Even though Dwayne Johnson has starred in a huge number of movies and earned many accomplishments, fans always know him as “The Rock”. For those who aren’t informed, The Rock was considered as one of the greatest wrestlers of all time from 1996-2004 and additionally had the best selling autobiography (The Rock Says…). After his amazing WWE career, The Rock managed to get a leading role in his first movie for which he was paid $5.5 million, making it the world record for an actor in his first starring role. After that many more successful roles came along, and here are 8 of them that everyone forgets about.
8. Walking Tall (2004)
This movie is a remake of the 1973 film of the same name, in which Dwayne acted with Johnny Knoxville. The Rock had the role of Chris Vaughn, who is a U.S Army Special Forces sergeant whose hometown fells into the hands of a crooked casino. The Rock decided to bring justice to this town.
7. Race to witch mountain (2009)
In 2009, The Rock appeared in a science fiction adventure film called Race To Witch Mountain. It is also a remake of the 1975 Disney film with the same name that is based on a 1968 book. The Rock played the role of Jack Bruno, the ex-con cabbie who was helping the two alien teenagers get safely to the spaceship.
6. The Rundown (2003)
The Rundown is an action comedy film, internationally known as Welcome to the Jungle. Dwayne acted alongside Sean William Scott, Christopher Walken, and Rosario Dawson. Even though this film got positive reviews, it came in under budget at the box office.
5. Get Smart (2008)
Get Smart is an action/spy comedy that is based on the series of the same name. Dwayne Johnson played Control agent, alongside Steve Carell, Anne Hathaway, and Alan Arkin.
4. Southland Tales (2006)
This is a science fiction comedy-drama set in the near future, precisely in 2008. Dwayne plays the role of Boxer Santaros, a movie actor with amnesia. This movie didn’t receive positive critics, in fact, it got 38% on Rotten Tomatoes.
3. Be Cool (2005)
This movie is a sequel to Get Shorty. Even though the film itself isn’t much remembered, but it has been named a lot over the years. This is a crime-comedy based on the 1999 novel of the same name. The Rock plays Elliot Wilhelm, a gay bodyguard wanting to be an actor.
2. Tooth Fairy (2010)
In 2010, the Rock played the characteristic role of Tooth Fairy in a family comedy in which he played alongside Ashley Judd, Julia Andrews, and Stephen Merchant. Dweyn plays Derek Thompson, a hockey player with the nickname “The Tooth Fairy” due to his tendency to knock out opponents’ teeth.
1. The Scorpion King (2002)
The Rock had his first starring role in this movie, which is a prequel to The Mummy franchise. Dwayne got the role due to his previous appearance in The Mummy, but his acting skills weren’t on point yet, so the critics weren’t so fond of it.