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: 47% (Critics) / 65% (Audience)
Directed By: Michael Bay
Written By: Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely
Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson, Anthony Mackie and Tony Shalhoub
Studio: Paramount Studios
Synopsis: From acclaimed director Michael Bay comes “Pain and Gain,” a new action comedy starring Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson and Anthony Mackie. Based on the unbelievable true story of a group of personal trainers in 1990s Miami who, in pursuit of the American Dream, get caught up in a criminal enterprise that goes horribly wrong. (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.