3. Ken Dryden

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Canadians take their hockey seriously, and fans of the Montreal Canadiens well know the name of Ken Dryden, who was an acclaimed goalkeeper for the team. In 2004, he entered Canadian politics, serving in the parliament and also in the federal cabinet.

4. Vitali Klitschko

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Not the only boxer-turned-politician on this list, Vitali has made a huge name for himself outside of the ring in Ukrainian politics. If you were following the recent political unrest there, you likely saw him leading rallies and voicing his opposition.