Dwayne The Rock Johnson is 46-years old today. He’s the best-paid actor in Hollywood and a household name in the WWE. The transition from world wrestling entertainment to acting wasn’t an easy one, but People’s Champ handled it the best he can and risen to the top in both industries. He started in 2001 with a role in The Mummy Returns and didn’t look back since then. Today, when we mark the 46th year from his birth, we have a list of top five epic The Rock movies.
This action-comedy was released back in 2003, and it was the film that pushed his acting career to another level. Besides Johnson, it also stared Seann William Scott, Christopher Walken, and Rosario Dawson. It wasn’t a big box office hit as one of his recent projects, but it did enough for Dwayne back then.
This franchise was a big thing even before Johnson joined but he raised it to stardom. He jumped in on the fifth installment as the DSS agent Luke Hobbs. His character became an instant fan favorite and it boded well with critics. Fast 5 came out in 2011 and propelled Fast & Furious franchise into a $1 billion franchise. Johnson joined the renowned cast of Paul Walker, Vin Diesel, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris and Sung Kang.
Pain & Gain
This crime-comedy is based on the actual events. The Rock is paired with Mark Wahlberg and Anthony Mackie for this project. The story revolves around Miami bodybuilders who want to achieve American dream the easy way. By doing some crime. The movie was a box office success.
Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle
This action-adventure/comedy is Johnson’s most recent box office hit which nearly went over $1 billion mark at box office. Its commercial success is also owed to the supporting cast which consists of Jack Black, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan, Nick Jonas, and Bobby Cannavale.
This film was released in 2016, and it earned $217 million. The project pairs Kevin Hart and Dwayne Johnson as they go on a secret CIA mission. These two are the perfect match-up for a comedy film as they prove their wittiness every day on Instagram with their photoshop war.