One of the most well-known wrestlers in the world, Dwayne Johnson is now an actor.Do you know how his career began? He is well-known for his services to WWE and is known to fans as The Rock.Johnson is not just a talented entertainer; he is also an entrepreneur.He has had a significant global influence on many people’s lives through volunteerism and charitable activities in addition to his work on television.
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is about to join an ever-expanding roster of stars making the transition to comic book films after a number of successful major roles in his post-wrestling career.
Johnson will play the main role in “Black Adam,” which will see him enter the DC Comics cinematic universe (DCEU). Black Adam, who is most known for serving as Shazam’s major nemesis, was hinted at in a post-credits sequence for the 2019 movie. The movie’s release date is set for October 21st, 2022.
1. He’s Now 50 Years Old
Dwayne Johnson was born May 2, 1972.
2. He’s from California
Johnson was born in Hayward, California. Hayward is on the east side of the San Francisco Bay, approximately midway between Oakland and San Jose
3. He was a national champ in football
Johnson played football at the University of Miami as a defensive lineman. The team was AP National Champions in 1991. Some of his teammates included Warren Sapp and Ray Lewis.
4. He played pro ball in Canada
Dwayne went undrafted by the NFL and signed a contract with Calgary in the CFL. Doug Flutie was also on the team. He was cut during his first season.
5. He’s done TV shows too
Early in his acting career, The Rock made appearances in 2 popular TV shows, ‘That ‘70s Show’ and ‘Star Trek: Voyager’ and, more recently, he starred in the HBO series ‘Ballers’ in addition to the NBC show based on his life, ‘Young Rock’
6. His first leading role
After appearing in ‘The Mummy Returns’ in 2001, Johnson got is first shot at a starring role in the prequel film ‘The Scorpion King’ which grossed almost $180M worldwide. He was paid more than $5 million for the role.
7. He’s had numerous starring roles since
Johnson has been part of some of the biggest film properties in recent years. In addition to playing Hobbs in the ‘Fast & Furious’ franchise, he played Mitch in the movie adaptation of ‘Baywatch,’ Roadblock in the ‘G.I. Joe’ sequel and has also starred numerous Disney films like ‘Jungle Cruise.’
8. Vocal talents
In addition to his acting roles, Johnson has also voiced multiple animated characters, most notably Maui in Disney’s ‘Moana’
9. He’s a business owner
Johnson and his business partner purchased the XFL in 2020. The league plans to resume play in 2022.
10. What’s next for Dwayne?
In addition to ‘Black Adam,’ Johnson’s other upcoming film works include a sequel to ‘San Andreas’ and a role as King Kamehameha.
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