American actor, producer, retired professional wrestler and former American football and Canadian football player
Dwayne Douglas Johnson is an American actor, producer, social media star, wrestler and former football player. Is also known by his wrestling name "THE ROCK".
Dwayne was born in Alameda County, California on May 2, 1972. Spent his youth in New Zealand. Lived in Charlotte, North Caroline, Hamden, Connecticut. Attended High School in Honolulu and later in Nashville, Tennessee and Bethlehem, Pensylvania.
He was a football player until 1996, played for Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League.
In 1996, he decided to enter into professional wrestling. He won WWF Championship multiple times. The Rock has been listed as one of the all-time greatest professional wrestlers as well as one of the top draws in wrestling history.
Debuted in Hollywood in 2001 with The Mummy Returns. Starred in Fast and the Furious(2019), The Rundown (2003), San Andreas (2015), Central Intelligence (2016), Central Intelligence (2016), Pain and Gain (2013), Rampage (2018), Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017), Moana (2016), Furious 7 (2015).
Johnson founder the Dwayne Johnson Rock Foundation. A charity working with at-risk and terminally ill children. On October 2, 2007, he and his ex-wife donated $1 million to the University of Miami to support the renovation of its football facilities. The University of Miami renamed the Hurricanes' locker room in Johnson's honor. In 2017, he donated $25,000 to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. In 2018, Johnson donated a gym to a military base in Oahu, Hawaii. After the 2018 Hawaii floods, he worked with Malama Kauai, a nonprofit organization, to help repair damages caused by the floods.
The rock is active in social media. As of 2021, his Instagram profile @therock has over 240 million subscribers, which makes him 4th the most followed influencer worldwide.
Training is my anchor every day, regardless of whether I’m on a set or at home.
Lifting weights is why I don’t need therapy today.
I have a little belief that success is never unrelenting. And if success is what we chase – then neither are we.
If you really want to do something, you’ll find a way. If you don’t, you’ll find an excuse.
It’s not about the car your drive. It’s about the size of your arm hanging out of the window.
Training for me is a metaphor for life, period. The dedication, the determination, the desire, the work ethic, the great successes and the great failures – I take that into life.
Two things happen when an athlete gets injured. Some guys say, ‘;F*ck it, I’m going to wait it out 3-4 months.’ But with me and lots of other athletes, you find your eighth or ninth gear – a gear you’ve never gone to before – and say, ‘I’m going to come back.’
I’ve always loved the showmanship of professional wrestling. While I love making movies, I love that platform, too.
WWE is a space where I thrived, and I loved, and I still do. I love connecting with an audience; that is the greatest thing about going back to WWE.
You don’t sign up for a divorce when you get married. It’s very painful. But it’s taught me a great deal about myself.
When I was a kid at four years old, that’s when I started amateur wrestling with my dad and family. And when that’s instilled in you, it never goes away.
My philosophy is, it’s always very rewarding when you can make an audience laugh. I don’t mind making fun of myself. I like self-deprecating comedy. But I’d like you to laugh with me occasionally, too.
Wrestling was like stand-up comedy for me.
Football changed my life, it gave me a platform to get out my aggression, and it gave me a sense of value.
The single most powerful thing I can be is to be myself.
I'll never, ever be full. I'll always be hungry. Obviously, I'm not talking about food. Growing up, I had nothing for such a long time. Someone told me a long time ago, and I've never forgotten it, ‘Once you've ever been hungry, really, really hungry, then you'll never, ever be full.’
The men I idolized built their bodies and became somebody – like Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger – and I thought, ‘That can be me.’ So I started working out. The funny thing is I didn’t realize back then that I was having a defining moment.
There is no substitute for hard work. Always be humble and hungry.
When you walk up to opportunities door, don’t knock it. Kick that b!tch in, smile and introduce yourself.
You don’t need directions, just point yourself to the top and go!
Failures not an option. It's just a step.
Not only do I think being nice and kind is easy, but being kind, in my opinion is important.
The wall! Your success is on the other side. Can’t jump over it or go around it. You know what to do.
If something stands between you and your success, MOVE IT! Never be denied.
With drive and a bit of talent you can move mountains.
Wake up determined, go to bed satisfied