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Dwayne Johnson

Biography of Dwayne Johnson

Dwayne Douglas Johnson was born on May 2, 1972 in Hayward, California. However, he spent his childhood in Hawaii. As the son of the famous wrestler Wade Douglas Bowles alias Rocky Johnson, his career already seems to be mapped out. But since studying criminology at the University of Miami in Florida, Dwayne Johnson actually wants to be a football player. He always shows his talent on the university football team, but a knee injury forces him to end his football career early. And so the giant now opts for the knee-friendly sport of wrestling. As a wrestler, Dwayne Johnson adopted his stage name "The Rock" in 1997. As a rock in the ring, he won countless titles and mutated into one of the most successful gladiators in World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE).

Dwayne Johnson conquers Hollywood as the Scorpio King

Thanks to his success in the ring, the film industry in the USA will soon become aware of the muscle pack. Dwayne Johnson took the first cautious steps in 1999 as a guest star on the television sitcom the wild seventies (1998-2006; with Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis).

Dwayne Johnson makes his screen debut in the adventure film The mummy returns (2001; with Brendan Fraser and Rachel Weisz) as the mighty Scorpio King Mathayus. The character of the Scorpion King is so well received by the cinema audience that Dwayne Johnson even created his own prequel with the film title in 2002 The Scorpion King (with Michael Clarke Duncan and Ralf Möller).

To The mummy returns and The Scorpion King Dwayne Johnson is a sought-after action star in Hollywood because he is far better as an actor than his wrestling past would suggest and he also does all of his stunts himself as a matter of course. In the following years, Dwayne Johnson made the action films Welcome to the jungle (2003; with Christopher Walken and Seann William Scott), Walking Tall - On your own (2004; with Johnny Knoxville and Neal McDonough) and the fluffy action comedy Get Smart (2008; with Steve Carell and Anne Hathaway). It continues with big appearances in action hits like The slightly different cops (2010; with Mark Wahlberg, Will Ferrell and Eva Mendes), G.I. Joe - The reckoning (with Adrianne Palicki, Channing Tatum and Bruce Willis), Pain & Gain (2013, with Mark Wahlberg, Tony Shalhoub and Ed Harris), the sandal adventure Hercules (2014; with John Hurt, Rufus Sewell and Ian McShane) and the disaster spectacle San Andreas (with Carla Gugino and Alexandra Daddario).

Dwayne Johnson a bit off the beaten track of classic action blasts

But Dwayne Johnson isn't all action movies. He sometimes shows his acting facets in the adventure film The journey to the mysterious island (2012; with Josh Hutcherson and Michael Caine), tooth Fairy on probation (2010; with Ashley Judd, Julie Andrews and Billy Crystal) and in the sports drama Game on probation (2006; with Xzibit and Kevin Dunn).

In 2016, the hit series forge HBO hires Dwayne Johnson for the comedy series Ballers (with Rob Corddry and John David Washington). Dwayne Johnson as the main actor plays a former American football star, just like in his real life. Only he makes a second unusual career as a financial expert in the series. In the cinema you can also see Dwayne Johnson in the agent comedy Central Intelligence (2016; with Kevin Hart, Amy Ryan, and Jason Bateman). In 2017 he also shines with his hardened body in the new theatrical version of the cult series Baywatch (with Zac Efron, David Hasselhoff and Pamela Anderson).

Dwayne Johnson in Fast & Furious

In 2011 Dwayne Johnson got his next and perhaps biggest star role. In Fast & Furious Five (2011; with Paul Walker, Vin Diesel and Michelle Rodríguez) Dwayne Johnson takes on the role of the cop Luke Hobbs. First he chases the fast-paced protagonists around Vin Diesel and Paul Walker, but in the course of the film series "robbers and gendarmes" join forces and Dwayne Johnson is a permanent cast member of this worldwide extremely successful film series from part 5 to part 8. Next up, Dwayne Johnson will join Jason Statham in the spin-offFast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw to be seen - the action film will be released in German cinemas on August 1, 2019.

Dwayne Johnson off camera and competition ring

So Dwayne Johnson is a wrestler and actor, together with Wyclef Jean and Melky Sedeck he also recorded the single "It doesn't matter" in 2000, which was released together with the album "The Ecleftic (2 Sides II A Book)" by Wyclef Jean appears.

Dwayne Johnson is also the father of a daughter. This comes from his joint marriage with Dany Garcia, with whom he was married between 1997 and 2008.