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Dwayne Johnson

Highest Rated:   100% Racing Dreams (2010)
Lowest Rated:   18% Baywatch (2017)
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Birthplace:   Hayward, California
If you can smell what the Rock is cookin' then you're no doubt familiar with superstar wrestler Dwayne Johnson's swaggeringly cocky alter ego. With his trademark right eyebrow raised and a penchant for implementing the patented "People's Elbow" to unwary opponents, the self-proclaimed "Most Electrifying Man in Sports-Entertainment" slammed, crashed, and crushed his way to becoming the youngest Intercontinental Champion in WWF history at the age of 24 before winning the WWF title record six times. After conquering the world of sports-entertainment, Johnson next set his sights on conquering Hollywood.Born May 2, 1972 in Hayward, CA, Johnson became a third-generation wrestler after shifting from a career in professional football to professional wrestling when an injury sidelined his gridiron aspirations. After flexing his acting muscles on television in Saturday Night Live, That '70s Show (in which he played his own father), and The Net, Johnson made his feature debut with his role as the dreaded Scorpion King in The Mummy Returns (2001). Returning as the same character the following year in the appropriately titled The Scorpion King, Johnson did little to enhance his reputation of a trained thespian, though he did get the summer film season off to a rousing start for audiences hungering for some energetic escapist fun. Recalling John Milius' 1982 hit Conan the Barbarian (another film that launched the cinematic action career of a then-little-known athlete named Arnold Schwarzenegger), the sword-and-sandal adventure raked in 36 million dollars on its opening weekend and stayed at the top of the box office in the weeks following its impressive debut.Though he would return to the ring for the remainder of 2002, it didn't take Johnson long to soften on the prospect of a return to the silver screen -- and with the following year's The Rundown, he did just that. Cast as a bounty hunter who is sent to Brazil to retrieve the son of a well-known mob boss (American Pie's Seann William Scott), the film provided Johnson with the sort of opportunity to display his comic flair -- a notable talent that was mostly neglected in the special-effects-laden Scorpion King. By this point, his screen career had earned the wrestler-turned-actor a notable fan base that reached well beyond the WWE universe, and in 2004 he took the law into his own hands with the feature remake (in name and general concept only) Walking Tall. Based on the exploits of hard-case Southern sheriff Buford Pusser (played by Joe Don Baker in the original 1973 version) -- the film found Johnson cast as an honest, retired soldier who -- upon return to his small, rural Washington State hometown -- discovers his former high-school rival Jay Hamilton (Neal McDonough) has corrupted the once-prosperous town by introducing drugs and gambling and effectively shutting down the formerly successful lumber mill. Anyone who saw the original (and even those who didn't) could no doubt tell what follows -- and if there ever was a man to lay the smack down on the criminal element, few could doubt that Johnson would be up for the task. With his role as a gay bodyguard in the 2005 Get Shorty sequel, Be Cool, Johnson showed once and for all that he wasn't above poking a little fun at his tough-guy persona, and though he would return to the action genre with the sci-fi video-game adaptation Doom, the next year found the increasingly prolific entertainer cast in the complex role of a sporadically amnesiac actor who begins to have trouble separating reality from fantasy in Donnie Darko director Richard Kelly's apocalyptic sophomore effort, Southland Tales. Later that same year, Johnson turned his attention toward the sport of football to tell the inspirational true story of a detention-camp probation officer who teaches his troubled young charges the meaning of self-respect and social responsibility in Gridiron Gang -- a feature adaptation of the Emmy-winning

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Shazam!
  • Black Adam
  • Producer
2019
No Score Yet Skyscraper
  • Actor
2018
No Score Yet Rampage
  • Actor
2018
No Score Yet Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
  • Actor
2017
18% Baywatch
  • Mitch Buchannon
$58.1M 2017
66% The Fate of the Furious
  • Hobbs
$225.7M 2017
No Score Yet Seal Team 666
  • Executive Producer
  • Actor
2017
No Score Yet Journey 3: From the Earth to the Moon
  • Hank
2017
No Score Yet Rock and a Hard Place
  • Executive Producer
  • Actor
2017
96% Moana
  • Maui
$248.8M 2016
69% Central Intelligence
  • Bob Stone
$127.4M 2016
No Score Yet Wolf Mother
  • Chinatown Club Boss
2016
No Score Yet A Trip to Unicorn Island
  • Actor
2016
19% Jem and the Holograms
  • Himself
2015
49% San Andreas
  • Chief Ray Gaines
$127.7M 2015
80% Furious 7
  • Luke Hobbs
$317M 2015
No Score Yet Not Without Hope
  • Nick Schuyler
  • Executive Producer
2015
60% Hercules
  • Hercules
$59.5M 2014
No Score Yet The Taiwan Oyster
  • Uncle Chen
2013
No Score Yet Empire State
  • James Ransome
2013
69% Fast & Furious 6
  • Hobbs
$238.8M 2013
50% Pain & Gain
  • Paul Doyle
$49.4M 2013
29% G.I. Joe: Retaliation
  • Roadblock
$122.6M 2013
56% Snitch
  • John Matthews
  • Producer
$43M 2013
43% Journey 2: The Mysterious Island
  • Hank
  • Producer
$103.9M 2012
No Score Yet WWE: The Epic Journey of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson
  • Actor
2012
77% Fast Five
  • Hobbs
$209.9M 2011
43% Faster
  • Driver
$23.3M 2010
78% The Other Guys
  • Det. Christopher Danson
$119.3M 2010
100% Racing Dreams
  • Executive Producer
$6k 2010
18% The Tooth Fairy
  • Derek
$58.6M 2010
21% Planet 51
  • Chuck Baker
$42.2M 2009
43% Race to Witch Mountain
  • Jack Bruno
$67.2M 2009
51% Get Smart
  • Agent 23
$130.3M 2008
91% Operation Filmmaker
  • Actor
2008
29% The Game Plan
  • Joe Kingman
$90.6M 2007
38% Southland Tales
  • Boxer Santaros
$0.3M 2007
42% Gridiron Gang
  • Sean Porter
$38.5M 2006
19% Doom
  • Sarge
$28.1M 2005
30% Be Cool
  • Elliot Wilhelm
$55.6M 2005
26% Walking Tall
  • Chris Vaughn
$45.9M 2004
70% The Rundown
  • Beck
$47.6M 2003
41% The Scorpion King
  • Mathayus
$90.4M 2002
No Score Yet Real Scorpion King
  • Actor
2002
47% The Mummy Returns
  • The Scorpion King
$200.7M 2001

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
68% Ballers
2015
  • Producer
  • Executive Producer
  • Spencer Strasmore
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
  • Guest
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
  • Host
  • 2017
  • 2015
  • 2009
  • 2002
  • 2000
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
  • Guest
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet Lip Sync Battle
2015
  • Performer
  • 2015
No Score Yet Wake Up Call
2014-2015
  • Executive Producer
  • Host
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet Conan
2010
  • Guest
  • 2014
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
  • Guest
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2004
  • 2001
No Score Yet CBS This Morning
2012
  • Guest
  • 2012
No Score Yet POV
1988
  • Executive Producer
  • 2012
No Score Yet WWE Monday Night Raw
1993
  • Appearing
  • 2011
No Score Yet American Idol
2002-2016
  • Appearing
  • 2008
No Score Yet Independent Lens
1999
  • Appearing
  • 2008
No Score Yet MADtv
1995-2009
  • Guest
  • 2001
No Score Yet Star Trek: Voyager
1995-2001
  • Champion
  • 2000
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
1999-2015
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Hero
2013
  • Executive Producer
  • Host

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