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10 athletes who ventured into acting

Canadian two-time Olympic silver medallist figure skater Elvis Stojko is set to make his professional acting debut, but he's not the only former athlete turned actor. Here is an interactive look at others who have made the transition.
Elvis Stojko, shown here in 2004, is a three-time world champion figure skater. (Andy Clark/Reuters)

Canada's Elvis Stojko is known for his slick moves on the ice, but he's ready to take his talents to a different stage. 

The two-time Olympic silver medallist and three-time world champion figure skater is set to make his professional acting debut, starring in an upcoming production of Chicago, the Musical

He's not the only former athlete who has shifted gears from the playing field to the big screen, though. Plenty of others have paved the way ahead of him. 

Here is an interactive look at some prominent athletes turned actors. 

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