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DWAYNE JOHNSON (Agent Luke Hobbs) has solidified himself as a global box-office success with film revenues grossing in excess of $1.5 billion worldwide.

Johnson is set to have another stellar year in 2013, appearing in a slew of vastly diverse movies: from the dramatic thriller Snitch, about a father who goes under cover for the DEA to free his son who is imprisoned after being set up in a drug deal; to G.I. Joe: Retaliation, the second installment of the action adventure franchise, opposite Bruce Willis and Channing Tatum; to the dramatic in- dependent film Empire State, with Liam Hemsworth and Emma Roberts; and Pain & Gain, in which he and co- star Mark Wahlberg team up as bodybuilders caught up in a kidnapping scheme gone wrong.

In June 2013, America will see Johnson on the new TNT show The Hero, as a mentor who motivates competitors each week as they face challenges that push them to their limits.

On the big screen, Johnson will begin production on Brett Ratner's Hercules: The Thracian Wars and soon after will go before cameras on Arabian Nights, co-starring Hemsworth and Sir Anthony Hopkins. Also in the pipeline are Barry Sonnenfeld's Lore, based on the Ashley Wood graphic novel, and Journey: From the Earth to the Moon.

Johnson's 2012 film, Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, was a global box-office hit -- earning more than $325 million. In 2011, he starred in Fast Five, which eclipsed previous global earnings of any film in the franchise, grossing more than $626 million.

Among Johnson's previous films is a diverse list of credits that include: Race to Witch Mountain, Tooth Fairy, Planet 51, Get Smart and The Game Plan. In 2008, Entertainment Weekly placed Johnson on "Hollywood's next A-list," alongside Robert Downey, Jr., Ellen Page, James McAvoy and Amy Adams.

The actor previously demonstrated his range, earning kudos from critics and audiences alike, as a gay bodyguard and an aspiring singer in Be Cool, MGM's sequel to Get Shorty, alongside John Travolta, Uma Thurman and Vince Vaughn. Also for MGM, Johnson starred in the 2004 remake of Walking Tall as a sheriff who returns to his hometown after serving in the Army, only to find the town corrupted. Before that, Johnson starred in Universal Pictures' The Rundown, a critically acclaimed action-comedy directed by Peter Berg that co-starred Seann William Scott, Rosario Dawson and Christopher Walken.

Johnson's love of acting and desire to branch out led him to appear on Saturday Night Live in March 2000, surprising many with his comedic strengths; the episode garnered the show's highest rating that year. Johnson was subsequently cast by Stephen Sommers in The Mummy Returns, which grossed more than $400 million worldwide. His character was so well received by Universal Pictures' executives during dailies that they immediately planned a film based on his character, The Scorpion King, which broke box-office records in 2002 as the greatest April opening of all time.

Not content to remain only in front of the camera, Johnson penned an autobiography, "The Rock Says," which reached No. 1 on The New York Times Bestseller List shortly after its publication in January 2000.

Born in San Francisco and raised in Hawaii, Johnson excelled as a high school All-American and subsequently as a star defensive lineman for the University of Miami Hurricanes, helping lead his team to overcome huge hurdles and become national champions. Upon graduating from the University of Miami, Johnson followed in the footsteps of his WWE Hall of Fame father, Rocky Johnson, and grandfather, High Chief Peter Maivia, by joining the competitive sports entertainment world of the WWE. Within a seven-year period (1996-2003), his intense passion led to an extraordinarily successful career breaking box office attendance records across the U.S. and setting pay-per-view buy rate records during that time as well. Johnson created The Rock, which became one of the most charismatic and dynamic characters in the industry. In March 2012, Johnson made a record-breaking return to the WWE, crushing John Cena at WrestleMania XXVIII in Miami.

In 2006, Johnson created The Rock Foundation, whose mission is to "educate, empower and motivate children worldwide through health and physical fitness." A dedicated philanthropist, Johnson is the current national spokesperson for the Entertainment Industry Foundation's Diabetes Aware campaign. He is also a member of The American Red Cross National Celebrity Cabinet and serves as a National Celebrity Wish Ambassador for the Make-A- Wish Foundation. In 2008, the United States Joint Leadership Commission recognized Johnson with the prestigious Horizon Award, which is given to an individual in the private sector who has demonstrated outstanding leadership and provided opportunities for youth nationwide.

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