Kobe Bryant, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Mickey Rourke, some of the athletes who won the desired statuette

Kobe Bryant with an award he did not imagine

With the delivery of the Oscar awards, the film industry has its most important gala every year and sport has not been alien to it. Kobe Bryant Y Arnold Schwarzenegger are just two examples of former athletes who were honored by The Academy for their foray into the big screen. Here are some of the cases that made it from training to the Hollywood red carpet.

Kobe Bryant

The legendary player of Los angeles lakers, who died in a helicopter accident in January 2020, took the stage of the Dolby Theatre of the city in which he shone so much to collect the statuette and give a speech that is the history of the awards.

Kobe Bryant

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Kobe Bryant (Mark RALSTON / AFP/)

“I am a basketball player, I don’t know how to do this. Thanks to the Academy and to all those who influenced the making of the short. Thanks to my wife and my family. This is for you ”, he expressed.

The short was five minutes long and contained the letter that Bryant he wrote months before retiring expressing all that he had enjoyed and all that the sport had given him. Under the direction of Glen Kean and with the soundtrack of John Williams, Kobe achieved recognition never before achieved by an athlete.

Arnold Schwarzenegger

The former bodybuilder won with “Terminator 2” four Oscar awards in the categories for best visual effects, best sound editing, best sound, and best makeup and hairstyling. Yes, he personally won the Golden Globe for best new actor in 1977.

Arnold Schwarzenegger submitted.  to a new heart operation

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Arnold Schwarzenegger underwent a new heart operation (shutterstock /)

Jason Lee

The Californian was a figure of skateboarding in his youth, winning minor tournaments and leaving his name in some of the best rankings for more than five years.

The Serie “My name is earl”Earned him a nomination for Golden Globe and participated in numerous films, both appearing on screen and dubbing the voice in children’s films. He participated in three Oscar-nominated films: ‘Almost Famous’, ‘Vanilla Sky’ and ‘Monster House’. But the success came from the hand of ‘The Incredibles’, which won the best animated film with him among the dubbers.

Carl Weathers

Oakland Raiders player, now Las Vegas Raiders, of the NFL In the 1970s, he gave up football to fulfill his dream of being an actor. He was in a couple of movies before his face was recognized all over the planet thanks to ‘Rocky‘, in which he played the role of Apollo Creed. This production would achieve three statuettes of the ten nominations for which it opted: best film, best director and best editing. Weathers would later appear in three other films in the saga and also in ‘Predator’. After some ups and downs and many movies, we have recently seen him in the series of Disney The Mandalorian’.

Mickey Rourke

The controversial ex-boxer suffered several concussions during his short career in the ring and doctors advised him to retire for at least a year, says the newspaper As of Spain.

Kim Basinger and Mickey Rourke, in a 9 and a half week scene

Kim Basinger and Mickey Rourke, in a 9 and a half week scene

Kim Basinger and Mickey Rourke, in a 9 and a half week scene

The protagonist of “9 and a half weeks“He participated in numerous action films and was very successful with his role in ‘The fighter’, which earned him an Oscar nomination for best actor. Ultimately, he didn’t take it (it was for Sean Penn), but he did get the Golden Globe.