Making Only $10 Million Profit, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson’s 15-Seconds of Fame in 2010 Hollywood Movie Paved Way for His Most Iconic Role Yet

Everyone knew Dwayne Johnson previously for his magnificent tenure in WWE. After that, they come to know him as a celebrated actor in Hollywood. But was that the case always? Did Johnson attain fame in Hollywood that easily? Certainly not. He did have to travel his share of troublesome paths to reach where he is today.

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It might appear to everyone that The Rock’s journey to immense popularity has been a smooth ride. But that’s not the actual case. Before making his name big and performing one of the most iconic roles of his Hollywood career, he played several uncredited cameos. However, one such cameo ended up paving the way for Johnson to star in the Fast and Furious franchise.

The journey of Dwayne Johnson from an uncredited cameo to playing an iconic role

This unheard journey of The Rock might not be known to all but is definitely a fascinating one. So, everyone remembers Johnson from his iconic role in Hollywood, like the character he played in Fast Five, Luke Hobbs, a US Marshall. But how did he get recognized to work for Universal Studios?

Among the several uncredited cameos of Dwayne Johnson, one was in 2010 when he played a 15-second role in the movie ‘You Again’. In this American comedy film, Johnson played the role of an Air Marshall, where he had a relatively small part to play but that powerful scene of understanding a flight passenger got him recognized further in his career.

Here’s a clip for you to cherish The Rock’s role in ‘You Again’. In the video, you can see Johnson calmly handling a furious flight passenger while listening to her problems and even responding to them with a little humor.

From this, it would be clear how Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson went from playing an Air Marshal in a film that made just $10 million profit to performing as a US Marshal in one of the highest-grossing films of 2011.

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There’s no doubt, his journey is an inspiration for many but his fate also played a great role in it.

The Rock’s fate and a fan’s desire got him Fast Five

Johnson’s luck has favored him in his journey as well. He wasn’t the original choice for playing the role of Luke Hobbs; it was developed with Tommy Lee Jones in mind. However,  according to the producer, Vin Diesel changed his mind after reading a fan’s comment on his Facebook page.

In his comment, the fan showed his desire to see Diesel and Johnson together on-screen. And that was it. They redesigned the role for The Rock and the wrestling legend ended up working with the Universal Studios.

But a few years down the line, Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson made headlines for their real-life feud in 2016. It is still a question if they are now good friends or not. Whatever the case, fans await to see them together like their previous iconic projects.

What do you make of this fascinating journey of The Rock from playing an uncredited cameo to being now one of the richest actors in Hollywood? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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