Did you know that in 2001, Johnson was the one to first introduce the then-new-and-exciting gaming console? But he didn’t do it alone – The Rock introduced the Microsoft development with Bill Gates himself.
The two of them actually had pretty great chemistry together! In the classic video, The Rock is shown constantly speaking about himself in the third person, paralleling the qualities of the X-Box to his. We like it.
Johnson vs. Jones
The Rock is literally the epitome of the "Fast and Furious" franchise, but it turns out that his role in this hit film series was originally meant for Tommy Lees Jones.
Fellow Fast and Furious actor, Vin Diesel, revealed that it was actually a fan that suggested having The Rock join the cast. And indeed, Johnson became a prefect Luke Hobbs, even though the role was initially written for Jones.
One of The Rock's most memorable and remarkable media appearances was his gig as Saturday Night Live host back in 2000.
Back then, Johnson was pretty much only known to the general public as a wrestler, and no one really knew about his acting skills. But his first time hosting SNL was such a success that they even invited him back five other times! In fact, The Rock is the only athlete to have been asked back to host SNL so many times.
Star Trek Cameo
He had a somewhat random cameo in a "Star Trek: Voyager" episode. He played a gladiatorial contender named The Champion, baring suspicious similarity to his real-life nickname.
The Champion and The Rock didn't only resemble in name – they were also quite similar in physical gestures, one of which was the character's "The People's Elbow," a reference to The Rock's "The People's Eyebrow." The episode was the most viewed episode in the entire season, so "the people" seemed to have liked it.
An Early Bloomer
The Rock was an early bloomer. At the tender age of 14, Johnson got frisky with an 18-year-old girl! That's some impressive stuff. In The Rock's bestselling autobiography "The Rock Says," he depicts his first time quite explicitly (just in case you're interested in all the details).
According to Johnson, he's always been into older women, and they've always been into him. Just for the record, at the time, sweet little Dwayne believed the girl was the love of his life. Aww.