Bodybuilders who became successful actors

Dave Bautista thinks his appearance is stopping him from starring in a rom-com: "Am I that unattractive?"

Stars Insider

01/02/23 | StarsInsider


Can you imagine a small, skinny Hercules or Hulk? Indeed, some roles have specific physical requirements that not all actors possess. And while nowadays it's easier than ever for actors to transform their bodies to play specific roles, this has not always been the case. Thankfully, we had bodybuilders with acting skills who transitioned into Hollywood and gave those characters the bodies they deserved.

But for Dave Bautista, his body might be getting in the way. The former bodybuilder and WWE star said he wants to star in a rom-com but thinks his physique might be stopping him from cracking the genre. “I know I’m not your typical rom-com lead,” the 'Knock at the Cabin' actor told Page Six. “I’m a little rough around the edges. But I always, you know, I look in the mirror and I say, I ask myself, ‘Am I that unattractive? Is there something that unappealing about me that excludes me from these parts?'”

Bautista added, “I don’t know. It’s just never come my way. I’ve never had an offer to do a rom-com. I still have high hopes. I’ll just keep searching.” Now that he has put it out into the headlines, don't be surprised if we see a movie about a former wrestler turned soft-hearted romantic who struggles to find love. 

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