DWAYNE JOHNSON (Davis Okoye / Executive Producer), with film revenues exceeding
$3 billion worldwide, has solidified himself as a global box-office powerhouse
in both film and
Always adding to his busy schedule, Johnson shows no sign of slowing down. In
starred in "Baywatch"; the 8th installment of the successful "Fast and Furious"
franchise, "The Fate
of the Furious"; and "Jumanji," alongside Kevin Hart and Jack Black. In 2018, he
can be seen in
the fourth season of the HBO show "Ballers," directed by Peter Berg, as an
ex-football star turned
money manager, navigating life on the other side of the field. Johnson recently
"Skyscraper," set to release July 13, 2018. Also on his upcoming slate, he is
set to star in Disney's
"Jungle Cruise," based on its hit theme park ride where a small riverboat takes
a group of travelers
on a journey filled with dangerous animals and reptiles.
Adding to a slew of tent-pole films, Johnson recently starred in the highest
action comedy, "Central Intelligence," opposite Kevin Hart, and lent his voice
to the widely
successful animated film "Moana." Johnson also starred in the 2015 summer
In addition, Johnson's production company, Seven Bucks Productions, recently
up with SPIKE TV to produce a monumental holiday event, "Rock the Troop," a
entertainment experience created to honor, inspire and captivate the brave men
and women of
America's Armed Services. This compelling and modern tribute emanated from the
Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam and brought together A-list headliners from the worlds
comedy, and film. Seven Bucks also released a youth prison documentary, "A Rock
and a Hard
Place," for HBO which became the network's #1 watched standalone special.
Among Johnson's recent film credits are: "Furious 7," reprising his role as
alongside Vin Diesel; "Hercules," directed by Brett Ratner, where Johnson took
on the title role;
the dramatic thriller "Snitch," about a father who goes undercover for the DEA
to free his
imprisoned son' the comic book action-adventure "G.I. Joe: Retaliation," as well
as the second
installment of the franchise, opposite Bruce Willis and Channing Tatum; the
film "Empire State." with Liam Hemsworth and Emma Roberts" "Pain & Gain,"
Wahlberg; and major roles in "Fast 5" and "Fast and Furious 6," which grossed a
billion globally. Johnson's previous films include "Race to Witch Mountain";
"The Tooth Fairy";
"Planet 51"; "Get Smart"; "The Game Plan"; "Journey 2: The Mysterious Island,"
over $325 million in 2011; "Be Cool," the sequel to "Get Shorty," alongside John
Thurman and Vince Vaughn; the 2004 remake "Walking Tall"; and "The Rundown," a
acclaimed action comedy directed by Peter Berg and co-starring Sean William
Dawson and Christopher Walken. Johnson was casted by Stephen Sommers in "The
Returns," which grossed more than $400 million worldwide. His character was so
by Universal executives during dailies that they immediately planned a film
based on his
character, "The Scorpion King," which broke box office records in 2002 to become
April opening of all time.
Johnson's love of acting and desire to branch out led him to appear on "Saturday
Live" four times, surprising many with his strength in comedy. He has garnered
acclaim and recognition for his range and diverse roles, and has been named
Second Highest Paid Actor in Hollywood, NAACP's 2016 "Entertainer of the Year,"
"Sexiest Man Alive" in 2016, and USA Today's "2016 Movie Person of the Year," as
well as making
Time Magazine's 2016 Most Influential People, and The Hollywood Reporter's
Annual Power 100
List for 2016. On December 13, 2017, Johnson received his own star on the
Hollywood Walk of
Born in San Francisco and raised in Hawaii, Johnson excelled as a high school
and subsequently as a star defensive lineman for the University of Miami
helping lead his team to a National Championship. Upon graduating from the
University of Miami,
Johnson followed in the footsteps of his WWE Hall of Fame father, Rocky Johnson,
grandfather, High Chief Peter Maivia, by joining the competitive sports
entertainment world of the
WWE. Within a seven-year period (1996-2003), his intense passion led to an
successful career, breaking box office attendance records across the U.S. and
buy rate records during that period as well. Johnson's creation of "The Rock"
of the most charismatic and dynamic characters the industry has ever seen. In
Johnson made a record-breaking return to the WWE where he crushed John Cena at
Mania XXVIII in Miami.
Johnson penned an autobiography, The Rock Says, which reached #1 on The New York
Times Bestseller List shortly after its publication in January 2000. He also
created The Rock
Foundation in 2006, with a mission to educate, empower and motivate children
health and physical fitness. A dedicated philanthropist, Johnson is the current
spokesperson for the Entertainment Industry Foundation's Diabetes Aware
Campaign. He is also
a committed Celebrity Cabinet Member for The American Red Cross and serves as a
Celebrity Wish Ambassador for The Make-A-Wish Foundation. In 2008, the United
Congress and the United States Joint Leadership Commission recognized Johnson
prestigious Horizon Award, the U.S. Congressional Award given to an individual
in the private
sector who has demonstrated outstanding leadership and provided opportunities
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