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Dwayne Johnson – a giant with Midas touch

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Dwayne Johnson surpassed a series of actors such as Matt Damon, Tom Cruise or Robert Downey Jr.

Instead of having formal acting training, he grew up playing rugby and wrestling.

Intense childhood

Before becoming an action superstar, Dwayne Johnson experienced a rough childhood.

Isolated at school and having to move with his father 13 times, Johnson had a childhood without friends.

The terrible training process of `The Rock`

He shared with the Hollywood Reporter: `I didn’t want to do anything anymore at the age of 14. I cried continuously until my tears dried up.

The path Johnson chose was physical training, because all the successful men he admired had strong bodies.

Dwayne Johnson - a giant with Midas touch

Muscles make `The Rock` famous

The dream of becoming a professional football player – earning a six-digit salary, buying a house for his mother – was dashed.

The rest has become history: Dwayne Johnson took the stage name `The Rock` and became a living legend of the American wrestling industry with 17 championships.

Reaching the level of movie superstar

After several appearances on the television show Saturday Night Live, Dwayne Johnson made his film debut in The Mummy Returns (2001) as the villain Scorpion King.

During his first decade in Hollywood, Dwayne Johnson was primarily known as `the movie wrestler.`

Dwayne Johnson - a giant with Midas touch

The Rock competes with Vin Diesel on screen

In 2011, Johnson left the management company CAA and signed a contract with WME, creating a flourishing step in his career.

However, the most successful film series that Dwayne Johnson participated in is Fast and Furious.

Looking ahead, Johnson will continue to have the opportunity to shine in the comedy Baywatch and the adventure film Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle.

Dwayne Johnson - a giant with Midas touch

The Rock in `Fast & Furious 8`

Even though he is a superstar, Johnson never shows an arrogant attitude.

Johnson said on Twitter: `In 2006, I auditioned for the role of Jack Reacher but later it went to Tom Cruise. That is a great motivation for me to always desire success.`

But even after surpassing Cruise himself on the salary table, the actor is still determined: `I never forget my origin. When I was 14 years old, I was deported and had nothing at 23 years old. Every morning I wake up.

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