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What’s that old saying? Every athlete wants to be a movie star, and every movie star wants to be an athlete? This is why you have athletes transitioning into acting once their career is over (or even during their playing days, in some cases), and movie stars making asses out of themselves in “celebrity” all-star games. Well, one person would like to put an end to this.
Gary Oldman, actor extraordinaire, and Commissioner Jim Gordon in the Batman films (with the most recent entry, “The “Dark Knight Rises” due next month), recently took time out of his busy schedule to deliver this very special advice to athletes, specifically basketball players, thinking of following in Shaquille O’Neal’s footsteps and getting into acting.
Oldman appeared on an episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live during one of the show’s pre-NBA Finals telecast with a heartfelt message. But what am I blabbing on about. Here’s Gary himself:
By the way, at least one person didn’t take Gary’s advice. Kevin Durant, shooting forward for the Oklahoma City Thunder, can soon be seen making his feature film debut in “Thunderstruck”. Suck on that, Gary!