Stone Cold Steve Austin
Steve Austin was a force to be reckoned with in and outside the ring. He dominated the World Wrestling Federation in the late 1990s as "Stone Cold" Steve Austin, a foul-mouthed wrestler who fought everyone from Jake "The Snake" Roberts to Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. His popularity soared when he won the championship belt in "Wrestle Mania IV" (WWE, 1998), considered by many wrestling fans to be the start of the "Attitude Era" due to the sport becoming edgier and more controversial. Due to injuries, Austin's wrestling career slowed to a halt in the early 2000s. After retiring from wrestling in 2004, he took a shot at acting, and was cast in tough-guy roles in films like "The Longest Yard" (2005) starring Adam Sandler. In 2010, Austin appeared as a pain-inflicting bodyguard in the hit movie "The Expendables," and delivered a strong and gritty performance that paved the way for many more exciting roles in his future acting career.