Follow TV Tropes

Following

History Creator / ManuBennett

Go To



Of Maori descent and born in UsefulNotes/{{Auckland}} to a singer and a fashion model, Manu's family relocated to UsefulNotes/{{Australia}} soon after his birth. During high school Manu played representative rugby and studied classical ballet and piano, before attending University of NSW to study Drama.

to:

Of Maori Māori descent and born in UsefulNotes/{{Auckland}} to a singer and a fashion model, Manu's family relocated to UsefulNotes/{{Australia}} soon after his birth. During high school Manu played representative rugby and studied classical ballet and piano, before attending University of NSW to study Drama.

Added DiffLines:

* AbilityOverAppearance: The producers of ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' had the choice of either staying true to the comics and finding an American to play [[ComicBook/{{Deathstroke}} Slade Wilson]], or [[AdaptationalNationality altering the character to be Australian]] and hiring Bennett.


Added DiffLines:

* CreatorBacklash:
** He was very disappointed by his guest spot in Season 3 of ''Series/{{Arrow}}'', where Slade suffered serious BadassDecay, and said it would be his last time playing the role. Luckily, the producers were able to placate him with a much better designed return in the Season 5 finale, leading to him becoming a recurring cast member again.
** In an interview before the premiere of the FinaleSeason of ''Series/{{Spartacus|BloodAndSand}}'', he lamented his belief that the show could go for one more season (seeing that said season is a CompressedAdaptation, he may have had a valid point).
* TheDanza: Played a character named Bennett in ''Film/TheMarine'' (the first one).
* DyeingForYourArt: While the rest of the cast of ''Series/{{Spartacus|BloodAndSand}}'' underwent this, Manu took in to another level by growing both his hair long and a BadassBeard to fit Crixus' CharacterDevelopment.
* FakeNationality: Rarely ever plays an Australian or someone from New Zeland.


Added DiffLines:

* ProductionPosse: With Creator/SamRaimi but more so Rob Tapert, who cast him in both ''Series/{{Xena|WarriorPrincess}}'' and ''Series/{{Spartacus|BloodAndSand}}''. He also frequently appeared in Wrestling/{{WWE}} films during the middle of the TurnOfTheMillennium.


Added DiffLines:

* StarMakingRole: He's been around since TheNineties, but his role as [[Series/SpartacusBloodAndSand Crixus]] gave him recognition and boost.


Added DiffLines:

* ThoseTwoActors: With Creator/LucyLawless and Creator/CynthiaAddaiRobinson.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Was up for the title role in ''Film/ConanTheBarbarian2011'', Ronon Dex in ''Series/StargateAtlantis'' (both went to Creator/JasonMomoa) and Terry Sheridan in ''Film/LaraCroftTombRaiderTheCradleOfLife'' (went to Creator/GerardButler).


* ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' (2011 -- 2015) as [[ComicBook/{{Deathstroke}} Slade Wilson / Deathstroke]]

to:

* ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' (2011 -- 2015) 2017) as [[ComicBook/{{Deathstroke}} Slade Wilson / Deathstroke]]


Manu Bennett (born 10 October 1969), also known as John Bennett or Jon Bennett, is a UsefulNotes/NewZealand actor.

to:

Jonathan Manu Bennett (born 10 October 1969), also known as John Bennett or Jon Bennett, is a UsefulNotes/NewZealand actor.


* AbilityOverAppearance: The producers of ''Arrow'' had the choice of either staying true to the comics and finding an American to play Slade Wilson, or altering the character to be Australian and hiring Bennett.



* DyeingForYourArt: While the rest of the cast of ''[[Series/SpartacusBloodAndSand Spartacus]]'' underwent this, Manu took in to another level by growing both his hair long and a BadassBeard to fit Crixus' CharacterDevelopment.
* FakeNationality: Rarely ever plays an Australian or someone from New Zeland.



* ProductionPosse: With Creator/SamRaimi but more so Rob Tapert, who cast him in both Xena and Spartacus. He also frequently appeared in Wrestling/{{WWE}} films during the middle of the TurnOfTheMillennium.



* StarMakingRole: He's been around since TheNineties, but his role as [[Series/SpartacusBloodAndSand Crixus]] gave him recognition and boost.



* ThoseTwoActors: With Creator/LucyLawless and Cynthia Addai-Robinson.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Was up for the title role in Conan, Ronon Dex in Stargate Atlantis (also went to Momoa) and Terry Sheridan in Tomb Raider 2 (Gerard Butler).


* ProductionPosse: With Creator/SamRaimi. He also frequently appeared in Wrestling/{{WWE}} films during the middle of the TurnOfTheMillennium.

to:

* ProductionPosse: With Creator/SamRaimi.Creator/SamRaimi but more so Rob Tapert, who cast him in both Xena and Spartacus. He also frequently appeared in Wrestling/{{WWE}} films during the middle of the TurnOfTheMillennium.


* ThoseTwoActors: With Creator/LucyLawless.

to:

* ThoseTwoActors: With Creator/LucyLawless.Creator/LucyLawless and Cynthia Addai-Robinson.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Was up for the title role in Conan, Ronon Dex in Stargate Atlantis (also went to Momoa) and Terry Sheridan in Tomb Raider 2 (Gerard Butler).


* {{Badass}}: Is frequently cast as such.
** BadassBaritone: Has a very deep, husky voice.

to:

* {{Badass}}: Is frequently cast as such.
**
BadassBaritone: Has a very deep, husky voice.


* MeanCharacterNiceActor: Has become known for his villainous roles but is very warm and kind.

Added DiffLines:

* MeanCharacterNiceActor: Has become known for his villainous roles but is very warm and kind.



to:

* ''Series/TheShannaraChronicles'' (2016-) as Allanon the Druid.


* ''Series/BlueHeelers''
* ''Series/BeastMaster''
* ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess''
* ''Series/ShortlandStreet''
* ''Film/TheMarine''
* ''Film/TheCondemned''
* ''Film/ThirtyDaysOfNight''
* ''[[Series/SpartacusBloodAndSand Spartacus Series]]''
* ''Series/{{Arrow}}''
* ''Film/TheHobbit''

to:

* ''Series/BlueHeelers''
''Series/BlueHeelers'' (1994) as Mark Daivies
* ''Series/BeastMaster''
''Series/BeastMaster'' (1999) as Terron Leader
* ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess''
''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess'' (2000) as Marc Antony
* ''Series/ShortlandStreet''
''Series/ShortlandStreet'' (2000 -- 2001) as Jack Hewitt
* ''Film/TheMarine''
''Film/TheMarine'' (2006) as Bennett
* ''Film/TheCondemned''
''Film/TheCondemned'' (2007) as Paco
* ''Film/ThirtyDaysOfNight''
''Film/ThirtyDaysOfNight'' (2007) as Deputy Billy Kitka
* ''[[Series/SpartacusBloodAndSand Spartacus Series]]''
Spartacus]]'' (2010 -- 2013) as Crixus
* ''Series/{{Arrow}}''
''Series/{{Arrow}}'' (2011 -- 2015) as [[ComicBook/{{Deathstroke}} Slade Wilson / Deathstroke]]
* ''Film/TheHobbit''
''Film/TheHobbit'' trilogy (2012 -- 2014) as Azog the Defiler
** ''Film/TheHobbitAnUnexpectedJourney'' (2012)
** ''Film/TheHobbitTheDesolationOfSmaug'' (2013)
** ''Film/TheHobbitTheBattleOfTheFiveArmies'' (2014)


* DarkAndTroubledPast: He was a bullying victim, then lost his mother and brother in a car accident. He stated in an interview that he found peace through acting.








* DarkAndTroubledPast : He was a bullying victim, then lost his mother and brother in a car accident. He stated in an interview that he found peace through acting.

to:

* DarkAndTroubledPast : DarkAndTroubledPast: He was a bullying victim, then lost his mother and brother in a car accident. He stated in an interview that he found peace through acting.

Added DiffLines:

* DarkAndTroubledPast : He was a bullying victim, then lost his mother and brother in a car accident. He stated in an interview that he found peace through acting.

Showing 15 edit(s) of 22

Top

Example of:

/
/

Feedback