Sunday, May 02, 2010

Gratuitous Brunette: Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson


The son of one professional wrestler, Rocky Johnson, and grandson of another, Peter Maivia, it would seem natural for Dwayne Johnson to go into the family business... Before becoming the Rock - and the multi-talented actor/performer he has - though, Johnson played for the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League. It's taking all my strength not to make the expected joke*, but I think the restraint shows my growth as a person**.
Johnson (born on this day in 1972) doesn't regularly feature in the kinds of movies I like - The Scorpion King, Walking Tall, Be Cool - but his appearance on Saturday Night Live had the desired effect of showcasing talents many might not have suspected he had, including a pretty decent impersonation of President Barack Obama.

*Tight end!
**Besides which, having to play for the Calgary Stampeders is enough of a joke as it is.
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