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Happy birthday, Dave Bautista
Dave Bautista is today 53 years old. The star began his career as an actor in 2006 and has starred in incredible films including The Man with the Iron Fists (2012), Riddick (2013), Specter (2015), Blade Runner 2049 (2017), Army of the Dead (2021) and Dune (2021). Before that, Bautista was known as a professional wrestler in WWE from 2002 to 2010, in 2014 and a final race from 2018 to 2019. However, Bautista is best known for his Marvel Cinematic Universe role Drax the Destroyer. On his decision to pursue a career in acting after being a successful wrestler, Bautista told Sports Illustrated magazine: “I did not leave wrestling to become a movie star, I left to be an actor. I have worked really hard to prove myself and deserve the respect of my peers and audiences. It’s been a tough route. I’ve really pursued roles that are the actor’s plays, and I’ve turned down a lot of roles that would have been better suited to me as an ex- wrestler … These are the roles most people expected me to take, but I have chosen to go the unexpected route to prove myself as an actor, I feel that people expect less from a wrestler who has become an actor , but I’ve always wanted to be a serious actor. ” We take a look at some of his incredible films.
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