10 Best Roles Dwayne Johnson Played Ever

It would be a shame if Dwayne Johnson just stayed at the WWE. But some forces in the Universe took care of him, and he became one of the most popular movie actors in the world.

The Rock is now one of the most charismatic actors and one of the best-known actors out there. He is lovable, interesting, badass, and funny. He has become more popular in the movie business than he ever did in WWE.

We have made a list of the 10 best roles that Dwayne Johnson played, so you can have everything in one place. And maybe this will give you some inspiration on what to watch next. Here is the list:

1. Raymond Gaines ( San Andreas )

Raymond Gaines ( San Andreas )
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In the movie, San Andreas Dwayne Johnson plays Raymond Gaines, a helicopter rescue pilot that works for the Los Angeles Fire Department. The Rock is a real badass in this movie, and he does a lot of impossible things. He jumps with a parachute into the earthquake zone, he lands his helicopter without gearboxes, but he also rides boats, and he rides them directly into tsunamis. He is trying to save his family in this movie and of course, he is successful.

2. Davis Okoye ( Rampage )

Davis Okoye ( Rampage )
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Just like in real life, this Dwayne’s’ character, Davis Okoye is a guy with multiple skills. He was once a Special Forces soldier, an anti-poaching ranger, and a gorilla handler at the San Diego Wildfire Sanctuary. He survives a deadly plane crash and escapes the military while being handcuffed. But that’s not all, he manages to steal a chopper, he gets shot, but he survives. And that’s not all he survives, he survives a building falling on top of him, and he still manages to be badass.

3. Hercules ( Hercules )

10 Best Roles Dwayne Johnson Played Ever
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When you now imagine the almighty Hercules from a Greek myth, you imagine Dwayne Johnson. He wears sandals and a looks like a typical guy from Greek mythology, but he gives the character a twist, The Rock twist. This Hercules is badass and he proves to everyone that he is the one and that the legend was true. He fights with the ones that killed his family and him vengeances their death.

4. Chris Vaughn ( Walking Tall )

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This movie is a bit off based on a true story Sheriff Bufford Pusser. Dwayne is playing Chris Vaughn who is a former soldier that returns to his small hometown in Washington. But once he returns he finds the town filled with local gangsters and drugs. Those local gangsters torture him but he manages to fight them. After that, he runs for sheriff and he fixes the whole town.

5. Roadblock ( G.I.JOE: RETALIATION )

Roadblock ( G.I.JOE: RETALIATION )
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The G.I.Joe’s are a cult unit, and everybody loved them. In this movie Roadblock is one of the last surviving members of this elite unit and he leads the other surviving members. Their mission is to stop the Cobra, who infiltrated the US government and who replaced the US President with an imposter. This role is as badass as most of Dwayne’s roles, and when you imagine a G.I.Joe you imagine The Rock.

6. Sean Porter ( Gridiron Gang )

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The Gridiron Gang is another movie that is based on a true story. He plays Sean Porter who works with the young people that are detained at the Kilpatrick Detention Center in Los Angeles. He tried to mentor a young man but a gang killed him. After that, he decides to help the kids, and lower the reincarceration rate of 75%. And he does that by coaching a football team at the detention center. He teaches them how to respect each other, how to work together, and how to be better men.

7. Christopher Danson ( The Other Guys )

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In this movie, The Rock plays a cop, Christopher Danson. He is not the main character of this movie, but he is an important character. Christopher Danson and his partner Highsmith decide to jump off of a roof to catch some bad guys, but the unfortunately die. The other two detectives in this movie try to be just like them and they try to step up and be like the badass cops that just died.

8. Gunnery Sergeant Asher “Sarge” Mahonin ( Doom )

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Dwayne Johnson is playing the Sarge, the leader of the Rapid Response Tactical Squad. The movie is interesting and the most interesting part is the gun that Dwayne uses. The gun is called the Bio Force Gun, but that wasn’t the first name of the gun. The first word was Big, not Bio, so you can imagine what was the second word, it wasn’t Force.

9. Luke Hobbs ( Fast & Furious Franchise )

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One of the ultimate movies that Dwayne played in was the Fast & Furious Franchise. The Rock is the biggest star in these movies, and now he even has his own movie coming out. Luke Hobbs is a Diplomatic Security Service agent, who catches some really bad criminals. He is the best at what he does, he is fast and he is furious and he is badass. At the end of the eight movies, he quits his job, and even when they ask him to come back he refuses so he spends more time with his daughter. But that is not the end of Luke Hobbs.

10. Beck ( The Rundown – Welcome to the Jungle )

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The Rock is playing Beck, a muscle guy. Again he is a badass, but there isn’t a lot of information about him. He is working with some bad guys and wrong people. He is an aspiring chef that is hired to bring home a mobster’s son from the Amazon. But besides that, he starts searching for the legendary treasure.

And this is the end of our list. If you haven’t seen some of these movies, be sure to do that. Every movie is special, and Dwayne Johnson is great in every one of them. If you decide to watch one of these movies or all of them you will enjoy them for sure.

Dwayne Johnson Is Saving the World, One Film at The Time


One of the lines Hobbs says in Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw goes: “I’m trying to save the world, which, for the record, will be my fourth time. ‘Cause I’m really good at it.”

The truth is he is good at it, but four times? Dwayne Johnson has saved the world more than four times. Here are all the times when he put his life on the line for humanity.

2019 – Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw

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After 18 years of Fast and Furious universe, we finally get the first spinoff, called Fast & Furious Presents Hobbs & Shaw. The starts of the movie are Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham, reprising their roles from Fast & Furious 6, Luke Hobbs ad Deckard Show. They have to stop a cyber-genetically enhanced terrorist (Idris Elba) from destroying the world.

2018 – Skyscraper

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To be honest, Dwayne Johnson isn’t saving the world in Skyscraper, just his family, but since his family is the world to his character, technically it is the same thing. He plays Sawyer, a security analyst hired to examine the security system of the latest addition to the Hong Kong skyline, the tallest skyscraper in the world. Things go awry and he is forced to fight for his life and the lives of his wife and kids, by jumping from cranes and tall buildings. Fortunately, he has one prosthetic leg to rely on in a pinch.

2018 – Rampage

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When an alien pathogen infects gorilla, a gray wolf, and a crocodile, turning them into60-feet indestructible monsters hell-bent on destroying everything in their path, there is only one guy that can stop them, Davis Okoye, local anthropologist, played by yours truly. The matter is further complicated by the fact that mutated gorilla is the one Okoye saved and has a deep emotional connection with.

2016 – Central Intelligence

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Kevin Hart, who is Dwayne’s co-star in Central Intelligence, came with a perfect tagline for the movie: “Saving the world takes a little Hart and a big Johnson.” Smart and just a tiny bit naughty.
A CIA agent, played by Dwayne Johnson, returns to his home town to find help in his struggle against the bad guys who stole encryption keys that allow them to control the American spy satellite program and they are planning on selling them to the highest bidder. Kevin Hart plays his high school buddy who never held a gun in his life, hence he is a perfect man for the job. After 107 minutes of laughter and action, the unlikely duo manages to save the world yet again.

2015 – San Andreas

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As it turns out, not even Dwayne Johnson can’t save the world from a massive earthquake that destroys California and causes havoc in the rest of the world. All he can do is save his family by making amends with his wife and flying to San Francisco to save his daughter. The entire operation is set against the cataclysmic destruction of Los Angeles and most of California, perfect chaos for Dwayne to navigate and finish the rescue.

2014 – Hercules

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Hercules, son of Zeus and a mortal woman, was a demigod and the greatest Greek hero. The stories of his adventures are legendary and known across the world. Who else than to play him but Dwayne Johnson, wearing a cloak made of lion’s skin he killed himself and lead humanity in the struggle against the dark forces of evil?

2013 – G.I. Joe: Retaliation

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When a corrupt and compromised President (sounds familiar?) tries to destroy G.I. Joes, in order to initiate Project Zeus, the only one who can stop him, is Roadblock, one of the few G.I. Joes that survived the treacherous attack. With help from some friends, Roadblock manages to put a stop to baddies plan and prevent them from unleashing weapons of mass destruction onto the unsuspecting world. Perhaps Democrats could learn a thing or two from this movie, or simply hire Dwayne Johnson as a consultant.

2005 – Doom

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The world that is being saved doesn’t necessarily have to be Earth. In Doom, Johnson leads a squad of Marines tasked with saving Mars from a genetic manipulation gone wrong, creating monsters determine to kill everyone and everything they see.

2002 – The Scorpion King

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Set against the backdrop of Sahara Desert, The Scorpion king follows the struggle against the tyrant Memnon. A lone warrior decides to stop him from becoming the Scorpion King by capturing his sorcerer and eliciting her help in the upcoming battle.