Hollywood A-list celebrity Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson have come a long way since he established himself as a household name during his wrestling days in the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). Today, like few of his fellow wrestlers, Johnson found more success and recognition in Hollywood.
In fact, this multi-talented, charismatic actor and TV personality is one of Hollywood’s most recognizable faces. Highly regarded as one of the wrestling world’s all time greatest professional wrestlers and one of Hollywood’s A-list, here are the top reasons why the world absolutely adores him!
1. He was born to wrestle!
Wrestling is in their genes. Widely recognized as the WWF’s first ever third-generation wrestler, his father Rocky Johnson, and his grandfather, Peter Maivia, both had very successful careers in the wrestling world. This third generation wrestler even dominates the family sport as he won about 20 championships over the course of his wrestling career both in the WWF and WWE.
2. He’s a great son!
He may be rich and famous but her does know how to get back to his roots. In fact, back in 2012 on Christmas Day, he bough his mother Ata Johnson a brand new Cadillac Escalada. When he posted the pictures of his sweet gesture to Twitter, The Rock explained the importance of the extravagant present in his caption. “At 14 I saw my mom crying about our only car being repossessed. This felt good. #MerryXmasMom.”
3. He’s super generous!
Not only Did Dwayne did some shopping for his mother but he did so for his cousin Tamina whom he bought a Lexus SUV and for their household help of 10 years Esperanza, a brand new Ford Edge.
4. He’s a proud dad!
Dwayne Johnson is a proud father to his daughter Simone Johnson, his child with his former wife Dany Garcia. So, it does not come as a surprise when he he joined the “Fast & Furious” franchise that his status boosted him to becoming a “cool dad.” He recently told media: “She loves me in the franchise. She loves cool cars.” But he makes sure to keep her humble, adding, “We don’t live in [Los Angeles]. We live down in Florida in a little country town. She’s used to my big pickup truck, so she’s that type of girl.”
5. He’s the definition of ‘movie star!”
Dwayne Johnson became Hollywood highest paid actor in 2013. Forbes magazine gave him that incredible honor after his movies brought in $1.3 billion worldwide.He completely dominated the box office that year with his films “Fast & Furious 6” and “G.I. Joe: Retaliation.”
6. He loves his fans very much!
In April 2015, Dwayne Johnson shared a heartwarming story on Instagram of a run-in with a cancer-stricken fan on Easter. He shared details of the run-in on social media, captioning the picture:
“After my workout I’m drivin’ in my pick up and notice these kids in the rearview mirror screamin’ & runnin’ after my truck. Thought to myself, ‘Should I stop or keep drivin’? I stopped. I hop out of my truck and this kid runs up to me, hugs the hell outta me and says it’s been his life’s dream to meet me and tell me how much I’ve inspired him to fight cancer (Hodgkin’s lymphoma) and hard core chemo and stem cell transplant treatments.
The story continues,
“He was a little teary eyed and said for months and months all he’s wanted to do was find me and say this face to face. I told him what it meant to me to hear this story. I thanked him, hugged him (and his friends), got back in my truck and drove away. As I’m drivin’ I start shaking my head (and tearing up) at how fragile life is and how amazing and cool the universe was to make this meeting happen between myself and this special kid Nick Miller. Let’s always take a moment to count our blessings.. cause there’s always something to be grateful for. Happy Easter y’all.”
7. He’s a puppy lover!
He may be a “giant” so to speak but he sure is one gentle giant who has in intensely soft spot for dogs! The Rock has a fleet of dogs and is known to post tons of pics of his pups — French bulldogs Louie and Pierre, and Hank the shih tzu — all over his social media timelines.
He posted this picture back in November 2013 with the caption: “As the Silverback, I immediately establish my dominance over anything that breathes… aaaaand Pierre could care less. #JoysOfBeingHome #LoveUBuddy”
8. He completely dominated #ThrowbackThursday!
The Rock is known to post some great vintage aka “throwback” pictures on social media when he’s feeling friendly.
Some of those pictures include some epic pics that involve his unforgettable and totally amazing ’90s style, like this one from 1997 that he captioned: “Fanny pack and lean take it to a whole other level.. #90sRock #WTF #BuffLesbian.”
9. He’s damn good singer.
The Rock’s singing skills was first revealed back in December of 2014 where he sang “Here Comes Santa Claus” on “Live with Kelly and Michael.” In 2015, The Rock made a few very hilarious and very talented appearances on the hit show “Lip Sync Battle” where he put on a great show by lip syncing to Taylor Swift’s song “Shake it Off.”
10. He’s a fashion icon in the making.
Aside from his immense size, one of the things that is a head turner for this Hollywood star is his impeccable taste in his wardrobe.
Whether you’re an old school wrestling fan or a housewife with a crush, there is no denying that Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson is “THE MAN” in so many ways.
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