No matter how violent The Rock is on screen, he must gently take care of his wife and patiently follow his daughter’s “incredible” interests.
Western newspapers often use “huge, great” and many other words to describe The Rock – an action superstar who is 1.96 m tall and weighs 118 kg.
Nearly two decades of filming, he has many impressive roles. In particular, the Fast and Furious brand has helped The Rock reach the level of a Hollywood superstar and pocket millions of dollars in salary.
So strong and majestic on the big screen, but when he returns to his home, the actor changes completely: A gentle husband, a father who pampers his children.
The boy who is nearly 2m tall is shunned
On May 2, 1972, Dwayne Douglas Johnson was born amid joy and expectations from his family, that one day, he would continue the wrestling tradition of his ancestors.
Dwayne’s father was the first African-American wrestling champion Rocky Johnson, and his grandfather, Chief Peter Maivia, was a Samoan wrestling pioneer.
Because he was born into a special family, Dwayne, also known as The Rock, is also a different person.
At just 15 years old, he was 1.9 m tall, weighed more than 90 kg, and had muscles as strong as rocks. His giant-like body helps The Rock become an excellent defender in rugby, but makes him shunned by his friends and cautious of his teachers.
The actor sadly recalled: “When I entered a new school, everyone treated me like I had the plague and stayed away from me because they thought I was an undercover police officer.”
His not so beautiful memories are also the story of making a living. Sharing on Daily Express , the Fast & Furious star confided that when his family went bankrupt, he painfully witnessed his mother trying to commit suicide. He understands the feeling of not having a roof over his head, seeing his father sad, and his mother crying helplessly.
Amateurs have never counted the number of times they have had to go hungry or thirsty. So desperate, he snuck into the grocery store to steal raw beef because he had no way to buy it.
He even went to sleep on the street, huddling in a car next to a landfill, so poor that he only had a few dollars left in his pocket.
In early May, on his 48th birthday, The Rock opened up about his past with many ups and downs. He said: “I was arrested for being rude when I was 13 years old. A year later, my family had to pack up and leave my hometown of Hawaii due to economic difficulties.”
Talented wrestler, movie superstar
The more people are in the quagmire of fate, the more ambitious people are and always want to get up. The Rock is an example.
Putting aside his passion for rugby after a freak injury, The Rock returned to his martial arts career. In 1995, he joined WWE – World Wrestling Federation, and won the WWF/E Championship 7 times, more than the old record of Hulk Hogan and Bret Hart.
From here, he is remembered as one of the most famous wrestlers in history.
At its peak, The Rock suddenly retired from the ring to focus on taking advantage of dangerous blows and powerful martial arts moves on the big screen.
From the villain “Scorpio King” in the action blockbuster The Mummy Return , to The Scorpion King, The Rock took a step up to the superstar status when firmly affixing its name to the Fast and Furious and Jumanji franchises.
Cinema has become a fertile ground for actors to show off their breathtaking chases and fierce fights. But not because of that, that muscular mass overwhelms the graceful, introspective side of a creative artist like The Rock.
He has tried his hand at different genres, such as a gay male role in Be Cool , a funny rugby player in The Game Plan , a tall tooth fairy in The Tooth Fairy (2010) or a mighty god in the movie Hercules . These roles more or less leave an impression on the audience.
Great performances in the Fast and Furious film series have catapulted The Rock to superstardom.
It can be said that talent combined with unpredictable transformation creates a unique attraction for The Rock, but names like Mike Tyson, Steve Austin, Triple H A.ka or John Cena – are also boxers who turn to acting. movie – not available.
“I lead a rather rebellious career. To be honest, no one in my life has ever given me formal advice. It’s what I’ve learned over the years that has pushed me to push the limits,” he shared on Fortune.
The guarantee for The Rock’s success today must come from specific numbers. In 2013, he surpassed “Iron Man” Robert Downey Jr. to be honored as the action star that helps producers make the most money, with a total of more than $ 1.3 billion in revenue from GI blockbusters Joe Retaliation, Pain and Gain and Fast and Furious 6.
According to Forbes , The Rock is the highest paid actor in the world in 2019 with $89.4 million. His total net worth is currently about 350 million USD.
Discussing his success, The Rock said that there is no clear definition. “Success does not always require greatness. It’s about consistency. Continuous hard work leads to success. Greatness will follow,” the actor commented.
The “rice is not good, the soup is not sweet” relationship with Vin Diesel
Starting to work together since Fast Five (2011), The Rock and Vin Diesel have supported each other wholeheartedly. They quickly became the most compatible pair in the action movie genre.
But because of their similar careers, muscular bodies and tough personalities, there is naturally a rivalry between them. And in reality, “one mountain cannot have two kings” so sooner or later their conflicts will happen.
On August 8, 2016, The Rock started a war with Vin Diesel on Instagram. He insinuated that some male co-stars had an unprofessional attitude on set and used the word “candy asses” to refer to this star.
Very suddenly, Vin Diesel is the name that is “called” the most. Controversies began to emerge, causing the film crew and Universal to have an emergency meeting right on set in Atlanta, USA to resolve the incident.
Since being close, the two action superstars have not looked at each other.
According to TMZ, Vin went straight to his colleague’s car to question him and then left the filming set. Tensions continue to escalate even though they have been warned by investors.
Page Six revealed that actor Riddick was at fault because he was often late and showed disrespect to his co-stars. Meanwhile, People defended Vin Disel and affirmed that The Rock was the one to keep the crew waiting.
In 2018, during the promotion of Rampage , The Rock frankly admitted to Rolling Stone about the unresolved conflict between him and Vin Diesel. The actor said: “That’s right, we don’t do any scenes together anymore.”
The two stars no longer meet in the same frame despite appearing in Fast & Furious 8 . And perhaps because he hated Vin, The Rock did not participate in Fast 9 , instead he was busy filming his own movie Fast & Furious: Hobbs and Shaw with Jason Statham.
“We are fundamentally different in our philosophies on how to approach filmmaking and collaboration,” The Rock opened up, but left open the question of whether he would continue to work with Vin Diesel on new blockbusters or not.
Great family man
So fastidious, so impulsive, but The Rock at home is a very different version.
On August 18, 2019, the happy actor announced that he had a secret wedding with singer Lauren Hashian in Hawaii. It took him 14 years to hear “I agree” from his partner.
The Rock with his beautiful wife – singer Lauren Hashian.
Sharing the secret to keeping the love alive for so long, The Rock humorously said: “Happiness is making your partner smile every day. Lauren is always teasing me, teasing me about anything. There are no limits in my house. The beauty is there. And I tease her all the time.”
They had two daughters Jasmine (5 years old) and Tiana (2 years old) before getting married. Recalling the moment his wife painfully brought two little angels into the world, the actor could only exclaim, “That moment was so magical.”
Since becoming a father, The Rock is no longer interested in partying all night. Twice Lauren went into labor, the actor put aside all work to take care of his wife. He even knelt down to feed Lauren while his wife was breastfeeding.
The former American wrestler also proved that he is a great father by taking care of his children. When Jasmine was almost 2 years old, one beautiful morning, she asked The Rock: “Dad, I need to paint my nails.” So he had to spend half a day patiently watching his daughter paint his nails.
On Instagram, The Rock shared a photo showing his considerate and excited attitude, making fans gush over the cuteness of father and son.
Even when he was hungry, the Jumanji star was willing to let the little princess play tricks on his face. Every day, he has to satisfy his daughter’s many mischievous requests.
“Before taking a bath, Jasmine wanted me to rap the song You’re Welcome that I voiced in the Disney cartoon. So I sang and showed her how to wash her hands. I realized that a few weeks ago, this rap also made the kids happier when washing their hands,” he told fans.
The actor gives the best for his children.
In addition to Jasmine and Tiana, The Rock pampers his eldest daughter, Simone Johnson, from his first wife. When he heard that the 18-year-old princess decided to join WWE to pursue wrestling, the actor was very happy.
He shared: “For me, first of all, it is a matter of pride when my daughter wants to follow in my footsteps. Using the word ‘succession’ might sound exaggerated, but, more importantly, she wanted to light her own fire. It became the youngest person ever signed to WWE in the entire history of the company.”