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Dwayne Johnson Takes Home Generation Award at MTV Movie & TV Awards 2019 - Watch!

Dwayne Johnson Takes Home Generation Award at MTV Movie & TV Awards 2019 - Watch!

Dwayne Johnson just received a huge honor at the 2019 MTV Movie & TV Awards!

The 47-year-old actor accepted the Generation Award during the award ceremony, where he shared an important lesson he’s learned over his career.

“I want to thank you, the people, the fans. I thank you. All of you at home. You are the reason I’m getting this, so I want to share a really quick lesson with you guys that I’ve learned over the years,” Dwayne said on stage.

He continued, “When I first got to Hollywood, Hollywood, they didn’t know what the hell to do with me. I mean, I was half-black, half-Samoan, 6 foot 4, 275-pound pro wrestler…I was told at that time, well, you gotta be a certain way. You gotta drop some weight. You gotta be somebody different. You gotta stop working out. Stop doing the things that I love. You gotta stop calling yourself The Rock…I made a choice, the choice was, I wasn’t gonna conform to Hollywood. Hollywood was gonna conform to me…I’m proudly half-black and half-Samoan and I wanted to bring those cultures here, up here for the world to see. So, yes it’s important that you are your most authentic self.”

Hear all that Dwayne Johnson had to say in his entire speech…

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Posted to: 2019 MTV Movie & TV Awards, Dwayne Johnson

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