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Best US Sports-Themed Movies

Sports culture in the US has always been at a high level. Just based on the FanDuel Sportsbook review, you can see how many sports you can bet on in the country. Apart from betting and playing, sports are often seen on the big screen as well. In this article, we will take a look at some of the most popular sports-themed movies that have shaped the American culture and mesmerized worldwide audiences.

Rocky (1976)

You don’t need to be a boxing fan nor a movie-buff to know a thing or two about Rocky Balboa. This is not just a famous sports movie but also one of the most iconic flicks of the previous century. However, Rocky is not only a movie about boxing but also a story about a working-class guy who’s a small-time boxer dreaming big...

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Most Athletic Actors – The Body Before the Star

Many actors started out as athletes, yet that is not something commonly known for most of them. Many of them were amateurs, some professionals, competing in various sports. Had you known that, and had online betting existed at the time, you could’ve found an online bookmaker to bet on your favorite actors-to-be, along with the various sports at GiveMeBet using their to-be-announced promo code so you can make the most out of your bet.

Muscular actors exist nowadays, some even get buffed for roles, specifically, others just live that way. Muscular does not mean that they were athletes prior to their career, though some were. Here are some of the most athletic actors in history.

Arnold Schwarzenegger

The Terminator was a well-known bodybuilder prior to his acting career...

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The 70th anniversary of the Cannes Film Festival

The Cannes Film Festival was first held in 1946 although it wasn’t called like this until 2002 when they gave up on the initial name of International Film Festival. This year it’s the 70th edition of the festival and it’s held on 17-28 May in Cannes, France. Don’t hold your breath until the winners are announced. Do something fun instead.

However, this is a non-public festival attended by those who receive an invitation, mostly movie stars, film producers and other big names in the industry. This annual event gains massive media exposure and the movies that receive a nomination become known all over the world.

The winners are chosen by a jury comprised of international artists who are respected among their peers...

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Goon (2012) – with Seann William Scott

You don’t have to love ice hockey in order to enjoy this violent, yet charming rags-to-riches story. You will meet Doug Glatt (Seann William Scott), a good-natured guy working as a security guard at a bar in a small town in Massachusetts. Doug is aware that he is not the smartest cookie in the jar and feels like a black sheep in his brainy family. At times, his only support is his goofy, hockey-loving fried Pat (Jay Baruchel). Due to a lucky set of circumstances (punching a hockey player in the face real hard, splitting open his helmet) he becomes an enforcer for a minor league ice hockey team. His sole task is to beat up the opponents. All Doug wants is to belong somewhere and do something he is good at, and becoming a hockey player is more than he could ever dream for...

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Bull Durham (1988) Best movie ever made about baseball

Bull Durham is probably the best movie ever made about baseball and one of the greatest sports movies of all time. It is a critically acclaimed, award-winning film written and directed by an Oscar-nominated director Ron Shelton, who is mostly famous for his sports movies (such gems of the genre as The Best of Times, Tin Cup, and White Men Can’t Jump). Shelton himself was a former baseball player, an experience that he used to create an incredibly authentic atmosphere, bringing his audience into close and intimate contact with the world of baseball...

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The Longest Yard (1974) – Golden Globe The Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

The Golden Globe winner in the category “The Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy”, this is another cult classic of the sports film genre, one of the biggest hits directed by pugnacious and caustic Robert Aldrich. The plot is characteristic of Hollywood, the center of the story being a prison football match between an underdog team of bandits and criminals against the team of their corrupt guards. Burt Reynolds is Paul Crewe: a former superstar quarterback with a problematic past and a devil-may-care attitude, who winds up in a Florida prison after crashing his girlfriend’s car. Prison warden Hazen (Eddie Albert) is a sadistic puppet master, obsessed with power, and a football fanatic who forces Crew to train other inmates to play against his own team made up of cops...

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