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Dwayne Johnson (born 02.05.1972) Dwayne Johnson is a WWE wrestler (known in the ring as The Rock) and actor. Dwayne Johnson: Childhood Dwayne Johnson was born in Hayward, California. His parents are Ata Johnson and Rocky Johnson, also a professional wrestler. He lived in Auckland, New Zealand for a while and attended Richmond Road Primary School before returning to the US where he attended President William McKinley High School in Honolulu, Hawaii. The family then moved to Bethlehem, Pennsylvania where he attended Freedom High School and became a member of the football, track and field and wrestling teams. He later got a scholarship from the University of Miami to play football and graduated with a Bachelor of General Studies degree in criminology and physiology. In 1991, he was on the Miami Hurricanes' national championship team and later joined the Calgary Stampeders in the Canadian Football League in 1995. Dwayne Johnson: Wrestling career Dwayne Johnson is from a family full of professional wrestlers. He first tried out for WWF (World Wrestling Federation) in 1996 defeating The Brooklyn Brawler under his real name. He soon signed a contract with them after co-winning the USWA World Tag Team Championship as Flex Kavana. He became Rocky Maivia (a cross between his father and his grandfather's ring names) and was hailed as WWF's first third-generation wrestler. He made his WWF debut at Survivor Series in an eight-man elimination tag match and was the last man standing. In 1997, he won the WWF Intercontinental Championship but he was often disliked by his audiences. He then lost the Championship to Owen Hart and became The Rock and then formed a stable known as 'The Nation of Domination' alongside Faarooq, D'Lo Brown and Kama but in 1998 The Rock usurped Faarooq's title as the stable leader which sparked a feud. The Rock has defended his Intercontinental title against Stone Cold Steve Austin, Faarooq and Triple H before becoming a contender for the WWF Championship title after defeating Ken Shamrock and Mankind in a cage fight. Another feud in The Nation soon ended the stable. He soon gained popularity and dubbed himself 'The People's Champion'. He then feuded with promoter Vince McMahon and thus fought and defeated his associate Mankind. He then allied with Vince and became a part of their stable The Corporation. The WWF Championship title was switched between him and Mankind for some time. The Rock then lost it to Steve Austin at WrestleMania XV. He and Mankind allied after challenging WWF Tag Team Champions The Undertaker and The Big Show and subsequently won that title. As well as Mankind, The Rock has defended the Championship title against Kurt Angle, Triple H and Steve Austin. In 2000, The Big Show and The Rock had a Royal Rumble match. The Rock was announced as the winner but The Big Show demanded a rematch (which he won) after revealing footage proving that The Rock didn't win. In 2001, The Rock lost the Championship title to Austin at WrestleMania X-Seven and was later suspended after a match where Triple H intervened with a sledgehammer. When he returned, The Rock won the WCW Championship but the title was juggled over the next months with Chris Jericho. At the end of the year, he took another break from wrestling. On his second return, he won his record-breaking seventh WWF Championship title but lost it (and the record for the youngest WWE Champion) to Lesnar. He yet again took another hiatus. The Rock returned in 2003 to criticize Hulk Hogan and admit that WWE was no longer a major priority with his acting career taking off. He failed to win number one contendership for the World Heavyweight Championship before beating Steve Austin in a match that turned out to be Austin's last and their long-standing feud ended. The Rock took another hiatus after being defeated by Bill Goldberg but made various occasional returns. In 2004, he announced that his contract with WWE was over but he would continue to use his wrestling name. In 2008, he inducted his father Rocky Johnson and his grandfather Peter Maivia into the WWE Hall of Fame. In 2011 he was revealed as the host of WrestleMania XXVII. During a promo, he called John Cena a 'big fat bowl of Fruity Pebbles'. The pair had feuded on Twitter and eventually had a live slanging match before Wrestlemania XXVII after which John Cena performed his Attitude Adjustment move on him. At WrestleMania, The Rock took revenge by using Rock Bottom on Cena. Cena later challenged him to a match at WrestleMania XXVIII in 2012. However, the pair ended up becoming Tag Team partners against Awesome Truth - a match which ended with The Rock giving Cena a Rock Bottom. At WrestleMania XXVIII, The Rock finally faced Cena. He won but praised Cena for his efforts and became determined to become WWE Champion again - a title which was then held by CM Punk. In 2013, The Rock defeated CM Punk and won his eighth WWE Championship. Dwayne Johnson: Acting career Dwayne Johnson appeared in the video and featured his vocals in the 2000 Wyclef Jean single 'It Doesn't Matter'. His first TV acting roles include appearances on 'Star Trek: Voyager' and on 'That '70s Show'. He has also appeared in Disney Channel shows 'Cory in the House' and 'Wizards of Waverly Place'. His film debut came with his character as The Scorpian King in 'The Mummy Returns' - a role which he reprised as the title character in the movie's sequel. His other movies include 'The Game Plan', 'Get Smart', 'Race To Witch Mountain', 'Planet 51' as well as taking the title role in 2010's 'Tooth Fairy'. In 2011, he appeared in Fast and Furious movie 'Fast Five'; his biggest movie to date grossing $86 million in its first weekend. In 2012, he appeared in 'Journey 2: The Mysterious Island' as well as 'Snitch' in 2013. 2013 sees him star in 'G.I. Joe: Retaliation', ' Fast Six' and 'Pain & Gain'.



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Karen Gillan Defends Her Outfit In 'Jumanji' Publicity Photo


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Former ‘Doctor Who’ star Karen Gillan has replied to criticisms that the first promotional shots from the new Jumanji movie are sexist because of the (extremely) tight clothes she’s wearing.

The new movie, which has been in production for the last four years, is intended as a sequel to the 1995 family favourite movie of the same name. Its release is currently set for July 28th, 2017 and work on the project has accelerated considerably in the last few months.

Kevin Hart Gives First Look At Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black And Karen Gillan In 'Jumanji' Sequel


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Kevin Hart has given fans their first look at the new Jumanji sequel which is scheduled to hit cinemas next year. Last month star Dwayne Johnson made it clear that the film would be a sequel to the 1995 children’s classic, which starred Robin Williams, rather than a reboot as some had originally thought.

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Dwayne Johnson Finds His Girl For 'Jumanji' With Karen Gillan


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Dwayne Johnson has announced that he’s cast former ‘Doctor Who’ star Karen Gillan in the upcoming Jumanji movie. Gillan joins the cast alongside Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart and Nick Jonas, in what’s been described as a ‘continuation’ of the original 1995 film.

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Dwayne Johnson Named The Highest Paid Actor In The World


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In a list that’s sure to reignite the debate about the gender pay gap in Hollywood, Dwayne Johnson has been named the highest-earning male movie star in the last 12 months, with an income of $64.5 million – nearly $20 million more than Jennifer Lawrence, the top-earning female actor.

Forbes published its annual list of the highest-paid movie stars in the business on Thursday (August 25th), and it revealed that ‘The Rock’ has more than doubled his earnings over the period of June 2015 to June 2016, thanks to a combination of big-budget movies such as The Fast and Furious franchise and the disaster film San Andreas, plus upfront fees for the likes of Central Intelligence, Fast 8 and the new Baywatch film.

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Dwayne Johnson Thanks 'Fast 8' Cast, But Leaves Out Vin Diesel


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Dwayne Johnson has officially wrapped production on Fast 8 and has some thank-yous to hand out. But while the wrestler-turned actor name checked co-stars Scott Eastwood and Tyrese Gibson, Vin Diesel’s name was noticeably missing from the list.

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Was Vin Diesel The Target Of Dwayne Johnson's 'Fast 8' Rant?


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Yesterday Dwayne Johnson posted a furious rant to social media, calling out unnamed male co-stars for their bad behaviour on the set of Fast 8. While the former WWE champ didn’t clarify which of his co-stars he was talking about, it’s been alleged the rant was aimed at Vin Diesel.

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TMZ reports that after Johnson posted the message he held a secret meeting with Diesel to work out their problems. Sources told the website that Johnson was referring to Diesel when he wrote that some of his male co-stars were not "stand up men” and too "chicken s***” to do anything about it.

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Dwayne Johnson Hits Out At Fast 8's Male Co-Stars In Facebook Rant


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Dwayne Johnson has called out some of his male co-stars on the upcoming Fast 8 movie in an angry post on social media. The nice guy pro wrestler-turned actor blasted the unprofessionalism he had experienced from some unnamed male stars on the film’s set, warning that he has ‘zero tolerance for candy asses.’

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Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson Goes From Having Seven Bucks To Being The World's Highest Paid Actor


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Dwayne Johnson has been named the world’s highest paid actor in Forbes' annual Celebrity 100 list. Johnson, who is also known to WWE fans as The Rock, has made a total of $64.5m so far in the 15 years since his screen debut in 2001's The Mummy Returns.

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Central Intelligence Review

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After teaming up with Will Ferrell for Get Hard and Ice Cube for two Ride Along movies, Kevin Hart takes on The Rock in this entertaining action-comedy bromance. They make a great couple, as Dwayne Johnson's bulk cleverly contrasts with Hart's tightly wound intensity. Even more enjoyable is that they've essentially swapped roles, with Hart as the straight guy opposite Johnson's awkward goofball.

They play characters who knew each other in high school, when Calvin (Hart) was the king of the campus, captain of every sports team, star of every theatre production, top student and boyfriend of the sexiest cheerleader (Danielle Nicolet), whom he went on to marry. On the other hand, Bob (Johnson) was a badly bullied, overweight kid, who now turns up in town for their 20th reunion as a beefy muscleman. Clearly a little unhinged, Bob is also a rogue CIA operative, hunted by his boss Pam (Amy Ryan) for killing his partner (Aaron Paul) and other crimes he insists he didn't commit. So he ropes Calvin in to help clear his name, but Calvin finds this situation so insane that he's not sure who to believe.

While all of this plays out in a blissfully silly way, there's also a bit of an edge to the movie as it explores the issue of bullying with some gentle nuance that includes racism, sexism and homophobia. So even when it's rude or mindlessly corny, the movie is making a point. That said, the message might have been more convincing without the over-the-top violence that fills all of the action sequences. Thankfully, that never drowns out the terrific chemistry between Johnson and Hart, who bounce hilariously off each other as two men who have been emasculated in very different ways and need to prove themselves. This vulnerability makes both of them easy to identify with, especially as they play with their usual on-screen personas.

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Watch Dwayne Johnson And Jimmy Fallon As Awkward 'Ermahgerd' Prom Guys


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On Thursday Dwayne Johnson stopped by ‘The Tonight Show’ to join host Jimmy Fallon back in the 80s, to play the hilariously awkward ‘Ermahgerd Prom Guys’. The wrestler-turned-actor was on the show to promote his new movie Central Intelligence, which sees him team with funnyman Kevin Hart, as two old high school friends who join forces to save the world after one of them joins the CIA.

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Dwayne Johnson , Kevin Hart - Premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures 'Central Intelligence' - Arrivals at Westwood Village Theatre - Westwood, California, United States - Friday 10th June 2016

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DWAYNE 'THE ROCK' JOHNSON , Kevin Hart - Premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures' 'Central Intelligence' - Arrivals at Westwood Village Theatre - Westwood, California, United States - Friday 10th June 2016

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Dwayne Johnson - Premiere of 'Central Intelligence' at the Regency Village Theatre - Arrivals at Regency Village Theatre - Los Angeles, California, United States - Friday 10th June 2016

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Kevin Hart , Dwayne Johnson - 'Central Intelligence' photocall at Villamagna Hotel in Madrid - Madrid, Spain - Tuesday 7th June 2016

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Dwayne Johnson , Lauren Hashian - Los Angeles premiere of 'Hercules' held at the TCL Chinese Theatre - Arrivals at TCL Chinese Theatre - Hollywood, California, United States - Wednesday 23rd July 2014

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Dwayne Johnson

Date of birth

2nd May, 1972

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Actor

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Central Intelligence Movie Review

Central Intelligence Movie Review

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Hercules Movie Review

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Far more entertaining than it has any right to be, this is a big, messy...

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