DWAYNE Johnson is back in cinemas, starring in the big screen adaptation of TV classic Baywatch.
We take a look into the rise to fame of this musclebound hunk…
Dwayne Johnson is an American actor and semi-retired wrestler who also goes by the name of The Rock.
He was born in California on May 2, 1972, but grew up in New Zealand Hawaii and Pennsylvania.
Dwayne was a college football player for the University of Miami, where he won a national championship on the 1991 Miami Hurricanes football team.
He later played for the Calgary Stampeders in the Canadian Football League, but in 1995 was cut from the team.
Dwayne then took on the name The Rock and became a wrestler.
He gained mainstream fame in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF, now WWE) from 1996 as a major figure in the company’s Attitude Era.
Dwayne comes from a long line of wrestlers. His dad was Rocky Johnson, a famous wrestler in the 70s.
Dwayne’s granddad Peter Maivia was also a wrestler known as the High Chief, and his grandmother Lia Maivia was a professional wrestling promoter.
Dwayne also has several cousins and uncles who were also professional wrestlers.
In August 2013, The Rock hinted at possible retirement but has never ruled out returns.
He’s gone on to make several guest appearances.
He has appeared in WrestleMania XXX and WrestleMania 32, amongst other events.
Dwayne made his first acting appearance in TV show That 70s Show playing his father Rocky in an episode called That Wrestling Show.
After this he made several TV appearances and made his big screen debut in The Mummy Returns in 2001.
Since then he has gone on to star in over 30 films.
He is best known for The Scorpion King and for playing Luke Hobbs in the Fast and the Furious movie franchise.
The Baywatch movie, a reboot of the classic show that starred David Hasselhoff and Pamela Anderson, will hit cinemas across the UK on May 29 2017.
Dwayne plays the role of head lifeguard Mitch Buchannon.
He stars alongside Zac Efron, who plays Matt Brody.
Dwayne is known for his big build, which helped him become one of the biggest wrestlers of all time.
He is 6 foot 5 inches tall.
He weighs around 18 and half stone.
Dwayne is worth a massive $125million, that’s around £97million.
His initial wealth came from competing in wrestling tournaments.
He made his money through appearances and merchandise.
Dwayne now makes money from acting in Hollywood blockbusters.
Dwayne met Lauren in 2006 while filming his movie, The Game Plan.
At the time, Dwayne was married to his first wife, Dany Garcia – who he divorced in 2007 and had one child with.
However, after an amicable split between the two, Dwayne and Lauren started dating shortly after.
Their first child, a daughter named Jasmine, was born in December 2015.
In December 2017 they announced they were expecting their second child, his third – and it would be another girl.
A superfan of the star filed a “Run The Rock 2020” campaign with the American government’s election body to have the star become the next US president.
In May the Hollywood superstar joked he is considering running for the most powerful political position in the world.
The cult hero made the shock announcement in an Instagram post.
Johnson described the idea of attempting to become the most powerful man in the world in 2020 as “very alluring”.
The Rock said he wanted to be president as it was “a great opportunity to help people”.
However, when speaking about the campaign on The Graham Norton Show as part of the Jumanji tour, Johnson said: “Here’s the problem. It’s been very flattering that there’s been this really interesting uptick in public opinion wanting that to happen, but the problem is this guy to my right would completely sabotage the campaign.”
Kevin Hart, his co-star and man to his right, immediately quipped: “One hundred per cent.
“I will take you down. I don’t want it to happen because it would make you that much better than me, and I just don’t want that to happen.”