Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson: From A Depressed Football Player To A Hollywood Mogul

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Dwayne Johnson, known as The Rock, is a talented Hollywood actor who ranks among the top actors as Tom Cruise and Robert Downey. He has the uncanny abilities to make almost every movie scene better, from defeating his enemies to tickling funny bones. There is no doubt that he is one of the highest-paid Hollywood actors.

Despite his successful career, it’s hard to believe Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson had a tumultuous life – from childhood poverty to Hollywood A-lister. His life is a rags-to-riches story that promotes grit, determination, and hard work, all of which Dwayne has put into his career. There were many setbacks but he kept going.

Keep scrolling down the whole tough life story of The Rock.

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A trip down the childhood of Dwayne Johnson

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Dwayne Johnson was born into a wrestling family. His father was a well-known professional wrestler during the 70s and 80s which made him travel a lot. At that time, he lived with his mother in New Zealand and schooled at Richmond Road Primary Scholl in Grey Lynn.

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Because his father grew prominence in wrestling, his family moved to Hawaii. However, they were forced to leave Hawaii when they lost their jobs and couldn’t pay rent. It was a hard time for the Johnson family. Dawayne was even arrested multiple times for fighting in his teens.

His football career was a dark period of his life

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Dwayne Johnson enrolled at Freedom High School in Pennsylvania. He had an argument with Jody Cwik for using the teacher’s bathroom but he shook the hand in apology for his behavior. The teacher turned out the head football coach and he invited Dwayne Johnson to play for the team.

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Dwayne Johnson started to fulfill his football dream. His performance at the University of Miami earned a scholarship, which allowed him to sign with Calgary Stampeders. Unfortunately, because of many injuries in high school, he gave up his dream. After that, he decided to follow in his father’s footsteps in wrestling.

Being a wrestler changed his life

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His father started training him and he became the third-generation wrestler in the WWE. In 1996, Dwayne debuted. He joined many competitions such as Nation of Domination, Faarooq, D’Lo Brown, and the Kama and got a lot of rewards. Sometimes his father leaped into the ring and defended his son when he was in trouble. Dwayne Johnson became one of the most successful wrestlers in the world and was known as The Rock”.

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This newfound fame wasn’t enough, Johnson wanted more

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After gaining fame as a superstar in the WWE, Dwayne Johnson has soared to an elite level of stardom in Hollywood as an actor and producer.

This newfound fame wasn’t enough, Johnson wanted more

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He got into the Disney business with the hit “Moana” in which he played the demigod Maui. Then, he also jumped into the TV realm. Dwayne was the star and producer of “Ballers”.In the HBO series, he played Spencer Strasmore, a retired football player who gave up his job to become financial manager of the Kansas City Chiefsand. In 2017, Dwayne joined “The Fate Of The Furious” and it became a hit, scoring over 1 billion dollars at the worldwide box office.

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Dwayne Johnson is a family-man

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In 2019, Dwayne Johnson tied the knot with Lauren Hashian after having split with his first wife Dany Garcia in 2008. He has three kids in total, namely Simone Alexandra Johnson, Jasmine Johnson, and Tiana Gia Johnson. He is super close to his kids and wife.

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