Dwayne Johnson who is famously known as ‘The Rock’ has been named as the “sexiest man alive” and “world’s highest paid film star”. The 45 year old football player turned wrestling pro and then actor was born on May 2, 1972, in the San Francisco Bay Area and raised in Hawaii and Pennsylvania.
He became a professional wrestler in 1996, following his father, Rocky Johnson, and grandfather, High Chief Peter Maivia. He would become an eight-time World Wrestling Federation/World Wrestling Entertainment champion.
Dwayne Johnson was nicknamed ‘The Rock’ due to his strength in the ring. In November 2016 he was declared “sexiest man alive” by People magazine.
Now the actor can celebrate being accepted into the Hollywood establishment with a Walk of Fame star.
At the ceremony on Hollywood Boulevard, Dwayne was seen wearing a sharp black suit and was joined by longtime partner Lauren Hashian and their almost two-year-old daughter Jasmine .
Dwayne said in the ceremony, “I didn’t want to write anything down. I figured this is such a monumental moment and significant time for me it’s probably best I just speak from the heart and from my gut.” Cheering his 2,624th fans the actor said that it was the result of years of hard work, voicing gratitude for the opportunities he’d been afforded and the friends and family who’d helped him along the way.
“This moment is so significant because it’s full circle. 2018 will mark 18 years in Hollywood and that is a very long time of blood, sweat and earning respect,” he added.
Tom Rothman, chairman of Sony Pictures Motion Picture Group, paid tribute to the actor, who has entertained the possibility that he might run for president in 2020.
Dwayne’s current work front includes Baywatch, The Fate of The Furious, Central Intelligence and San Andreas, as well as the HBO comedy Ballers.
It was a good year for the actor, who was also named the world’s highest paid film star by Forbes magazine.