Dwayne Johnson will be heating up the screens from this Friday in disaster movie San Andreas. Our Man Crush Monday joined WWE in 1996 and rose through the ranks as The Rock to become one of the most popular professional wrestlers of all time. Since retiring from wrestling Johnson has established himself as a serious actor with credits including The Mummy Returns, Doom, G.I Joe: Retaliation, Hercules and The Fast & Furious franchise…
Least likely to…get big-headed. The former wrester was offered a promotional deal with Dunkin’ Donuts which would have seen them name a donut after him but he turned it down as it thought it appeared too arrogant.
Impress him with…fishing. The actor is a skilled salt water fisherman.
Mention…The Scorpion King. Johnson earned a place in the Guinness Book of World Records as the $5.5 million paycheck he received for the 2002 film was the highest amount paid to any top billing actor at the time.
And another thing…both his father and maternal grandfather were professional wrestlers – it’s clearly in the blood!