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Which Hollywood movie star once competed at the Commonwealth Games?

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Who says some Hollywood actors don't have any talent? This man certainly does, even if it's more in sport than acting.

For one movie star, competing at the Commonwealth Games as a very serious performer of a different kind came well before he turned his hand to car chases and crazy stunts.

Jason Statham - now a huge action movie hero - competed for England in the diving competition at the 1990 Commonwealth Games in Auckland, New Zealand.

Yes, it's a little known fact, but he really did.

The star of The Transporter and Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels did not light up the Games with his acting skills, it has to be said.

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But he did at least manage to finish in eighth place in the 1m springboard.

Oh, and 11th in the 3m springboard and 10th in the 10m platform. So he really was a versatile diver.

The Hollywood star, best known in the UK aside from his big movie appearances, for dating British models Kelly Brook and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley.

This is what he looks like now, in his acting days, of course.

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But before all of that he was enjoying the attention of the cameras as he performed for England in the diving.

Before Tom Daley, this was what English fans had to cheer about when it came to the platform.

World of Sport now wonders which of the stars on show at this year's Commonwealth Games in Glasgow could end up appearing on the silver screen.

What marks did he get in the diving, you ask? Look below...

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