Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson will be honored with his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, according to Variety. The WWE superstar-turned film star has been one of the most influential celebrities for 20 years, and Variety wanted to honor him with alll his contributions to the Hollywood industry:
“Not only does Dwayne have a great personality and talent, but he also does a great amount of philanthropic work which is part of the criteria for earning an immortal spot on the Walk of Fame. We envision scores of photos being taken at his star by his fans.”
The announcement comes two weeks before his latest film, Jumani: Welcome to the Jungle, gets released on Dec. 20, which stars him, Jack Black and Kevin Hart.
A former star player for the Miami Hurricanes college football team, The Rock joined the WWF in 1996 and quickly became one of the most electrifying superstars in the industry. He helped the company transition into the Attitude Era - which helped them prevail in the Monday Night Wars.
The Rock was an eight-time WWE Champion and opted to leave the company in 2004 to pursue an acting career. He got his breakthrough in the 2002 film - The Scorpion King - which made $165.3 million at the box office. Some of his other major movie roles include appearances in The Fast and Furious movie series, G.I. Joe: Retaliation, Walking Tall and Baywatch, among others.
With his charisma and lovable personality, The Rock is one of the most admired celebrities in the world. He's one of the few WWE superstars to build up a successful film career, with guys like John Cena and Batista following suit.
The Rock's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame is well-deserved, but not the least bit surprising. It's safe to say that Hollywood really knows what The Rock is cooking.
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