Steve Austin Biography
Steve Austin (born Steven James Anderson, later Steven Williams),[ better known by his ring name "Stone Cold" Steve Austin is an American film and television actor and retired professional wrestler. Austin wrestled for several well-known wrestling promotions such as World Championship Wrestling (WCW), Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) and most famously, the World Wrestling Federation (WWF), which later became World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) in 2002.
He won the 1997, 1998, & 2001 Royal Rumbles. In the late 1990s, Austin gained significant mainstream popularity in the WWF as "Stone Cold" Steve Austin, a disrespectful, beer-drinking antihero who routinely defied his boss, Vince McMahon. This defiance was often shown by Austin flipping McMahon off and incapacitating him with the Stone Cold Stunner, his finishing move. McMahon inducted Austin into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2009.
Austin had his first starring film role as Jack Conrad in the 2007 thriller The Condemned. In 2010 he stars as Dan Paine in The Expendables for director/star Sylvester Stallone. Austin's most recent role was that of ex-convict John Brickner in Damage, a hard-edged, bare-knuckles fight film that focuses on the tough choices people make in times of recession. The film is the first in a multi-picture deal.