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Non-Actors Transition into Cinema

From former wrestlers to reality tv stars, how and why do they transition into cinema. Is this transition successful or doomed to failure?

  • I can definitely see this trend in people like Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Hulk Hogan, Jesse Ventura, and Andre the Giant. – Erica Beimesche 6 years ago
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  • A comparison between those who have successfully transitioned vs. those who did not might be interesting in order to determine if there is a trend. Wrestlers have been mentioned, but others like musicians (Dwight Yoakam), etc. should also be part of the analysis. – pudgeblossom 6 years ago
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  • I liked pudgeblossom's point about musicians. Perhaps the best way to focus this topic is to look at the following: 1. Athletes (this goes all the way bacl to Olympic Swimmer Johnny Wisemuller in Tarzan) 2. Musicians/Singers 3. Now we have reality stars – fdemelo 6 years ago
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