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Meet The Popular Hollywood Actor Who Used To Be A Wrestler And A Rugby-player (Photos)

There are many different factors why people switch careers, sometimes it could be because they want a huge paycheck, less stress, more flexible hours or just a dream they've always aspired to actualize.

But whatever the motivation is, changing a career is usually a personal decision.

In this article, I will be sharing with you a popular Hollywood thespian who used to be a wrestler and a Rugby-player.

Dwayne Johnson 

Also known as "The Rock", Dwayne Johnson is an American actor, producer and businessman.

Born on May 2nd 1972, Johnson began his career as a Rugby-player in 1990 in Miami Hurricanes national championship team where he mostly played defensive tackle.

In 1995, he signed with Calgary Stampeders in the Canadian Football League and operated as a linebacker.

Photos of Dwayne Johnson as a Rugby-player in the 90s

Images credit: Google

After an uneventful rugby-playing career, Johnson decided to pursue another career as a professional wrestler in 1996 where he took up the name "The Rock".

Photos of Dwayne Johnson as a Wrestler

Images credit: thesun.co.uk

At some point, he started combining Wrestling with acting and after eight years in the ring, Johnson retired in 2004 and began his full-time acting career.

He had his first acting role in the Mummy Returns (2001) and also played a lead role in the Scorpion King (2002). He has equally acted in other popular movies like Fast and Furious, Skyscraper, Rampage, to mention but a few.

Photos of Dwayne Johnson in "The Mummy Returns"

In the movie "Fast and Furious"

Images credit: reddit.com /Twitter

More photos of Dwayne Johnson

Images credit: The Rock ll Instagram

Dwayne Johnson has been married twice and is a father of three adorable daughters.

Photos of Dwayne Johnson with his daughters

Images credit: gettyimages.com

He is equally among the most followed celebrities in the world with about 263 million followers on Instagram.

Facts credit: Wikipedia /Instagram

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