Who is Dave Bautista?

From Wrestling to Drax to My Spy!
To celebrate the release of My Spy we’re deep divin’ on Dave! 

Dave Bautista that is, the lovable giant who’s transitioned from the ring to the red carpet. Strap in and let’s take the journey together.  

Wrestling


Believe it or not, Bautista got his start as one of the WWE's biggest stars! Actually, he was a bodybuilder and mixed martial artist, too, but he shot to fame when he began wrestling against the greats starting in the year 2000. 


Guardians of the Galaxy


The moment Dave Bautista went from a wrestling fan's fave to unexpected superstar was in Guardians of the Galaxy. Sure, there was a talking racoon, and Chris Pratt, and a talking tree called Groot. But the real star of Guardians was Drax the Destroyer, a hulking killer who takes everything literally. He also went on to play Drax in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame!


Blade Runner 2049


Bautista proved his acting chops in Blade Runner 2049 as a mild-mannered replicant named Sapper. His role, while small, got him kudos for taking a turn as a more complex character. Sapper also plays a pretty pivotal role in the film, as you can see here in this scene across from Ryan Gosling's Officer K.


Stuber


If you ever doubted Dave Bautista's ability to make people laugh while not playing a murderous alien named Drax, Stuber is for you. It's a buddy cop movie where a grizzled cop is chasing a killer... and needs the help of an uber driver to get the job done. It's goofy and messy, but Bautista is really fantastic alongside co-star Kumail Nanjiani.


My Spy


Dave Bautista's next film is My Spy. In it, he plays a CIA operative given one last chance at a career after blowing up too much stuff and killing too many people. The only problem? He's been caught undercover by a nine-year-old girl. She threatens to expose him... unless he teaches her what he knows. 



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