Dwayne Johnson, popularly known as “The Rock”, is not just a kickass actor but also one of the most well-known wrestlers in WWE. He is one of the highest paid actors in Hollywood. Here are some facts about this inspiring guy, which most of you might not have known:
1. Cover Guy
Recently, he posed for the cover of “Muscle & Fitness” and he belongs there perfectly.
2. WWE Champion
He became the youngest person in WWE to win the Championship title. He won it in the year 1998 when he was just 26 years old.
His autobiography title “The Rock Says” debuted as No.1 in the ‘New York Times Bestseller’ list in the year 2000. It topped the list in just 5 months’ time.
4. First Lead Role
He got his first lead role in the movie “The Scorpion King”, released in the year 2002. Even though it was his debut as the lead character, he was paid the highest ever paid fee for this role – around 5.5 Million Dollars.
5. Wrestle Mania
Dwayne Johnson battled with John Cena during Wrestle Mania 29. For this event, approximately 80,647 fans had gathered to watch the epic showdown.
Dwayne Johnson has acted in multiple blockbusters back to back, including movies such as “Pain and Gain”, “Fast and Furious”, “G.I.Joe” and so on. Forbes Magazine declared him to be the “Top Grossing Actor” in the year 2013. Each of his movies had accrued an amazing profit of 1.3 billion dollars!
7. Most Popular Character
The role he played in the “Fast and Furious” franchise, as the hot shot cop Luke Hobs, was the most popular character he played till date. “The Fast and Furious 6” movie reached 500 million dollars worldwide- this was a first for Universal Studios.
8. Social Media
“The Rock” has a larger than life social media presence as well. He has an instagram following of approximately 3 million people and around 27 million fans on facebook alone. As for Twitter, his account is followed by 6.8 million people.
9. Crazy Diet Plan
Dwayne Johnson has undertaken a crazy diet plan for his movie “Hercules: The Thracian Wars”. This includes 14 egg whites and around 3 pounds of meat in a day, which means he is having 7 full meals everyday!
10. Wrestling Career
He is known to be unbeatable during his wrestling career. Before retiring in 2004, he has accrued 8 WWF/WWE championship titles.