Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson: Outside the Ring
How did one of the most famous WWE stars make the leap to the big screen?
Since his Hollywood debut in 2001’s The Mummy Returns, wrestler-turned-actor Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has played a myriad of roles, from tough action heroes to tooth fairies. Though he might be thought of mostly as an action star, Johnson has also made a name for himself as an impressive comedic talent. In the process, he’s become one of the most successful actors working today, as well as one of the industry's most powerful producers. His films are, more often than not, enormous hits and he's developed a devoted fan base. In 2016, People Magazine declared him the “Sexiest Man Alive,” and there have even been recent rumblings of a future presidential run from everyone’s favorite igneous hunk.
Whether or not you’d give him your vote, it’s hard not to be won over by Johnson’s sense of humor, dashing smile, and titanic pecs. This video charts the development of Johnson’s career and his evolution from a standard muscle man to Hollywood’s go-to daddy.