Dwayne Johnson, also known as “The Rock,” is one of the most well-known wrestlers and actors of all time. His big personality is matched with his even bigger physique, and his booming voice cements him as memorable – if nothing else. Though Johnson has spent quite some time in the spotlight as “The Rock,” there are still some things that many people don’t know about him. With that in mind, here we present our list of 15 things you probably didn’t know about Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. Check out part one below, and stay tuned for part two, coming soon!
Number Fifteen: Wrestling Is in His Blood. In fact, both Johnson’s father and father-in-law were wrestlers. Not only that, but he has three uncles and six cousins who were wrestlers as well.
Number Fourteen: He Likes Playing Hard to Get. You might know that Johnson attended the University of Miami, but do you know why? In reality, Johnson chose the school not for its athletic program or academic programs, but because it was the only university that did not actively pursue him.
Number Thirteen: He Credits Saturday Night Live for His Hollywood Career. Johnson has said that it was his performance when he hosted Saturday Night Live that caused Hollywood executives to begin contacting him for other roles.
Number Twelve: He Holds an Acting Record. When Johnson starred in his debut role in The Scorpion King, he was paid an impressive $5.5 million. That’s more than any other actor for a first starring role.
Number Eleven: He Accidentally Became a Canadian Citizen. A 2009 law stated that all people who were born in the first generation abroad after 1947 to parents who were native Canadians were automatically citizens of Canada. So, at the age of 37, Johnson became a Canadian citizen!
Number Ten: He Has Acted as His Own Father. For an episode of That 70’s Show, Johnson played the role of his father, Rocky Johnson, who was also a wrestler.
Number Nine: He Has Interesting Roots. Johnson is actually half Black Nova Scotian and Half Samoan. Perhaps that is why he is so recognizable to so many people!