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Wikipedia Summary for Dwayne Johnson

Dwayne Douglas Johnson (born May 2, 1972), also known by his ring name The Rock, is an American actor, producer, businessman and former professional wrestler. Regarded as one of the greatest professional wrestlers of all time, he wrestled for the World Wrestling Federation (WWF, now known as WWE) for eight years prior to pursuing an acting career. His films have grossed over $3.5 billion in North America and over $10.5 billion worldwide, making him one of the world's highest-grossing and highest-paid actors.

Johnson played college football at the University of Miami, and won a national championship in 1991. He aspired a professional career in football, but went undrafted in the 1995 NFL Draft. He signed with the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League (CFL), but was cut from the team in his first season. Part of the Anoa'i family, Johnson's father Rocky and maternal grandfather Peter Maivia were professional wrestlers, and he secured a contract with the WWF in 1996. He rose to prominence after developing the gimmick of a charismatic, boastful, trash-talker and helped usher in the Attitude Era, an industry boom period in the late 1990s and early 2000s. Johnson left WWE in 2004 and returned in 2011 as a part-time performer until 2013, making sporadic appearances until retiring in 2019. A 10-time world champion, including the promotion's first of African-American descent, he is also a two-time Intercontinental Champion, a five-time Tag Team Champion, the 2000 Royal Rumble winner, and WWE's sixth Triple Crown champion. Johnson headlined the most-bought professional wrestling pay-per-view (WrestleMania XXVIII) and was featured among the most watched episodes of WWE's flagship television series (Raw and SmackDown).

Johnson's first leading role was as the titular character in the sword and sorcery film The Scorpion King (2002), and has since starred in the comedies The Game Plan (2007), Tooth Fairy (2010), and Central Intelligence (2016); the action-adventure films Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (2012), G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013), Hercules (2014), and Skyscraper (2018); the science-fiction films San Andreas (2015) and Rampage (2018), and the animated film Moana (2016). His role as Luke Hobbs in the Fast & Furious films, beginning with Fast Five (2011), has helped it become one of the highest-grossing film franchises. Johnson also stars in the Jumanji films, appearing in Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017) and Jumanji: The Next Level (2019), and is set to portray Black Adam in its superhero film adaptation.

Johnson produced and starred in the HBO comedy-drama series Ballers (2015–2019), and stars and produces the autobiographical sitcom Young Rock (2021). In 2000, Johnson released the autobiography The Rock Says, which was a New York Times bestseller. In 2012, he co-founded the entertainment production company Seven Bucks Productions, and is the co-owner of American football league, the XFL. In 2016 and 2019, Johnson was named by Time as one of the world's most influential people.

With depression, one of the most important things you could realize is that you're not alone.

--Dwayne Johnson

If I want to be called 'The Rock,' I'll be called 'The Rock.' If I want to go back to wrestling, I'll go back to wrestling.

--Dwayne Johnson

I'll be honest: I haven't ruled politics out.

--Dwayne Johnson

It's the philosophies of being an athlete that carry me today.

--Dwayne Johnson

Some of the kids in school used to call my father a fake or a phony. That kind of thing brought on a few fights.

--Dwayne Johnson

The successful men I admired all built their bodies.

--Dwayne Johnson

When I was a kid, I never thought much about football. I thought about following in my family's footsteps and going into professional wrestling.

--Dwayne Johnson

I was a good football player, and I had a chance to play with some great players.

--Dwayne Johnson

When I was ten, I won the horseshoe-throwing contest at summer camp. I was also the Wiffle ball champion in my town.

--Dwayne Johnson

I would never win an award for not loving pizza.

--Dwayne Johnson

I plan on taking athletics as far as I can.

--Dwayne Johnson

It is no surprise that animation is Hollywood's most successful and innovative genre.

--Dwayne Johnson

I played with two lines of action figures when I was a kid: G.I. Joe and Star Wars.

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Blood, sweat and respect. First two you give, last one you earn.

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I can't deny that the thought of being governor, the thought of being president, is alluring. And beyond that, it would be an opportunity to make a real impact on people's lives on a global scale. But there are a lot of other things I want to do first.

--Dwayne Johnson

In my entire career, I've never cried, consistently, through a movie, ever.

--Dwayne Johnson

As an actor, you can have your own backstory and prepare all the details that you need to know for your character.

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As you step every day and we're going to see challenges, we going to see failures, we should certainly learn from the failures and be gracious with our successes too as well.

--Dwayne Johnson

If you are halfway smart, and you could really listen to the audience, you could really learn a lot.

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There's so much noise that's happening in our world, but the little voice that you've always got to listen to is your gut and your intuition, and you can do things and go beyond boundaries, if you to trust that gut and instinct.

--Dwayne Johnson

I believe I'm not in the press, just in terms of being photographed and paparazzi all the time, or looking for that sensationalistic type of side or anything like that, so I keep things very quiet.

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Any time I'm on-screen it is realistic because I don't pull my punches or anything like that.

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And then all of a sudden, you're doing jumping jacks, you're happy, because Kane can talk. The Big Red Retard can finally speak.

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The fans of our industry are extremely savvy. At the end of the day, they understand the business is a work. It's entertainment, nothing more.

--Dwayne Johnson

The philosophy has always been pretty clean and straightforward, which is that if I see something that I like and I can see it's value to the audience and it's value to me then I'm going to take my shot at it regardless at the genre.

--Dwayne Johnson

Well, The Rock says this, you should be concerned with fixing yourself a nice, tall glass of shut-up juice!

--Dwayne Johnson

Think back 5 yrs ago. Think of where you're at today. Think ahead 5 yrs and what you want to accomplish. Be Unstoppable.

--Dwayne Johnson

The goal of mine was always to work in as many different genres as I possibly could.

--Dwayne Johnson

The whole idea is just to continue to make movies that I enjoy playing and that audiences are going to enjoy me in... just to put out quality on a lot of different levels.

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If you make a good family movie, then everybody in the family can relate to somebody, or in this case something. That's always enjoyable. There's always an important place for family movies.

--Dwayne Johnson

I can hold my own when it comes to burping. I've got a good feeling that I could win a championship.

--Dwayne Johnson

The first step to achieving your goal, is to take a moment to respect your goal. Know what it means to you to achieve it.

--Dwayne Johnson

One of the most important things you can accomplish is just being yourself.

--Dwayne Johnson

Kevin Kelly, let The Rock answer your question with a question of his own: Are you mentally, as well as physically prepared to tickle the anus of a monkey?

--Dwayne Johnson

Change doesn't begin when we get knocked on our ass. It begins the moment we decide to get back up on our own feet.

--Dwayne Johnson

You wanna do this...you wanna go right now...do you want to, GO?...then go get The Rock a bologna sandwich because this doesn't concern you.

--Dwayne Johnson

BLOOD, SWEAT and RESPECT. First two you GIVE. Last one you EARN.

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As long as I can do something that I am passionate about and that I can really enjoy and the audience can enjoy. That is where my enthusiasm comes from.

--Dwayne Johnson

In life we get an opportunity to do some cool things, and some things that are fun and that we like doing.

--Dwayne Johnson

The only thing strong about the French Army is their damn body odor.

--Dwayne Johnson

Getting back into the action genre is like going back home. It's great.

--Dwayne Johnson

One hard day of work proves you have heart. But day after day is what proves you have maturity and commitment.

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I'm sorry, Mankind can't get to the phone right now, cause he's got The Rock's foot in his mouth!

--Dwayne Johnson

I can usually get the right connection with the crowd and I don't have to be jumping off ladders.

--Dwayne Johnson

If you're going to make a comedy and if your sole interest is in making people laugh and feel good and entertaining them, then you check your ego at the door.

--Dwayne Johnson

With drive and a bit of talent, you can move mountains.

--Dwayne Johnson

Any athlete or any actor who's preparing for a long time to step on a stage or step on a field or step on a movie set, who suffers an injury right before you're getting ready to perform or to execute -- it is a massive challenge that's thrown your way that you didn't expect.

--Dwayne Johnson

If you've ever been hungry then you'll never be full and I know what it's like to be hungry. When I was 13, I realized I could control my destiny through hard work. I had my hands and I was going to work my ass off, I was going to initiate and create some sort of change in my life.

--Dwayne Johnson

I love driving the cool cars, but there is nothing like driving a pickup truck.

--Dwayne Johnson

I'm gonna stick your head so far up your *ss your gonna have to cut holes in your nipples to see!

--Dwayne Johnson

I don't worry about overexposure in work, I think it's important just to go in, and think about quality work and try to put the best movies out.

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William Regal, what does besmirched mean?

--Dwayne Johnson

How dare you little jabroni come onto The Rock shows Smackdown and run your mouth about how your the game, well The Rock says, if you are the game then you quite frankly you need to go back to the drawing board cause your game absolutely sucks!

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I look for characters that are fun and that I'm going to have fun playing. By the way, that's whether it's drama, sci-fi, action, comedy, family movies or action-comedy. I just always want to have fun doing it. That's the bottom line.

--Dwayne Johnson

It's easy to be a bad ass, it's easy to act like a bad ass, easy to act like a tough guy, it's easy to be a diva, and it's easy to be self absorbed. The list goes on and on but to me, I always just find it more important to be nice and kind.

--Dwayne Johnson

Yeah, arrest that man on the crime of having 8 Chicken McNuggets stuck up his arse.

--Dwayne Johnson

When I train, I'm peeled away. I'm at my rawest state. Generally there's spit coming out my mouth, sweat pouring out my body and every once in awhile I may have just finished throwing up. Those are pretty good indications that it's not time to talk and you should just pass me by.

--Dwayne Johnson

There's something very cool as an actor when you have an opportunity to play somebody who's real, whether they're still alive or not, but who has lived a life.

--Dwayne Johnson

Once you believe in who you are and who you were born to be, it can be very powerful.

--Dwayne Johnson

For me it came from the material. It was so well written and brought the opportunity to work with great actors. And of course the opportunity to mince about was an added element that I wanted to take advantage of!

--Dwayne Johnson

On top of all that, look at this guy? I mean he's a idiot, he's 7 feet of pure idiot. You put his brain in a parakeet... zing! It'll fly backwards.

--Dwayne Johnson

Don't be afraid to be ambitious about your goals. Hard work never stops. Neither should your dreams.

--Dwayne Johnson

My freshman and sophomore years in high school, I spent a lot of time trying to get back on the right track. I was arrested multiple times by the time I was 16, so I had a little harder time trying to adjust like a lot of us do in high school.

--Dwayne Johnson

In business, you take a swing and you hope that you hit a home run, but sometimes you strike out. Strikeouts and failures are important. Being down, getting punched in the gut every once in a while by life and coming back up, that's accomplishment.

--Dwayne Johnson

I was fortunate and I was lucky that I had a couple of people in my life who cared about me. I had good, loving parents.

--Dwayne Johnson

There's this lingering philosophy that movie stars shouldn't do TV.

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Being a true bad ass has no weight or gender requirement -- just 100% commitment to greatness.

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I don't race cars.

--Dwayne Johnson

You've got to keep your finger on the pulse of what your audience is thinking and know what they'll accept from you.

--Dwayne Johnson

Let The Rock understand this, he beats your ass in cage match last week and now your the number 1 contender? Well The Rock knows exactly why that is; you've got a three foot nose you turn it sideways and stick it straight up Vince's ass!

--Dwayne Johnson

When I was a kid, I was always enamored by -- I appreciated the movies, and I was able to see them on VHS when I was a kid, but I was so enamored by the one-sheets and the posters. I had them in my room when I was a kid.

--Dwayne Johnson

Great success breeds a lot of things, including sequels.

--Dwayne Johnson

If you've ever been hungry, you can never be full.

--Dwayne Johnson

Why do you ask The Rock stupid questions? Why are you an ugly hermaphrodite? Nobody knows, Kevin Kelly.

--Dwayne Johnson

When you're in sync with the director, on the type of movie you want to make, the arc of the characters, how the characters intertwine and interact, plotlines and story, and things like that, it really makes a difference.

--Dwayne Johnson

Creating things I think, especially as an actor -- wanting to bring to the table things that have never been done before, but also making sure they're of high quality and not having a fear.

--Dwayne Johnson

Training not only anchors my day but also allows me to tap into endless energy and intensity. Whether I was performing at Wrestlemania or shooting a 16 hour day on a movie set, training allows the floodgates to open. It carries me through the rest of the day and night.

--Dwayne Johnson

Take your ass to the corner of Know Your Role Boulevard and Jabroni Drive.

--Dwayne Johnson

The jabroni beating, pie eating, trail-blazin', eyebrow raisin', all around, smack it down People's Champ, The Rock!

--Dwayne Johnson

'You can't see me'? What are you playing? Peekaboo?

--Dwayne Johnson

It doesn't matter what you think!

--Dwayne Johnson

It doesn't matter what your name is!

--Dwayne Johnson

You will go one on one with the Great One!

--Dwayne Johnson

With a haircut like that and a face like that, it looks like Billy Ray Cyrus went and had sex with a retarded hyena.

--Dwayne Johnson

In 1995 I had $7 bucks in my pocket and knew two things: I'm broke as hell and one day I won't be. You Can Achieve Anything!

--Dwayne Johnson

If ya' smell what The Rock is cookin'!

--Dwayne Johnson

Happy Birthday To Steph, You're a Hoe with Big Breasts, so take the Night off from Hooking... If ya Smell what The Rock's cooking!

--Dwayne Johnson

Take a little walk down Know You Role Boulevard, hang that right on Jabroni Drive, and then proceed to check your Aunt Jemima no-pancake-havin' ass di-rectly into the Smackdown Hotel!

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Look at The Rock's competition! Look at him! It looks like a big monkey came down here, took a crap, and out came Mankind!

--Dwayne Johnson

The Rock has just one thing to say to you: poontang your ass on out of here!

--Dwayne Johnson

The Rock is, without a shadow of a doubt, the most electrifying man in sports entertainment today.

--Dwayne Johnson

Now, Bad Ass, you run your mouth about Summerslam. Well, here's the situation. The Rock says this, if the Rock hits you he'll kill you. If he misses, the wind behind the punch will give you pneumonia and you'll die anyway, so the choice is yours, jabroni.

--Dwayne Johnson

Shine it up real nice, turn it sideways, and stick it straight up your candy ass!

--Dwayne Johnson

Success isn't always about 'greatness'. It's about consistency. Consistent hard work gains success. Greatness will come.

--Dwayne Johnson

I remember crying my eyes out when I watched the end of the Lion King.

--Dwayne Johnson

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