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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

    "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."

    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.

    Dave stands on the Glass Onion red carpet wearing a suit

    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?'"

    "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."

    Dave smiles as he sits during a late-night TV talkshow. Dave is wearing a fedora and several pieces of jewelry on his hands

    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.

    Dimitrios Kambouris / Getty Images / Chuck Zlotnick/©Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures / courtesy Everett Collection / Via Twitter: @lincodega


    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

    Twitter: @MsAGoldberg


    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 —

    Twitter: @aidenschmaiden


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

    Twitter: @yamdasrd3


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

    A24 / Via Twitter: @vesperbay


    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

    Twitter: @alex_abads


    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/

    Twitter: @krfabian


    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

    Twitter: @solomonmissouri


    Hey @DaveBautista, I’ll write you a romcom

    Twitter: @LindseyKelk


    Gwendoline Christie Dave Bautista rom-com ShutUpAndTakeMyMoneyDotGIF

    Taylor Hill / Getty Images / Via Twitter: @NYJaneLane


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

    Twitter: @SassOfficial


    @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%.

    Twitter: @Jimosai


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

    20th Century Fox / Via Twitter: @Lizzy5by5


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

    Twitter: @nightingaleboo


    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

    Twitter: @qyuiqq

    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.

    Twitter: @jxsxpx87

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