Former Wrestler Dave Bautista Joins Pantheon Of James Bond Villains862 views
LOS ANGELES: Former pro wrestler and rising Hollywood star Dave Bautista is joining one of cinema’s most exclusive families in his new role as a James Bond villain.
As Mr Hinx in “Spectre,” the latest adventure of the unflappable 007 due out in Britain next week and most everywhere else in early November, Bautista joins a pantheon of bad guys that are at least as interesting as the British spy himself.
The Disney/Marvel studio film, a global megahit, turbo-charged his career.
In upcoming movies, Bautista will star in “Heist” along with Robert De Niro, “Marauders” with Bruce Willis, and as the main villain in a remake of the Jean-Claude Van Damme 1980s action film “Kickboxer.”
Of course, Bautista will also return as Drax in a “Guardians” sequel.
He is however modest about his success.
“I don’t want to be a movie star,” he said. “I want to play great characters.” –AFP