Dwayne Johnson has long earned the status of one of the most recognizable Hollywood actors, becoming one of the first famous wrestlers to pave the way into the world of cinema. True, not everyone thinks that the Rock has enough talent. For example, “Guardians of the Galaxy” star Dave Batista is sure that a chasm has literally opened up between him and Dwayne in this regard.
In a recent interview, Batista noticed that his colleague, of course, “there is something special, and this cannot be taken away,” but Johnson cannot be called a great actor. Of course, Dave himself has faced harsh criticism for some of his early roles as well, and yet he has proven himself as a talented actor thanks to Marvel films and Denis Villeneuve’s work Blade Runner 2049. It is these tapes, according to Batista, that show how different their talents are from Johnson.
The former wrestler explains this difference simply. He stated that he has chosen a clear division between the two careers in the entertainment industry, and his past and future do not intersect.
The Rock and John Cena are wrestlers who have become movie stars. I am something else. I was a wrestler. Now I’m an actor, told about his position Batista. He also added that he does not share the desire of his colleagues to appear in large-scale action films since this is not the acting career that he aspires to.
I want good roles. I don’t care about Fast and Furious or Bumblebee. I don’t want that kind of fame. I want to be at Dune, I want to work with Denis Villeneuve. I’m proud to be a character actor, said Batista.
It will be possible to find out how well the actor managed to become a part of Villeneuve’s new work in just a few months. Dune is out on December 17th.