Whether you know him by his real name, or by his well-known moniker, The Rock, Dwayne Johnson is inarguably one of the biggest superstars in entertainment today. He can be the go-to guy for just about any role, from the striking leading man and action hero, to the comedic goofball, and even the tooth fairy. Need to revive a dying franchise, or save a fading property? Throw The Rock into the ring. Before becoming box-office gold and taking Hollywood by storm, Johnson made a name for himself as a professional wrestler. Perhaps not since Arnold Schwarzenegger in the 1980s and early 90s has such a cultural phenomenon burst onto the scene. Like Schwarzenegger, Dwayne Johnson is one of the few actors who can consistently be bigger than his films, one whose name often means more to the billing block than the movie’s title itself. You probably remember San Andreas (2015) better as that movie with The Rock and the earthquake. He’s more than an onscreen hero, too: off-screen, the big-hearted star works tirelessly to help the community and please his many fans. Really, what’s not to like?

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