Many famous faces who get their start in the WWE end up making their way onto the big screen, with the most notable example being Dwayne “The Rock" Johnson. However, John Cena is closing in on Johnson's stranglehold on the industry by making quite a name for himself in recent years.
Cena proved his knack for comedic timing in films like "Trainwreck" before moving into the superhero realm with "The Suicide Squad," but his film career almost didn’t happen. It’s only due to a bit of luck that he was able to nab his first lead role in 2006's "The Marine.”
Cena revealed in an interview with “GQ” that the opportunity wouldn't have happened if Steve Austin hadn't dropped out shortly before filming was set to start. "The Marine" wasn't exactly a critical darling, but Cena also stated how proud he is of the work he did on the film.