Dwayne Douglas Johnson is the son of former professional wrestler Rocky Johnson. Also, Dwayne Johnson's mother is the daughter of American Samoan-born professional wrestler Peter Maivia. Dwayne Johnson, whose first passion was American football, won an athlete scholarship from the University of Miami after his success in high school. He won the national championship in 1991 with the University of Miami football team.
His back injury in 1995 negatively affected his career as a professional football player, and Dwayne Johnson's sports career did not progress as he wanted. In 1996, with the help and guidance of his father and maternal grandfather, he signed a contract with the WWF and rose rapidly in his professional wrestling career. We all know Dwayne Johnson as “The Rock”. 10-time world champion Dwayne Johnson gradually turned his attention to acting after achieving nearly all the successes in professional wrestling.
He made his film debut in 2001 as The Scorpion King in “The Mummy Returns”. A year later, he made his first leading role in the movie “The Scorpion King”. However, he was actively continuing his professional wrestling career during these years. He took part in different action movie projects. After starring in the movie “Doom” in 2005, he attracted attention with his successful performances in the American football-based movies “Gridiron Gang” and “The Game Plan”.
Dwayne Johnson, who managed to make a great contribution even to movies in which he was not the leading role, such as “Get Smart” made in 2008 and “The Other Guys” made in 2010, received great acclaim with his performances in comedy movies. His role in the 2011 movie “Fast Five” marked a turning point in Dwayne Johnson's career.
While the sequels of “Fast & Furious” progressed on one hand, on the other hand, the movies he dragged alone continued to be released one after the other. In 2013, he portrayed the character of Hobbs, identified with himself in the movie “Fast & Furious 6”. Dwayne Johnson, who started the series “Ballers” in 2015, which he produced and starred in, shed light on the world of American football from different angles for five seasons.
Dwayne Johnson, who made us all smile with the character of Spencer in the 2017 movie “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle”, performed as Davis Okoye in the movie “Rampage” a year later. Dwayne Johnson, who has been appreciated for his performances in the movies “Jungle Cruise” and “Red Notice” in recent years, has managed to establish a rare connection with the audience throughout his career.
Notes from Dwayne Johnson's career
Dwayne Johnson is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the highest paid actor for his first role, with $5.5 million for his first movie “The Scorpion King” in which he starred in the lead role, in 2002.