Re: Why did Rock make it as a movie star, but Austin didn't?
There's definitely something to the roles and movie choices. The Rock has done his share of action movies, but he's also done a number of comedic roles and kids movies as well. I'm fairly certain Austin has said in interviews that while action movies is his niche, he'd like to try doing other roles, but he just doesn't seem to go after them or be offered those parts. He just signed a new multi-film deal and it's basically just for more direct-to-DVD action films. Though he only had a secondary role, I was hoping The Expendables would be the start of something good for Austin's movie career, but it wasn't followed up with anything substantial.