Dwayne Johnson
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Seven Bucks Productions

Dwayne
Johnson

Principal / Actor / Producer

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson muscled his way to the top of the A-list, where his sculpted jawline and iconic raised eyebrow have made him one of the world’s most recognizable celebrities. The former wrestler — who famously started with just $7 to his name — has used his tireless work ethic to become a multiplatform powerhouse, grappling with one of the busiest slates in Hollywood.

In 2016, the star and executive producer of HBO’s “Ballers” lent his voice to Disney’s blockbuster “Moana” and launched a dedicated YouTube channel for exclusive content. With a formidable online fan base of 140 million followers to support his digital ventures, Johnson will look to continue the winning streak that made him the world’s highest-paid actor in 2016.

While “Baywatch” represented a rare misfire on the big screen in 2017, Johnson has many upcoming theatrical titles in the coming years to test his box-office mettle, from Disney’s “The Jungle Cruise” to Universal’s “Skyscraper.”

Born in Hayward, Calif., Johnson became a global superstar in the wrestling ring as “The Rock.” He broke into Hollywood with his first lead in the 2002 film “The Scorpion King” and quickly established himself as one of the industry’s leading action heroes. His performance in 2011’s “Fast Five” helped make him a cornerstone of the multibillion-dollar “Furious” franchise. Time magazine named Johnson one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2016.

Career

  • WWE
  • FAST & FURIOUS 6
  • SAN ANDREAS

Education

  • University of Miami (FL, USA)

Variety Honors

  • Sports Impact

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'Preacher' Actor Noah Taylor Joins Dwayne Johnson in Legendary's 'Skyscraper' (EXCLUSIVE)

'Preacher' Actor Noah Taylor Joins Dwayne Johnson in Legendary's 'Skyscraper' (EXCLUSIVE)

Noah Taylor has joined the cast of Legendary's action pic "Skyscraper" starring Dwayne Johnson, sources tell Variety.Neve Campbell is also on board to co-star with Johnson.Johnson stars as a former FBI Hostage Rescue Team leader and war veteran who now assesses security for skyscrapers. On assignment in China, he finds the tallest, safest building in the world suddenly ablaze, and he’s been framed for it. A wanted man on the run, he must find those responsible, clear his name, and...

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