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10 football players and their failed attempts at acting (VIDEO)

It’s tough to make it as a professional football player or an actor, and tougher still for one person to accomplish both. But a handful of pro athletes have managed to parlay their fame into a Hollywood career.

Former Chelsea star Vinnie Jones carved out a niche for himself as a stone-faced hatchet man.

Manchester United legend Eric Cantona also just plays himself in his most acclaimed role, Looking for Eric, but does so with panache.

Here’s when it all went a bit wrong for football players trying to act.

David Beckham in King Arthur Legend of the Sword

Stan Collymore in Basic Instinct 2

Wayne Rooney in a Wine Advert

Sir Bobby Charlton in Jossy’s giants

Pele in Escape to Victory

Ally McCoist in a Shot at Glory

Michael Owen in a Whiskey advert

Alan Shearer in Goal!

Ian Wright in Gun of The black sun

Zinedine Zidane in Asterix at The Olympic Games

Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s nightmare: UEFA Nations League. Armenia 2-1 Lichtenstein