Dwayne Johnson has been leading the Hollywood industry and was even one of the highest-paid actors, apart from being an extremely successful actor, Johnson is quite the bodybuilder, businessman, and also a former WWE Champion. He earned a huge fan following during his time in the WWE and he made a very strategic move shifting to Hollywood as his huge fan following turned to hundreds of millions of followers.
Initially, during Dwayne Johnson’s early days in the industry, he was body shamed due to his huge muscular body and was repeatedly told to cut down and form a leaner body like many other celebrities in the industry. Not only did Johnson not listen to them, but ‘The Rock’ rocked the entire world with his world-class acting and even maintained his muscular body.
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Dwayne Johnson Was Advised To Leave Bodybuilding Behind
Dwayne Johnson had quite the figure as he entered the Hollywood industry, it was like that from the beginning, even during his teenage days Johnson had a very muscular figure. Soon after his school days, he pursued sports and even flourished during his time in the sports industry. It was obvious that Johnson did not have an easy time initially in the industry partaking in small roles unworthy of even remembering. At a point in time, he was even asked to cut down his huge muscles, stop going to the gym daily and get leaner by his management team to look more like the star actors of that time, Johnny Depp, George Clooney, or Will Smith.
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“I felt really constrained. And like I had the chains on me. I was told, ‘Well if you wanna make it if you want to be a star, You can’t call yourself The Rock. Don’t talk about pro wrestling. You gotta lose weight, go on a diet, you’re too big, don’t go to the gym as much'”
Given that Dwayne Johnson is such a huge celebrity right now with leading business brands, sports companies, and an impressive figure one can only deduce that his management team did not get to impress him. Not only did Johnson fire his entire team, but was also set on making it big in the industry just as the way he is, so even if he couldn’t climb up the ladder, he would have only himself to blame and not live with regrets. So after that the Baywatch actor not only make it big, he was the highest-paid actor recently in the entire Hollywood industry and has a warehouse full of trophies and awards.
Dwayne Johnson’s Consecutive Box Office Failures
Dwayne Johnson has starred in countless blockbuster movies with his exceptional acting and his fans have also not disappointed him, but his recent movies have not been able to shine at the box office. Despite his signing with the multi-billion-dollar franchise, DCU, his box office collection of the movie Black Adam was immensely poor and also had poor critics’ reviews. With a budget of $260 million, the movie only ran for a total of $393 million at the box office after its release worldwide.
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After removing himself from the franchise, Dwayne Johnson is quite fixated on his new upcoming movie as he is seeing over it and has huge expectations from it. Red One will be a movie packed with action and stars many famous actors like Chris Evans, and many others. While the movie will be set on Christmas, no further details have been released regarding the movie though it will be released by 2023.
Black Adam is available for streaming on HBO Max.
Red One premieres in December 2023.
Source: The Things