Having had a traumatic past before reaching the peak of glory, the story of the Hollywood star has inspired millions.
Dwayne Johnson, better known by her stage name “The Rock”, is an American retired professional athlete, film actress and producer.
At the age of 50, this man is a billion-dollar Hollywood star with many lifetime works such as: The Scorpion King ; The mummy returns ; Agent 86: Mission Impossible … Before reaching the peak of fame as now, actor The Rock has experienced many events, ups and downs.
The Rock was born in 1972 into a family with a wrestling tradition. His father is Rocky Johnson – the first African-American wrestling champion and the male artist’s grandfather is chieftain Peter Maivia, a Samoan pioneer in wrestling.
Growing up in such a special family, from a young age, The Rock was taller than his peers. By the time he turned 15, this actor was 1.9m tall and weighed more than 90kg with solid muscles. It is because of the appearance that is like a different “giant” that makes the actor’s school years filled with sadness.
The Hollywood star shared that he was once shunned by friends and even teachers, limiting contact just because of his bulky appearance. The man recalls: ” When I went to a new school, people treated me like I had the plague and even stayed away from me because they mistook this tall guy for an undercover cop. ”
Not only that, The Rock’s childhood was a series of days when his parents argued fiercely because of the pressure of money. When The Rock was 14 years old, his family was deported from Hawaii and had to go through a difficult time because there was no place to go.
The actor admitted in 2018 that he had a past of stealing steak from the grocery store because he was so hungry. He also witnessed his mother trying to find death because of extreme poverty. However, in the end, she chose to continue living and tried to get out of the quagmire of fate.
Growing up, The Rock went through a period of sadness and despair due to not being able to follow the path she wanted. He loves rugby, but due to constant injuries, the man fell into depression, unable to pursue a professional rugby career. The man once said: ” At that time for me, without rugby, my future was crushed. It was the worst time in my life “.
Conquer the challenge, reach the peak of glory
Leaving behind his dream of football, The Rock was persuaded by his father to follow the path of wrestling and train him to be an illustrious fighter in the ring. Because he is the son of the family, the man has shown his talent in this subject. In 1995, he officially became a WWE fighter with the nickname Rocky Maivia, taken from his father’s and grandfather’s names to remind him of his roots.
Thanks to his natural talent and bravery, The Rock displayed dangerous attacks, defeated opponents quickly and won a series of championships. As a result, he became one of the greatest professional wrestlers in history. Experiencing the most glorious years as a wrestler, in 2004, Dwayne Johnson left the ring, to enter the movie field with the desire to become a Hollywood star.
He had a successful wrestling career.
And fortunately, this choice has helped his name resonate around the world. The cult actor first appeared as an actor in The Mummy Returns (The Mummy Returns) released in 2001. Not long after his first film, the actor continued to accept the invitation to participate in the project The Scorpion King (Scorpion King). Although this is the first lead role in his acting career, he has achieved admirable results.
Thanks to the outstanding success of the Scorpion King, The Rock has helped The Rock go deep into the acting path. Rolling Stone magazine once commented on this actor as follows: ” There is a sensibility in The Rock that is very suitable for action movies. He will definitely become a real movie star .”
And indeed, just a few years later, with perseverance and relentless efforts, The Rock was remembered by the public as one of Hollywood’s top action superstars through a series of impressive roles. Thanks to his real talent and popularity, the actor owns a “terrible” salary from several million to tens of millions of dollars (not including the remuneration divided by film profits).
The actor quickly became a screen star.
In 2019, Forbes magazine honored Dwayne Johnson as the highest-paid actor. In addition, Time magazine honored the actor in the list of 100 most influential people in the world 2019.
In addition to a illustrious career, Dwayne Johnson’s private life also receives a lot of attention from fans. He once experienced a marriage breakdown with his first wife Dany Garcia and they have a daughter together. Currently, The Rock is living a full life with his wife Lauren Hashian and has two more beautiful princesses.
The perfect family of the actor.
After more than a decade together, he and his current partner held a simple, cozy wedding in their hometown of Hawaii in August 2019. As a billion-dollar star who is loved by everyone, but when he leaves the screen, Dwayne Johnson is still like any other ordinary father. He spends time playing with his children, taking care of his small home and enjoying trips filled with laughter with his family.
It can be seen that The Rock is a prime example of how no matter where you start, whatever your circumstances, as long as you keep trying and never give up, everything will be rewarded.