WWE Hall of Famer and current Hollywood star Dave Bautista is a sought after actor in the business. Batista made a name for himself by portraying the role of Drax the Destroyer in Marvel’s Guardians Of The Galaxy film franchise. Batista always wanted a movie based on his character but it never came to fruition, which Marvel didn’t really find any need in, much to Batista’s dismay.
Bautista previously revealed that he was completely broke before nabbing the role of Drax in Marvel’s Guardians Of The Galaxy film franchise, as he had issues with tax.
Bautista starred in ‘Dune’ as he portrayed the role of Glossu Rabban. He also previously made it clear that this role held a lot of significance for him. Batista stated that it validated his decision to leave pro wrestling.
While speaking with ABC News, Dave Bautista talked about portraying the role of Glossu Rabban right after being Drax in Marvel’s Guardians Of The Galaxy film franchise. He explained why it was such a blessing for him to be in the role.
“The thing with this character was it just gave me an opportunity to showcase a different type of performance. And that’s what I really love about working with [director Denis Villeneuve], I get an opportunity to show myself as a performer in a different light. … I’m not just a guy in Guardians [of the Galaxy] walking around shirtless and saying stupid shit. [The role] really just gives me the opportunity to just play these like really, really deep characters. So that’s a blessing.”
Dave Bautista’s acting career is certainly flourishing as he previously made it clear he wants to portray a variety of roles in his career. We will have to wait and see what is next in store for Bautista.
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