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10 world wrestlers succeed on the silver screen (Part 1)

Wrestlers like Dwayne Johnson, Lenny Montana or Toshiyuki Sakata left a deep impression on the screen through blockbusters like “Fast & Furious”, “The Elderly” and “Spy 007”.

Dwayne Johnson

Dwayne Johnson is currently the most popular action star in Hollywood. In 2013, Forbes magazine listed the most money-making actor in North America with a total income of 1.3 billion USD. Before coming to the movies, Dwayne Johnson was a professional wrestler, having won 10 world boxing tournaments worldwide, gaining global fame from 1996 to 2004.

In 2002, Dwayne Johnson first starred in The Scorpion King, setting a record for being the highest paid actor in the world. The Guinness Book of World Records said he was paid 5.5 million dollars for the film. Close to various genres, Dwayne Johnson left a mark in action movies such as Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, Pain and Gain, G.I.Joe: Realiation, Hercules and three parts Fast & Furious 5, 6, and 7.

With a muscular advantage, Dwayne Johnson often plays roles that show strength and power. In the Fast & Furious series, the character Dawyne Johnson from a police officer originally wanted to destroy the group of Vin Diesel bandits and became a friend of this group.

Dave Bautista

Dave Bautista has won 6 world boxing tournaments, including 4 heavyweight championships and two WWE Championship. Stepping onto the screen since 2006 in the film Relative Strangers, Dave Baustita then became famous from the projects The Man with the Iron Fists (2012) and Riddick (2013).

Last year, he was known by the global movie lover for his red, gray-skinned, alien warrior, but loyal to his friends in the blockbuster Guardians of the Galaxy. This year, the actor will return with the 24 episode of 007 agent – Specter. The star plays the minions for Mr. Hinx – James Bond’s enemy.

Kevin Nash

Kevin Nash has been the 21-time champion of the WWE, WCW and TNA Championship boxing tournaments, including six world championships. Having been in cinema since the 1990s, but Kevin Nash was deeply involved in film in the 2000s, with films like The Punisher (2004) and The Longest Yard (2005).

In 2012, Kevin Nash was famous for his role as Tarzan in the series of Magic Mike starring Channing Tatum. His other two successful films are Rock of Ages (2012) and Johnwick (2014). This year, he will meet the big screen audience through the movie Magic Mike XXL.




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