“He would get his as* kicked but he loved and celebrated women”: Harrison Ford Had an Undeniable Influence on Dwayne Johnson With His Billion Dollars’ Worth Action Franchise

Harrison Ford Had an Undeniable Influence on Dwayne Johnson With His Billion Dollars’ Worth Action Franchise
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Dwayne Johnson is undoubtedly one of the most successful and profitable actors in Hollywood. His long list of movies ranges from action to comedy, and almost every year, he has a project under his belt. A former wrestler turned movie actor, Johnson managed to climb his way up to become not only an A-list star but also one of the humblest ones.

Dwayne Johnson
Dwayne Johnson

Along with his commitment to the movie industry, Johnson is also a producer and a businessman. How he juggles all that work remains a mystery, but that is what makes him so interesting. Now, we’ll find out what makes the actor the “People’s Champion.”

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Dwayne Johnson Reveals How Harrison Ford Inspired His Movies

In a 2018 interview with fellow actor Jamie Foxx, Jumanji star Dwayne Johnson answered some interesting questions about his career, personal life, and influences that shaped him as an actor and a human being. When Foxx asked him why he always talks to people instead of telling them to move the cameras away, Johnson told Off Script via Thrillist:

It’s the most important relationship that I have because I reached a point in my career, I was tired of trying to be something I wasn’t. So finally, I reached a point where I said, ‘All right, two things have to happen: I’m going to surround myself with a different group of people, different management, and then I’m gonna make sure that I just gotta be me.’

Harrison Ford Indiana Jones
Harrison Ford in Indiana Jones

When asked how Johnson makes his films very entertaining for audiences of all ages, he shares his passion for the art of filmmaking as well as his admiration for Indiana Jones star Harrison Ford:

I love to make movies for the world to enjoy, and a lot of our friends, they do a great job. A lot of times they like to discover themselves and scripts… What I loved about that character that [Harrison Ford] did, he was able to kick as*, and it’s always fun to kick as*. But then to have like a little charm to it — he was in on it. He would get his as* kicked, but he loved and celebrated women.”

Johnson admitted he usually never talks about his movie influences but for the first time, he revealed his appreciation for the Star Wars actor.


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Dwayne Johnson Speaks About Kindness And Positivity

Dwayne Johnson
Dwayne Johnson

More than his family-friendly movies, Dwayne Johnson is known for being one of the most approachable celebrities. His humble beginnings taught him the value of respect and compassion, which he strives to radiate and apply in his daily life. He told Foxx in the same interview what it means to be a positive person:

I always say this to people, being nice and kind is literally the easiest thing we can do. It’s the easiest compared to being an a—hole to people. And not only that but then also, the last thing is you have an opportunity to make somebody’s day.”

His commitment to being kind is somewhat inspired by a quote he heard years ago: “It’s nice to be important, but it’s more important to be nice.” Indeed, Johnson has become an important figure in the entertainment industry, yet he remains friendly to everyone, especially to his fans.


Source: Off Script via Thrillist

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Ariane Cruz, Senior Content Writer. She has been contributing articles for FandomWire since 2021, mostly covering stories about geek pop culture. With a degree in Communication Arts, she has an in-depth knowledge of print and broadcast journalism. Her other works can also be seen on Screen Rant and CBR.