Dwayne Johnson is a competent wrestler-whirled actor, recognized for his role in ‘The Mummy Returns,’ a fantasy voyage movie. Johnson is famous by his ring name, ‘The Rock,’ and was a highly successful professional wrestler before venturing into cinema.
Dwayne was born and brought up in a family with a wrestling background, so it is no surprise that he has created a name for himself in the game. He was competitive, and sports tended from an early age in his life, and as a school pupil, he partook in various sporting recreations.
He was a facet of his high school’s football club, track and field, and wrestling squads. He was a reasonable football player who received a scholarship to play shielding lineman at the University of Miami.
Childhood and Adolescence
Dwayne Douglas Johnson was born in California, USA, on May 2, 1972. His father belongs to Black Nova Scotian heritage, while his mom is of Samoan origin, responsible for his distinctive impression. He joined the Richmond Road Primary School in New Zealand for a brief time before withdrawing back to the United States and enlisting at High School.
Johnson was an energetic teenager who put up with a diversity of games. He was also a part of the football club at his high school. Football was his favorite sport, and he obtained a full scholarship to play defensive tackle at the University of Miami. However, his hopes of becoming a football player got crushed due to an injury.
He received his Bachelor of General Studies in criminology and physiology in 1995.
His dad provided him with his initial activity as a wrestler after he agreed to seek employment in the game.
Career and Major Projects
In 1996, Dwayne Johnson made his WWE debut as Rocky Maivia, and the following year, he defeated the Hunter Hearst Helmsley for the WWF Intercontinental Championship on Monday Night Raw.
He finally changed his ring name to ‘The Rock’ and became a successful professional wrestler with several championships. His wrestling prowess and rugged good looks made him a hit with female fans, and he started receiving requests to perform on both the small and big screens.
In 2001, he made his big-screen debut as The Scorpion King in the opening sequence of ‘The Mummy Returns.’ The film’s success resulted in the great release of a sequel, ‘The Scorpion King,’ in 2002, in which Johnson played Mathayus. For this film, he was reportedly paid US $5.5 million, and it became a minor hit.
In 2007, he featured as Joe Kingman, a divorced dad, in the household humor movie ‘The Game Plan.‘ Moreover, he is extensively known for his position as Luke Hobbs in the Fast and Furious movie sequels.
Achievements and Awards
For the film ‘The Mummy Returns,’ he won the Teen Choice Awards in the category “Film – Choice Sleazebag” in 2001. He also earned the MTV generation Award in 2019 and NAACP Image Award for Entertainer of the Year in 2017.