March Madness 2013: Male Celebrities Who Look Like They Could Be Sports Stars


Jan. 28 2015, Updated 6:42 p.m. ET

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March Madness means lots of celebrities popping up at basketball games.

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But there are a select group of famous guys who look like they could be battling it out on the courts—or a number of other sports venues. Forget The Hunger Games. Alexander Ludwig looks like a surfing champ while Jake Gyllenhaal could probably keep up with the best cyclists around the world.

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Alexander Ludwig competed for his life as the male tribute Cato in "The Hunger Games." Judging from those toned abs, if the whole acting thing doesn't work out, the actor's athletic abilities could probably take him to first place in almost any sport.

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Zac Efron loves almost anything and everything to do with sports. His favorites include golf, skiing, rock climbing, snowboarding and surfing!

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Channing Tatum's parents enrolled him in sports activities as a kid, ranging from track and field to baseball and soccer to keep him out of trouble. Millions of ladies are thankful he decided to become an on-screen stripper instead of a sports star.

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Justin Timberlake may love golfing as much as performing. The singer even started his own yearly tournament, The Just Timberlake Shriners Hospital for Children Open. Keep singing and save your golf game for retirement, Justin!

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Jake Gyllenhaal is a huge biking fan and he's often seen wheeling around Los Angeles and New York. He's got the skill, but if he ever wants to go pro he's got some learning to do. "I know nothing about my bikes," he admits.

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If Mark Wahlberg didn't make movies, he would probably be a famous athlete. No worries—he's found a way to combine both! He often chooses to star in physically challenging roles, like "The Fighter."


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