I am a pretty huge wrestling fan from the outside looking in - I always found it a fascinating look into America much more than "legitimate" sports actually and particularly in the 50s-late 80s and in that era some of the best acting was within the wrestling itself. There's a great movie to be made about the history of wrestling in America - organized crime, racism, murders, sex crimes even prostitution 1930s-1980s.
I often said Ric Flair is a method actor just not in any legitimate field - he is a better actor than legit actors at his peak especially - the real life guy is playing the part of "that" Flair to the point where he IS that guy. He crafted a whole character arc even - it's an amazing thing and it very much ties into acting templates.
Flair was just beyond brilliant at it...........there's been a couple of guys after him too that tapped into something distinctly about human behavior like he did.........Raven a little.........CM Punk a little too etc.
February 27, 2017 at 12:06 : distain (pupdurcs) posted on Gold Derby:
Post by Johnny_Hellzapoppin on Jul 17, 2019 11:55:22 GMT
I'm not voting for The Rock, as I'm sure he'll breeze this. So who to give the votes to.
John Cena and Dave Bautista, are both doing some good stuff at the moment, and could have decent enough careers if they play their cards right. Then Jesse Ventura did some really fun stuff in his day, which has to be considered. Roddy Piper also has some highlights to his name. Also, André was in The Princess Bride and so he has that going for him.
I'm going to give a vote to Cena, as his five / ten minutes in Trainwreck are probably my favourite thing any wrestler has done in film. The other vote goes to Ventura, as he may not be a great actor, but damn if he wasn't a lot of fun, in a lot of fun films for about a decade or so.
Post by MichaelPennington on Jul 17, 2019 16:29:40 GMT
I was a big fan of Bautista’s something like 12 years ago when I was into pro-wrestling. It’s cool to see him in stuff like Blade Runner and hearing he’s in Dune. Easily the best of the Guardians (sorry Coop & Vin.)