It is a well-known fact that Stone Cold Steve Austin is one of the greatest professional wrestlers of all time. There might be a fact that the wrestling world may not be aware of. The WWE Hall of Famer has also had a nice run in Hollywood.
The Texas Rattlesnake has acted in 16 films. Stone Cold Steve Austin has also appeared on several television shows. Let’s take a look at some of Austin’s best acting roles.
The Longest Yard (2005)
The Longest Yard is a comedy film starring Adam Sandler, Burt Reynolds and Chris Rock. The film also features cameos from Steve Austin, Kevin Nash and Goldberg.
Sandler gets sentenced to three years in prison and there he decides to lead a team of prisoners in a football game against the guards. (As for it being his character, Paul Crewe’s decision, well, that’s up for debate…) Steve Austin plays a role as one of the guards in the prison. One of his fellow officers is played by Nash.
The Condemned (2007)
The next film on the list is The Condemned. In this picture, The Texas Rattlesnake plays the lead role along with Madelaine West playing the female lead.
Austin is one of the several prisoners who have been stranded on an island. They are all trapped as part of a game and they need to fight to survive and be the last one standing.
The Expendables (2010)
The Expendables is an action-thriller film featuring multiple stars including Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Terry Crews, and many more.
The Expendables are a group of mercenaries who are sent on a mission to save hostages from Somalian pirates. Austin played a small role as one of the henchmen.
Celebrity Deathmatch (1999)
Celebrity Deathmatch is an animated series in which famous personalities fight each other.
Austin appeared as a recurring guest commentator and fighter on the series. His first deathmatch was against Vince McMahon, playing off of the storyline on WWE TV. Throughout his time on the show, Austin decapitated Carrot Top, snapped a moose’s neck and slammed Bruce Willis and Tom Cruise’s heads together.
Good fight, good night!
Nash Bridges (2000)
Nash Bridges is a television series that revolves around the titular character’s role in the San Francisco Police Department. In the series, Austin played the character of Detective Jake Cage. He was a recurring character in the show. Although he only appeared in a few episodes, his character played one of the key roles in the series.
Back in 2021, the lead stars in the series, Don Johnson and Cheech Marin starred in the Nash Bridges feature film.
Besides the aforementioned movies and television shows, Austin has played many more characters. Which is your favorite role of the WWE legend? Let us know in the comments section below.