We all know The Rock is a huge man, but… have you ever wondered exactly how huge? Well, we have, and we’ve got the details so listen up: Johnson is 6’5; and when he was a high schooler, he was only a tiny bit shorter than that – 6’4. At the time, he weighed 225 pounds.
To be honest, we don’t think his genetics left him much of a choice – wrestling was bound to be his go-to career path.
He Almost Played Willy Wonka
Can you imagine The Rock instead of Johnny Depp in Tim Burton's movie adaption of "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory?" Because, honestly, we're having a hard time picturing it without bursting out laughing.
But Burton seems to have thought otherwise at one point since Johnson was his second choice to play the quirky-slash-creepy character after Depp. Guess we'll never know what that could've been like, and maybe that's a good thing.
A Scent Per Character
Johnson has a unique tradition of wearing a different cologne for every character he plays. The New York Times reported The Rock matches his scent to what he believes the character would smell like.
Some examples: for "Central Intelligence," he wore Kenzo; and for "Furious Seven" he simply wore baby oil. We wonder what he wore for some of his other movies. Like, we're dying to know what he smelled like when he shot "The Tooth Fairy."
He Comes from a Family of Strong Women
Not only the men in Johnson's family are strong and closely connected to the wrestling industry. His grandmother was actually quite the businesswoman and was one of the first women to promote the Polynesian Pro Wrestling.
We're not really familiar with the ins and outs of the wrestling world, but we think that's pretty damn impressive of her. We'd like to think that having had such a strong female role model helped The Rock grow up to be a man who respects powerful women.
The Right to be The Rock
Surprisingly, Johnson was not always the owner of his own famous nickname. The original owner of the rights to the name "The Rock" was, in fact, WWE owner Vince McMahon. That's why McMahon got an executive producer credit for so many of Johnson's movies.
However, at some point Johnson finally received the rights for his own name, so, all well that ends well.