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‘So everybody just forgot about The Rock or?’: Fans Troll Dwayne Johnson after Knives Out Director Rian Johnson Calls Dave Bautista the Greatest Wrestler-Turned-Actor

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Dave Bautista’s role in Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery had been far better than what fans had expected. He is not the first wrestler who became an actor and certainly won’t be the last, but his range in cinema has been an astonishing one. He is an exceptionally talented actor and the director of the spin-off would agree as well.

Dave Bautista
Dave Bautista in Glass Onion with Edward Norton

His range in acting varies from Guardians of the Galaxy to Army of the Dead. He can play roles both comedic and serious and he can just as easily switch between the two. However, upon being deemed as the best wrestler-turned-actor by Rian Johnson, fans began comparing him with Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and his career.

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Dave Bautista And Dwayne Johnson Get Compared As Actors

Dave Bautista’s latest role shows him as a men’s rights streamer on Twitch who gets invited to a private island for a vacation in the story of Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery. Dwayne Johnson‘s latest role shows him taking up the mantel of Black Adam in the DC Universe. Both actors are now part of superhero franchises and while Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is going to be released very soon with Bautista as Drax the Destroyer, Black Adam’s sequel is still far from being made.

Dwayne Johnson
Dwayne Johnson

“I absolutely 100 percent agree. And I think somebody like [Paul Thomas Anderson] is going to give him a real part and is gonna look like a genius. As a person, Bautista is genuinely, immediately vulnerable when you meet him, and that’s what I was excited about. This is someone who has the physical trappings of someone who would play it big, but he actually brings sensitivity to the role.”

A factor that has often been pointed out is how Bautista’s acting career offers a massive set of range that showcases his talent in the best way possible. Dwayne Johnson on the other hand is seen playing similar roles one after the other. He is a much bigger actor than Bautista and even though he gets to pick his movies, he chooses against challenging himself. Rian Johnson too was surprised to see the Army of the Dead actor take up the role and fit so brilliantly in it that it amazed the Knives Out director.

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Fans Mock Dwayne Johnson For Being Forgotten As A Wrestler-Turned-Actor

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Dave Bautista’s Drax the Destroyer

Upon hearing Rian Johnson’s opinion, fans instantly took to trolling The Rock for his monotonous roles that lack any solid range. While they also bring up other wrestler-turned-actors, none compare to Dave Bautista’s extensive range. Fans deem the only competitor he has is John Cena, who too isn’t afraid to take up a challenge.


They pointed out how Dwayne Johnson is not seen stepping out of his comfort zone and only plays roles that would match his personality and in turn, he would be playing as himself. Even though he has been in the Hollywood industry for much longer than either of the two, The Rock falls behind in terms of range.

Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery is streaming on Netflix


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Source: The Atlantic

Written by Adya Godboley

An avid writer fluent in everything Marvel, Adya Godboley is a content writer for Fandomwire. She is currently doing her Bachelor's of Arts in English Honours. Adya likes to read a lot and it would not be a surprise to see her spend her entire day playing Genshin Impact. Her articles range from Marvel, DC and movies to Mental Health Awareness.