|(Actor - X-Men; Halloween I & II; Troy)|
|Tyler Mane is a Canadian actor and former professional wrestler. He is known for playing Sabretooth in X-Men, Ajax in Troy and Michael Myers in the remakes of Halloween and Halloween II.|
Mane began his wrestling career with World Championship Wrestling (WCW) in 1989 as “Nitron” sometimes “Nitro” the bodyguard for Woman. Afterward he went through several other names finally ending his career under the name Big Sky, tag teaming with Vinnie Vegas. After Vinnie left WCW to become Diesel in the WWF, Mane was left in limbo and soon retired from wrestling altogether.
After retiring from wrestling, he appeared in numerous films, including X-Men as Sabretooth (his film debut), How to Make a Monster (as Hardcore), Joe Dirt, The Scorpion King, Troy (as Ajax), Hercules (as Antaeus), and The Devil’s Rejects (in the uncredited role of Rufus). The role of Sabretooth was initially intended for Mane’s former wrestling tag team parter, Kevin Nash, but was awarded to Mane due to Nash’s scheduling conflicts. Nash would, however, get a small role in a later Marvel Comics film, The Punisher.
In 2007, he filmed Rob Zombie’s remake of Halloween, in which he played the iconic starring role of Michael Myers. After winning the role, he noted that he consecutively watched seven of the eight Halloween films (excluding the third because Michael Myers does not appear) to better understand his character. He is the tallest actor (6’ 9”) to portray the character. In 2009, he reprised the role again in Rob Zombie’s H2, becoming only the second actor to play Michael Myers more than once, and the only actor to play the role in two consecutive films.