Chris as Hogan!
It was first revealed in February 2019 that the Thor actor, Chris Hemsworth would be starring as ‘The Hulkster’ in a biopic on Hogan’s life. The biopic will focus on his career, and the rise of Hulkamania in WWE. He will play the iconic wrestler, now aged 66, in a biopic that will be shown on Netflix.
The success story
Hogan, 66, is widely regarded as one of the greatest superstars professional wrestling has ever produced. Hogan’s career, which began in the 70s, hit its peak during the 80s. He was often on magazine covers and appeared on talk-shows.
Perhaps, The Hulkster’s most famous wrestling moment came when he body slammed Andre, The Giant and ended his long unbeaten run at Wrestle Mania 3 in 1987. Hogan also caught the attention of actor Sylvester Stallone, who cast him as “Thunder lips the Ultimate Male” in his 1982 movie, Rocky III.
The success Hogan enjoyed in the 1980s waned in the early 1990s. Accused of providing anabolic steroids to its wrestlers, the WWF underwent a turbulent trial in which Hogan was called to testify against his former boss, McMahon. Hogan’s admission of drug abuse forced him to terminate both his wrestling and film careers.
Hogan surprised everyone by making a remarkable comeback to the wrestling arena in 1996. In 2002, he shared his experiences as a professional wrestler in his autobiography, Hollywood Hulk Hogan. He also gave television viewers an inside look into his family life in the reality series Hogan Knows Best. The show first aired in the summer of 2005. It followed the daily lives of Hogan and his wife Linda as they raised their teenage children, daughter Brooke and son Nick.
Hogan currently resides in Clearwater, Florida. He married Jennifer McDaniel in 2010. He had been dating her since 2008.