turned-Actors Win At The Box Office?
David Beckham ditched the soccer field for the stage, joining other athletes-turned-actors. But making it on the big screen isn't easy.By Elizabeth Hagedorn | September 8, 2015
David Beckham — he's that sexy soccer star-turned-household name — invading all forms of media.
In 2014, Becks earned $42 million in endorsements alone — hocking everything from pricey watches to cheap underwear. And now — Beckham is upping the ante — attempting to win at the box office as an actor, even addressing the fan campaign on Twitter that he should play the next James Bond.
The athlete has a little acting experience, appearing in the short film "Outlaws" for a luxury leather brand and is set to have a small speaking role in Guy Ritchie's "Knights of the Roundtable."