How Dwayne Johnson’s Advice Helped John Cena Land His Role In Trainwreck
There are tons of different flavors of wrestlers-turned-actors.
Dave Bautista has the range.
Dwayne Johnson is every studio’s favorite blockbuster action star.
But for my money, John Cena is the greatest actor that the WWE machine has ever created.
His performance in James Gunn’s “The Suicide Squad” and spin-off series, “Peacemaker” is a career-best, and I’d even go so far as to say the best performance a wrestler-turned-actor has ever given.Cena might have an intimidating physicality to him, but his large, expressive puppy dog eyes are windows into his sensitive soul.
As Peacemaker, Cena shows impressive duality, able to land a crass joke and dance in his tighty whities with the same amount of gravitas as an emotional breakdown.
A perfect blend of pure charisma with the ability to exhibit genuine pathos where it counts.Before he would deliver his best performance in “Peacemaker,” Cena tried experimenting with action films and studio comedies.
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