Pro Wrestlers in Movies

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As I was scrounging the internet today I came across this article from Entertainment Weekly.  With the huge critical and financial success of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, the pop culture mag has released a list of what they consider to be the best and the worst performances by pro wrestlers in movies.

FYI Dave Bautista is truly great in the role of Drax The Destroyer in GOTG.  The movie is definitely worth the price of admission and in 3-D too!

Some of you may not realize this, but pro wrestlers are cast in movie roles quite frequently.  Most of the time they are cast into roles that are caricatures of what they already play in the ring.  Other times they are the “muscle” in the movie with very few if any lines of dialog.  The movies are a very different beast compared to the live audience and the squared circle.  So naturally the outcomes of these performances vary from movie to movie.

Check out the link below.  Do you agree with the list? Are there any other performances or movies you would recommend to see or skip?

 

http://www.ew.com/ew/gallery/0,,20483133_20837446,00.html#30191123

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