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Dwayne Johnson Retires 'The Rock'

Dwayne Johnson Retires 'The Rock'

Dwayne Johnson, formerly known as The Rock, is re-positioning himself as Hollywood’s go-to family comedy hitman, a reinvention that started by no longer calling himself The Rock.

“I’m aware of everything that comes with that nickname, and I just think there’s a lot more you can do without it,” he says. ”But I wanted it to happen naturally, from ‘The Rock’ to Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson to ‘Dwayne Johnson,” he told EW.

On June 20, Dwayne will be seen opposite Steve Carell and Anne Hathaway as Agent 23 in Get Smart.

Right now Dwayne is in Las Vegas filming his next movie, Race to Witch Mountain, in which he’ll play a cabdriver being taken for a ride by two paranormal teens.

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23 Comments

# 1

He is SO FINE! I hope he and his ex get back together again… they’re a cute couple. There needs to be more men like him.

# 2
The Narcissist @ 06/06/2008 at 9:10 am

But, But, it’s THE ROCK!!! You can’t tell Madonna to go back to her original name!

# 3

I’ve always liked this guy and thought he had potential especially in “The Rundown”. I think finally dropping the nickname “The Rock” and the persona associated with it is a smart move. I thought he was one of the best things about “Be Cool” another wise mediocre movie and I look forward to seeing him in “Get Smart” and “Race to Witch Mountain.” I was mildly amused by “The Game Plan” (by no means a great film) and while he probably will never become the next Brando or De Niro I think he could go far if he learned to pick better scripts.

# 4
Moviemadness @ 06/06/2008 at 10:46 am

Gotta love this guy

# 5
shoes4life @ 06/06/2008 at 12:25 pm

#1: I agree but I doubt that is gonna happen. From what I understand the divorce is final and they have mutually agreed to do everything (in regards to money) for the best interest of their child. Only if all grown ups were like that who divorce. Plus, I think with him being away for his movie career and her staying behind (because she can’t go all the time) in FL to take care of her own business took a toll on their marriage. Anywho, maybe later on in life they wil but I do believe they will be great friends.

No matter what Dwayne Johnson you will always be “The Rock”, with your fine self!!

# 6

he was so funny in that one movie where he was like the nanny but i cant believe he is changing the name that made him famous thats going to b hard to get used to

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# 7

I’m a little upset that he’s starring in a remake of “Escape to Witch Mountain,” but I still love the guy.

Finally, The Rock, er Dwayne, is getting the respect he deserves!

# 8

so far i’ve been impressed by every acting role i’ve seen him in. i think he’d be great in one of the Coen brothers’ dark comedies… i can picture it now.

# 9

um….Madonna is her real name. That made no sense.

Umm, Madonna is her ‘original’ name. It’s the one she was born with after all…

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I can’t smell what he’s cookin’…

“But, But, it’s THE ROCK!!! You can’t tell Madonna to go back to her original name!”

Um…Madonna is her real name.. Madonna Louise Ciccone..(Richie) ..lol..But I see where you’re getting at..lol

I agree with numer #5. He will always be THE ROCK. I’m sorry about this divorce, that is hard on anyone. I loved the original ” escape to witch mountain”. Maybe this one will be good.

MonkeyLee63 @ 06/07/2008 at 3:16 am

wwe probably owns that name. i think that’s the real reason why he’s changing it.

omg, you can’t tell madonna to change back to her original name??????????????????????????????????? SOMEONE GIVE THIS RECLUSE THE 101 ON MADONNA’S REEEAALLLLLL NAME…..
this is too frigging funny man. And even if Madonna wasn’t her real name, you still can’t compare the name MADONNA to a frikking ROCK!!!!! what are you smoking and can i have some. anywho, just figured out why you would be so airy, it’s coz you spend all day looking in the mirror at your ugly mug. hahahohohihi

IT DOESN’T MATTER WHAT DWAYNE JOHNSON SAYS!!! He should know his role and shut his mouth, before he gets the smack down laid upon him. After all the dust settles. . .after all the smoke clears. He’ll ALWAYS be without a shadow of a doubt, the jabroni beating, pie eating, elbow dropping, heart stopping. .eyebrow raising, trailblazing. .ass kicking PEOPLE’S CHAMP, THE GREAT ONE, THE BRAHMA BULL that ain’t afraid to sweat, ain’t afraid to bleed. . .whooping candy ass guaran-damn-teed!!!. . .If he don’t like it, he can take his movie career, shine it up real nice and stick it straight up his candy ass. He is thee most electrifying man in sports entertainment, to the MILLIONS.. . AND MILLIONS of fans. IF YOU SMELLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL WHAT THE ROCK “SHOULD” BE COOKING!!!

I totally love Dwayne Johnson. He’s got the whole package! He’s sexy, smart, talented, and has awesomely hot abs! And he has an AMAZING smile. I’ve seen ‘Get Smart’ and ‘The Game Plan’ and he was really good!

I want to see Dwayne Johnson play Barack Obama in a movie!

Young tae @ 01/02/2009 at 4:03 pm

Dwayne johnson should play Barack Obama that will be great

Oh the man is sooo GORGEOUS!! especially wit that BEAUTIFUL smile!! I remember when word 1st got out thast he was going to getting in the acting biz and everybody was talking bout how he better know how to act or jus stick to wrestlin. && then the man jus came n proved us all wrong!! all his movies are sooo good!! and ones that you can see over && over!! Im really looking forward to seeing him more on the big screen!!

Worship the *****… Everyone worship the *****

the rock means everrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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