Winners marked with this icon and ranking number. Nominees: 12 movies were based on baseball; nine movies were based on boxing; and eight movies were based on football.
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Comments: Jerry Maguire was sports-related, but more properly should have been categorized as a romantic comedy where it was a top 50 nominee. And Caddyshack was a golf-related comedy! Tom Cruise took a break during post-production of Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol to accept an invitation from Red Bull to test one of its racing cars at the Willow Springs track in California. Expert instruction came from time grand prix winner David Coulthard , with assistance from 12 members of the UK-based Red Bull Racing team, as the actor experienced what it's really like to be an F1 driver.
As if that wasn't enough adrenaline for one day, Cruise then took a ride in the Red Bull aerobatic helicopter for good measure. Find out how Cruise fared by watching the video below. David Coulthard. Wallace Reid. Wallace Reid was the first actor on four wheels. The former Motor Magazine journalist was well ingratiated in the joys of petrol-fuelled sport before his career in cinema.
During his year stint as an actor, he starred in silent films that nodded towards his true passion — check out The Roaring Road , Double Speed , Excuse My Dust and Too Much Speed Reid died in at the age of 31 following an addiction to morphine, the complications from which had prevented his participation in the Indianapolis a year earlier.
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Paul Newman. But while he's best known for winning an Academy Award for his performance in The Colour Of Money , much less known is his deep passion for motor racing and his activities in big events. He was even still competing well into his later years and became the oldest driver to be part of a winning team at the top level of the sport in , when he raced the 24 Hours of Daytona at the age of Harry J.
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