Dave Bautista - Quotes

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For some reason, I struggle seeing myself as a leading man.

For some reason, I struggle seeing myself as a leading man.

Honestly, I don't aspire to be a huge movie star. I really just fell in love with acting... Everything I do on-screen is very subtle. ---->>>

I don't want to intimidate people. There's nothing bullyish about me, you know. If there's anybody who's anti-bully, it's me. ---->>>

I don't watch my playbacks because I hate to see myself act. ---->>>

I look like a gorilla, just the way I'm built. ---->>>

I never excelled at one sport or had a very strong passion for anything other than wrestling and bodybuilding. ---->>>

I was an amateur wrestler, which I loved. It was my passion, but I started really late; I was a junior in high school when I began. ---->>>

I'm a professional wrestler at heart, and I miss it. ---->>>

It's a weird thing... putting your emotions out there for everybody to see while filming. I think it puts you in a kind of vulnerable state. ---->>>

People look at me, and they have a certain perception, and they slap a label on me. The guy you saw in a wrestling ring is not who I am. ---->>>

Yes, I am physical but never go looking for fights. I have been in my share of them but never looked for them. ---->>>

You do take a beating in professional wrestling. But I love it. ---->>>

Drax isn't your average stereotypical soldier/warrior/musclehead. He actually has some depth. It was a character that I wanted to play, not only because I love acting so much, but also, I needed to play to get people to actually take me seriously as an actor and get away from the pro wrestling label. ---->>>

Especially, I don't want to ever be compared to The Rock because I'd be the poor man's version of The Rock. I'm just not him; it's not who I am as a person or as a performer. The Rock's very big and bold, and I'm not. ---->>>

For some reason, I'm the guy people love to hate, which I think is weird. People who know me find that very strange, but for some reason, I am. I don't mind being that guy - I have fun with it. ---->>>

I had been struggling to get roles in Hollywood for three and a half years after leaving the WWE. Then I finally got an agent - the agent I have now. He's a great guy, but he turned me down three times before he even decided to take me on a as a client. ---->>>

I internalize everything, keep everything inside. I'm not used to spilling my guts, and when you have to do that on film to make a point, it's hard. It's rough. I don't think it's as easy as people think. ---->>>

I was actually sitting on stage at a press conference one day, and I totally lost touch with reality. I just thought to myself: 'Vin Diesel is sitting next to me, and Benicio Del Toro's on the other side. This is weird, man.' ---->>>

I'm not a big guy. I'm not a menacing guy. I'm not an intimidating guy. I may look that way, but just spend two seconds talking to me, and you know that's not who I am - not as a person, as a character. It's not who I intend to be. ---->>>

It was always one of my favorite things, the action figures, the video games, when I was with WWE, even though I'm not a gamer. I would literally go out and buy the games just so I could play myself. ---->>>

Just getting auditions was rough. But also just learning how to act - when I did my first role, in a film I did which was a favour to a friend, I realised I was really bad at it. ---->>>

Know your lines; otherwise, have an open mind because you want to get lost in the moment. When you have talented actors and directors to work with, then it's pretty easy to do. ---->>>

My first acting lessons were Shakespeare. The first time I ever started working with a coach was doing scenes from 'Measure for Measure,' which were tough dramatic scenes. And then 'Taming of the Shrew,' which required comedic timing. And that's the kind of stuff I love. ---->>>

The worst injury I have ever suffered in the ring was a torn triceps; they had to take a piece of my hamstring to repair the tear. It was brutal; I was out for 6 months. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 01-18, 1969
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., U.S.
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Occupation: Actor
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David Michael Bautista Jr. (born January 18, 1969) is an American actor, semi-retired professional wrestler, former mixed martial artist, and bodybuilder. From 2000 to 2010 and 2013 to 2014, he was signed to WWE under the ring name Batista, where he became a six-time world champion, winning WWE's World Heavyweight Championship four times and the WWE Championship twice (wikipedia)