Pro wrestlers who made the leap to Hollywood stardom

Though the Rock might be the most profitable wrestler-turned-actor, he isn’t the just one who went from the high rope to a Hollywood set.

Right here’s how another big-name grapplers have fared.

Hulk Hogan

Sylvester Stallone faces off with Hulk Hogan in 1982’s “Rocky III.”United Artists/MGM /Everett Assortment

Hogan’s first position as wrestler Thunderlips in “Rocky III” was his greatest. Along with his good Fu Manchu mustache, unabashed preening and harem of pink bikini-clad chicks in his nook, he was the final heel.

However he additionally turned the final typecast. He performed an interstellar hero in “Suburban Commando” and a wrestler-turned-child-minder in “Mr. Nanny.” Hulkamania wants to run wild on variation to get any respect in the performing division.

John Cena

John Cena with Amy Schumer in “Trainwreck”Common Photos/Everett Assortment

The WWE golden boy launched into an performing profession by sticking shut to house. He starred in WWE-produced motion flicks like 2006’s “The Marine” and 2009’s “12 Rounds.” However he body-slammed his lame action-hero alter ego when he performed Amy Schumer’s mimbo in 2015’s “Trainwreck” and flexed his humorous muscle mass. He brings the gross laughs once more in “Blockers,” which implies we should always think about his comedy crossover.

André the Big

André the Big starred alongside Robin Wright and Wallace Shawn in 1987’s “The Princess Bride.”20th Century Fox Movie Corp./Everett Assortment

When “The Princess Bride” was written, the position of the Fezzik was crafted with André the Big in thoughts. At that time, the Frenchman named André Roussimoff, who died in 1993, had solely acted as brutish Bigfoot in “The Six Million Greenback Man.” However he performed the rhyming large Fezzik like a seasoned thespian.

Jesse Ventura

Jesse Ventura (with Invoice Duke) in “Predator”20th Century Fox Movie Corp./Everett Assortment

There is no such thing as a larger chameleon in the wrestling world than Jesse “The Physique” Ventura. In the ’80s, the Navy vet was a feather boa-wearing grappler after which a commentator. Earlier than turning into the governor of Minnesota, in 1999, he starred in 1987’s “Predator” after which “The Operating Man” that very same 12 months. Ventura’s been neglecting his IMDb web page lately, however given his propensity to reinvent himself, don’t rule out a box-office-topping efficiency in the future.

Steve Austin

“The Longest Yard” solid included Steve Austin (from left), William Fichtner and Brian Bosworth.Paramount/Everett Assortment

Higher often known as Stone Chilly, Steve Austin was the undisputed bad-boy celebrity of wrestling in the ’90s. The Texan was the brawn du jour in “The Expendables” (2010), starring alongside Sylvester Stallone. He was a jail guard in Adam Sandler’s “The Longest Yard” and performed Sandler’s steroidal childhood bully in “Grown Ups 2.” However his performing profession has been stone chilly of late.

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