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10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Dwayne Johnson

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has quickly become one of Hollywood’s top stars. In recent years, he’s been in many movies that show off his athleticism as well as his comedic timing. Here are 10 things you probably didn’t know about the insanely likable actor.

1. He played college football

The star has done well at everything he tries, which includes sports. He had a full football scholarship to the University of Miami. He played defensive tackle and had the funny nickname “Dewey,” according to ESPN. While he was on the team they went on to win the national championship. He ended up graduating with a degree in criminology and physiology.

“He was a highly recruited kid,” the defensive line coach told ESPN. “We were excited to have him, he came to us ahead of his time. He was developed and was extremely quick. He was a hard worker and a humble young man.” He continued, “Everybody liked him. He was easily coachable and everybody was impressed with him. He came in and played a lot as a freshman.”

Apparently even back then he was built like a tank. “And you look over and there’s this yoked-up kid with muscles everywhere walking around on the field,” his teammate, Kevin Patrick said. “He got everyone’s attention. He was a physical specimen from day one. He didn’t just become one as soon as he became a wrestler.”

2. He was signed by the Calgary Stampeders

He might not have made it into the NFL, but he did get into the Canadian Football League. It didn’t pay much, and he eventually was pushed down to the practice team. “You hear the words you never want to hear as a player: ‘Coach wants to see you. Bring your playbook,’” he told The Hollywood Reporter. “There was no injury. It’s just, ‘That’s it. You’re not good enough.’ That was very sobering.”

3. Wrestling runs in his family

Chances are the former wrestler got into the business because it runs in his blood. His grandfather was Peter “High Chief” Maivia and was quite famous. Johnson’s mother married wrestler, Rocky Johnson, making Dwayne Johnson a third generation wrestler. There was a lot of hype surrounding him at the start of his career because of his family connection to the business. He also has cousins and uncles who are wrestlers.

4. He might run for president

He certainly wouldn’t be the first actor to get into politics. When asked if he’d ever have the desire to run for office he answered, “Right now the best way that I can impact the world is through entertainment. One day, and that day will come, I can impact the world through politics. The great news is that I am American, therefore I can become President. But don’t forget: I am G.I. Joe.”

5. He slimmed down in order to act

The problem with being bigger than everyone else is that it could look awkward on camera. So believe it or not, the strong actor did get smaller for his career change. After being told to bulk up for football and wrestling, things changed. “And then it was slim down,” he told Esquire “stop working out as much, get distance from wrestling and the moniker of the Rock. There were a lot of changes — the people around me at that time felt like it was the best thing to do, but by the way, I bought into it. I embraced it.”

However he found out that just wasn’t his style and changed back. “So there was a big moment of clarity in about 2010 — I just felt, yeah, this isn’t working. I need to stop, readjust, reassess, and change everything around me — and I gotta take one more shot, but at least I’m gonna take a shot with me being myself.”

6. His production company is named Seven Bucks because at the time that’s all he had

In 1995 the future famous actor was dropped from the Calgary Stampeders and left broke. He didn’t have a car and when he counted his money he was very disappointed. “Pulled out my wallet, and yeah, I had a five, a one, and some change,” he told Esquire. “I remember thinking, F*ck, all I have is seven bucks. At that time I wanted so much more.”

7. He can sing and play guitar

8. In high school he got in trouble with the law

The actor had a tough time growing up. His family struggled with money and he often got into fights. According to The Hollywood Reporter he was part of a theft ring. They would reportedly steal from stores in Waikiki, which led to him being arrested.

9. The Rock wasn’t a success until he played the villain

The wrestler first tried to play a good guy in wrestling, but many wrote him off as being fake. That might be unbelievable given the charming persona he has now, but in order to become a success he had to play the bad guy. He eventually won 17 championships.

10. He was on Star Trek

According to Star Trek fan site Memory Alpha, Dwayne Johnson appeared on the Star Trek: Voyager TV series, in an episode titled “Tsunkatse.” Johnson played a Pendari champion who defeats Seven of Nine in her first match.

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The Ultimate List of the Best Action Movie Hero Names

Arnold Schwarzenegger (aka “Arnie”, “The Austrian Oak”, or “The Govenator”) is an ultimate action movie legend of the first class. Both a former Mr. Universe and Mr. Olympia champion bodybuilder and former Governor of California, Arnold has risen to the highest levels of worldly success.

Born in Thal, Styria, Austria, Arnold made his breakthrough into Hollywood action movies originally in sword-and-sorcery with Conan the Barbarian and in sci-fi with The Terminator, early roles which let him hide his thick accent and lack of American acting experience.

However, Arnold quickly found his niche and would go on to helm some of the most critically and commercially successful action movie blockbusters of all time. Including Terminator 2: Judgement Day and the Terminator Series, Commando, Predator, Total Recall and True Lies to name a few. While he has eased up in later years to pursue public office, his legacy remains Arnold strong!

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American Ninja 4: The Annihilation (1991) Biography, Plot, Trailer

American Ninja 4: The Annihilation (1991)
American Ninja 4: The Annihilation (1991)

American Ninja 4: The Annihilation (1991)

American Ninja 4: The Annihilation is a 1991 American martial arts action film starring Michael Dudikoff, David Bradley, and James Booth. A sequel to American Ninja 3: Blood Hunt (1989), it is the fourth installment in the American Ninja franchise, followed by American Ninja V and was directed by Cedric Sundstrom. The film marked Michael Dudikoff’s final appearance in the American Ninja franchise.

American Ninja 4: The Annihilation (1991)


A Delta Force unit attempts to escape from a pursuing group of ninja in a foreign country but most are killed and the rest are captured. The secret Ninja Army is headed by Colonel Scarf Mulgrew) an ex-British policeman and anti-American who has joined with Shiekh Ali Maksood, a Muslim militant, who plans to bring a suitcase nuke to New York. Mulgrew threatens to burn the commandos alive and use the nuke unless he is paid a ransom of 50 million dollars. Agents Sean Davidson and Carl Brackston are sent on a covert mission to rescue the prisoners and defeat the terrorists.


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Sean and Carl parachute in and meet their contact Pango. While gathering information from a local operative named Freddie, they are confronted by Mulgrew and the corrupt local police headed by O’Reilly. Freddie is killed by Mulgrew but Sean, Carl, and Pango escape. Pango takes them to Dr. Sarah a Peace Corps nurse who hides them from the police. Soon after ninjas attack, capturing Sean, Carl and Sarah alive while Pango escapes, and imprisoning them in an old British fort to be tortured by Mulgrew. Mulgrew assaults Sarah and later it is revealed Mulgrew killed her father.


  • Michael Dudikoff as Agent Joe Armstrong
  • David Bradley as Agent Sean Davidson
  • Dwayne Alexandre as Agent Carl Brackston
  • Robin Stille as Dr. Sarah[3]
  • Ken Gampu as Dr. Tamba
  • James Booth as Colonel Scarf Mulgrew
  • Ron Smerczak as Shiekh Ali Maksood
  • Frantz Dobrowsky as Captain O’Reilly
  • Kely McClung as Super Ninja
  • Jody Abrahams as Pango
  • Anthony Fridjhon as Freddie / Treddle
  • David Sherwood as Gavin
  • Sean Kelly as Norris
  • Jamie Bartlett as Segal
  • John Pasternak as Carlos
  • Robin B. Smith as Schultz
  • Shane Safi as Little Special School Child

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Will Smith CONFRONTS Jim Carrey For HUMILIATING Him On Live TV

Get ready for the ultimate showdown! In this explosive video, Will Smith confronts Jim Carrey after being publicly humiliated on live TV.

The two Hollywood legends have a long-standing rivalry, but things came to a head after Jim’s controversial comments about Will during an interview.
With tensions running high, Will finally has the opportunity to confront Jim face-to-face and demand an apology.

But will Jim be able to make amends for his insulting remarks, or will this confrontation only escalate the feud further?
Watch now to find out!

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But will Jim be able to make amends for his insulting remarks, or will this confrontation only escalate the feud further?
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