Wrestling star “Stone Cold” Steve Austin played a leading role in the 2011 film “Knockout” which is a film that dealt with the issue of bullying. Austin plays the part of Dan Barnes a retired professional boxer (turned janitor) who helps a young boy to stand up against bullies. Daniel Magder co-stars in the film as Matthew Miller who is a young tween that is being bullied by some of the kids in school.
Steve Austin’s character (Dan) trains young Matthew to be a fighter after seeing him being bullied by a few of the tougher kids. This role for Austin was considered an excellent choice by critics. Most people associate Austin as a tough and hardcore wrestling champion but seeing him in this role forces them to view at Austin in a whole new way.
The issue of bullying is a problem in many schools all across the nation. A lot of kids are suffering because of bullies and some people are even losing their lives by incidents related to bullying. The Knockout movie does not just teach kids that they should learn how to fight just to defend themselves against bullies; the film helps them to understand that learning how to defend themselves could raise their level of self-confidence and help them to fit in with others.
Steve Austin was probably never bullied in his life but if he was, it probably didn’t last long because he is a skilled fighter. The bottom line is that Austin will help just about any one that needs his assistance to stand up against bullies. He does this on film and in real life.