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Dave Bautista

Dave Bautista

Birthday: 18 January 1969, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Birth Name: David Michael Bautista Jr.
Height: 198 cm

David Michael Bautista, Jr. was born on January 18, 1969 in Washington, D.C., to Donna Raye (Mullins) and David Michael Bautista. His father is Filipino, and his mother has Greek ancestry.When WCW off ...Show more

Dave Bautista
People look at me, and they have a certain perception, and they slap a label on me. The guy you saw Show more 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. Hide
I internalize everything, keep everything inside. I'm not used to spilling my guts, and when you hav Show more 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. Hide
I don't watch my playbacks because I hate to see myself act. I don't watch my playbacks because I hate to see myself act.
I'm a professional wrestler at heart, and I miss it. I'm a professional wrestler at heart, and I miss it.
Drax isn't your average stereotypical soldier/warrior/musclehead. He actually has some depth. It was Show more 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. Hide
Yes, I am physical but never go looking for fights. I have been in my share of them but never looked Show more Yes, I am physical but never go looking for fights. I have been in my share of them but never looked for them. Hide
For some reason, I'm the guy people love to hate, which I think is weird. People who know me find th Show more 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. Hide
I was an amateur wrestler, which I loved. It was my passion, but I started really late; I was a juni Show more 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. Hide
I had been struggling to get roles in Hollywood for three and a half years after leaving the WWE. Th Show more 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. Hide
I was actually sitting on stage at a press conference one day, and I totally lost touch with reality Show more 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.' Hide
For some reason, I struggle seeing myself as a leading man. For some reason, I struggle seeing myself as a leading man.
It's a weird thing... putting your emotions out there for everybody to see while filming. I think it Show more 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. Hide
My first acting lessons were Shakespeare. The first time I ever started working with a coach was doi Show more 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. Hide
I don't want to intimidate people. There's nothing bullyish about me, you know. If there's anybody w Show more 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. Hide
I'm not a big guy. I'm not a menacing guy. I'm not an intimidating guy. I may look that way, but jus Show more 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. Hide
It was always one of my favorite things, the action figures, the video games, when I was with WWE, e Show more 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. Hide
Honestly, I don't aspire to be a huge movie star. I really just fell in love with acting... Everythi Show more 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. Hide
Know your lines; otherwise, have an open mind because you want to get lost in the moment. When you h Show more 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. Hide
You do take a beating in professional wrestling. But I love it. You do take a beating in professional wrestling. But I love it.
I never excelled at one sport or had a very strong passion for anything other than wrestling and bod Show more I never excelled at one sport or had a very strong passion for anything other than wrestling and bodybuilding. Hide
The worst injury I have ever suffered in the ring was a torn triceps; they had to take a piece of my Show more 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. Hide
Especially, I don't want to ever be compared to The Rock because I'd be the poor man's version of Th Show more 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. Hide
I look like a gorilla, just the way I'm built. I look like a gorilla, just the way I'm built.
Just getting auditions was rough. But also just learning how to act - when I did my first role, in a Show more 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 favor to a friend, I realized I was really bad at it. Hide
Dave Bautista's FILMOGRAPHY
as Actor (35)
Dave Bautista Dave Bautista'S roles
Brass Body
Brass Body

Batista, Deacon Batista
Batista, Deacon Batista

Big Ronnie 'B.R.'
Big Ronnie 'B.R.'

T.I.
T.I.

Trent DeRosa
Trent DeRosa

Tong Po
Tong Po

Drax the Destroyer
Drax the Destroyer

Sapper Morton
Sapper Morton

Diaz
Diaz

Stupe
Stupe

Mr. Hinx
Mr. Hinx

Everest
Everest

Drax
Drax

Argomael
Argomael

Sapper
Sapper

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