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Dwayne Johnson

45 Jahre

Als "The Rock" gelangte Wrestler Dwayne Johnson zu Weltruhm, doch der Muskelmann kann noch mehr: Als Actionheld machte er auch in Hollywood Karriere

  • Geboren , Hayward, Kalifornien / USA
  • VornameDwayne Douglas
  • Name Johnson
  • Grösse 1.96 m
  • Sternzeichen Stier
  • Partner Lauren  Hashian (aktuell); Dany  Garcia (geschieden)
  • Kinder Simone Alexandra   (*2001); Jasmine   (*2015)

Biografie von Dwayne Johnson

Konnte überhaupt etwas anderes als ein weltberühmter Wrestler werden? Sein kanadischer Vater Rocky Johnson war Ringer, ebenso der samoanische Vater von Johnsons Mutter, Peter Maivia. Ein Ringer in dritter Generation, das war ebenso einzigartig wie sein Können. Unter seinem Kämpfernamen "" wurde er weltbekannt und seine Ausflüge in die Welt der Schauspielerei machten ihn noch berühmter.

Wrestling war nur die zweite Wahl

Obwohl der kleine Wayne seinen Vater häufig zu Wettkämpfen begleitete, zog es ihn zunächst zum Football. Als Teenager war er ein begabter Spieler und konnte sogar ein Sportstipendium an der "University of Miami" ergattern. Schon beim Training beeindruckte er seine Mitspieler, doch nachdem er den "Miami Hurricanes" mehrere Jahre lang Erfolge beschert hatte, zog er sich 1995 eine Rückenverletzung zu – Schluss mit Training! Johnson musste seine Träume von einer NFL-Karriere begraben und besann sich offenbar seiner guten Gene: Er begann zu trainieren, um wie Vater und Großvater Wrestler zu werden. Rocky Johnson war zunächst gar nicht begeistert, leitete dann aber doch das Training seines Sohnes.

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Training und Karriere – aus Rocky Maivia wird 'The Rock'

Das Training zahlte sich bald aus und Dwayne Johnson stieg von der "USWA" ("United States Wrestling Association") in die "WWF" ("World Wrestling Foundation") auf. Erst nannte er sich in Erinnerung an Vater und Großvater Rocky Maivia, doch daraus wurde schnell "The Rock", als er Kapitän des Teams "The Nation of Domination" wurde. Nach deren Auflösung gehörte er der "Corporation" an. Dort gab es Knatsch und Dwayne wurde zum Einzelkämpfer. Zu seinen Gegnern zählten Stars wie der 'Undertaker' und 'British Bulldog'. Nach einer Pause kehrte Johnson 2001 zurück in den Ring und triumphierte unter anderem über , als "People's Champion" gewann er als erster Wrestler sieben Weltmeistertitel. Doch das Wrestling hatte Konkurrenz bekommen: Hollywood hatte auf einen wie ihn nur gewartet.

'The Scorpion King': Durchbruch im Filmgeschäft

Nach ersten Kameraerfahrungen in TV-Serien wie 'Die wilden Siebziger' und 'Star Trek: Raumschiff Voyager' machte Johnson durch eine kleine Rolle in 'Die Mumie kehrt zurück' auf sich aufmerksam. In 'The Scorpion King' übernahm er erstmals eine Hauptrolle. Der Film wurde zum Erfolg und sein Regisseur war überzeugt, den perfekten Actionhelden gefunden zu haben, da Dwayne Johnson all seine Stunts selbst machen konnte. Weitere Kinohits landete er mit 'Welcome to the Jungle' (2003), 'Doom' (2005) und 'Southland Tales' (2006), der beim Filmfestival in Cannes Premiere feierte. Und auch in den 'Fast and Furious'-Filmen hatte er ab Nummer fünf einen festen Platz - ebenso wie auf Twitter, Facebook und Instagram. Vorläufiger Heldenhöhepunkt: 2014 spielte er den legendären 'Hercules'. Seit 2015 hat es Johnson auch ins Fernsehen verschlagen: In der US-Comedy-Serie 'Ballers' mimt er einen ehemaligen American Football-Star, der sich nach seiner Sportkarriere als Finanzmanager durchschlägt. Zudem wird er demnächst in der 'Baywatch'-Neuauflage an der Seite von Zac Efron, Alexandra Daddario und Kelly Rohrbach in den Kinos zu sehen sein.

Voller Körpereinsatz für den Hollywood-Durchbruch

Dass er heute so erfolgreich ist, hat sich Dwayne Johnson hart erarbeitet – und er legte sich für den Schritt vom Wrestler zum Schauspieler sogar unters Messer. Ja, richtig gelesen: Er hat eine Art Schönheits-OP über sich ergehen lassen. Allerdings nicht auf die Weise wie man es vielleicht erwarten würde, denn während sich seine männlichen Schauspielkollegen im Gym abrackern, um sich einen stählernen Body anzutrainieren, ließ sich Johnson seine gigantische Brustmuskulatur verkleinern. Von der Operation versprach er sich einen weniger massigen Look, der ihm vielseitigere Rollenangebote bescheren sollte. Die Rechnung ging auf, doch dass er ohne Eingriff eigentlich noch viel muskulöser wäre als er es ohnehin schon ist, ist kaum zu glauben.

Hart im Job, soft als Familienmensch

Noch während seiner Zeit als Footballer in Miami hatte Dwayne Johnson Dany Garcia kennengelernt. 1997 heiratete er seine Freundin, 2001 erblickte Tochter Simone Alexandra das Licht der Welt, doch die Ehe hielt nur bis 2008. Dennoch bedeutet ihm die Familie viel, wie auch sein großes Tattoo beweist: Es steckt voller samoanischer Symbolik und zeigt, wie wichtig ihm seine Ahnen und seine aktuelle Familie sind. Familienzuwachs gab es für Dwayne dann erneut 2015, als er mit seiner neuen Freundin, der Sängerin Lauren Hashian, Töchterchen Jasmine bekommen hat. Seinem Nachwuchs zuliebe stellte Dwayne Johnson erneut die Weichen in seiner Karriere: Immer öfter wirkte er auch in kindertauglichen Filmen mit: 2007 in der Disney-Komödie 'Daddy ohne Plan' und als Gaststar in 'Hannah Montana', 2010 in 'Zahnfee auf Bewährung'. Überhaupt bewies der muskelbepackte Johnson immer wieder, dass er auch mit Hirn und Herz ausgestattet ist. So schrieb er nicht nur - mithilfe eines Journalisten - seine Autobiografie, sondern setzt sich auch gerne für eine gute Sache ein. Dazu zählen das Rote Kreuz sowie diverse Kinder-Charitys. Auch eigene Stiftungen hat der Superstar schon gegründet, um Projekte zu unterstützen, die ihm am Herzen liegen.

Social Media von Dwayne Johnson

RT @JRsBBQ: Can’t tell ya what this means. My respect & gratitude to ‘The Great One.’ Thanks @TheRock #NoSteakEatersHere https://t.co/4…

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Arguably pro wrestling’s play by play GOAT (or respectfully, Gordon Solie). Congrats on your new book JR! #nosteaks… https://t.co/hMXoHJIaDp

20.10.2017

tbt. Asia world press tour. I love how serious my press friend got when she thought I wasn’t… https://t.co/Y3xZ57cSD0

20.10.2017

wow cool to hear this story from my long time bud @JRsBBQ. I was broke af but, still determined to make it one day.… https://t.co/dTJDIrspfj

20.10.2017

Appreciate greatly the invite Double A, but my schedule is too insane. I barely have time to exfoliate and eat donu… https://t.co/CXnJe4nJ67

20.10.2017

Hangin. Put in some good hard work, but a pleasure shooting what will become multiple posters around the world for #SkyscraperMovie. THANK YOU to everyone involved making this shoot “fit in” with my already incomprehensible aka nutty schedule. Grateful to have such a team of talented rockstars making it all happen. #UNIVERSALStudios #LegendaryStudios #SevenBucksProds #SkyscraperMovie

19.10.2017

Hangin around. Put in some good hard work, but a pleasure shooting what will become multiple… https://t.co/tjzxbj65vs

19.10.2017

This vid was just texted and had to share. Luv this. I’m fired up! I realized early in my career that if I had a shot at becoming successful in our business, I had to make sure I surrounded myself with hungry, hard working and brilliant people who, like me, has one goal in mind — create awesome experiences for the movie going audience around the world. While I’m up here in Vancouver shooting a movie, our worldwide #JUMANJI team is hard at work strategizing to deliver something exciting this Christmas for the fans. A personal thank you to my hard working, talented partners who I can tell aren’t crazy about being on camera 🎥 🤣 Korea Australia Malaysia Asia China Mexico Brazil Spain France Germany Europe Middle East Africa Greece England Russia Italy Sweden Big shout to my good bud, Josh Greenstein (President of Marketing and Distribution for SONY) for texting me this vid and galvanizing our our worldwide team. Audiences are loving the movie in early screenings and think we made something fun, cool and heartfelt. Think BREAKFAST CLUB meets BIG... led by the big, brown, bald, tattooed guy who cusses occasionally and gets in trouble but that’s ok because his name is Dwanta Claus 🎅🏾. #HardAtWork #HomeTeam #JUMANJI #Worldwide THIS CHRISTMAS.

19.10.2017

How’n the hell is a man expected to get any work done on his job site. Ok, one “hi” and then I’m out. This disturbing me while I work is a bunch of horseshit! Truth is it’s 2am, they’ve been waiting for hours and I’m a lucky SOB to have the greatest fans in the 🌎#SkyscraperMovie #grateful

19.10.2017

This vid was just texted and had to share. Luv this. I’m fired up! I realized early in my… https://t.co/JZb9FECcwE

18.10.2017

He started this whole BBQ 🍗🤣! @BruceElling10 #PeoplesElbowParty 💪🏾 https://t.co/GQe3gDTd57

18.10.2017

Like Da Vinci’s, Mona Lisa, my art is priceless and yes, I am an uncivilized artistic genius. 1) No, I will not make Moo Cow’s teets any bigger, because that’s inappropriate. 2) The bad ass “Wolf Is Always Scratching” #USDNA Under Armour long sleeve drops Nov 9th (Veterans Day weekend) from #ProjectRock. 🐮🐺🇺🇸

17.10.2017

THANK YOU, Mayor Linda Hepner and her entire staff for the warm “We ❤️ DJ” welcome to your city. And thank you, British Columbia/Canada for welcoming me like a son. On a personal growth note, years ago this province served as catalyst for a defining time in my life when I was cut from the CFL and my dreams of eventually making it to the NFL were over. I didn’t understand the value of it then, but I certainly do today - making the CFL/NFL was the best thing that never happened. Remember that when life kicks our asses and crushes our plans. Have faith because sometimes that goal might be the best thing that never happened. Now where the hell is my tough guy macchiato pumpkin spice latte? #SkyscraperMovie #Surrey #Vancouver 🇨🇦

17.10.2017

😂⛓ It’s hurtin’ my neck. Every generation or so, two dudes will just “click” with must see, on screen chemistry. In 6 weeks me and my twin Kevin Hart along with Jack Black, Karen Gillan and Nick Jonas go on a global press tour to promote #JUMANJI As per yoosh, we will have ZERO fun. #BigDogsEat #Brothers4L #ItsHurtinMyNeck

16.10.2017

AM sweat equity and takin’ care of the machine. Im always asked how I “manage and balance” the stresses of life? My answer is I make it a point to protect the thing that allows me to do what I do. That “thing” is my machine - mind and body. I block out three hours every morning before I go into work and before my entire household gets up. It’s my critical alone time that allows me to mediate, clear the stresses, train hard and anchor my day. We’re all looking to improve our management skills and find that all important balance of our busy lives. Family, our jobs, raising our babies, payin’ the bills, school, relationships, the world pullin’ you a million different directions etc. We all go thru the same complex shit, just different degrees of volume and intensity on a daily basis. Take care of and protect your machine and find your anchor. Because at the end of the day, regardless of how many people, businesses, co-workers, friends, advisors, teammates or loved ones you may have in your life - no one knows your machine and what it needs better than you. No one. Well, I actually know your machine better than you do, but I don’t count because I’m a Jedi. Headphones on. World goes away. #OurMachine

15.10.2017

Battered and barely surviving. Day 42 of 64 shooting our action thriller #SkyscraperMovie. I prepared for intense shoot based off the material, but this “barely surviving” daily mindset has served me in ways I never anticipated, professionally - and personally. Universe works in funny ways and has a helluva sense of humor by putting things in our lives that have far greater value that what’s just on the surface. Grateful for this daily grind. I need my tequila. #Day42Of64 #BatteredBruised #ThankYouUniverse #SkyscraperMovie

15.10.2017

Good karma and pickle dicks. I mean pickle dick. Singular. 2am and going strong with my 2nd Unit Director, JJ Perry who’s one of the best in the business and a long time collaborator of mine over the years to execute cool & bad ass action sequences in my films. He’s also the only man I know who can use the words Dali Lama, good karma and pickle dick in the same paragraph and get me motivated as hell to shoot it. Luv this dude. Crazy & brilliant. The way I like em. #2am #AdrenalineKicksIn #SkyscraperMovie

15.10.2017

Giddy up. Puttin’ in the hard work on a sexy Friday night with my 2nd Unit crew on our #SkyscraperMovie. In our world, 2nd unit directors and crews are rockstars who get down and dirty with one goal in mind - gettin’ shit done. 2nd Unit director JJ Perry gettin’ us fired up. #FridayNights #PainTrain #Loco4L #2ndUnit #SkyscraperMovie

15.10.2017

Writer: Hey DJ here’s the script but say it in your own words. DJ: Sure amigo 🖕🏾 Had a blast being the musical Executive Producer for The #WWE2K18 Deluxe Edition by WWE 2K is available NOW on Apple Music. This soundtrack I’ve curated are tracks taken directly from my #IronParadise workout playlist. WARNING: when you listen, you may want to run thru a f*cking brick wall, so listen at your own risk because my tracks are like a runaway locomotive riding dirty in your ear canals. That’s a tad extreme, but I am what I am. Enjoy.. ✊🏾

14.10.2017

A few months back we invited our digital journalist buds out to Hawaii to the set of JUMANJI for a little visit. We told them “You’re going to meet the big, bald, brown tattooed star of the film and experience the adventures of the Hawaiian jungle first hand.” We clearly delivered on our promise. Mahalo guys for hanging with us on set. Always fun and stay cool. The haters may say this is photoshopped, but who likes assholes anyway? Not us. Aloha! 🤙🏾 Fandango, Nerdist, Bustle, Collider.com, Global Grind, Rolling Out, La Opinion, ComingSoon.net, Screen Rant, CinemaBlend. #JUMANJI this CHRISTMAS.

12.10.2017

Kisses make everything mo better 😘 #IronGrippage #LetTheBloodFlow

12.10.2017

Tough job, but hell someone’s gotta do it. Driving in my truck to work and stopped at a red light as kids were walking to school. * you kids don’t be like Uncle DJ and study hard in school or I’ll turn this truck around dammit. 👊🏾

11.10.2017

Daddy’s gotta go back to work ~ Hobbs. Pumped to expand and build out the FAST & FURIOUS universe in a cool, exciting way with our Seven Bucks Productions, writer/producer Chris Morgan, producer Hiram Garcia and lead producer and my bigger twin, Neil Moritz. Thank you UNIVERSAL STUDIOS for being tremendous partners who see the big picture and for coming to us years ago with this spinoff idea. Huge shout to my brother, Jason Statham for the trust and wanting to create and deliver something fresh and bad ass for the fans. I have a tremendous amount of respect for this franchise that I’ve enjoyed droppin’ blood and sweat in over the years and my vision is to create greater opportunities for not only my fellow FF cast mates, but for other amazing actors as well who want to be a part of something new and cool. I want to use my spinoff platform to create new characters that fans will ultimately love to have fun with in multiple chapters and platforms. Film, TV, Digital, Virtual Reality etc.. the more opportunities we can create the better for the fans. Smart business. Let’s have some FUN and to quote, Hobbs the boss, if you don’t like it, we’re happy to beat that ass like a Cherokee drum. #HOBBS #SevenBucksProds #NewOpportunities #CandyAssesNeedNotApply JULY 2019

09.10.2017

Just had to share to our 94.4 million strong and use this IG platform for the good stuff. Stay strong Judy, you sexy tiger. We’re all sending you and your family love and light during this time and I’m an extremely grateful man this email reached my eyes. (this kind of stuff will always be the best part of being famous) #ThankYouUniverse

09.10.2017

Big dogs eat. As many of you know, it ain’t a size or gender thing...it’s a mentality thing. Shout to all my big dogs around the 🌎 as we’re over here quietly on our weekend grind earning sweat equity. Because at the end of the day, we’re always willing to put in the raw hard work for the one thing we relentlessly chase daily - the results. Heavy ass chains around your neck are always optional. Have a hungry and productive week #HardestWorkersInTheRoom #BigDogsEat

09.10.2017

Battered, bloodied and bruised. Shooting day 39 of 64 on our action thriller #SkyscraperMovie. I may be the one who looks like nine kinds of hell, but we all make the movie and live the story - as a team. Waiting between takes with my good bud and one of the best camera operators on the planet, Colin Anderson. From STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS to ARGO, he’s an award winning operator with the perfect demeanor for the grit and intensity our movie is. Plus, we have a great shorthand since we shot HERCULES together in Budapest for months. Colin knows exactly how to shoot my “good side” which is generally the back of my head. #Teamwork #BloodiedBruisedAndBattered #SkyscraperMovie

07.10.2017

💫 ❤️Just wanted to shine some light on this incredibly strong and beautiful 15yr old girl, Cheyanna. She was supposed to be my special guest on the set of #SkyscraperMovie for our big MAKE A WISH DAY in a few weeks with 10 other kids/teens and their families. Cheyanna’s cancer has relapsed and instead she’ll be going to St Jude’s Hospital in Memphis for treatment. Sending so much love, light, support, positive energy and strength her way. Im moved and humbled her wish was to meet me. She says if she had one super power, she would be Bat Girl... the irony is, Cheyanna’s already blessed with super powers.. and way more stronger than I’ll ever be. Stay strong Cheyanna and keep smiling. We’re all pulling for you! Love, DJ

07.10.2017

Calm before the chaos and minutes away from doing the unthinkable.. which is way more fun than the thinkable. #BarelySurviving #SkyscraperMovie

05.10.2017

Shut production down for a few minutes so my good buddy, Dr. Lim could administer a tetanus shot and inspect my gash aka DJ boo boo. Not sure if he was more weirded out when I said, I actually love making things bleed or when I asked for a tequila flavored lollipop for my pain. #SkyscraperMovie #LetTheBloodFlow 🍭

04.10.2017

Night night. The glaze you see over my eyes as Im about to pass out is real. As is how deep this rear naked choke is sunk in by UFC veteran turned actor/stuntman Jason Day. In our action thriller #SkyscraperMovie I barely survive everything that’s thrown my way. Including this fight. First take when Jason slapped this rear naked on me, I knew right away, holy shit, this brother is sinking it in. I thought fuck it, the more real the better, it’ll be great for the movie. After every take Jason would always ask if everything was ok with the choke. I said everything was great. Our director, Rawson Thurber called me and Jason over to the monitor to watch playback of the scene. Rawson and Jason were happy and felt we got it, but I said, let’s take one more crack at this. Before I walked away I whispered to Rawson, I’m gonna let him hold the choke longer, just keep shooting. After the take was done and I got my senses back and SLOWLY got up, me and Jason hugged like grateful gentlemen. He’s a real class act and bad ass. A pleasure getting my hands dirty with a real fighter. #BarelySurviving #SkyscraperMovie

04.10.2017

You know it’s a good one when it gets split and peeled back to the white meat. Wonderful to run full speed into a sharp corner in the morning... #FunPain

02.10.2017

Stay strong. Gotta hug, luv and protect ‘em that much more.

02.10.2017

Good time shooting Instyle-Magazine’s MAN OF STYLE. Thank you so much to everyone’s effort in making the shoot a success. Style and sexy isn’t a “thing”. It’s a mindset. Don’t try.. just be. And always point at things you love. Just because it’s cool. On newsstands this November. 📸: photographer #carteredloesmith

01.10.2017

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