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Vince McMahon



Vince McMahon (born Vincent Kennedy McMahon) qualifies as the most famous wrestling promoter of the late-20th century, and -- in certain circles -- something of an American pop-culture icon. The son of World Wrestling Federation founder Vincent J. McMahon, Vince bucked his father's wishes that he avoid the wrestling business, and broke into a career as an announcer for the World Wide Wrestling Federation (WWWF) from 1971-1982, not long after receiving his B.S. in business administration from East Carolina State University. In 1982, McMahon signed on as the chairman the World Wrestling Federation. He also became the chairman of Titan Sports.



From his throne at WWF, McMahon made a conscious attempt to alter the public image of professional wrestling, graduating it from a tongue-in-cheek farce to a venerable (and outrageously lucrative) form of ringside and at-home entertainment. He did much to promote the concept of over-the-top "characters" in the ring and staged the multi-billion-dollar franchise of WrestleMania events, launched on an annual basis from 1985 onward and later parlayed into an unholy amount of pay-per-view business. Beginning in the early '90s, however, McMahon also courted a great deal of controversy and drew legal charges, both for the alleged use and distribution of steroids and for the alleged anti-homosexual discrimination of Titan Sports.



As for film work, it goes without saying that McMahon (particularly in the early years) received the majority of his screen credits on filmed wrestling events. He branched out into features with the Hulk Hogan vehicle No Holds Barred (1989), but (perhaps discouraged by the lukewarm public and critical reception to that vehicle) waited another 13 years to move back into fictional narratives, forming a collaborative partnership with wrestler-turned-actor Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson on a series of action-filled Hollywood blockbusters, which McMahon executive produced and The Rock headlined. These included The Scorpion King (2002) and Walking Tall (2004). McMahon launched additional action vehicles (sans Johnson) with such icons as John Cena (The Marine, 2006) and wrestler Steve Austin (The Condemned, 2007). The majority grossed dollar one and suggested a new career path for the wrestling guru.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Surf's Up 2: WaveMania
  • Actor
2017
No Score Yet WWE: Monday Night War: Volume 1 - Shots Fired Parts 1-4
  • Actor
2015
No Score Yet WWE: Ultimate Warrior - Always Believe
  • Actor
2015
No Score Yet Scooby-doo! Wrestlemania Mystery
  • Actor
2014
No Score Yet WWE Fatal 4-Way
  • Actor
2010
No Score Yet The Marine 2
  • Executive Producer
2009
15% The Condemned
  • Producer
  • Executive Producer
2007
No Score Yet Giants, Midgets, Heroes & Villains 2
  • Actor
2007
20% The Marine
  • Executive Producer
2006
8% See No Evil
  • Executive Producer
2006
No Score Yet WWE - Holiday Tribute To The Troops
  • Actor
2006
26% Walking Tall
  • Producer
  • Executive Producer
2004
70% The Rundown
  • Executive Producer
2003
41% The Scorpion King
  • Executive Producer
  • Producer
2002
No Score Yet WWF - King of the Ring 2000
  • Actor
2000
No Score Yet WWF - Armageddon 2000
  • Actor
2000
82% Beyond the Mat
  • Actor
1999
No Score Yet WWF - Austin vs. McMahon
  • Actor
1999
No Score Yet WWF - Royal Rumble 1999
  • Actor
1999
No Score Yet Hitman Hart: Wrestling with Shadows
  • Actor
1998
No Score Yet WWF - Over the Edge In Your House
  • Actor
1998
11% No Holds Barred
  • Producer
1989

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet WWE Monday Night Raw
1993
  • Appearing
  • Host
  • Commentator
  • Creator
No Score Yet WWE Raw 2015
1993-2011
  • Host
  • Commentator
  • Creator
No Score Yet The Apprentice
2004
  • Actor
  • Appearing

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