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Bio For: Dwayne Johnson
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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.

Born into a family of unique entertainers, Johnson had the opportunity to develop a grassroots understanding of the nuances of live performance as he watched both his father and grandfather achieve tremendous success in the world of professional wrestling. Watching them perform throughout the country gave Johnson a primary education that was unlike any other. After moving to Pennsylvania in his latter teen years, Johnson focused his natural athletic abilities on football and attracted the attention of the University of Miami. After receiving a full football scholarship, Johnson joined UM’s powerhouse football program and won his first national championship with the team in 1991. He played again for the national championship in 1992, and closed out his illustrious football career by competing for a third national championship in 1995, against the University of Nebraska in the FedEx Orange Bowl.

Upon graduation, Johnson capitalized on his inherent drive and discipline and turned his passion for entertainment into a life-changing career. Following in the footsteps of his World Wrestling Entertainment Hall of Fame grandfather and father, Johnson quickly utilized his past life lessons to develop the iconic character The Rock. Johnson performed for more than 10 million fans a week on television as well as both domestic and international live audiences that reached in excess of 70,000 people. Johnson consistently sold out venues such as the Houston Astrodome, Madison Square Garden and the Toronto SkyDome.

As the character The Rock, Johnson achieved unprecedented success and became a New York Times best-selling author with his autobiography, “The Rock Says,” as well as a platinum recording artist with his WWE compilation CD, on which he performed with such artists as Grammy Award-winner Wyclef Jean.

In April 2011, Johnson will make a highly anticipated return to the WWE as the host of WrestleMania XXVII.

Johnson pursued his desire to expand his entertainment mediums and transitioned from television to film, playing the Egyptian man/god the Scorpion King in the 2001 blockbuster The Mummy Returns, which led to his first starring role, in The Scorpion King in 2002. The success of that film led to subsequent leading roles in The Rundown, Walking Tall and Gridiron Gang. He also gave an acclaimed, standout performance in the ensemble hit Be Cool, lent his voice to Planet 51 as astronaut Captain Charles Baker, and returned to big family comedy with his starring role in Tooth Fairy.

Johnson most recently starred in the George Tillman-directed CBS Films feature Faster, in which he stars as an ex-con who is set on avenging his brother’s death, which was the result of a horrific double cross during a heist that went wrong. He will next be seen in the Brad Peyton-directed feature Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, the sequel to the 2008 film Journey to the Center of the Earth.

A global philanthropist, Johnson is a committed celebrity cabinet member for the American Red Cross, has served on the national advisory board for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, where he serves as a Wish Ambassador, and has served as the national spokesperson for After-School All-Stars (a.k.a. The Arnold Schwarzenegger Youth Foundation).

Movies For: Dwayne Johnson
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FAST & FURIOUS 6 (PG-13) On Video: 12/10/2013 At Theaters: 5/24/2013
PAIN & GAIN (R) On Video: 8/27/2013 At Theaters: 4/26/2013
G.I. JOE: RETALIATION (PG-13) On Video: 7/30/2013 At Theaters: 3/28/2013
SNITCH (PG-13) On Video: 6/11/2013 At Theaters: 2/22/2013
JOURNEY 2: THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND (PG) On Video: 6/5/2012 At Theaters: 2/10/2012
FAST FIVE (PG-13) On Video: 10/4/2011 At Theaters: 4/29/2011
HERCULES (PG-13) At Theaters: 7/25/2014
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