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Dwayne Johnson (The Rock)

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25 Aug, 2016

Highest paid actor

Other Awards

Johnson tops Forbes magazine list of the world’s highest paid actors, with an estimated 2016 payday of $64.5 million. He knocks Robert Downey Jr. off the top spot and more than doubles his earnings, largely thanks to his action comedy Central Intelligence. Johnson also collected advance fees from the eighth installment of the Fast and Furious racing movie franchise.

13 Jun, 2015

Sideswipes car

Johnson side-swipes a pickup truck on his way to film a movie in Boston with Kevin Hart. Johnson relays the story via Instagram

You give me your info and I’ll leave you mine and I’ll take care of everything. He stared at me again, cocked his head sideways and said…’Uhhh.. Are you The Rock?’. I said ‘Yup’. He broke out into a huge smile and said ‘Wow, this is gonna be an awesome story!’. I started belly laughing at that, then he started laughing and before you know it we’re both standing in the middle of the street pointing to his mirror and laughing like two ol’ crazy buddies.

9 Oct, 2014

Comments on Wrestlemania rumors

Johnson talks to a TMZ reporter about rumors that he will wrestle at Wrestlemania 31 due to his recent appearance on WWE Monday Night RAW.

I don’t think so. No, no, I might get hit in the mouth, I don’t want that.

13 Sep, 2014

Muscle and Fitness interview


Johnson talks to Muscle and Fitness about almost actually fighting John Cena backstage and his interest in returning to the ring.

We just have to figure out what it could be and what the most ideal matchup would be, and who it would be with. Because I always feel like if I go back to the WWE, then it has to be bigger and greater than what I’ve done in the past, and I don’t know what could be bigger in terms of marquee value—in terms of value across the board—and to me it has to surpass what we’ve done.

5 Aug, 2014

Interview magazine


The Rock talks to Interview Magazine to discuss eating habits, beauty tips, fans and regrets.

Fans send me pictures of tattoos that they’ve gotten- of my face, a quote I’ve said, or of my Polynesian tattoo. It’s all love-crazy love- but it’s still love and I’ll take it.

25 Jul, 2014


Johnson plays Hercules in this fantasy action film directed by Brett Ratner, based on a comic book by Steve Moore. Hercules travels around Greece as mercenary selling his services for gold. His legendary reputation attracts the ruler of Thrace and his daughter to seek his help defeating a savage warlord. He realizes he has to embrace the Hercules myth and become a hero once again for good to triumph over evil. Co-starring Ian McShane, John Hurt, Rufus Sewell, Aksel Hennie, Ingrid Bolso, Reece Ritchie, Joseph Fiennes and Tobias Santelmann.

I did not have the juice to get this made 15 years ago.


Film Appearance

Johnson stars as Hercules, a demi-god and son of Zeus who leads his entourage and an army to help end a war in the land of Thrace and return the rightful king to his throne. When asked about his iconic chain binding scene Johnson:

It was a great scene to shoot and that particular scene was the scene I looked forward to the most, because it’s the iconic scene. It’s the scene that, if anybody out there is familiar with the Hercules and the mythology of Hercules, when he finally accepts… his fate and his faith by the way being the son of Zeus, well he becomes more powerful.

1 Jul, 2013

Essence cover

Magazine Cover

the rockJohnson appears on the cover of Essence magazine to discuss his roles in SnitchG.I. Joe: RetaliationPain & Gain; and Fast & Furious 6. He also talks about his love life.

I want someone who can trust that my big hands are going to take care of them.

4 Apr, 2013

Associated Press interview


Johnson talks to Associated Press about wrestling John Cena again and balancing his crazy schedule never being too much to handle.

I never feel that it’s too much, because I’m aware of the plan. I put the plan together (laughs). But in that, comes really incredible challenges that require a lot of people to embrace the vision of it, to support it.

25 Oct, 2011

WWE Magazine interview


Johnson talks to WWE Magazine about stunt work in film and how it compares to in-ring action in the WWE.

 Both are grueling and very physical. There are many comparisons that I can draw between the two, but what hits home is this: toughness and passion. Both my fellow Superstars and fellow Hollywood stuntmen are incredibly tough mothers who are driven by an amazing passion to perform

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