Vinnie Jones is a popular actor. He gets mostly secondary, cameo roles. However, he performs them masterfully, thanks to which he was remembered not only by numerous spectators, but also by eminent directors. Few people know, but before filming the movie, Vinnie Jones was a professional footballer.
There are some actors who don't even need to play. They just remain themselves. But at the same time they are revealed only if a good director is caught. Vinnie Jones was lucky with both the roles and the director. He fully demonstrated his talent in crime comedies. And the actor was revealed by the famous director Guy Ritchie. However, Vinnie Jones was not always an actor. In the past, he is a professional footballer.
Career in football
Vinnie Jones has always been distinguished by stubbornness and perseverance. Therefore, in childhood, they decided to send him to the sports section. We chose football. It was here that Vincent's whole character manifested itself. The coach did not believe in him, but the future actor continued to play anyway.
He made his way to the professional league through the amateur league. The first time he played in a team called "Veldstone". Then he moved to the 3rd league of the Swedish championship. He took the first place in the team "Holmsud". The tough, stubborn footballer was spotted in England. Vinnie Jones joined the Wimbledon team.
Thanks in large part to his toughness, the football team was called the "team of psychos". Winnie could be removed within a few minutes after entering the field. He played rough. Sometimes even cruel. There was a case when Vinnie received a yellow card a few seconds after coming on as a substitute.
But Vinnie didn't always play rough. There was a period in his career when he was never sent off from the field. This period lasted 4 years. During this time, he played for such teams as Leeds United, Chelsea and Sheffield United.
Vinnie Jones also played for the national team of Wales, where he got thanks to his Welsh roots on his mother's side. He was not taken to the England national team due to rough play.
Throughout his football career, Vinnie has scored 33 goals, having played in more than 300 matches. When he turned 33, Vinnie retired from football and began acting in films. At the same time, he did not even think about getting an appropriate education.
After leaving the sport, Vinnie did not even understand what to do. And if not for the article in which the journalist said that a football player will never succeed, we are unlikely to know about him as an actor.
Guy Ritchie noticed him. The famous director invited the former athlete to the movie "Lock, Stock, Two Barrels." Played Vinnie the tough guy. Then there was a role in the film project "Big jackpot". Before the audience, our hero again appeared in the form of a stern man. It was after these two pictures that the fame of the "bad guy" was fixed for him.
Subsequently, he continued to play himself. In the motion picture "Bonecrusher" appeared before the audience in the form of a football player. In the comedy film Eurotour, he skillfully played the role of a football fan. Winnie gets one-sided roles. But he is hardly worried about this.
The filmography of Vinnie Jones includes more than 90 films. It is worth highlighting such paintings as “X-Men. The Last Stand, The Condemned, Midnight Express, The Irishman, Arrow, Escape Plan. Filmed both in full-length projects and in multi-part films.