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Dave Bautista Is Afraid He’s Too “Unattractive” To Star In A Rom-Com, And The Internet Is Out To Prove Him Wrong

By Kristen Harris,


On Monday, Knock at the Cabin star Dave Bautista told Page Six that he's worried he's too "unattractive" to play the lead in a rom-com. But honestly, he couldn't be more wrong.
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He said, "I know I'm not your typical rom-com lead...I'm a little rough around the edges. But I always, you know, I look in the mirror and I say, I ask myself, 'Am I that unattractive? Is there something that unappealing about me that excludes me from these parts?'"
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"I don't know. It's just never come my way. I've never had an offer to do a rom-com. I still have high hopes. I'll just keep searching."
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This isn't the first time he's talked about his dream to star in a rom-com. He tweeted about it back in 2021.

Dave may worry that he's not the right fit for the genre, but his fans (myself included) couldn't disagree more. Here's my pitch:

Dave plays a famous action star who retires from the spotlight and moves to a small town so his daughter can grow up with a "normal life." The daughter, who dreams of being an actor, has a hard time making friends at her new school, so he signs her up for community theater. His love interest is the community theater director, played by Judy Greer, who ropes him into helping her with the production of Cinderella when the actor playing Prince Charming drops out. They initially butt heads, but they realize they're in love when the actor playing Cinderella fails to make it to opening night, forcing Judy to step into the role.

On Twitter, others have been calling for Dave to be cast in a rom-com — and they've been dreaming up their own plots too:


Dave Bautista I have 10 romcom pitches just for you. I have so many roles for you to be handsome and sensitive. I’m prepared to fight god.

@lincodega 09:33 PM - 31 Jan 2023


The number of us plotting a Dave Bautista romcom right now OK so here’s my pitch: he’s a softie kindergarten teacher who gets mistaken for a spy and dragged along on a secret summer mission with a grumpy fierce spy who at first hates him but they fall in love a la the show Chuck

@MsAGoldberg 01:00 PM - 01 Feb 2023


dave bautista has some of the warmest, brightest energy i’ve seen on screen and it is a DISSERVICE to us as media consumers to not be blessed with him starring in a romcom!!! IN THIS ESSAY I WILL —

@aidenschmaiden 03:02 AM - 01 Feb 2023


Someone should write a rom-com about Dave Bautista finding love while trying to write his own rom-com.

@yamdasrd3 05:58 PM - 01 Feb 2023


Me when I find whoever made Dave Bautista think he was not attractive enough to be in romcoms

@vesperbay 01:00 AM - 01 Feb 2023


Nancy Meyers please direct a movie in which a no nonsense civil engineer Dave Bautista falls for a sardonic California-based book cover designer Judy Greer

@alex_abads 09:22 PM - 31 Jan 2023


Gruff stuntman with a heart of gold Dave Bautista accidentally wanders onto the wrong film set where spiky, recently divorced indie director Sara Ramirez mistakes him for their new assistant - the two show each other new ways to see film, life, and maybe even each other...1/

@krfabian 10:06 PM - 31 Jan 2023


Oh I’m definitely gonna make him a widower watchmaker reluctant to jump back into the dating pool until he meets a lawyer who’s father passed and the only thing she has left of him is a broken watch

@solomonmissouri 03:01 AM - 01 Feb 2023


Hey @DaveBautista, I’ll write you a romcom

@LindseyKelk 06:37 PM - 01 Feb 2023


Gwendoline Christie Dave Bautista rom-com ShutUpAndTakeMyMoneyDotGIF

@NYJaneLane 05:55 AM - 01 Feb 2023


@PopCrave Them: “Do you want to go see a rom-com?”Me: “Meh.”Them: “It stars Dave Bautista.”Me: “Oh hell yes!”

@SassOfficial 03:13 PM - 01 Feb 2023


@PopCrave He's such an incredibly likable guy, and a lot of people find him attractive. I would watch at Dave Bautista rom-com 100%.

@Jimosai 09:12 PM - 31 Jan 2023


Re: Dave Bautista Pair that man w veteran romcom queen Nia Vardalos and I'll be there

@Lizzy5by5 08:05 PM - 01 Feb 2023


the fact that dave bautista wants to do every genre is actually something thats so special and lovely to me like thats an Actor

@nightingaleboo 02:48 AM - 01 Feb 2023


sorry but people acting like dave bautista isn't hot are so weird. this man is a perfect romcom protagonist!! he looks like he could hold you so good

@qyuiqq 01:32 PM - 01 Feb 2023

16. And finally:

I love Dave Bautista said "maybe I'm not attractive enough for a rom com" and now all of gay Twitter is talking about how they want him to break them in various ways and this is proof they should cast him in one. No notes. You can't argue with the data. Cast him.

@jxsxpx87 02:38 AM - 01 Feb 2023

What kind of rom-com would you cast Dave Bautista in? Share your ideas in the comments!

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