Dwayne Johnson is an American actor, producer and professional wrestler from Hayward, California. He has starred in many movies and TV shows such as "Pain & Gain" and "Ballers."
Why Dwayne Johnson Is Famous
In 1996, Johnson made his debut as "The Rock" in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF), and quickly rose to prominence as one of the federation's top stars. He became one of the most popular wrestlers in history, headlining numerous pay-per-view events for WWF/WWE such as WrestleMania 2000 and WWE SmackDown! He left WWE in 2004 to pursue an acting career full-time. Since leaving WWE, Johnson has had starring roles in multiple blockbuster films including The Mummy Returns (2001), The Scorpion King (2002), The Rundown (2003), Tooth Fairy (2010), Fast Five (2011), Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (2012), G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013), Pain & Gain (2013) Hercules (2014) and Jumanji: The Next Level (2019).
Summary of Dwayne Johnson's Football Career
Johnson was a college football player for the University of Miami, where he won a national championship on the 1991 Miami Hurricanes team. He was then drafted by the Calgary Stampeders in the Canadian Football League (CFL), but was cut two months into the season. After being cut from the CFL, Johnson began training for a career in professional wrestling, following in the footsteps of his grandfather and father, both professional wrestlers.
If you're not already following him, you should be. Here are five reasons why:
- He's hilarious.
- He's down-to-earth.
- He's a great actor.
- He has awesome tattoos.
- He's an all-around good guy