Dwayne Douglas Johnson ( Hayward , California , United States , May 2, 1972) is an actor and professional wrestler for WWE , maintaining this activity until 2019, the year in which he decided to focus completely on his acting facet. A weighty decision for someone who has achieved ten solo world championships (two as WCW Champion and eight as WWE Champion ), five in tag team and two as WWE Intercontinental Champion .
Childhood ( The Rock Biography 2023 )
After a childhood and early adolescence where location changes were constant in his family, he ended up settling in Pennsylvania . There, at Freedom High School (located in Lehigh Valley ‘s Bethlehem Township ), he excelled on the school’s football and wrestling teams. After participating in various soccer tournaments, he drew attention and ended up accepting a scholarship to play at the University of Miami (he would double major in criminology and physiology); unfortunately this path did not crystallize despite managing to play with the Calgary Stampeders in the Canadian Soccer League. Having finished with this team, his family, specifically his father and his maternal grandfather, helped him to access the WWF since they had worked as professional wrestlers.
Johnson then created a character that attracted the public, with several name changes included (the first he used was Flex Cavana ) and became one of the great figures in the decade of the WWF Attitude Era , contributing significantly to the rise of the wrestling industry; With his entry into the world of wrestling, Dany García also arrived , who would be his wife until 2007.
The years between 1998 and 2002 were the apotheosis of him as a fighter,
with a fame that overflowed that field becoming a familiar face to the general public, appearing on Saturday Night Live. His career as an actor began thanks to the enormous fame he had gained in wrestling, he would begin by appearing in the video clip for the song It Doesn’t Matter , by Wyclef Jean , his fame growing like foam, he was chosen to appear in The Return of the mummy in the role of the Scorpion King, the final antagonist opposite the leading couple of Brendan Fraser and Rachel Weisz , thus beginning his film career on the big screen (he had already appeared in Star Trek Voyager ).
This would take hold the following year by managing to be the protagonist with The Scorpion King , from that moment on Dwaynehe would be alternating his performances with appearances as a fighter until 2004.
Role ( The Rock Biography 2023 )
After his first leading role (for which he would earn more than five million, a literal Guines record), he would be followed by a few films that strengthened his position in the American market with films such as The Amazon Treasure, Walkint Tall or his appearance in Be Cool , as well as the adaptation of a big screen video game classic, Doom . Although his roles were usually as a man of action, he began to exploit his comic vein very early on (even in adventure films), the first purely comic film being Reno 911!: Miami , which would be followed by Dad by surprise .
2007 was a year of changes for Dwayne , ( The Rock Biography 2023 )
his marriage to Dany ended (both maintained very good terms), he resumed his career as a professional wrestler, always alternating it with his acting agenda. At the beginning of this new stage, he was devoted to his comic aspect, achieving good success with the very successful Super Agent 86 (where he would coincide with Anne Hathaway and Steve Carell ). Fairy by surprise would be another of that series of humorous films or even The Haunted Mountain , even though it was just another adventure film, it maintained an important comic vein.
And 2011 arrived, and Vin Diesel arrived , and the Fast And Furious franchise came into his life with the fifth production of the saga. His inclusion in the production in the role of DEA agent Hobbs thrilled audiences, with the film grossing nearly $900 million. It was followed by a couple of forays into crime drama and a return to straight action through GI Joe: Retalition , as well as the next speeding car act in Fast And Furious 6 .
He played Hercules in the film of the same name, he co-starred in one of the best films by director Michael Bay , Pain and money, he entered the catastrophe genre with San Andreas and broke the box office with Fast And Furious 7 , which achieved a worldwide gross of more than one and a half billion dollars.
2016 may have been a quiet year since he only did A Spy and a Half and he intervened giving voice in the production of Disney Moana , however it was only the moment of calm before the storm that would unleash in the seventh art industry in the following year.
Dwayne managed in 2017 to be present in two films that destroyed the box office, Fast And Furious 8 and Jumanji , adding between them close to two thousand two hundred million dollars. He was also able to treat himself to starring in the movie Baywatch: Baywatch, which worked very well in the American domestic market. He had become the action actor who knew how to introduce humor and the productions were piling up on him, whether it was taking on flames and criminals in The Skyscraper or leading another video game adaptation with giant monsters in Rampage .
The Rock ‘s box office ( The Rock Biography 2023 )
pull was so high that Vin Diesel took advantage of it to get a spin off of Fast And Furious , the movie Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw . The production slipped into the twelve highest grossing films of that year, a list in which Dwayne repeated thanks to Jumanji: The Next Level . The climax of that year was his second marriage, this time to Lauren Hashian . 2021 was somewhat more relaxed, although by then Forbes magazine already included him among the highest-paid stars in Hollywood, taking the opportunity to put his voice in a video game (Fortnite) for the first time, strengthen his ties withNetflix co-starring in Red Alert , opposite his friend Ryan Reynolds and Gal Gadot . A good coincidence, since both Reynolds and Gal Gadot have played DC comic characters and The Rock will star in the Black Adam movie (a character who is positioned as a villain or antihero in DC), it is still to be confirmed if he will cross his fists with the Heny Cavill ‘s Superman , whose agent is The Rock’s ex-wife Dany Garcia .