Of the 80 plus actors to have been cast by Hollywood to play Tarzan, many have been former Olympic athletes. The trend started in 1933 when Herman Brix, winner of an Olympic silver medal in shot put at Amsterdam 1928, was selected to play the role. But Brix injured his shoulder before filming started and was replaced by former swimmer Johnny Weissmuller, winner of five Olympic golds at Paris 1924 and Amsterdam 1928. Weissmuller played the role in a dozen of movies and still remains the best known of all the Tarzans to be cast.