Hollywood's 10 Worst Attempts to Manufacture the Next Great Action Star

6. "Stone Cold" Steve Austin

Failed Movie: The Condemned (2007)

Vince McMahon and his WWE underlings are no strangers to Hollywood, with their production company (next up: the Halle Berry-starring thriller The Call) steadily thriving and big-name wrestling superstars consistently trying their hands at acting. Unfortunately, not every grappler can be Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, not even the charismatic ones with great mic skills.

When he was bashing skulls and crushing beer cars, "Stone Cold" Steve Austin" electrified crowds with hilarious redneck bravura; on the big screen, he's a blank slate. In the low-rent Battle Royale ripoff The Condemned, Austin struggled with any scene that didn't involve hurting humans. Admittedly, lots of The Condemned is about hurting people. But the pastoral scenes? Oof.

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