Delvon Roe's first film debuting at Cannes

May, 17, 2012
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On this season of "Mad Men," Megan Draper decides to leave the Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce offices to pursue her dream of acting despite her clear ease in the profession. Discussing the decision, Peggy, a former secretary whose success in the office was hard won, says to Joan: "I think she's good at everything. I think she's just one of those girls."

Roe
Roe
It would appear Delvon Roe is just one of those guys. The former Michigan State forward was a future NBA star coming out of high school. After seemingly constant knee injuries, and three difficult, but productive years at Michigan State, Roe's legs finally betrayed him, and he decided to step away from the Spartans in his senior season to focus more on his other love, acting.

Lo and behold, just a year into his acting career -- after performances in Michigan State theater productions -- Roe is already having at least some small measure of success. As MLive's Diamond Leung reports, Roe's feature-film debut, "Love and Honor," will premiere Wednesday at the Cannes Film Market.
Roe spent last summer on location in Ann Arbor filming scenes from the movie, which was formerly entitled "AWOL." Liam Hemsworth ("The Hunger Games") stars in the Vietnam War-era film about a soldier who secretly returns home from war to win back his girlfriend. The 6-foot-8 Roe plays the role of Isaac. Lightning Entertainment announced last week it had acquired the international sales rights to "Love and Honor" and would introduce it to buyers in Cannes.

Roe has said he plans to turn to coaching if acting doesn't work out, but if this keeps up, it might never be an issue. This is already an auspicious start to his second career. How great would it be if Roe, whose NBA future seemed like a certainty before his first knee injuries derailed the sheer natural talent he displayed in high school, made it big in acting instead?

Most of us are lucky enough to be good at one thing. Roe, apparently, is not like most of us.

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