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Ronda Rousey among the most famous actors in Expendables 3
18 Jun 2014 14:55
2008 Olympic judo medallist Ronda Rousey is performing in a big role in the latest Expendables movie with stars such as Stallone, Statham, Snipes, Banderas, Lundgren, Li, Gibson and Schwarzenegger.
Ronda is not the only judo movie star in history, although the comparison with Lucille Ball who did some judo lessons are far away. George Harris was an American judoka who had some small roles. Chuck Norris has a few belts in judo but most over some other martial arts skills.
So for us, Ronda is our biggest judo movie star
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