Tom Daley, Victoria Pendleton and Usain Bolt could be the film and TV stars of the future if the athletes below are anything to go by...

To celebrate the start of the London Olympics, we're honouring 15 former athletes who've swapped their track and field sports for time in front of the TV and film cameras.

There are the stars whose Olympic efforts still eclipse them, to those you could be forgiven for thinking had always been in the glamorous world of entertainment.

Take a look at the stars and 'actors' below and let us know which athletes you think should have stuck to the day job...

PHOTOS:

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  • Sports stars turned on-screen stars

    Arnold Schwarzenegger Sport: Professional bodybuilder Screen role: Film roles in Conan the Barbarian, The Terminator, Predator, The Expendables among others

  • Sports stars turned on-screen stars

    Andrew Castle Sport: British No.1 tennis player Screen role: GMTV presenter and reality shows such as 71 Degrees North

  • Sports stars turned on-screen stars

    Bruce Jenner Sport: Gold medalist for the decathlon Screen role: TV series CHiPs and reality show Keeping Up with the Kardashians

  • Sports stars turned on-screen stars

    Bubba Smith Sport: American football Screen role: Moses Hightower in the first six Police Academy films

  • Sports stars turned on-screen stars

    Chuck Norris Sport: Martial artist Screen role: Action films like Way of the Dragon and TV show Walker, Texas Ranger

  • Sports stars turned on-screen stars

    Clare Balding Sport: Horseriding Screen role: BBC sports and radio presenter and Countryfile

  • Sports stars turned on-screen stars

    Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson Sport: Wrestling Screen role: Films such as The Scorpion King, The Rundown, The Game Plan, Get Smart, The Other Guys, Faster, and Fast Five

  • Sports stars turned on-screen stars

    Esther Williams Sport: Swimming Screen role: Films such as Million Dollar Mermaid

  • Sports stars turned on-screen stars

    Jason Lee Sport: Skateboarding Screen role: My Name Is Earl and films such as The Incredibles

  • Sports stars turned on-screen stars

    Johnny Weissmuller Sport: Swimmer Screen role: Tarzan in films such as Tarzan the Ape Man

  • Sports stars turned on-screen stars

    Kelly Slater Sport: Surfer Screen role: Baywatch

  • Sports stars turned on-screen stars

    Lawrence Taylor Sport: American football Screen role: Films like Any Given Sunday and Waterboy and as himself in the HBO series The Sopranos

  • Sports stars turned on-screen stars

    OJ Simpson Sport: American football Screen role: Films The Cassandra Crossing, Capricorn One, The Klansman, The Towering Inferno, and the comedic Back to the Beach and The Naked Gun trilogy

  • Sports stars turned on-screen stars

    Sue Barker Sport: Tennis Screen role: BBC sports shows such as A Question Of Sport

  • Sports stars turned on-screen stars

    Vinnie Jones Sport: Football Screen roles: Films such as Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels and Snatch