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Dwayne Johnson Sits Down And Watches Clips From His First Film

Dwayne Johnson Sits Down And Watches Clips From His First Film

It was released 15 years ago.

Josh Teal

Josh Teal

Here's something to make you feel old: The Scorpion King came out in 2002. Fifteen years ago.

It was the movie that kick-started Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson's career as a leading actor in Hollywood.

At the time, he was an all-but-retired professional WWE wrestler who had amassed legions of fans across the world with his in-ring antihero persona. But deep inside, The Rock had always wanted to spread his wings outside of the squared circle.


Today, he is... well, he's one of the most famous people on the planet - behind the Queen and Jesus Christ. He's also worth close to $200 million (£160 million).

It hasn't gone to his head, though. One glance at his 'Gram and you'll find an incredibly humble man who thanks his fans almost every single day for the way they've stayed with and supported him throughout the years. Including the box office stinkers.

He also has time to sit down and do little bits for YouTube like celebrating the 15th anniversary of The Scorpion King by watching and reviewing it in the name of banter.

Video:The Rock/YouTube

The video comes a week before the release of The Fate of the Furious on April 12.

Universal bosses have reportedly been keeping co-stars Johnson and Vin Diesel away from each other given their ongoing feud.

The two plays rivals in the eighth installment of the Fast and Furious movies.

The feud allegedly began after Johnson publicly criticised Diesel over his on-set behaviour.

"My female co-stars are always amazing, and I love 'em," he wrote on Instagram.

"My male co-stars however are a different story," adding that some are 'chicken shit' and 'candy asses'.

Image: The Rock/YouTube

In August last year, Universal said that the pair had cleared the air, but the fact neither of them have come out to confirm says otherwise.

The last Furious film, Furious 7, grossed an obscene $1.5 billion (£1.2 billion) worldwide, in part thanks to it being the late Paul Walker's final on-screen appearance.

The Rock will also star in the Baywatch silver screen reboot this year alongside Zac Efron, as well as the Jumanji remake. Last year, he teamed up with Kevin Hart to star in the spy-comedy Central Intelligence.

Some of his other famous films include Get Smart, The Other Guys, Race To Witch Mountain, Hercules and Disney's Moana, in which he proved himself as a voice actor.

Last year, Johnson was named by Forbes as the highest paid actor in the world.

Expressing his gratitude on Instagram, he said: "The wolf is always scratchin' at the door was the first thing I said when we found out from @forbes I was officially the world's highest paid actor. Well, actually the first thing I said was 'Aw shit!', then I said the wolf part.

"Receiving news like this will always serve as my anchoring reminder to continue to work even harder. We not only want to 'embrace the grind', but take the grind to new levels."

Keep up the good work.

Featured Image Credit: The Rock/YouTube/Universal Pictures

Topics: The Rock, Dwayne Johnson, WWE