Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has gotten fanboys from across the full spectrum of geeky fandom (comics, action movie and wrestling) all abuzz with one little tweet. A fan asked The Rock what superhero he would like to play in a movie and his response was a bit unexpected to say the least.
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 43% (Critics) / 49% (Audience)
Directed By: George Tillman Jr.
Written By: Tony Gayton and Joe Gayton
Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Billy Bob Thornton, Maggie Grace and Carla Gugino
Studio: CBS Films
Synopsis: An ex-con sets out to avenge his brother’s death after they were double-crossed during a heist years ago. During his campaign, however, he’s tracked by a veteran cop and an egocentric hit man. (Source)
Old school wrestler Tor Johnson in PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE showed true range. He went from playing a stiff, lifeless cop to playing a stiff, lifeless cop in bad zombie make-up.
The common opinion on professional wrestling is that it is just a soap opera for the male population. And the performers in this “sport” all are called upon to act out some truly ludicrous story lines in front of live crowds week in and week out. So it is kinda shocking that so many wrestlers end up being so bad when they are put in an actual film role. John Cena and HHH may be able to captivate a crowd with their performance in the squared circle but neither guy can act their way out of a soggy paper bag. But there are a few rasslers who have proven to have “The Stuff” when it comes to acting outside of the ring and I have decide to list my top 6 sports entertainers who made the transition to the big screen successfully.