The Rock
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Rock Movies,Background,Career,Wrestling,Lifestyle

The Rock has been one of the well known star when it comes to wrestling and movies, here we give you more incite on the Rock background, career, movies and lifestyle.

Historical background

The Rock
The Rock

The Rock real name is Dwayne Douglas Johnson born May 2, 1972 also known by his ring name The Rock, is an American Canadian actor, producer, businessman, retired professional wrestler,and former American football player. He wrestled for the World Wrestling Federation WWF,  for eight years prior to pursuing an acting career. His films have grossed over $3.6 billion in North America and over $11.5 billion worldwide,making him one of the highest-grossing actors of all time.

Johnson was a college football player for the University of Miami, with whom he won a national championship in 1991. He initially aspired for a professional career in football and entered the 1995 NFL Draft, but went undrafted. As a result, he signed with the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League (CFL), but was cut from the team in the middle of his first season. Shortly after, he began training as a professional wrestler.

In 1996, Johnson secured a contract with the WWF and was promoted as the first third-generation wrestler in the company’s history, as he is the son of Rocky Johnson and grandson of Peter Maivia. He rose to prominence after developing a charismatic persona of a boastful, trash-talking wrestler named The Rock. He subsequently won his first WWF Championship in 1998 and helped usher the WWF into the “Attitude Era“, a boom period in the company’s business in the late 1990s and early 2000s which still holds professional wrestling records for television ratings. In 2004, he left the WWE to pursue an acting career. He returned in 2011 as a part-time performer until 2013, and made sporadic appearances from then until fully retiring in 2019. Considered one of the greatest professional wrestlers and biggest wrestling draws of all time, Johnson headlined the most-bought professional wrestling pay-per-view event ever Wrestle Mania .

Dwayne Douglas Johnson was born on May 2, 1972,in Hayward, California, to Ata Johnson  born 1948 and former professional wrestler Rocky Johnson born Wayde Douglas Bowles; 1944–2020. Growing up, Johnson lived briefly in New Zealand with his mother’s family, where he attended Richmond Road Primary School in Grey Lynn before returning to the United States. He then attended Montclaire Elementary School in Charlotte, North Carolina before moving to Hamden, Connecticut, where he spent a couple of years at Shepherd Glen Elementary School and Hamden Middle School.Johnson spent his high school years at President William McKinley High School in Honolulu, Hawaii, Glencliff High School and McGavock High School in Nashville, Tennessee, and Freedom High School in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. He was arrested multiple times for fighting, theft, and check fraud before the age of 16. Johnson also began playing sports, joining his high schools’ gridiron football, track and field and wrestling teams.


Johnson [The Rock]journey into movie Industry.

Johnson entered Hollywood and the film industry, becoming a star initially through his wrestling popularity and noted work ethic. Over his acting career, he has become one of the highest paid and most successful actors in Hollywood. He began his acting career on television while wrestling. In his first television acting job, in 1999, he played his own father in an episode of That ’70s Show called “That Wrestling Show”. Nearly a year later, he appeared in the Star Trek: Voyager episode “Tsunkatse” as an alien wrestler who fought popular character Seven of Nine. While Johnson was away from WWE, the company continued to sell “The Rock” merchandise, and he continued to be featured prominently in the opening montages of their television shows.

Johnson began his theatrical career in The Mummy Returns (2001), The Scorpion King (2002) the action-comedy The Rundown (2003) and the Walking Tall (2004). He played a supporting role in Be Cool (2005) and was the primary antagonist in Doom (2005). Roles in Gridiron Gang (2006) Reno 911!: Miami (2007) Southland Tales (2007). He played a cocky famous American football player in The Game Plan (2007) and Agent 23 in Get Smart (2008). He presented the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects at the 80th Academy Awards.


Wrestling career(1996)

After his football career, Johnson decided to pursue a career as a professional wrestler.Veteran wrestler Pat Patterson got Johnson several tryout matches with the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) in 1996. Under his real name, he defeated The Brooklyn Brawler at a house show on March 10. and lost matches to Chris Candido and Owen Hart. After wrestling at Jerry Lawler’s United States Wrestling Association as Flex Kavana and winning the USWA World Tag Team Championship twice with Bart Sawyer in the summer of 1996, Johnson signed a WWF contract. He received additional training from Tom Prichard, alongside Achim Albrecht and Mark Henry.


Lifestyle

The Rock
The Rock

Johnson married Dany Garcia on May 3, 1997.Their daughter Simone was born on August 14, 2001. On June 1, 2007, they announced they were splitting up amicably.Johnson then began dating Lauren Hashian, daughter of Boston drummer Sib Hashian. They first met in 2006 while Johnson was filming The Game Plan. Hashian and Johnson were married on August 18, 2019, in Hawaii. They have two children. As of 2014, Johnson has a home in Southwest Ranches, Florida, as well as Los Angeles, California. He also owns a farm in Virginia. In 2009, he gained Canadian citizenship through his father. Though he was previously registered as a Republican, he voted for Barack Obama in the 2008 and 2012 United States presidential elections.

He did not vote in the 2016 U.S. election,and is an independent voter as of 2017. In recognition of his service to the Samoan people, and because he is a descendant of Samoan chiefs, Johnson had the noble title of Seiuli bestowed upon him by Malietoa Tanumafili II during his visit there in July 2004. He received a partial Samoan pe’a tattoo on his left side in 2003, and, in 2017, had the small “Brahma bull” tattoo on his right arm covered with a larger half-sleeve tattoo of a bull’s skull.


The Rock Movies

Rock movies;

Longshot (2001)

Southland Tales (2006)

The Mummy Returns (2001)

Tooth Fairy (2010)

Empire State (2013)

Race to Witch Mountain (2009)

Doom (2005)

Planet 51 (2009)

Be Cool (2005)

G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013)

The Scorpion King (2002)

The Game Plan (2007)

Hercules (2014)

Get Smart (2008)

Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (2012)

Faster (2010)

Snitch (2013)

The Rundown (2003)

Walking Tall (2004)

Gridiron Gang (2006)

Central Intelligence (2015)

The Other Guys (2010)

San Andreas (2015)

Rampage (2018)

Skyscraper (2018)

jumanji-2 The Next Level (2019)

Pain & Gain (2013)

The Fate of the Furious (2017)

Fast Five (2011)

Fast & Furious 6 (2013)

Furious 7 (2015)

Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017)

Moana (2016)

This are the rock movies as at 2020

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