Brock Lesnar …Action Hero?

November 25, 2008

Pop Culture website The Deadbolt has an interesting take on a possible future avenue for newly crowned UFC Heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar:

The interesting thing about Brock Lesnar as a future action star if he gets bitten by the Hollywood acting bug is that he’d be following in the footsteps of a few of his most famous WWE adversaries who have already made movies – Hulk Hogan, The Rock, and Goldberg, even Stone Cold who left a lasting impression with the big man in his final WWE bout. Now that Brock Lesnar has become a UFC Heavyweight champ after only four professional fights, he’s not going to be fighting forever. Since he’s 31, it’s doubtful we’ll see Lesnar hang around UFC until he’s 41. And like many who made it big inside the wrestling ring, he already has the acting skills from the WWE to make it in Hollywood. How far and to what degree is yet to play out.

The article mentions his predecessors in the WWE making inroads into Hollywood, but there is also the example of Randy Couture in MMA. While it is said that married couples have a seven year itch, Lesnar looks to have a 3 or 4 year itch, going from amateur wrestling to pro wrestling to football to MMA. One has to question how long for the MMA world he is. With all of the above said, an acting career for Brock would have to be seen as a longshot. His general disposition would not lend itself to acting, and he genuinely seems to be motivated in an athletic sense, something he wouldn’t get from acting.

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