10 Fast Facts about Dwayne Johnson

15 February 2018
Learn more about the biggest action star in Hollywood.

We’re taking to the streets of Havana in your Sunday night movie, Fast & Furious 8, this weekend on M-Net. There’s so much to love about this movie: fast cars, big stunts, and a great cast.

That great cast includes Dwayne Johnson, who first entered the franchise as Luke Hobbs in Fast Five. He’s back for the eight instalment, yet again proving not his just his action chops, but his excellent comedic timing. His repartee with Jason Statham’s character, Deckard Shaw, is action-comedy gold, and we think the pair should appear in a buddy-cop road-trip style spin-off franchise of their own.

For now, we’ll enjoy Johnson’s action antics in Fast & Furious 8 and regale you with a few fun facts about the actor.

  1. He’s appeared on Saturday Night Live.
  2. He played [American] football at the University of Miami.
  3. He recorded a song with Wyclef Jean. It’s called It Doesn’t Matter.
  4. He set a Guinness World Record for taking the most selfies in three minutes.
  5. He eats seven meals a day, which includes steak, chicken, and cod.
  6. All his characters smell different, because he wears a different cologne for each.
  7. He wrote an autobiography titled The Rock Says, which made it onto The New York Times bestseller list.
  8. The WWE programme Smackdown is inspired by The Rock’s catchphrase: “lay the smackdown!”
  9. Lalla Hirayama got a chance to interview him for LallaLand! Watch it here.
  10. We love him so much this is our second fast facts article on him. Check it out here and learn even more about Dwayne Johnson.

Watch Dwayne Johnson as he rejoins Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, and the rest of the fam in Fast & Furious 8 to face off (or should that be, race off?) against South African actress Charlize Theron.

Tune into your #SundayNightMovie Fast & Furious 8 on 18 February at 20:30 on M-Net.