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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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Dwayne Johnson Bringing New Game Show 'The Titan Games' To NBC


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Can you smell what Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson is cooking? A brand new show for NBC! Johnson's production company Seven Bucks Production is joining forces with the producers of 'American Ninja Warrior', A. Smith & Co. Productions as well as Univeral Television Alternative Studio to bring new game show 'The Titan Games' to the network in the near future.

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Said to "offer everyday people the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to compete in epic head-to-head challenges designed to test mind, body, and heart", the show will see contestants take to an arena to tackle one of six 'Titans' that are reigning supreme. If they manage to take down their competitor, they will steal their slot in the arena and send the former 'Titan' packing.

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Musical About Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson Coming To London


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Whether you know him from his days being the face of World Wrestling Entertainment, or from his later work in some of the biggest movies of the modern day such as the recently released huge success that is 'Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle', Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson has become a household name across the globe. Thanks to that popularity, the man himself has now become the subject of an upcoming musical in London.

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Female collaborative writing group 'Nevertheless, She' have put together 'The People's Rock: A Musical', which is set in a dystopian future and brings to audiences a "teenage fantasy/religious role model hybrid of The Rock, as a bleak world attempts to curb momentary hope." Other characters include 'Emperor Trumpus' and a young girl who's navigating a world that's void of television, internet and democracy.

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Rampage [2018] Trailer


Davis Okoye (Dwayne Johnson) is passionate about his job at Everglades National Park, particularly with regards to an intelligent ape, his best friend, named George. One night, some kind of missile hits George's enclosure which, upon inspection, sprays him with an unknown substance. The next morning, Davis arrives to find George cowering in his cave in obvious fear and pain, and Davis realises he has grown at least two feet since he last saw him and his weight has almost doubled.

With the help of scientist Dr. Kate Caldwell (Naomie Harris), they find the object that caused George's transformation, and deduces that it's part of some genetic editing technology being developed by the government. Of course, given that it's managed to find its way into the home of George - who, incidentally, is displaying more and more unpredictable behaviour - that means there's likely to be other 'edited' animals out there, something like... a 30-foot wolf, or a gigantic crocodile.

Davis protests about George being taken away by the military for testing, but this now-outsize ape can certainly take care of himself and is not about to become a science experiment if he can help it. But there might be a chance for Davis to get his friend back; there's talk of an antidote for the technology being created and it soon becomes clear that Davis is the only person willing to chance it than execute the innocent animals.

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Has Davina McCall Got A Big Crush On Dwayne Johnson?


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Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson has never been short of admirers, but it seems he has certainly caught the eye of a certain newly-single British celebrity. Davina Mccall has admitted to messaging the former wrestler in the hopes that he'd notice her. Sorry, Davina, he's already taken!

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What are you up to, Davina? The 50-year-old TV presenter announced her split from her husband Matthew Robertson in November, and now it seems she's got her eye on someone else. Unfortunately for her, 45-year-old Dwayne Johnson is already in a relationship.

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Dwayne Johnson Finally Gets His Star On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame


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It's been a long time coming, but Dwayne Johnson has finally received his well-deserved Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Of course, he made this special occasion a family affair by bringing along his youngest daughter Jasmine and his pregnant partner Lauren Hashian.

Dwayne Johnson with partner Lauren Hashian and daughter Jasmine at Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremonyDwayne Johnson with partner Lauren Hashian and daughter Jasmine at Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony

Yesterday (December 13th 2017) Dwayne Johnson received the highest honour that the Hollywood Boulevard can afford, and he was brimming with pride over his family and the support they have given him, especially his partner Lauren.

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Dwayne Johnson poses with Dany Garcia and Hiram Garcia as he is honoured with his own Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The actor, also known as 'The Rock' from his WWE wrestling days, has more than ninety film credits to his name; his next movie being the sci-fi action thriller 'Rampage' - Hollywood, California, United States - Wednesday 13th December 2017

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Dany Garcia, Dwayne Johnson and Hiram Garcia

Dwayne Johnson Announces That He's About To Have Another Daughter


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Dwayne Johnson is looking forward to growing the clan of females in his beautiful family as he and his partner reveal in an adorable social media post that they are expecting yet another daughter in the Spring just over two years after the birth of their last little girl.

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The 45-year-old posted a gorgeous snap of his 2-year-old daughter Jasmine sitting under the Christmas tree below a sign revealing the happy news - and he and his partner Lauren Hashian could not be more thrilled.

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Dwayne Johnson and his pregnant partner Lauren Hashian at the LA premiere of 'Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle' held at the TCL Chinese Theater. The movie is a standalone sequel to 1995's 'Jumanji' and stars Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart and Karen Gillan - Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 12th December 2017

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

Dwayne Johnson Remembers When His Family Couldn't Afford Thanksgiving Dinner


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DWAYNE 'THE ROCK' JOHNSON had a lot to be grateful for this Thanksgiving. 

The wrestler-turned-actor spent the holiday with his family, including girlfriend Lauren Hashian and mother Ata Johnson and on Friday he shared a sweet family snap with a very personal message.

After joking about not giving up his Sexiest Man Alive title to Blake Shelton this year, Johnson remembered when Thanksgivings were very different for his family.  

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Dwayne Johnson's Black Adam To Be Introduced In 'Suicide Squad 2'?


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It's been known for a while that Dwayne Johnson will portray DC anti-hero Black Adam in the forthcoming film of the same name, but it seems that movie may not be the character's first onscreen appearance. He's been rumoured to play the main villain in 'Suicide Squad 2'.

Dwayne Johnson at the Berlin premiere of 'Baywatch'Dwayne Johnson at the Berlin premiere of 'Baywatch'

While Black Adam is usually depicted as the nemesis of Captain Marvel, aka Shazam (who will get a movie of his own in 2019), he has certainly been involved with the Suicide Squad within the comic book world. Now it seems he could be playing the 'weapon of mass destruction' that the supervillain team are sent out to uncover in the upcoming 'Suicide Squad' film sequel.

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Tyrese Gibson Threatens To Quit 'Fast And Furious' Films If Dwayne Johnson Is In Ninth Movie


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Fast and Furious actor Tyrese Gibson has escalated his on-going feud with co-star Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, threatening to quit the franchise if Johnson is involved with the upcoming ninth film.

On Wednesday (November 1st), the 38 year old star, known mononymously as Tyrese and who plays Roman Pearce in the Fast and Furious series, took to Instagram to issue an emotional ultimatum against Johnson.

Captioning a selfie of him, Johnson and fellow co-star Vin Diesel, he told “loyal fans and loved ones from OUR Fast universe” that he won't appear in the forthcoming ninth movie if Johnson is involved.

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Dwayne Johnson Explains 'Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle' Video Game Influences


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Back in 1995, Robin Williams and Kirsten Dunst led a stellar cast in 'Jumanji', where two kids found a magical board game and brought the dangerous world of the jungle it harboured straight into their real lives. Now, the franchise is set to make a comeback with an all new cast and premise, as Jumanji turns into a video game and the players are told, 'Welcome To The Jungle'.

Dwayne Johnson leads the new 'Jumanji' film, set for release in DecemberDwayne Johnson leads the new 'Jumanji' film, set for release in December

Once again, teenagers discover the game Jumanji, but in the new film, they'll find it on an old video game system. This time round however, instead of the world of Jumanji being brought to them, they will be literally drawn into the game's setting and become the adult avatars that they chose on the game's load-up screen.

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Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron at the European Premiere of 'Baywatch' at Sony Center. - Berlin, Germany - Monday 29th May 2017

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Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron at the European Premiere of 'Baywatch' at Sony Center. - Berlin, Germany - Tuesday 30th May 2017

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Guests at Paramount Pictures' World Premiere of 'Baywatch' on the beach in Lummus Park Ocean Drive & 7th ST. - Miami Beach, Florida, United States - Saturday 13th May 2017

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Dwayne Johnson

Date of birth

2nd May, 1972

Occupation

Actor

Sex

Male

Height

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Dwayne Johnson Movies

Rampage [2018] Trailer

Rampage [2018] Trailer

Davis Okoye (Dwayne Johnson) is passionate about his job at Everglades National Park, particularly with...

Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle Trailer

Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle Trailer

It's been over twenty years since the release of the award-winning family adventure starring Robin...

Baywatch Movie Review

Baywatch Movie Review

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Baywatch - Clips and  Trailer

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The Fate of the Furious Movie Review

The Fate of the Furious Movie Review

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The Fate Of The Furious - Featurettes and Trailer

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Dominic Toretto has gone rogue. It seemed like the game was finally up with Brian...

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