Dwayne Johnson is one of the most beloved superstars on the planet.
His personality and smile are even bigger than this 6’5″, 260-pound frame.
Who's your fav actor? YOU. It's called – using my charm to get compliments from 8yr old boys who stare up at me and point like I'm a gigantic beast. On my breaks from shooting Rampage, my producers and I head over to Atlanta Zoo to meet with animal experts for my research and luckily for me, I run into these brilliant little humans who will one day grow up and do great things in life. You lil' dudes stay cool/study hard ~ Uncle Rock 🤙🏾#AtlantaZoo #Research #Rampage #AwesomeLittleHumans
He looks like a beast – and he certainly works out like one – but his heart is full of so much positivity and love, he is one of the most popular figures on the planet among kids.
Of course, lending his voice t0 Maui in the Disney hit Moana doesn’t hurt when it comes to the kiddos.
Maui doin' that dab 💪🏾. Thank you Hollywood Foreign Press for our TWO GOLDEN GLOBES NOMINATIONS for our #MOANA. I knew my honey coated gravel, sexy voice would steal the show and I would first like to thank.. sorry I got distracted. On the real, CONGRATULATIONS to our filmmakers, co-stars and home studio of Disney. You all have worked so insanely hard over the past 5 years to bring this story and our culture to the world. I couldn't be more happy and proud for you guys. The recognition is well earned and congratulations to everyone again. No success is ever achieved alone. A gigantic TEAM EFFORT. And finally, and always most important.. THANK YOU FANS. Luv U back ~ DJ. #GoldenGlobes #Moana 🌊🌺🎼
Along with being one of the biggest WWE Superstars during one the promotion’s biggest eras, Johnson turned into one of the highest-paid actors in Hollywood.
And to think, his career began with just $7 in his pocket.
— Calgary Stampeders (@calstampeders) September 25, 2014
Johnson was a standout on the Miami Hurricanes football team, winning the National Championship in 1991. Unfortunately, a knee injury would sideline his chances at a shot in the NFL.
He did, however, briefly play in the CFL, but was cut not long after joining the Calgary Stampeders and went home to Miami without enough money to even hail a cab.