Dwayne Johnson “The Rock” then and now: from an isolated boy to a billion Hollywood star

Dwayne Johnson is a famous actor and a wrestler in Hollywood. Popularly known as his nickname “The Rock”, he gives people around a strong impression by his ideal height (1.95m) when standing by him.

Isolated childhood and homelessness

The Rock was born in a traditional wrestler family, so when he was a little boy, he was inspired to become a professional wrestler like his father and grandpa. Because of growing in a special family, The Rock was high 1.9m and weighed more than 90kg. Although owing for himself an impressive outlook, his school time was not easy to him at all. He was isolated from his classmate due to his giant physical appearance. They found him a pestilence patient and stayed away from him.

Not only is the center of bad rumors in school, but The Rock also witnessed his parent’s quarrels due to the financial problems. When Dwayne Johnson was 14, his family was expelled from Hawaii, which made his family face to homelessness.


The nickname “The Rock”

After giving up his rugby passion, his father (former famous wrestler Rocky Johnson) convinced him to redirect to the wrestling career. The year 1995 was a turning point in his life when he officially became a WWE fighter with the nickname “Rocky Maivia”. Since that time, he earned his worldwide reputation by winning a number of wrestling championships of many tournaments in the world.

The beginning of the acting path

In the early 2000s, the 48-year-old star decided to step away from his wrestling career glory to shift to acting. Fortunately, this field continued to make his name even more famous around the world.

Scorpion King movie

Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019)

In 2002, he got his debut film “Scorpion King”. The film set a record for being the highest-paid actor in the world. The Guinness Book of Records said that he was paid $5.5 million for the lead role in the film. Partially, he is a former wrestler, so he left the audience with a special impression of the muscular heroic roles in some movies, for instance, in GIJoe: Retaliation, Hercules: The Thracian Wars, Journey 2: The Mysterious Island and especially Hobbs in the big hit film series “Fast and Furious”. However, reportedly, The Rock will not attend the “Fast and Furious 9” movie which is supposed to release in 2021. Reportedly, due to the willing speech but unwilling heart relationship between the two actors, they may not stand on the same screen with each other then.

Jumanji: The Next Level

At the end of December, The Rock continued to make a big-screen landing with Jumanji: The Next Level. The movie now has a revenue of $674.4 million and shows no signs of stopping.

The Rock from an isolated boy to a billion Hollywood star

Fabulous achievement

Up to now, all of the movie projects that had The Rock’s appearance totally obtained over 3.5$ billion in the Northern Africa market and over 10.5$ billion worldwide. These figures make his name become one of the most expensive stars in box office history. Last year, Dwayne Johnson was voted as the highest-earning actor by Forbes. In addition, Time magazine also listed him in the list of top 100 most influential people in the world.

Black Adam character 

In the near future, he will fill up his schedule with his upcoming movies such as The King, Big trouble in little China, Red Notice…Especially, the upcoming superhero movie of DC Black Adam will hit the theater in 2021. It is supposed to be a new blockbuster with the main role played by Dwayne Johnson.

The Rock and his big daughter

The Rock and his present wife Lauren Hashian

Personal life

Apart from his stunning acting career, his personal life also draws so much attention. He has a daughter with his ex-wife Dany Garcia. Now, he is enjoying a happy married life with his present wife Lauren Hashian. They have 2 pretty daughters together. In spite of being a billion Hollywood star, he still spends his time being a father and a husband with his small family.

The Rich Lifestyle of Dwayne Johnson

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