5 amazing things to know about Dwayne Johnson

On the occasion of the broadcast, this Sunday evening on TF1, of “Skyscraper”, we invite you to discover 5 amazing things about actor Dwayne Johnson.

The blockbuster Skyscraper is broadcast this Sunday evening on TF1. For the occasion, we invite you to discover 5 amazing things about the main actor of the film, the bodybuilder Dwayne Johnson. We won’t tell you here that The Rock was a wrestling star, everyone knows that, but we might make you discover that one of the American’s films saved the life of a child, that a policeman from Alabama is his perfect double, or that he was world champion… of selfies!

He’s got a larger-than-life look-alike, policeman in Alabama

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You have to see it to believe it ! Alabama state trooper named Eric Fields is the actor’s perfect look-alike Dwayne Johnson. The Bleacher Report site had fun putting side by side a snapshot of the two men adopting the same position, and impossible to deny the obvious. The resemblance is so striking that one could easily imagine the photo of the double taken from a real movie of The Rock! Oh shit! wow.
Guy on the left is way cooler.
Stay safe brother and thank you for your service. One day we’ll drink @Teremana and I need to hear all your “Rock stories” because I KNOW you got ’em 😂😈👊🏾🥃 #ericfields https://t.co/G38tOr68cW—Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) August 31, 2021
Dwayne Johnson did not remain insensitive to the discovery of this double. Stunned, he reacted with humor on social networks. “Oh, ***! Wow,” the actor exclaimed. “The guy on the left is much cooler. Take care bro and thank you for your service to people. Someday we’ll be drinking tequilas together, I need to hear all your ‘The stories’. Rock“, because I know you have it.” Morgan County Sheriff Lieutenant – known for looking like The Rock – using instant fame to fight ALS https://t.co/wrFlbxTKpO pic.twitter.com/sAObyZ8tXB— Decatur Living (@DecaturLiving) September 1, 2021
Of “stories of The Rock”, Eric Fields undoubtedly has quite a lot to tell. At the microphone of Fox 4, the policeman admitted that since he shaved his head and started lifting cast iron, his resemblance to The Rock caused a lot of reaction.

One of his films saved the life of a child

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In 2017, Dwayne Johnson was moved on Twitter by the courageous act accomplished by a ten-year-old boy to save his little brother. The young hero had performed life-saving gestures on the child, found lifeless in a swimming pool, before the arrival of help.

Questioned by the press, the heroic Jacob O’Connor then confessed to having been inspired by the film San Andreas, which sees The Rock play a helicopter pilot ready to do anything to save his family from a terrible earthquake. In one of the scenes of the blockbuster, the hero performs cardiac massage to his daughter after having saved her from drowning, a gesture that the young O’Connor reproduced in real life. “Thank you to the media for relaying such an inspiring story,” The Rock wrote on social media. “What courage and composure from a 10-year-old boy in the face of such distress. It’s an incredible story. I’m checking you on Twitter, Jacob, for saving your little one’s life. brother. You are a true hero, we are all proud of you!” The classy bodybuilder then invited young Jacob and his family to visit him on the set of Skyscraper.

He holds the world record for… selfies!

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In 2015, Dwayne Johnson was world champion… of selfies! At the world premiere of his blockbuster San Andreas, the bodybuilder star, who loves to pose with her fans, has indeed made 105 self-portraits in three minutes, setting a record in this area. Record approved by the venerable Guinness Records under the watchful eye of one of its representatives!

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Note that The Rock’s record has since been broken. In early 2018, a certain James Smith took 168 selfies in three minutes!

He appeared in an episode of “Hanna Montana”

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Dwayne Johnson in the credits of the Disney series Hanna Montana? And yes ! It was in 2007, in an episode of the show’s second season called Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get the Phone. The bodybuilder actor embodies his own role, prey to the paparazzi Miley (Miley Cyrus) and Lilly (Emily Osment). These will concoct a look that is surprising to say the least, as you can see in this photo!

He could have played a famous role held by Johnny Depp

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Dwayne Johnson revealed in 2020 that Tim Burton thought of him in the early 2000s to play Willy Wonka, the famous character from his Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

“This morning I introduced my babies to one of my favorite movies of all time: 1971’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. They loved it and now expect me to deliver a room full of chocolates and sweets. This will be my next project”, declared first, amused, the 48-year-old comedian. Before sharing a delicious anecdote with his fans.

“Nice little anecdote: in the early 2000s, the iconic director Tim Burton thought of me to play Willy Wonka in his version of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”, continued the actor. “I remember thinking, ‘Oh shit, I’m in the movie!’ But that was many years ago, when I was just starting out in Hollywood, without success at the box office or any real experience to my credit. The role, as we know, went to Johnny Depp, who was then the biggest star in the world. The rest is history. And I followed my road.”

“The simple fact that Tim Burton thought of me (in my opinion only for 7 seconds!) was something very important for me who was just breaking into the business, with no idea what the future would hold for me” , concludes Dwayne Johnson. “I will always raise a glass to dreams that don’t come true because sometimes they can be the best things that never happened.”

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