"I grew up where, when a door closed, a window didn't open," - Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson
Johnson was born in Hayward, California on May 2, 1972. He moved a lot as a kid, travelling from California to New Zealand to Hawaii and finally to Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Growing up with a mother and father who struggled to make ends meet, Johnson decided to begin body-building in an effort to maintain a sense of control.
Last year, Dwayne Johnson's films made a staggering $1.3 billion, a lucrative career far beyond anything he could have imagined, and far away from what he describes as his absolute worst time.
Breaking out on the WWF circuit in the mid-90s as the smack-talking "The Rock," Johnson eventually outgrew the ring and brought his talents to the big screen. From his incredible wrestling lineage to his surprising NFL teammate, here are 29 things you probably don't know about Dwayne Johnson, featured at Moviefone.com.
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson blows us away with his on-screen hero action. But what his awesome cinematic roles don't tell you is that Dwayne Johnson is also a hero in real life. Read more at Moviepilot.com.