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The Rock in Movies: From the ring to the big screen

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Dwayne Johnson, also known by his ring name The Rock, is an American actor and professional wrestler and his fame has grown massively thanks to his career in movies.

He is widely considered one of the all-time greats in the wrestling world and has transitioned into a successful acting career. In this article, we will take a look at some of the movies that Dwayne has appeared in.

The Rock in movies – a timeline

Here are all of the films that The Rock has appeared in up to November 2022:

1999Beyond the MatHimself
2001The Mummy ReturnsThe Scorpion King
2002The Scorpion KingMathayus
2003The RundownBeck
2004Walking TallChris Vaughn
2005Be CoolElliot Wilhelm
2006Southland TalesBoxer Santaros / Jericho Cane
Gridiron GangSean Porter
2007Reno 911!: MiamiAgent Rick Smith
The Game PlanJoe Kingman
2008Get SmartAgent 23
2009Race to Witch MountainJack Bruno
Planet 51Cpt. Charles T. Baker
2010Tooth FairyDerek
Why Did I Get Married Too?Daniel Franklin
The Other GuysChristopher Danson
You AgainAir Marshal
2011Fast FiveHobbs
2012Journey 2: The Mysterious IslandHank
2013SnitchJohn Matthews
G.I. Joe: RetaliationMarvin F. Hinton / Roadblock
Pain & GainPaul Doyle
Fast & Furious 6Hobbs
Empire StateDet. James Ransome
2015Furious 7Hobbs
San AndreasRaymond Gaines
Jem and the HologramsDwayne Johnson
2016Central IntelligenceBob Stone
2017The Fate of the FuriousLuke Hobbs
BaywatchMitch Buchannon
Rock and a Hard PlaceHimself
Jumanji: Welcome to the JungleSpencer
2018RampageDavis Okoye
SkyscraperWill Sawyer
2019Fighting with My FamilyDwayne “The Rock” Johnson
Shazam!Teth Adam / Black Adam
Hobbs & ShawLuke Hobbs
Jumanji: The Next LevelBravestone
2021Jungle CruiseFrank Wolff
Free GuyBank Robber #2
Red NoticeJohn Hartley
2022DC League of Super-PetsKrypto
Black AdamTeth Adam / Black Adam
2023Shazam: Fury of the Godsdagger
Red One daggerTBA


What was The Rock’s first big movie?

The Scorpion King is a movie starring Dwayne ’˜The Rock’ Johnson as the titular character and it was his first major leading role in a motion picture.

The movie, which was released in 2002, was a huge success at the box office – grossing $180,000,000 worldwide on its $60,000,000 budget.

Is Black Adam DC or Marvel?

Black Adam is an anti-hero and the greatest enemy of Shazam. Black Adam has been a part of the DC Universe for decades and is a Detective Comics character.

What is Dwayne Johnson’s highest rated movie?

It’s all subjective of course, but an animated film is the best per the Tomatometer from Rotten Tomatoes. It gives the 2016 Disney hit Moana – complete with the voice of Dwayne Johnson – aka The Rock – a lofty 95% rating.

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