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With film revenues exceeding $10 billion worldwide, DWAYNE JOHNSON
is a global box-office powerhouse with a resume in film and television as
extensive as it is versatile.
Johnson has garnered much critical acclaim and recognition for his range and
his diverse projects. Most recently, he received the 2019 MTV Generation Award
and was named one of 2019 Time Magazine's "100 Most Influential People."
Johnson is taking on double duty these days as the star and producer in all
of his upcoming feature film projects. First up is Fast & Furious Presents:
Hobbs & Shaw, the highly anticipated spin-off from the Fast and Furious
franchise. Directed by David Leitch, the high-octane action film also stars
Jason Statham and Idris Elba.
In December 2019, Johnson will star in Jumanji: The Next Level. The
action-comedy reunites him with an all-star cast that includes Kevin Hart, Jack
Black and Karen Gillian alongside newcomers Danny DeVito, Danny Glover and
Next year, Johnson and his Seven Bucks Productions will partner with Disney
on Jungle Cruise. Together, along with co-star Emily Blunt, they will bring
Disneyland's beloved theme park ride to life on the silver screen and take
audiences on the safari ride of a lifetime.
Adding to his 2020 slate, Johnson reteams with his Skyscraper and Central
Intelligence writer/director, Rawson Marshall Thurber, in the international
action-thriller, Red Notice, starring opposite Gal Gadot.
On the television side, Johnson is back this year for a fifth season of HBO's
highest rated 30-minute series, Ballers. Johnson, with his Seven Bucks
Productions, continues to serve as a producer alongside Mark Wahlberg and
In addition, Johnson created, produced and starred in NBC's large-scale
competition series The Titan Games, which is expected to return for a second
season in 2020.
Recently, Johnson and Seven Bucks Productions produced Fighting with My
Family, a biographical sports comedy-drama based on the WWE career of
professional wrestler Paige. In addition to his producing duties, Johnson had a
cameo role in the film which made its debut at the Sundance Film Festival and
premiered to rave reviews. Additional recent film credits include Legendary's
Skyscraper, New Line Cinema's Rampage, Sony's Jumanji: Welcome to The Jungle,
Paramount's Baywatch, the 8th Fast and Furious installment of Universal's
successful franchise The Fate of the Furious, Central Intelligence and the
widely successful Disney animated film Moana.
Prior to that, Johnson starred in the summer blockbuster San Andreas, Furious
7, Paramount's Hercules, the dramatic thriller Snitch, the comic book
action-adventure G.I. Joe: Retaliation, as well as the second installment of the
franchise, the dramatic independent film Empire State, Pain & Gain, alongside
Mark Wahlberg, as well as franchise films, Fast 5 and Fast and Furious 6, which
grossed a combined $1.4 billion globally.
Other film credits include Race to Witch Mountain, The Tooth Fairy, Planet
51, Get Smart, The Game Plan, Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, which grossed
over $325 million, Be Cool, MGM's sequel to Get Shorty, alongside John Travolta,
the 2004 remake Walking Tall and Universal's The Rundown. Johnson was cast by
Stephen Sommers in The Mummy Returns, which grossed more than $400 million
worldwide. His character was so well received by Universal executives during
dailies that they immediately planned a film based on his character, The
Johnson's production company, Seven Bucks Productions, produces original
television programming including HBO's Ballers, NBC's The Titan Games, BET's
Finding Justice, Paramount Network's Rock the Troops and HBO Documentary Films'
Rock and a Hard Place.
Born in San Francisco and raised in Hawaii, Dwayne Johnson excelled as a high
school All-American and subsequently as a star defensive lineman for the
University of Miami Hurricanes, 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, and 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 extraordinarily successful career breaking attendance records across the US
and setting pay-per-view buy rate records during that period as well. Dwayne
Johnson's character creation of "The Rock" became one of the most charismatic
and dynamic characters the industry has ever seen. In March 2012, Johnson made a
record-breaking return to the WWE where he crushed John Cena at Wrestle Mania
XXVIII in Miami.
Not content to simply be in front of the camera, Johnson penned an
autobiography, The Rock Says, which reached #1 on The New York Times Bestseller
List shortly after its publication in January 2000. Johnson also created The
Rock Foundation in 2006, with a mission to educate, empower and motivate
children worldwide through health and physical fitness.
A dedicated philanthropist, Johnson serves as a National Celebrity Wish
Ambassador for The Make-A-Wish Foundation. Johnson frequently invites
Make-A-Wish kids and their families to his movie sets giving them a once in a
lifetime experience. Additionally, a portion of Johnson's annual Veteran's Day
capsule in his Project Rock Under Armour clothing line is donated and directly
benefits both active duty military and veterans. In 2008, United States Congress
and the United States Joint Leadership Commission recognized Johnson with the
prestigious Horizon Award, the U.S. Congressional Award given to an individual
in the private sector who has demonstrated outstanding leadership and provided
opportunities for youth nationwide.
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