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Dwayne Johnson – Biography -The Rock
Dwayne Johnson is a professional boxer turned actor known for appearing in The Mummy Returns’ fantasy adventure film. Born into a family of fighters, it comes as no surprise that he made a name for himself in the sport. Before creation his foray into films, Johnson is also famed by his ring name, ‘The Rock.’
Athletic and inclined towards sports from the new age, he took part in many sporting activities as a school student.
He was a promising footballer and usual a full scholarship from the College of Miami to play defensive tackle. He was encouraged to make it big as an expert footballer when an injury put a full stop to his football ambitions.
Though dissatisfied, he did not let this incident demotivate him and became a wrestler. His father, a professional wrestler himself, began drilling the young man. In conclusion, he made his WWF debut and established himself as a fruitful wrestler. Due to his popularity coupled with his rugged good looks, he started receiving offers from Hollywood studios, and he began his acting career with the movie ‘The Mummy Returns
Personal Life of Dwayne Johnson
Dwayne Johnson – Douglas Johnson, also known by his ring name The Rock, is an American actor, producer, singer, and professional wrestler. His grandpa, Peter Maivia, and his father, Rocky Johnson, are also professional wrestlers.
Johnson was born into a wrestling family. His maternal grandfather, “High Chief” Peter Maivia, emerged on the professional scene in the 1960s and ’70s. Johnson’s father, “Soulman” Rocky Johnson, worked the American regional fighting circuit and boxed; in 1974, he was a sparring spouse for George Foreman, then preparing for “the Rumble in the Rainforest” with Muhammad Ali.
Though, the younger Johnson initially preferred the gridiron to the mat. He was a standout high-school participant, and he played on the 1991 NCAA Challenge football team at the University of Mia. After injuries cut short his career in the Canadian River River Football League, he turned to wrestling.
He remained born Dwayne Douglas Johnson on May 2, 1972, in Hayward, California, United States. His dad is of Black Nova Scotian origin, while his mom is of Samoan legacy, which explains his exotic looks. His father, Rocky Johnson, was an expert wrestler, while his mother, Ata Maivia, was the daughter of a wrestler.
However, an injury dashed his dreams of a football career. He advanced in 1995 with a Bachelor of General Studies degree in criminology and physiology.
He decided to train as a wrestler and usual his early drill from his father.
The Career of Dwayne Johnson
Dwayne Johnson made his WWF entrance as Rocky Maivia in 1996 and won the WWF Global Championship from Hunter Hearst Helmsley on Monday Nightly Raw the following year.
He eventually changed his ring name to ‘The Rock’ and became a successful professional wrestler with several titles under his belt. His wrestling prowess, combined with his rugged good looks, made him very popular amongst the female fans, and soon he started getting offers to appear on the small and the big screen.
After looking in a music video, he held ‘Saturday Night Live’ in 2000. He made his wave picture debut as The Scorpion King in the film ‘The Mummy Returns’ opening sequence in 2001.
The movie’s success led to its spin-off ‘The Scorpion King’ in 2002, in which Johnson played the role of Mathayus. He was seemingly paid the US $5.5 million for this movie which eventually became a moderate feat.
He played the role of Joe Kingman, a divorced father. In the family sports comedy film, ‘The Game Plan,’ in 2007. The movie opened at No. 1 at the box office, making $22,950,971 in its first weekend despite getting negative reviews from censors.
This film too opened at No. 1 and became a huge box office hit.
In 2011, Dwayne Johnson appeared in the fifth film of The Fast and the Furious film series, ‘Fast Five,’ as Luke Hobbs, a Diplomatic Security Service agent. The film grossed over $86 million in its opening weekend and became one of Johnson’s most prominent commercial hits.
Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Gina Carano, then John Ortiz as co-stars. He re-presented his role as Luke Hobbs in ‘Fast & Furious 6’, the sixth instalment in The Fast and the Furious franchise, in 2013. The film made over $780 million worldwide, making it No—50 on the all-time worldwide list of highest-grossing movies.
In 2015 he appeared in the seventh payment in The Fast and the Manic franchise, ‘Furious 7’. This film, too, became a blockbuster like the previous movies in the franchise and also received critical admiration for the action sequences.
Major Work of Dwayne Johnson
Dwayne Johnson is most famous for his depiction of Luke Hobbs in the Wild and the Furious movie permit. All the movies featuring him in the franchise eat been super-hits, and he has received considerable praise for his acting skills.
Rewards & Successes
In 2001, he won the Teen Choice Awards in “Film – Choice Sleazebag” for The Mummy Returns.
The CinemaCon Awards 2012 pleased him with the Action Star of the Year Award.
Dwayne Johnson married his longtime partner, Dany Garcia, on May 3, 1997. They have a daughter, Simone Alexandra. The obvious to part ways amicably after ten years of married life in 2007.