Amazing Unknown Facts About Dwayne Johnson a.k.a The Rock

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson – Need I say anymore. Dwayne Johnson is easily one of the most recognized celebrities in Hollywood right now. With box office hits like San Andreas, Central Intelligence and Fast and the Furious 6, he is a cherished and one of the most renowned actors to grace the sunny streets of L.A. Here are some amazing facts you might not have known about the one they call “The most electrifying man in sports entertainment.”

1. When he was 26 (In the year 1998), Dwayne became the world’s youngest WWE champion. Many of us, at that age, are still waiting for our true call to put things into a harsh perspective
2. His stage name ‘The Rock’ is synonymous with him now. However, this was his third stage name. He previously went by Flex Kavana and then Rocky Maivia when he made his WWE debut. And boy! are we glad he dropped the first two.
3. Dwayne Johnson appeared on the popular 90s sitcom “That 70s Show” as his father, Rocky Johnson. In the show, his character cheekily makes a reference about him and says that his son (Dwayne) would become “The most electrifying man in sports entertainment.”
4. Don’t assume that “The Rock” just chanced upon his wrestling career. In fact, he is WWF’s first third-generation wrestler with his grandfather Peter Maivia and father Rocky Johnson both being well-accomplished wrestlers. It looks like someone hit the jackpot in the big GENE POOL.
5. For his film debut in “The Scorpion King,” Dwayne Johnson received a record US $5.5 million. Makes one sad thinking about what they got for their first day at work.
6. Speaking of records, he recently set the Guinness World Records title for the Most self-portrait photographs (selfies) taken in three minutes. Dwayne clicked 105 selfies at the premiere of his movie San Andreas.
7. And speaking of selfies, The Rock is a behemoth on social media with 66.5 million followers on Instagram, 10.5 million followers on Twitter and 56.8 million likes on his Facebook page.
8. The Rock is both an American and a Canadian citizen. He received his Canadian citizenship in 2009 when they made changes in their laws.
9. Adding more to the mix is the fact that his father is of Black Nova Scotian origin with his mother having a Samoan ancestry. Talk about cultural diversity.
10. With his heavy build and a 6.5 feet frame, Dwayne needs an enormous amount of food just to be in shape. His diet for the movie Hercules consisted of 10 pounds of food in weight.To put things into
perspective, the Rock intakes about 5000 calories a day while the average human needs 2000.
11. If you think that the Rock does all his stunts, you are wrong. (Not to discredit him, but who would want to harm that god-like figure). His cousin Tanoai Reed does most of his stunts. With Tanoai looking a lot like his cousin, no wonder the stunts look more authentic and credible.
12. Dwayne Johnson is afraid of spiders. When you thought nothing could scare the 6 foot 5 ROCK you were wrong. He is quite open about his arachnophobia and has discussed the issue without shame in many interviews. Mad respect.
13. His skills don’t end at just wrestling and acting. Dwayne was a football player through school and college. He joined the University of Miami on a football scholarship and graduated a degree in criminology and physiology. And you thought the neighbor’s son was well accomplished.
14. He moved a lot while growing up. He lived in Hawaii, Pennsylvania, and even New Zealand and finally Miami where he attended college.
15. And finally, he smashed records in Hollywood, becoming the highest-earning actor in 2013 and his movie “The Fast & The Furious 6” becoming the fastest to reach $500 million worldwide in the history of Universal Studios.

Bonus tidbit: Dwayne Johnson almost played Johnny Bravo in the live action adaptation of the 90s cartoon by the same name. Imagine the Rock saying, “MAN; I’m PRETTY.” We are sad.