He’s getting better. Wrestlers are in a weird place when it comes to entertainment. They are portraying characters, but for some reason there are always going to be people reminding you that it is fake. You don’t get this in other forms of acting, but wrestlers are treated differently for some reason. That doesn’t mean they can’t act, and that was on display for one notable wrestler recently.
The Big Show, real name Paul Wight, really is one of the most unique wrestlers in the world. In addition to his size and physical attributes, Big Show has a great charisma and comedic timing that you don’t get from a lot of other wrestlers. That is the kind of thing could serve him elsewhere outside of the ring and it seems to have done that in a place you might not have expected to see.
Big Show has been nominated for an acting award for his role in the film Marcus. The film has been nominated for several awards at the Eastern European International Film Festival, with Big Show receiving a nomination for Best Supporting Actor. The awards will be presented during the film festival in December. Big Show has maintained an acting career since the 1990s, including his own Netflix series called The Big Show Show.
We are thrilled and honored with the 9 nominations we have received from the East Europe Int. Film Festival. Congrats to the nominees, @KatanaMalone @WWETheBigShow @jenn_sharp @JoseLMartinez17 @fusionfilmfests pic.twitter.com/4OxWKcY7V8
— Marcus_film (@marcus_film) October 11, 2020
Big Show has tried some acting before. Check out some of his work outside of the ring:
Opinion: That’s impressive and something you don’t often see a wrestler accomplish. The award might not be the most prestigious or most famous in the world, but it is something that Big Show can put on his resume to help him get some more attention. Someone out there says that he has some acting skills and that might make someone take a second look at him. This seems to be something he is actually working on and if it works, great for him.
What do you think of Big Show’s acting? Who is your favorite wrestling actor? Let us know in the comments below.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books. Get the latest and greatest in professional wrestling news by signing up for our daily email newsletter. Just look below for “GET EXCLUSIVE UPDATES” to sign up. Thank you for reading!