John Cena's most memorable movie roles

03 October 2022
From king of wrestling to acting.
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John Cena, one of the most prominent World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) wrestlers, excels inside and outside the ring. Cena has made quite the splash in Hollywood as an actor.

Let's explore some of the superstar's most iconic movie roles.

The Marine

Cena shot to stardom with the 2006 action movie, The Marine. In this movie, he plays former marine John Triton, whose wife goes missing while they are on holiday. To rescue the love of his life, Triton has to go after the bad guys.

Fast & Furious 9

In Fast & Furious 9 centred on Vin Diesel (Dom), Cena plays villain Jakob Toretto, Dom and Mia's (Jordana Brewster) estranged brother. Jakob is a badass assassin, a master thief, and a high-performance driver.

The cast includes A-listers such as Tyrese Gibson, Michelle Rodriguez, Ludacris, Nathalie Emmanuel, and Sung Kang.


Starring alongside Leslie Mann (Lisa) in the comedy Blockers, Cena plays an aggressively protective dad, Mitchell Mannes. Friends through their daughters, Lisa and Mitchell will stop at absolutely nothing to intervene in their children’s plans to lose their virginities on prom night.


In the Transformers spinoff, Bumblebee, Cena steals the show as Agent Burns, a Sector 7 agent ready to eliminate any transformer he comes across.


In the animated children’s movie Ferdinand, Cena springs into vocal action lending his voice to Ferdinand, a bull with a big heart who refuses to fight. Even though Ferdinand believes in looking out for others, he is sadly mistaken for a dangerous beast.

We definitely CAN see you John Cena! Out of all the characters Cena has portrayed, which one is your favourite?

Catch John Cena as Peacemaker in The Suicide Squad this Sunday at 20:05 CAT on M-Net 101 or after the movie with catch-up on DStv. You can find us on @mnetmovies on Twitter, @MNet, on Facebook, and @mnettv on Instagram.