OJ Simpson – The Towering Inferno/Naked Gun:
‘The Juice’ is, of course, one of the most notorious football players and athletes overall due to his historic murder case that was one of the biggest stories of the 1990s. He remains a controversial figure because of that and other more recent crimes which he was just paroled from jail for.
But his notoriety for those nefarious aspects aside, Simpson appeared on the screen in acting roles quite significantly. One particularly foolish one was his role as a security guard on 1974’s ‘The Towering Inferno.’ He got a few laughs as the slapstick cop Nordberg in the “Naked Gun” series, but his acting still couldn’t be considering anything close to good. In the courtroom, some would argue he was much better.