Dwayne Johnson Credited This Movie Legend as Reason Why He’s One of Hollywood’s Most Bankable Actors Now: “I want you to know that you are my inspiration”

Dwayne Johnson Credited This Movie Legend as Reason Why He's One of Hollywood's Most Bankable Actors Now: "I want you to know that you are my inspiration"
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Dwayne Johnson is considered one of the biggest stars in Hollywood for his electrifying persona and endearing charm. The Red Notice actor is also famous for his down-to-earth demeanor and is regarded as one of the nicest people in the entertainment industry.


And even though The Rock himself is one of the most alluring dudes in the industry, even the WWE champion isn’t immune to the charming aura of his favorite Hollywood legend. Dwayne Johnson credited his favorite actor and idol for inspiring and shaping his life in the correct direction.

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Dwayne Johnson
Dwayne Johnson

Dwayne Johnson admits to having a man crush

When many WWE wrestlers were significantly failing to land their mark in Hollywood, Dwayne Johnson was the one to break the cycle and became one of the biggest celebrities in the industry. Dwayne Johnson is now known for starring in several blockbusters throughout his career and has become an inspiration to millions.

But despite being one of the few celebrities to acquire a godly physique, even The Rock admitted to having a man crush who inspired him to become an actor in the first place. And it appears that the people’s champion is also a fanboy of another Hollywood legend and The Rock hasn’t shied away to showcase his admiration for his role model.

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Dwayne Johnson's physique for Black Adam
Dwayne Johnson’s physique for Black Adam

Dwayne Johnson credits the Hollywood legend for inspiring him in becoming an actor

Even though Dwayne Johnson is currently the biggest movie star in Hollywood, the actor hasn’t shied away from sharing his respect and love for the indomitable and charming Clint Eastwood. The Rock revealed that Clint Eastwood is the only man-crush of the actor and back in 2013, he wrote a letter for Eastwood, portraying his love for the actor. The actor went on to state,

“I wrote him a letter recently, He’s been such an inspiration to me (and) I just wanted to take the time to write him a letter…I know that he received it, and in the letter, it wasn’t, ‘Hey, here’s my number, please call me’, it was, ‘I want you to know that you’re my inspiration’, that was it.”

The Rock also had a nervous fanboy moment with his idol back during the Oscars, when the actor became nervous after witnessing his idol upfront. According to contact music, during the Red Carpet of the Oscars, Dwayne Johnson came across Clint Eastwood and was left speechless. Johnson described the situation by stating, “And then I froze. I completely froze.”


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Clint Eastwood in The Good , the Bad and the Ugly
Clint Eastwood in The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

The WWE champion has also paid homage to Eastwood in his 2010 action movie Faster, where Johnson revealed that he took inspiration for the film from Clint Eastwood’s movies. And in recent times, the actor shared his love for Eastwood in his action flick Black Adam, where the movie references the iconic stand-off sequence from The Good, the bad, and the Ugly.

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Written by Santanu Roy

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Santanu Roy is a film enthusiast with a deep love for the medium of animation while also being obsessed with The Everly Brothers, Billy Joel, and The Platters. Having expertise in everything related to Batman, Santanu spends most of his time watching and learning films, with Martin Scorsese and Park Chan-wook being his personal favorites. Apart from pursuing a degree in animation, he also possesses a deep fondness for narrative-driven games and is currently a writer at Fandomwire with over 1500 articles.