Dwayne’s arrival in Hollywood was met by skeptics, who thought he would not make it far.

“I was told then you can’t be as big, you can’t talk about wrestling, you can’t call yourself The Rock, you have to change your diet, you have to lose weight,” he recalled. “There were a lot of things you can’t, you can’t, you can’t and if you want to be the next George Clooney or leading man, then this is how you have to be.”

Although he was at times tempted by the noise and a few other things, his instincts told him that he should be true to himself. They were priceless.