10 Quick facts about: The rock

1. He was the first third-generation wrestler in the company’s history. ( grandfather, Peter Maivia, and his father, Rocky Johnson both were professional wrestlers)

2.Johnson’s first leading film role was in The Scorpion King in 2002. For this role, he was paid US$5.5 million, a world record for an actor in his first starring role.

3.Johnson’s autobiography The Rock Says… (co-written with Joe Layden) was published in 2000. It debuted at #1 on The New York Times Best Seller list and remained on the list for several weeks.

4.Johnson was a college football player for the University of Miami, winning a national championship on the 1991 Miami Hurricanes football team. He later played for the Calgary Stampeders in the Canadian Football League, and was cut two months into the 1995 season.This led him to become a professional wrestler.

5.In 2006, Johnson founded the Dwayne Johnson Rock Foundation, a charity working with at-risk and terminally ill children.

6.On October 2, 2007, he and his ex-wife donated $1 million to the University of Miami to support the renovation of its football facilities; it was noted as the largest donation ever given to the university’s athletics department by former students. The University of Miami renamed the Hurricanes’ locker room in Johnson’s honor.

7.He released a song with Wyclef Jean in 2000 called “It Doesn’t Matter” (in honour of his famous phrase) it entered the UK Singles Chart at #3, its highest chart position, and went on to spend eight weeks on the chart.

8.he had gynecomastia reduction surgery in 2005

9.Johnson is a good friend of actor and former Governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger

10.Because his mother, Ata Fitisemanu Maivia, is a descendant of Samoan chiefs, and in recognition of his service to the Samoan people, Malietoa Tanumafili II bestowed upon Johnson the noble title of Seiuli during his visit there in July 2004.