Dwayne Johnson (born May 2, 1972) better known by his ring name The Rock, is an American actor and former professional wrestler. Originally known as Rocky Maivia, Johnson first gained mainstream fame as a standout in the World Wrestling Federation. During his professional wrestling career, he has been a nine-time World champion (seven WWF Championship and two WCW Championship reigns.)
Dwayne Johnson was born in Hayward, California to African-Canadian wrestler Rocky Johnson and Ata Maivia. His maternal grandfather was also a professional wrestler; High Chief Peter Maivia Dwayne traveled around a lot with his parents and watched his father perform in the ring. He went to such schools as President William McKinley High School in Hawaii. As he entered 11th grade, Johnson's father's job required his relocation to Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, in the state's rugged Lehigh Valley region. For Johnson, the Lehigh Valley proved a huge cultural shift from he had known and seen in the San Francisco...
Created by dipity on Jan 24, 2008
Last updated: 03/10/10 at 05:23 PM
The Rock has no followers yet. Be the first one to follow.
The Game Plan is a 2007 feature film directed by Andy Fickman.The story of rugged superstar quarterback Joe Kingman (The Rock), whose Boston-based team is chasing a championship. A serial bachelor, Kingman is living the ultimate fantasy: he's rich, famous and the life of the party. But this dream is suddenly thrown for a toss when he discovers the 7-year-old daughter he never knew he had, Peyton (Madison Pettis), the product of a last fling before parting years ago with his young wife. Now, during the most important time in his career, he must figure out how to juggle his parties, practices and dates with the newfound ballet classes, bedtime stories and dolls that come with his daughter. Equally perplexed is his hard-edged mega-agent, Stella (Kyra Sedgwick) herself without a parental bone in her body. Despite the often hilarious misadventures that come with being a new father, Joe discovers that there's more to life than money, endorsements and thousands of adoring fans: the love and...,
Gridiron Gang is a 2006 film starring Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, Xzibit, L. Scott Caldwell, and Kevin Dunn. It was filmed in California at Camp Kilpatrick, a Los Angeles County Probation Department facility. It is loosely based on the true story of the Kilpatrick Mustangs during the 1990 season, the very first in which they played eleven man football. Kilpatrick is a facility located in Malibu, California for juvenile delinquents with multiple offenses, such as murder and gang violence. The overall moral is that even though people deal with difficulties in their lives, these young teenagers overcome their fears and frustrations using self-discipline and learn to leave their problems on the football field.
The movie starts during an evening at the Kilpatrick detention center. The teenagers are all sleeping in a big room without restraints and there is a small cubicle in the center, with a supervisor sitting in it. The supervisor is Malcolm Moore (Xzibit), and he is minding his own...,
Southland Tales is a 2007 science fiction/drama film, written and directed by Richard Kelly. The title refers to the Southland, a name used by locals to refer to Southern California and Greater Los Angeles. Set in the near future, the film is a portrait of Los Angeles and a comment on the military-industrial news-tainment complex. The film features an ensemble cast headed by Dwayne Johnson, Seann William Scott and Sarah Michelle Gellar, and also featuring Miranda Richardson, Cheri Oteri and Justin Timberlake. Kelly's friend and fellow film director Kevin Smith, who has a cult following of his own, is also part of the ensemble cast. Original music for the film will be provided by Moby. For the first time, Johnson is not being billed under his stage name, "The Rock".When Sony purchased the film, Kelly had to edit the running-time from 160 minutes to 137 minutes and has also gotten the greenlight for the additional round(s) of visual effects, which should take roughly 12–15 weeks to...,
Doom is a 2005 science fiction horror film adaptation of the popular Doom series of video games created by Id Software. It was directed by Andrzej Bartkowiak and was released in the United States on October 21, 2005 and in the United Kingdom on December 2, 2005.
On February 7, 2006, Doom was released for the Unrated DVD version. The unrated DVD has a running time of 1 hour 53 minutes, which suggests that 15 minutes of footage were removed for the rated release.
A film based on the games had been widely expected since the first game's original release in 1993. In 1994 or 1995, Id Software sold Doom rights to two filming studios, reportedly Universal Pictures and Columbia Pictures, but the rights expired apparently due to a lack of timely production. For the next few years, the project, ironically lingered in development hell. In 2002, it was reported that Warner Brothers acquired live action film rights to Doom from Id Software. Sometime in 2003, Warner Brothers lost the rights, and...,
Be Cool is a 2005 movie which was adapted from a 1999 novel. The book was the sequel to the 1990 novel Get Shorty by Elmore Leonard (itself adapted into an acclaimed hit 1995 film) about mobster Chili Palmer's entrance into the movie industry.
The film version of Be Cool started production in 2003. It was directed by F. Gary Gray, produced by Danny DeVito (who produced and co-starred in the first film), and starred John Travolta, reprising his role from the first film. The movie opened in March 2005 to generally negative reviews, and was released to video and DVD distribution on June 7, 2005.
Chili Palmer helps the widow, Edie, of an executed friend, Tommy Athens, resurrect a record company using the talents of young and talented female vocalist and songwriter, Linda Moon. The plot is complicated by several facts:
Chili Palmer (Travolta), sick of film making, enters the music industry when his friend, Tommy Athens (Woods) and owner of a record company, is executed by a Russian mobster...
The Rundown (also known as Welcome to the Jungle) is an action film starring The Rock and Seann William Scott about a bounty hunter who must head for the Amazon Rainforest to retrieve someone. It was directed by Peter Berg.
Beck (The Rock) is a professional bounty hunter hired by his boss, Walker, to go get his son, Travis (Sean William Scott), from the Amazon jungle. Beck wants out, and considers this his last job before retiring and opening his own restaurant. He heads down to the small town of "Helldorado" to find Travis and retrieve him from the mess he is in. The town is run by Hatcher (Christopher Walken), a crafty, vicious man who keeps the town under his thumb by forcing the locals to work in his mine at scab wages and selling off the minerals for his own profit.
Beck enters the local bar to find information about Travis, and runs into him. Travis is looking for El Gato Diablo ("The Devil's Cat"), a lost artifact that could be worth millions to a museum. Beck forces Travis to...
The Rock was born