American actor, producer, and retired professional wrestler Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson is without a doubt one of the best actors in the world. The former WWE superstar is bigger than the movies he stars in.
Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson made the jump to Hollywood with The Mummy Returns in 2001, where he played an Egyptian king who returns to life as an enormous, humanoid scorpion that fights Brendan Fraser.
Since then, The Rock has released at least one movie per year, leaping from action blockbusters to family and action comedies. In 2003, he starred in the action-comedy ‘The Rundown’ and the film remake ‘Walking Tall’ in 2004. In 2005, he played a supporting role in ‘Be Cool’ movie. The following year he was the primary antagonist in ‘Doom’ (2006).
He also appeared in movies such as Gridiron Gang in 2006, Reno 911!: Miami in 2007 and Southland Tales in 2007. Again in 2017, he played a cocky famous American football player in the family-film The Game Plan and Agent 23 in the comedy Get Smart in 2008.
Other popular movies that he starred in include The Other Guys, G.I. Joe: Retaliation, Fast Five, Fast & Furious 6, Furious 7, The Fate of the Furious, Tooth Fairy, Skyscraper, and The Fast and the Furious spin-off movie Hobbs & Shaw (2019) just to mention a few. Let’s look at some of top movies starring Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson.
Best Movies Starring Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson
The Rundown (2003)
The Rundown is a 2003 American action film directed by Peter Berg and written by James Vanderbilt and R.J. Stewart. It stars Dwayne Johnson, Seann William Scott, Christopher Walken, and Rosario Dawson.
Southland Tales (2006)
Southland Tales is a 2006 science fiction comedy-drama thriller film and the second film written and directed by Richard Kelly. The title refers to the Southland, a name used by locals to refer to Southern California and Greater Los Angeles.
Fast Five (2011)
Fast Five follows Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel), Brian O’Conner (Paul Walker), and Mia Toretto (Jordana Brewster) as they plan a heist to steal $100 million from corrupt businessman Hernan Reyes (Joaquim de Almeida) while being pursued for arrest by U.S. Diplomatic Security Service (DSS) agent Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson).
Pain & Gain (2013)
Pain & Gain is a 2013 American dark comedy crime film directed by Michael Bay and starring Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson, and Anthony Mackie.
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017)
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is a 2017 American fantasy adventure comedy film directed by Jake Kasdan and written by Chris McKenna, Erik Sommers, Scott Rosenberg, and Jeff Pinkner, based on a story by McKenna.
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