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Dwayne Johnson Set a Selfie World Record to Promote $474M Disaster Movie

Dwayne Johnson Set a Selfie World Record to Promote $474M Disaster Movie

Another world record for Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson: the most selfies snapped in three minutes. At the London premiere of his disaster movie San Andreas, the Hollywood star chose to take on the task of taking as many selfies as possible in the allotted time. With the help of his fans, Johnson set a new Guinness World Record by taking 105 selfies in one minute.

From Wrestling to Hollywood

Dwayne Johnson taking selfies for a Guinness World Record
Dwayne Johnson taking selfies for a Guinness World Record

The record-breaking attempt was just one part of the promotional campaign for San Andreas, which has been a massive success since its release in 2015. The movie, which tells the story of a devastating earthquake in California, grossed over $474 million worldwide, cementing Johnson’s position as one of the biggest stars in Hollywood.

However, Dwayne Johnson’s popularity is due to more than just his acting prowess in the movies. The actor’s popularity can be attributed to his magnetic persona, openness to interacting with his admirers, and philanthropic efforts.

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Dwayne Johnson was born in 1972 in Hayward, California. His mother, Ata Maivia, was from a long line of Samoan fighters, and his father, Rocky Johnson, was a professional wrestler. The world of professional wrestling heavily influenced Johnson’s early life due to his father’s involvement in the industry.

Dwayne Johnson playing Football
Dwayne Johnson playing Football

Johnson played football throughout high school and college but ultimately decided to seek a career in wrestling instead. In 1996, he signed with WWE and immediately became a major figure in the business. Johnson’s larger-than-life demeanor and charismatic stage presence won him legions of devoted followers who stuck with him for the long haul early in his career.

In the year 2000, Johnson decided to enter the acting field. The part of the Scorpion King in The Mummy Returns was his first in the film industry. The part was so well received that Johnson was suddenly in high demand in Hollywood.

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Johnson has starred in numerous successful films, including The Fast and Furious series, Jumanji, and Moana. He is widely regarded as one of the most versatile actors in Hollywood because of his natural charisma and ability to portray both comedic and dramatic parts.

Dwayne Johnson’s Admirable Efforts for Charitable Work

Johnson’s popularity does not stem solely from his performing work. The actor is also well-known for his time and effort to contribute to the community through various charitable organizations. Johnson has collaborated with many organizations over the years, including the American Red Cross and the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Dwayne Johnson takes a selfie at Rock the Troops
Dwayne Johnson takes a selfie at Rock the Troops

In 2016, Johnson held a Rock the Troops performance to honor military members, and he invited several famous artists, including Jack Black and Nick Jonas, to perform. Johnson’s generosity toward those who serve their nation is exemplified by this fundraiser for military charities.

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Despite his meteoric rise to fame, Johnson has maintained a grounded appreciation for his modest upbringing. The performer has a reputation for being approachable and active on social media. He regularly shares clips and snapshots of his workouts and family life and isn’t shy about making light of himself.

Johnson has never been afraid to poke fun at himself and has always been willing to sing and dance for the camera. Most importantly, his fans love Johnson for his humility and his love for his family and those around him.

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Written by Mabel Andrady

Mabel, aka MJ, is a FandomWire Sr. Writer, pop-culture fanatic, and an MA in Health Demography holder. When she's not indulging in her guilty pleasure of penning everything Hollywood, Marvel & DC, she writes academic essays on COVID-19 and HIV/AIDS. With 2500+ articles published online, she brings a unique twist to entertainment writing. A jack-of-all-trades, MJ enjoys movies, writes/acts in plays, writes music, and dreams of being a successful actress. She offers a fresh perspective, making her writing a must-read for those seeking knowledge and entertainment.