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Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Leaves Behind Robert Downey Jr. and Johnny Depp to Become Gen Z’s Most Popular Actor, Retains ‘People’s Champ’ Crown

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Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson recently made his debut in DCU as the anti-hero Black Adam in the namesake film. Adding to his debut, he also became a fan-favorite as he was one of the biggest reasons that fans of Henry Cavill got to see the actor play Superman one more time. Even though Dwayne Johnson’s hard work ended up being in vain, his efforts couldn’t possibly be overlooked.

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Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson

While the movie didn’t perform too well at the box office and Henry Cavill was again stripped of the role of Superman, it looks like all of it still ended up working in Dwayne Johnson’s favor as he was recently crowned as the most popular actor according to Gen Z.

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Dwayne Johnson – Gen Z’s Favorite Actor

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Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson with his fans

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Gen Z is all about everything entertainment. Whether it’s a fifteen-second TikTok video or a full-blown movie, people love being up-to-date with it all. Recently, Morning Consult conducted a survey where Americans in the age group of 13-25 were asked about their favorite content creators and actors.

They were given thirty-five actors and thirty-five content creators to choose from and the results are in. Beating popular actors like Tom Holland, Robert Downey Jr., and Emma Watson, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson emerged victorious above them all with the highest net favourability rating of 65. While the top ten list has the Red Notice actor sitting proudly on the top, the tenth spot is occupied by actress Scarlett Johansson with a rating of 39. This comes after Johnson was named the People’s Champion at the 2021 People’s Choice Awards.

After being crowned as GenZ’s favorite, The Rock took to Twitter to acknowledge the achievement where he stated that “Authenticity and hard work will always matter to the masses.”

The wrestler-turned-movie star has time and again stated just how grateful he is to his fans. His gratitude, constant social media presence, and his newest superhero role just might be the biggest reasons why Gen Z is so obsessed with the actor.

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The Fan-Favorite Content Creator

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MrBeast

In recent years, the popularity of content-creating platforms such as YouTube, have gained a mass following as there are creators from every corner of the world, showcasing their talents on the free-to-watch platform. While the number of content creators is huge, there are certain creators who simply are more loved than others by viewers.

The American Gen Z population has – Jimmy Donaldson who goes by the name of MrBeast is the top choice for content creators. With a net favourability rating of 44, MrBeast defeated other content creators like PewDiePie and Khaby Lame to grab the top spot in the list.

MrBeast is known for his over-the-top YouTube videos where while in some he is giving out cars to random strangers, in others he is hosting massive and entertaining competitions. It goes without saying that the videos on MrBeast’s channel are some of the most unique and fresh content pieces on the platform.

The Morning Consult survey also reached the conclusion that Gen Z is hoping that Internet celebrities get a shot at acting in movies and TV shows.

Johnson’s Black Adam can now be streamed on HBO Max and MrBeast’s videos are free to watch on his YouTube channel.

Source: Morning Consult

Written by Mishkaat Khan

Mishkaat is a medical student who found solace in content writing. Having worked in the industry for about three years, she has written about everything from medicine to literature and is now happy to enlight you about the world of entertainment. When not writing, she can be found obsessing over supernatural beings through books and TV.