Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson


The Telegraph in the UK asked this question and it appears the answer is yes. And Vin Diesel’s former co-star Dwayne “the Rock” Johnson heartily agrees. Director Justin Lin, who worked on 5 Fast & Furious movies and was set to direct the next two, just walked OUT because he cannot bear to work with Diesel again. Lin said the 10 million dollar salary was not worth sacrificing his “mental health.” We all know what Vin’s past costar The Rock thinks of him. The Rock praises his female costars but says the men are a different story. The Rock is known for being a likable guy on all sets and has little patience for tyrants – he doesn’t tattle, but drops hints. Diesel is known for keeping everyone waiting for hours on sets. The Rock turned down BIG money offers to work again with Diesel. Did you know Vin has it written into his contract that he can never be seen LOSING a fight onscreen? Isn’t that just too macho for words!

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We have to admit we were just a little bit disappointed that the feud between Vin Diesel and The Rock (Dwayne Johnson) did not flourish. Apparently Vin KNEW that Dwayne was NOT fond of him (he had criticized Johnson’s acting) when he published a plea on social media for Johnson to return to the Fast & Furious franchise. Certainly The Rock’s popularity added a lot to the films, but he made it clear he did NOT want to work with Diesel again, without actually naming him. (Diesel has a rep for being egotistical, late for work, and disrespectful to other actors.) Diesel’s social media message started out with the belittling ”My Little Brother Dwayne” and went downhill from there. Johnson’s reply was carefully worded and terse – he did NOT say anything personal about Diesel, but verified he wouldn’t be returning and wished everyone in the franchise well. It’s apparent the Dwayne has future public service on his mind- we think he will run for office someday…and why NOT?

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Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has gotten NBC very excited about the new comedy series about his early life called “Young Rock.” The half-Black and half-Samoan actor has had a very successful and unique career as an adult – he went from football player to wildly popular wrestler to famous actor. But this series details his youthful years – from the age of 8 thru his teen years. As a kid, he moved around a lot (New Zealand, Hawaii, North Carolina etc) and he went to three high schools. His father was a famous wrestler and his mother came from Samoan royalty. Johnson credits the setbacks and adventures he had growing up with making him the person he is today. Love this photo of Dwayne as a smug 20 year old football player. Above, lookalike Uli Latukefu plays The Rock as a young guy.

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