Dave Bautista then and now: from star of the ring to star of the movie

Dave Bautista (full name David Michael Bautista Jr.) came into this world in 1969 in Washington, DC, USA. His mother is of Greek descendent while his father is a Filipino. However, his parents got divorced when he just was a child. His childhood was not easy for him at all.

The star of the ring

When Dave Bautista turned 17, he decided to move out. He started earning money with some boring part-time jobs. Then, he was taken in jail for injuring two patrons. Consequently, he was sentenced to one-year probation.

After releasing in 1999, he began concerning wrestling. He thought that only this way would take him out the somber time in his life. While he was in WWE, he won the World Heavyweight Champion four times, the WWE Championship twice and World Tag Team Championship once with Rey Mysterio. Then, he gradually gained fame under the ring name Batista.

In 2006, Dave Bautista put the first step into an acting career with the first supporting role in the comedy film “Relative strangers”. After 4 years, he attended a movie projectWrong side of town as the main character – a retires soldier. His family has to face many risks and the ending comes when he saves his daughter from the kidnappers.

Although this film was only published in the DVD version alongside the unattractive plot, what the audiences care about is Dave Bautista’s acting skill. After the movie came out, people knew the name Dave Bautista as an actor more than a ring star.

In terms of acting, Dave Bautista just emerged as a talented actor through 2 films The man with the iron fists in 2012 and Riddick in 2013. The success of these two films drew the attention of some famous directors, including the famous director Jame Guns.

“Drax” of the Marvel world

Not only gaining reputation by a muscular body with a cool face, but Dave Bautista also conquers the fastidious audience by his emotional acting skills. Therefore, only 8 years he owns for himself many impressive roles such as Sapper Morton in “Blade Runner 2049”, Trent DeRosa in Escape Plan 2: Hades, especially Drax in the blockbuster “Guardians of the Galaxy”. Few know that in order to make the difference for “Drax”, it took Dave Bautista 5 hours to make up for this character before shooting.

By 2014, with increasing love for the movie, Dave Bautista decided to retire as a wrestler and focus on his acting career.

Coming to “Final Score”, this muscular actor received a rain of praise from both the critics and the audience. Moreover, Dave Bautista also brought the audience eye-catching action scenes such as dangerous car racing, fight scenes… As expected, it is worth that the title “new hero of the action film” belongs to him.

In the near future, you can expect that Dave Bautista will fill up his schedule with many upcoming movie projects which are supposed to be released. Reportedly, Dune, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, the killer’s game and Army of the Dead are the upcoming movies of this actor.

Dave Bautista has been married three times. In 2007, he released his Bautista’s autobiography ‘Batista Unleashed’ on October 16, 2007, through Pocket Books. In the book, Bautista tells about his personal conflict in life, including his relationship with Chris Benoit.

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