Back in 2018 new broke that Sony and Tristar Pictures are teaming up to make a dramatized biography film about Vince McMahon, the man behind pro wrestling’s rise to pop-culture relevance in the 1980s and beyond (and still going strong today). The movie apparently has the official backing of the WWE CEO, with WWE Studios partnering on to help with production. The movie, given the ridiculous/awesome title of Pandemonium, has no director or actors are attached to the project, but there is one glaring question that needs to be answered — who will play Vince McMahon?
The events of the biopic stretch over as many as 30 or 40 years, so it’s possible that Vince will be played by multiple actors over the different generations. So while we were thinking about who could fill those large-sized luxury loafers, we didn’t discriminate based on age. McMahon may be in his 70s these days, but he started changing the business when he was still in his 20s, so we picked actors of all ages. Looking exactly like the WWE boss wasn’t necessarily a requirement, but it did help a few actors make the list.
17. Bradley Cooper
Bradley Cooper can do it all, from comedy (The Hangover) to gritty (American Sniper) to just plain weird (American Hustle). He even does a pretty great job at voicing a sarcastic raccoon in the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise. Basically, he could handle all the ups and downs associated with a life as crazy as McMahon’s. The Academy Award-nominated actor has the ability to match McMahon’s bombastic personality, as well as his quieter, more humble moments (if the film bothers to show us those, that is).