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Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and his career are constantly evolving. The former WWE superstar has gone through many iterations of his own mega-famous avatar.
After switching from the square circle to the screen, Johnson became known as the human blockbuster Viagra, and every film series he joined got bigger and better.
For example, Fast Five, its first entry into the Fast & Furious series in 2011, raised $ 626 million worldwide – twice as much as the movie before it accumulated. While preparing for the Pain & Gain 2013 film, he was received with open arms by the bodybuilding community because he had packed an impressive amount of muscles on an already very muscular frame.
He also signed a large contract with Under Armor and launched his own Project Rock collection with the billion dollar mark. And in 2016, in the Disney hit Moana, Johnson was animated to an island demigod Maui. In the film, he sang his heart in one of the film's hits, proving that the alpha male of alpha male is as popular with 8 year old girls as it is with 30 year old men. This is a line that only The Rock can go.
With the new NBC sitcom Young Rock, which will be shown on television next season, you can add The Comedian title to The Rock's ever-growing list of professional personalities.
According to an article by USA Today, Young Rock will be an autobiographical show about Johnson's founding years.
Even if you're just an occasional Johnson fan, you've most likely heard a version of his life story – he grew up poor, was expelled from his home at 14, and then won a national soccer championship at the University of Miami at Miami in 1991. Although he was a descendant was two wrestling legends – his father Rocky Johnson and his maternal grandfather, "High Chief" Peter Maivia – he tried to penetrate the WWE and was even loudly booed at several events. At 23, he only had a dream and $ 7 in his pocket.
At that time, very few would have thought that the man who strutted to the ring with tassels would become the most electrifying man in sports entertainment and one of the most successful men in Hollywood.
Johnson will often tear up when he tells how difficult it is for him to grow up. These stories will be the basis for the NBC sitcom series, which, according to Johnson, will reflect the classic Forrest Gump that is growing up. The autobiographical series, produced by his studios Seven Bucks Productions, was officially announced on The Rocks Instagram on January 13th.
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My wild Forrest Gump-like childhood. As a child, I grew up with legends. Kicked Puberty's ass at 10 years old. My first arrest when I was 13. Full scholarship at the age of 18. Academic probation at the age of 18. Won national championship at 19. Was not drafted by the NFL at 22 years of age. Wrestling at flea markets at midnight. Rocked Goofy Ass Fanny Pack at 6 p.m. Our new @NBC sitcom has been in development all my life. Literally. @sevenbucksprod @NBC #FierceBabyProductions YOUNG ROCK
In the post, The Rock described some ups and downs of his childhood and young adult life. "Our new @ NBC sitcom has been in development all my life," he wrote. "Literally."
According to the latest estimates from Forbes (www.forbes.com/), The Rock's story, from $ 7 in your pocket to over $ 300 million, is certainly an inspiring story, and we are certain that it will will provide great television.