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17-Year-Old Giannis Antetokounmpo Made Acting Debut In Australian Drama Movie ‘Dead Europe’

Fadeaway World logo Fadeaway World 8/17/2021 Aaditya Krishnamurthy
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Giannis Antetokounmpo is a superstar in the NBA today. Giannis is the reigning Finals MVP and NBA Champion with the Milwaukee Bucks. On top of that, he is a multiple-time All-Star, former 2-time MVP, former Defensive Player Of The Year, and the 2021 All-Star Game MVP. At the age of 26, Giannis has done it all and has become a bonafide star in the league. 

Antetokounmpo is one of the most marketable athletes in the world, especially in the NBA. Because of his Nigerian heritage and Greek nationality, Giannis is appealing to people from multiple backgrounds. On top of that, his general attitude and charisma make him one of the most endearing and likable figures in professional sports.

As players become more popular, they get more opportunities off the court. We've seen this with players like Michael Jordan, LeBron James, and more, who have made major acting and film appearances throughout their careers. 

And Giannis could be in line to be the next major NBA star to crossover into the world of Hollywood. While this opportunity would be a huge one for him, it would not be the first time Giannis made it to the silver screen.

Before he became an NBA player, Giannis was playing basketball in his home country of Greece. During this time, he also got the opportunity to be a part of a movie. Giannis had a small role in the Australian drama movie 'Dead Europe'. 

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In the movie, a young Giannis opens the door with his on-screen mother to converse with the protagonist. He even got a short dialogue in the movie, saying "She's dead. Gone. Many months ago"

While 'Dead Europe' may have been his first movie, it will not be the last time he graces the silver screen. Giannis is very young right now and has already achieved great success. 

As his career goes on, he will find more success, and that success will bring home more opportunities. Antetokounmpo is one of the faces of the NBA, so there is no reason why he won't be in a movie in the near future.


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