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He’s a wrestling legend, People’s Sexiest Man Alive and has a hit show in “Ballers”! So what is it about Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson that makes us swoon? Here are some fun facts!
He’s a Third Generation Pro Wrestler
His grandfather was “High Chief” Peter Maivia and his father was Rocky Johnson, Peter Maivia’s son.
He’s an Canadian Citizen
Since his father was Canadian, Dwyane was born in the US. A change in policy in 2009, made Johnson a Canadian citizen.
His College Football Career
He was on the roster of the 1991 Miami Hurricane’s National Championship Team. And even played on a CFL team.
He Lifted His Famous Eyebrow From Who?
The famous People’s eyebrow that Johnson does is actually done in tribute to Groucho Marx.
That Check For The Scorpion King Though…
When Johnson made “The Scorpion King”, he reportedly receieved $5.5 million for his first role before he even acted in it. It was his first film and at the time was the most ever paid for a first time actor at the time.
The Rock Owns “The Rock”
Johnson is powerful enough to buy back rights to his WWE name, “The Rock”
His Official Name Is…
In 2004, the Rock visited Samoa and was officially annoited by Head of State Susuga Malietoa Tamuafill II under the title Sieuli, Son of Malieta. Which is is title of nobility.
He Nearly Played…
He nearly played Willy Wonka. He reportedly was Tim Burton’s second choice to play the famous candy maker in “Charlie And The Chocolate Factory.”