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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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Rogue One Continues To Dominate US Box Office


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Disney sci-fi, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, continues to dominate the US Box Office with the franchise expected to deliver a third week at the top of the charts. Since premiering on December 16th, the eighth instalment in the Star Wars franchise has grossed $439 million in the US alone.

Diego Luna at the Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Premiere

Diego Luna at the Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Premiere

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Beauty And The Beast To Baywatch: The Movie Reboots We Can't Wait For In 2017


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Movie reboots are always risky business and in recent years we’ve seen the good, the bad and the ugly, when it comes to studios trying to breathe new life into an old story.

But 2017 looks pretty promising for movie lovers, with some high-profile reboots coming our way that might just be better than the originals.

Beauty and The Beast

Beauty and the BeastDan Stevens and Emma Watson in Beauty and the Beast

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The Ten Most Anticipated Films Of 2017


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As always, there are far too many sequels, spin-offs, remakes and reboots clogging the cinemas, but hopefully they'll be better than 2016's lacklustre batch. (Release dates are subject to change.)

Rey tracks down Luke Skywalker in Star Wars Episode VIII

Star Wars: Episode Viii - Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill continue the saga (Dec). More sci-fi sequels worth waiting for: the gang reteams for more space antics in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 (May), Michael Fassbender returns for Alien: Covenant (May), and Harrison Ford is back for Blade Runner 2049 (Oct).

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Fast 8: The Fate of the Furious Trailer


If you thought things had cooled down for the 'Fast and Furious' team in the last film, you were wrong. They compromised their amnesty over their past crimes with events in 'Furious 7', and now most fo the group has disbanded, Brian and Mia have retired from their street-racing-cum-crime careers and Dom (Vin Diesel) and Letty (Michelle Rodriguez) are intending to follow a normal life following their honeymoon. Unfortunately, Dom's love of danger draws him to a mysterious stranger who enlists him into another crime-fuelled adventure which takes him everywhere from Cuba to New York to the Arctic. He ends up betraying his closest friends, people who have become more like family, as he embarks on a journey that will bring him challenges that he's never experience before.

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'Baywatch' First Trailer Includes C.J.'s Slow-Motion Run


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The first trailer for the upcoming film adaptation of 'Baywatch' is finally here and it's almost like it's a parody of the original series. One thing's for sure, Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron make for an excellent team - even if their characters are totally at odds with each other.

Zac Efron, Dwayne Johnson and Alexandra DaddarioZac Efron, Dwayne Johnson and Alexandra Daddario in 'Baywatch'

It looks like 'Baywatch' is going to be everything we wanted it to be if the trailer is anything to go by. Complete with slow-mo beach runs and death-defying rescues from burning boats, it's got all the colour of the 90s TV show but with a thick layer of humour and exaggeration.

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Baywatch - Teaser Trailer


Mitch Buchanan is facing a problem with his Baywatch lifeguard brand. The council are making cutbacks and the team just aren't getting themselves noticed enough. In a bid to up their popularity and spread some good press, the boss at Baywatch Headquarters brings in an athletic young man named Matt Brody who appears to have far too much confidence in himself. Meanwhile, Mitch has very little confidence in him; mainly because he's spreading a bad example with his endless stream of reckless stunts in the name of fun. Things get serious when a body is found on the beach, and Mitch want to investigate what has happened himself. However, it seems Matt sees this as a step too far and would much rather leave the matter to the police.

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Moana Review

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In a clear echo of Frozen, this Disney animated adventure centres on a fiercely independent young woman who doesn't follow the rules, doesn't need a man and sings songs of empowerment. But this story is set in the lush South Pacific, with deep blue seas, verdant rainforests and fiery volcanoes. And that gives it a fresh blast of energy and culture that more than makes up for the lack of proper tension in the rather formulaic story.

On a remote island, Moana (voiced by Auli'i Carvalho) is the daughter of the pragmatic chief (Temuera Morrison) and his sensitive wife (Nicole Scherzinger). Feeling like the sea is beckoning her, Moana is always in trouble, because the islanders are terrified of the dangers in the ocean beyond the reef. But Moana's grandmother (Rachel House) encourages her to follow her yearnings, revealing that Moana is the promised one who will travel to find the exiled demigod Maui (Dwayne Johnson) and return the Heart of Te Fiti to its rightful place, restoring life to the islands. Even though she feels inadequate, she heads off on her quest. And when she meets up with the arrogant Maui, she realises that this is going to be even harder than she thought.

Dwayne Johnson voices Maui in Moana

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Dwayne Johnson Was Challenged And Moved By 'Moana'


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After conquering movie genres from action to comedy, Dwayne Johnson is finally getting around to voicing an animated character in Disney's new hit Moana. And what he liked about this film is the way it avoids the usual stereotypes of your average animated Disney movie.

MoanaDwayne Johnson plays Maui in 'Moana'

"There is no love interest. And there's no damsel in distress character in here. She represents so many 15, 16-year-old girls out there," he says of the title character, who reminds him of his own 15-year-old daughter. "She's ambitious and has a really strong point of view. She wants to tackle the world. She loves tapping into her own identity and putting me in my place!"

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Dwayne Johnson Has No Regrets About That 'Fast 8' Rant


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Dwayne Johnson appears to have no regrets about throwing shade at his male co-stars on Fast 8 and calling them “candy asses”.

In an Instagram post in August, Johnson wrote that some of his co-stars “conduct themselves as stand up men and true professionals, while others don’t.”

He then added: “When you watch this movie next April and it seems like I’m not acting in some of these scenes and my blood is legit boiling — you’re right.”

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Dwayne Johnson Is The Sexiest Man Alive - And He's Adorably Humble About It


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Dwayne Johnson (also known as The Rock) has been named this year's Sexiest Man Alive according to People, taking the title from British soccer player David Beckham. If he thought being cited as the world's highest-paid actor was this year's highlight, he was most certainly wrong.

Dwayne JohnsonDwayne Johnson finally gets named Sexiest Man Alive

Not only is The Rock the Sexiest Man Alive, but he is actually the first non-white person to take the title from People - who branded him 'sweet, smart and sculpted' - in 20 years, being of Samoan and Black Nova Scotian heritage. He follows in the footsteps of the only other black Sexiest Man, which was Denzel Washington from 1996.

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Dwayne Johnson and Lauren Hashian seen attending the premiere of Disney's 'Moana,' during AFI FEST 2016 presented by Audi, held at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, California, United States - Monday 14th November 2016

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Dwayne Johnson and Ata Johnson
Dwayne Johnson and Ata Johnson
Dwayne Johnson and Lauren Hashian
Dwayne Johnson and Lauren Hashian
Dwayne Johnson and Lauren Hashian

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

Dwayne 'the Rock' Johnson and Kevin Hart
Dwayne 'the Rock' Johnson and Kevin Hart
Dwayne 'the Rock' Johnson and Kevin Hart
Dwayne 'the Rock' Johnson and Kevin Hart
Dwayne 'the Rock' Johnson and Kevin Hart
Dwayne 'the Rock' Johnson and Kevin Hart

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

Kevin Hart and Dwayne Johnson
Kevin Hart
Kevin Hart and Dwayne Johnson
Kevin Hart and Dwayne Johnson
Kevin Hart and Dwayne Johnson
Kevin Hart and Dwayne Johnson

Carla Gugino, Dwayne Johnson and Alexandra Daddario - A host of stars were photographed as they arrived for the World Premiere of 'San Andreas' which was held at the Odeon Leicester Square in London, United Kingdom - Thursday 21st May 2015

Carla Gugino, Dwayne Johnson and Alexandra Daddario
Carla Gugino

Kylie Minogue, Carla Gugino, Alexandra Daddario and Dwayne Johnson - San Andreas world premiere held at the Odeon Leicester Square - Arrivals. at Odeon Leicester Square - London, United Kingdom - Thursday 21st May 2015

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Dwayne Johnson, Carla Gugino, Alexandra Daddario and Kylie Minogue
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Kylie Minogue
Kylie Minogue
Kylie Minogue
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Dwayne Johnson

Date of birth

2nd May, 1972

Occupation

Actor

Sex

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Dwayne Johnson Movies

Fast 8: The Fate of the Furious Trailer

Fast 8: The Fate of the Furious Trailer

If you thought things had cooled down for the 'Fast and Furious' team in the...

Baywatch - Teaser Trailer

Baywatch - Teaser Trailer

Mitch Buchanan is facing a problem with his Baywatch lifeguard brand. The council are making...

Moana Movie Review

Moana Movie Review

In a clear echo of Frozen, this Disney animated adventure centres on a fiercely independent...

Central Intelligence Movie Review

Central Intelligence Movie Review

After teaming up with Will Ferrell for Get Hard and Ice Cube for two Ride...

Moana - Teaser Trailer

Moana - Teaser Trailer

Moana has spent her life travelling with her family is on the vast blue waters...

Central Intelligence Trailer

Central Intelligence Trailer

When Bob was at school he was the complete opposite to the person he's grown...

Moana - Who Is Moana Featurette Trailer

Moana - Who Is Moana Featurette Trailer

14-year-old Auli'i Cravalho from Oahu, Hawaii opens up about being cast in her first ever...

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San Andreas Movie Review

San Andreas Movie Review

Set up as an old-style disaster movie with only a fraction of the plot, this...

Furious 7 Movie Review

Furious 7 Movie Review

For their seventh adventure, the Fast & Furious cast and crew continue to outdo themselves...

Furious 7 - Super Bowl TV Spot Trailer

Furious 7 - Super Bowl TV Spot Trailer

The sins of London have followed them home. After throwing Owen Shaw (Luke Evans) out...

San Andreas Trailer

San Andreas Trailer

California is well-known for playing host to regular earthquakes, being located right on top of...

Furious 7 Trailer

Furious 7 Trailer

The cast of 'Furious 7' talk about their favourite moments from the 'Fast & Furious'...

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