Dwayne Johnson Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

29th January 2017

Quote: "One time in London, we had an epic convo (conversation) over lunch. John broke it down to me, on what my responsibilities are in Hollywood now after becoming, in his words, 'the boss'. I'm laughing right now as I type this, because I can still hear him and his iconic British accent just droppin' those OG (original gangster) pearls. Legend. Prayers, love, strength and light to the Hurt family during this time of loss. Thank you, brother. For everything." Dwayne Johnson pays tribute to his Hercules co-star John Hurt.

9th December 2016

Quote: "My buddies have not stopped giving me a hard time...! But hey, here's the thing: when they give you a hard time, they're jealous, man!" Action man Dwayne Johnson is constantly teased by his friends after recently being crowned People Magazine's 2016 Sexiest Man Alive.

13th October 2016

Quote: "I didn't know if he could sing, so I went on YouTube to find any examples of The Rock singing and what I found was this supercut of when he was a bad guy wrestler. There was a while where he did a heel-turn and he would take out a guitar and taunt whatever town he was in... And I was like, 'OK, that's his vocal range...'" Actor/composer Lin-Manuel Miranda scoured YouTube for any evidence of DWAYNE 'THE ROCK' JOHNSON's musical skills as he prepared to pen songs for the action man's Polynesian demigod character Maui in Disney's upcoming animated film Moana.

11th July 2016

Quote: "D.J. (Dwayne Johnson) is one of the best guys in the world. He's a friend/brother now. We're doing great things together... He's a positive guy that wants to see good for people. I'm the same, man. We believe in love, we believe in laughter, and we believe in living right. When you find yourself with a person like that, that attitude becomes contagious, and together, you spread a lot of that positive energy. That's what we've done." Kevin Hart is full of praise for his Central Intelligence co-star Dwayne Johnson.

8th June 2016

Quote: "If you ever see The Rock working out in the gym, don’t think you can just go up and disturb his workout and expect him to take a picture. He’s there to work, so kindly just pass the silverback on by or he’ll rip your face off." DWAYNE 'THE ROCK' JOHNSON reveals he's like a wild gorilla when he's pumping iron in the gym, and urges fans to leave him alone.

19th February 2016

Fact: Kevin Hart and DWAYNE 'THE ROCK' JOHNSON have been recruited to co-host the 25th annual MTV Movie Awards in April (16).

19th November 2015

Tweet: "Thx fam (sic). Hardest thing sometimes (especially men) is asking for help. I wish I did. You're never alone. Speak up." DWAYNE 'THE ROCK' JOHNSON is grateful for fans' support after opening up about his battle with depression on a recent episode of Oprah's Master Class.

15th July 2015

Fact: Actor DWAYNE 'THE ROCK' JOHNSON has played a gruesome prank on his Instagram.com followers. The San Andreas star posted a video on the photosharing site apparently showing his finger bent badly out of shape. Despite the gory scene, beady-eyed fans realised Johnson was pulling a prank and wearing a prosthetic finger.

1st July 2015

Quote: "I'm here at the house and I get a letter - 'Been enjoying your movies over the years. Very entertaining. I feel like I've really gotten to know you over the years, most recently after watching you host Saturday Night Live. Great job. You continue to go for it. Proud of your work and look forward to meeting you. Steven Spielberg'." Dwayne Johnson was thrilled to get a letter from one of his movie icons.

30th June 2015

Quote: "In Polynesian culture, the men run 300, 350 pounds and the women are even bigger. But Polynesian men are known for singing in a pitch that is soft falsetto singing. It sounds amazing. That's just how they sing, at a very high pitch in an octave that's very falsetto and soft. I fool them with my voice." Dwayne Johnson on the beautiful singing voice that he'll show off in new Disney movie Moana.

27th May 2015

Fact: Hollywood hardman DWAYNE 'THE ROCK' JOHNSON turned heads in Los Angeles on Tuesday (26May15) when he arrived at the premiere of his new disaster movie SAN ANDREAS clinging to the side of a fire truck.

22nd May 2015

Fact: Action man DWAYNE 'THE ROCK' JOHNSON joined forces with funnyman JIMMY FALLON for a skit on the TV host's THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON, during which the stars dressed up as graduating high school students and delivered the worst commencement speeches ever. The pair donned wigs and the traditional cap and gown attire to attend the ceremony for Oneonta High School's Class of 1989, and belted out a verse of Bon Jovi's rock classic Livin' On A Prayer to celebrate their academic achievement, despite coming bottom of their class. The segment aired on the show on Thursday (21May15), at the height of graduation season, just hours after Jon Bon Jovi had been handed a Doctor of Letters honorary degree from Rutgers University in New Jersey. Bon Jovi also performed at the ceremony.

21st May 2015

Quote: "A couple of weeks ago I received the greatest gift I could ever have received, out of the blue. This man, who has inspired me over the years, told me: 'You’re going for it, just keep going for it'. Steven Spielberg, this means the world to me. So cheers to always going for it and cheers to always putting in the hard work with your hands." Dwayne Johnson saluted his movie hero Spielberg at his Hollywood Walk of Fame star unveiling on Tuesday (19May15).

21st May 2015

Quote: "It’s crazy. Before this event I took a moment back at the hotel and kicked everybody out of the room, I just had to gather my thoughts and be incredibly grateful... I’m very lucky." Action man Dwayne Johnson took a moment to thank his lucky stars before unveiling his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles on Tuesday (19May15).

20th May 2015

Quote: "I'm shooting a movie right now... with Kevin Hart, and in it, my character was relentlessly bullied in high school, but loves to dance. He quits high school and becomes a CIA contract killer, but he's still that young kid. So I'm taking dance lessons now and at the end of the movie..., I may or may not have this pretty cool dance sequence. And I may or may not wear a fanny pack in the movie too!" Action man DWAYNE 'THE ROCK' JOHNSON explains a dance video he recently posted on his Instagram.com blog.

2nd April 2015

Fact: Action man DWAYNE 'THE ROCK' JOHNSON wears a U.S. size 15 shoe.

2nd April 2015

Fact: Action movie star Dwayne Johnson is set to take the lead male role in Disney's upcoming animated musical MOANA. The Fast & Furious star will play Maui, who helps Moana on a "nautical adventure".

29th March 2015

Fact: Action man DWAYNE 'THE ROCK' JOHNSON gave U.S. leader Barack Obama a bodybuilding boost on U.S. TV show Saturday Night Live on Saturday (28Mar15) by portraying his tough guy alter-ego 'The Rock Obama'. The wrestler-turned-movie star appeared in a White House skit, ripping out of his clothes after getting angry with his critics. Johnson also got wild for a mock trailer of a Disney live-action vengeance sequel to Bambi, in which he portrayed the title character and portrayed an Indiana Jones-esque explorer in another hilarious skit.

25th March 2015

Quote: "We can't wait, we've been working on this project for a long time... and the idea is... we're gonna make it nice, big, brash, rated R, funny." Action man DWAYNE 'THE ROCK' JOHNSON is excited to start production on a new Baywatch movie. The Fast Five star announced plans for the film in October (14) and hopes to have it in theatres next year (16).

14th December 2014

Fact: Wrestler-turned-actor DWAYNE 'THE ROCK' JOHNSON channelled his inner zen master during an appearance on America's The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Thursday (11Dec14) for a funny sketch with host Jimmy Fallon. The pair donned long, black wigs and traditional robes for the Intense Staredown segment, in which they sat in silence against a fake mountain background as voiceovers shared their deep thoughts and feelings. Robert Downey, Jr. previously featured in a similar skit in October (14).

8th October 2014

Fact: Dwayne Johnson has returned to World Wrestling Entertainment (Wwe) for a cameo as his wrestling alter-ego, The Rock. The actor took to the ring in New York on Monday night (06Sep14) to take on fellow wrestling character Rusev, played by Miroslav Barnyashev.

27th July 2014

Fact: Action man DWAYNE 'THE ROCK' JOHNSON bought out three San Diego, California movie theatres on Thursday (24Jul14) to treat fans attending the city's Comic-Con event to an early screening of his new movie Hercules.

24th July 2014

Quote: If you're asking if I would consider being in the Expendables franchise - then the answer is yes. But... I don't want to be on their team and be buddies with them. F**k that noise. I want to hunt every single one of them down and tell them to 'send your soul to heaven cause your a** is mine'." Dwayne Johnson admits he would love to play a villain in Sylvester Stallone's Expendables action movie franchise in a recent Reddit.com webchat.

24th July 2014

Quote: "One of our 7 Bucks Entertainment prod (production) goals for 2015 is to start the development for a 'Rock One Man Show' live. Comedy, singing (w/ (with) my Willie guitar of course), stories and anecdotes, audience interaction..." Dwayne Johnson reveals he is planning a one-man show in 2015 during a Reddit.com web chat on Wednesday (23Jul14).

24th July 2014

Quote: "I have a love/hate relationship with my phone, which is why these days I have two phones and they're both in waterproof cases. I have the unique ability to go to the bathroom and drop the phone right in the toilet. I'm 6'5", so it's a long drop." Actor Dwayne Johnson is clumsy with his phone.

22nd July 2014

Quote: "When I first got to Hollywood 14 years ago, it was the first project I brought up to studio executives. (I) didn't have the clout to make it so that didn't happen, but years later, I'm sitting here... talking about it." Wrestler-turned-actor Dwayne Johnson reveals filming new action movie Hercules is a real dream come true for him after he fell in love with the story of the Ancient Greek demigod as a child.

18th July 2014

Quote: "I asked the prop department to lock me in with real steel chains that I couldn't break, so the performance would be real... We shot this scene eight times and I blacked out every time. Down to my knees. Well worth the fun pain... this moment is iconic. I'm excited for you to see it." Dwayne Johnson really got into a chained scene in his new movie Hercules.

18th June 2014

Quote: "I'm a passionate, hardcore fisherman. Biggest fish I caught? A 200-pound tarpon." Action man Dwayne Johnson on how he likes to relax.

18th June 2014

Quote: "I tried them when I was 18, me and my football buddies. Nothing happened." Action man Dwayne Johnson admits to using steroids during his college football career in Miami, Florida.

18th June 2014

Quote: "Both of us were divorced, and we talked about the power of being a dad and the strong connection of a dad and his girl... He was a beautiful man, and in that crazy world, that's really something." Dwayne Johnson often thinks about his Fast & Furious franchise co-star Paul Walker, who was killed in a car crash last year (Nov13).

18th June 2014

Fact: Movie star Dwayne Johnson is still close to his ex-wife and her family - Dany Garcia remains the Fast Five star's manager, her brother Hiram is his producing partner, and her new husband, Dave Rienzi, is his conditioning coach.

15th April 2014

Fact: Singer and actress Jennifer Lopez became the latest star to fall victim to an online death hoax on Monday (14Apr14) when RIPJenniferLopez began trending on Twitter.com. The ruse was later revealed to be the work of Internet pranksters, who claimed the R.I.P. acronym stood for 'really inspiring person' instead of the traditional 'rest in peace'. Pop star Zayn Malik and wrestler-turned-actor Dwayne Johnson have been targeted by similar pranks.

26th March 2014

Quote: "Myself & Dc have agreed on a character... extremely complex, well known (but never played) and a pure Bad A** Mf (motherf**ker)." Action man Dwayne Johnson teases fans about his upcoming mystery role in a new Dc Comics superhero film.

26th September 2013

Fact: Wrestler-turned-movie star DWAYNE 'THE ROCK' JOHNSON has become the latest celebrity to don a 'milk moustache' for America's Got Milk? campaign. In the new print ad for the American Dairy Council, the Fast Five star is pictured with milk on his top lip as he rescues a ginger cat from a tree.

22nd April 2013

Quote: "You talk about 
resiliency; Boston is a tough-a** town. I spent a lot of time in Boston. 
I wrestled in Boston, shot movies in Boston, I have family in Boston. My girlfriend's family 
is in Boston. The resiliency... I'm proud of it." DWAYNE 'THE ROCK' JOHNSON reacts to the recent bombings in Boston, Massachusetts - the hometown of his partner Lauren Hashian.

17th April 2013

Quote: "With Dwayne, you have to keep a three-foot perimeter because he has a woman professional just lubing him up with baby oil. You get the stuff all over your outfit, you wreck your clothes." Director Michael Bay jokes about his Pain & Gain star Dwayne Johnson's penchant for baby oil.

31st March 2013

Quote: "He's going to be an amazing dad. As inspired as he is before his baby, to do well and (be) motivated to succeed, he's going to be even more so. It's going to be quadruple... I told him this when I found out that he was going to be a daddy. I said, 'Your life is going to change, and it's all for the better.'" Dwayne Johnson is confident his G.I. Joe: RETALIATION co-star Channing Tatum will be a great father. The actor's wife, Jenna Dewan-Tatum, is due to give birth to the couple's first child this summer (13).

25th March 2013

Quote: "The worst moment was when we filmed the big fight. I spun round and accidentally caught him right across the bridge of his nose. I drew blood and was worried, but Dwayne just shrugged it off." British actor Ray Stevenson was concerned after accidentally punching his co-star DWAYNE 'THE ROCK' JOHNSON on the set of their new movie G.I. Joe: RETALIATION.

19th March 2013

Quote: "I just saw The Expendables 2 and I can honestly tell you that they're not ready for me... They're still hunting people down, so they're really not ready. I haven't been approached about The Expendables 3... but I love those guys, they are all my buddies. (Jason) Statham and (Sylvester) Stallone are good friends of mine." Action man DWAYNE 'THE ROCK' JOHNSON insists he won't be part of the cast for the next Expendables movie.

31st August 2011

Fact: Taylor Lautner and DWAYNE 'THE ROCK' JOHNSON are in talks to play David and Goliath in a movie retelling of the biblical tale.

5th May 2011

Tweet: "I would love to meet the person who is starting rumours of my death - to show them how a dead foot feels up their a**." Wrestler-turned-actor DWAYNE 'THE ROCK' JOHNSON is fuming after online hoaxers spread rumours he had been killed after falling off a cliff in New Zealand.

1st April 2011

Quote: "I think he's doing a great job and I'm very, very proud of him. I think that, you know, he's the President of the United States... He came in, ran the office, which was a very challenging time... but I think he's done a great job." DWAYNE 'THE ROCK' JOHNSON is a fan of U.S. President Barack Obama.

26th November 2010

Quote: "I could look crazy, like a beast, but people will still come up to me. You can do whatever you want in the gym, just don't bother me." Wrestler-turned-movie action man DWAYNE 'THE ROCK' JOHNSON hates having his work out interrupted.

25th November 2010

Quote: "I drive all my family members crazy because I have yet... to ever use a dishwasher; I wash all my dishes all by hand." Action man Dwayne Johnson likes to get his hands wet after a meal.

22nd November 2010

Quote: "This guy really is a wonderful guy. I was kinda jealous he had a nickname, so I tried to start one around the set for myself, you know, like The Rock, or something like that. They ended up calling me The Wetstone. No idea why... It's The Rock and The Wetstone!" Billy Bob Thornton admits he was a little envious of wrestler-turned-actor DWAYNE 'THE ROCK' JOHNSON on the set of their new movie FASTER.

13th September 2010

Fact: Michael Caine is to journey to the centre of the earth as the star of the sequel to Brendan Fraser's 2008 3D film. Dwayne Johnson will replace Fraser in Journey 2: The Mysterious Island and Caine will play a grandfather role. Shooting begins next month (Oct10) in Hawaii.

8th May 2010

Fact: DWAYNE 'THE ROCK' JOHNSON is to star in the fifth FAST & THE FURIOUS film.

15th January 2010

Quote: "The first time I saw him he was wearing a pink fairy tutu and wings, and he still looked gorgeous." DAME Julie Andrews insists wrestler-turned-actor Dwayne Johnson looks good in spandex, after filming the pair's new movie TOOTH FAIRY.

10th November 2009

Quote: "I've never had so much fun on a set." Eva Mendes had a blast working with Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, SAMUEL L. JACKSON and Dwayne Johnson on their forthcoming action comedy THE OTHER GUYS.

1st May 2009

Quote: "Growing up in Hawaii, I was arrested nine times before I was 17. Theft. Fighting. Assault. I hung with the wrong people. Made bad decisions. My area was so tough, even someone's mom would want to fight with you." Wrestler-turned-actor DWAYNE 'THE ROCK' JOHNSON on how he developed his tough-guy persona.

14th March 2009

Quote: "When her first boyfriend comes to the house, we're gonna have a quick sitdown and I'll just be very straight: 'If there's any monkey business, I'm gonna have to introduce you to the hammer brothers, Sledge and Jack.'" DWAYNE 'THE ROCK' JOHNSON vows to play the tough guy when his seven year old daughter Simone eventually starts dating.

3rd March 2009

Quote: "When I was eight, I fancied myself a combination of ELVIS, Chuck Norris and Richard Pryor. I'm not kidding." Wrestler-turned-actor Dwayne Johnson on his entertaining visions for himself as a child.

17th February 2009

Quote: "He told me that he would be getting up at 3.45am to train before shooting. I realised that my measly half hour on the treadmill at 5am wasn't so impressive." Actress Carla Gugino on working with former wrestler Dwayne Johnson, her co-star in new family film RACE TO WITCH MOUNTAIN.

29th February 2008

Quote: "I had a chance to present an Oscar on Sunday (24Feb08) and I was asked if I'd like to win one myself. And sure, of course, it's every actor's dream. Winning an Oscar is a goal of mine." Wrestler-turned-actor DWAYNE 'THE ROCK' JOHNSON has high aspirations for his Hollywood career.

27th February 2008

Fact: Wrestler-turned-actor DWAYNE 'THE ROCK' JOHNSON is taking on a more feminine role in his next movie - the action man's landed the lead role in THE TOOTH FAIRY.

6th October 2007

Quote: "I told my son I was working with The Rock and he said, 'Mom, can you smell what The Rock is cooking?' I was like, 'What the hell are you talking about?'" Kyra Sedgwick had never heard her THE GAME PLAN co-star DWAYNE 'THE ROCK' JOHNSON's old wrestling tagline.

12th February 2007

Quote: "I don't like spiders, so I guess I have arachnophobia. But you know huge roaches and locusts? I don't like them either." Action man DWAYNE 'THE ROCK' JOHNSON isn't as tough as he looks.

3rd November 2006

Fact: The mother of DWAYNE 'THE ROCK' JOHNSON's real-life character in THE GRIDIRON GANG died on his own mother's birthday (25OCT).

10th October 2006

Quote: "We thought, how funny would it be if we were a couple in a movie? It would be like the midget and the giant." Sarah Michelle Gellar on her unlikely co-star DWAYNE 'THE ROCK' JOHNSON in upcoming movie SOUTHLAND TALES.

30th January 2006

Fact: <p>DWAYNE 'THE ROCK' JOHNSON is in talks to reprise Clint Eastwood's role in comedy EVERY WHICH WAY BUT LOOSE. In the 1978 original, Eastwood played a fist-fighting drifter who befriends an orangutan he wins in a bet. </p>

25th October 2005

Fact: <p>Wrestler-turned-movie action man The Rock has nicknamed his genitalia "the people's strudel". </p>

24th October 2005

Fact: <p>Movie tough guy DWAYNE 'THE ROCK' JOHNSON had been arrested eight times by the time he turned 16. </p>

7th October 2005

Quote: <p>"I've got Sarah Michelle Gellar as my girlfriend and Mandy Moore as my wife. It's good to be The Rock these days!" DWAYNE 'THE ROCK' JOHNSON on his forthcoming film SOUTHLAND TALES. </p>

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