Dave Bautista describes why he’s been able to maintain an acting career that is more interesting than the standard “action hero” path.
Dave Bautista on His Audition for ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ and What Casting Director Sarah Finn Told Him
Dave Bautista recounted that the audition for Drax in ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ “terrified” him — surprising for the six-foot-six performer.
Bautista spoke about why he took the role even though he didn’t initially like the script and what he brought to the character.
“that’s what I left wrestling to do, was act.” – Dave Bautista
The list of professional wrestlers who have attempted acting careers is long, but the list of those who actually succeeded on the silver screen is very small. Of course, none have yet equaled the resume of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and only a few are even as popular on screen