there are movies that have snipits of bjj. The problem with BJJ is that it isn't flashy enough to be made into a movie. People like high action acrobatic stuff in the movies. there is more you can do visually with other arts.
I agree, but I also believe that there’s a lot more that comes into play as well.
Segal has about as much flash and sizzle as a UPS truck – no jumping spin kicks, etc., but more of a grounded, joint manipulation style with his Aikido – and the characters he played often had little range or depth.
But he had the right look, great timing, and the smarts to capitalize on the situation and become a bankable star.
Guys like Mark Dacascos and Olivier Gruner are much more talented in the physique and “acrobatics” depts. and both had their share of success, but never achieved the level of “Segal-ism.”