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A slideshow intended to show an extensive star study of Dwayne Johnson aka The Rock

A slideshow intended to show an extensive star study of Dwayne Johnson aka The Rock

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  • “performances (of the cast)- save perhaps newcomer Dwayne Johnson’s turn as a no-nonsense lawman- are notably underwhelming”- Adam Lee Davies, Fast Five film review, Sight & Sound, July 2011, page 63 . “With his bullish physique and cookie-monster stare, wrestling superstar turned charismatic leading man Dwayne‘the Rock’ Johnson benefits from actually looking like a video- game character. But as the dogmatic Sarge he brings nothing of his familiar persona to bear beyond a clinical smack-down with the hero.” – Alec Worley, Doom film review, Sight & Sound, January 2006, page 54 1 Quick Bio 2 Comparative Study with John Cena 4 3 Critics, Stand-out Success & features of Catalogue his acting
  • Dwayne Johnson was born 39 years ago Wrestling runs in his family. Dwayne has an American Football background- he once thought of pursuing this as a career. In 1996, Dwayne joined the WWE (then the WWF) and became Rocky Maivia Rocky eventually began taking the persona of The Rock.He is divorced from his first wife Dany Garcia They have a daughter together named Simone Alexandra, born in 2001. Actor, not wrestler. Rock, The. The Rock Says... (HarperCollins, 2000)
  • Dwayne Johnson John CenaYears in the WWE 15 (8) 9+ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dwayne_johnson as of 21/9/11 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Cena as of 21/9/11Titles in the WWE 5 Tag, 7 WWF/E, 2 2 World Heavyweight, 4 Tag, 10 Intercontinental, 1 Royal Rumble. WWE (Current Champ), 3 United (Total 15 honors) States, 1 Royal Rumble. (Total 20 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dwayne_johnson as of 21/9/11 honors) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Cena as of 21/9/11Pro Wrestling Illustrated Ranking 2nd in 2000. 5th in 1999. 9th in 2002 1st in 2006,7. 2nd in 2005,10. 3rd in http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pro_Wrestling_Illustrated as ofRecord (Best Wrestler Award) 21/9/11 2009. 7th in 2004. 9th in 2008. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pro_Wrestling_Illustrated as of 21/9/11Year of First Film 1999- Beyond the Mat 2000- Ready to Rumble (Extra) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Cena as of 21/9/11 (Documentary) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dwayne_johnson as of 21/9/11Prime Year 2010 (5 films) 2010 (4 films) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dwayne_johnson as of 21/9/11 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Cena as of 21/9/11Number Of Films 22 (15 main roles- 68%) 9 (5 main roles- 55%) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dwayne_johnson as of 21/9/11 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Cena as of 21/9/11Original Career Plan Football Rock, The. The Rock Says... (HarperCollins, Bodybuilder 2000) http://www.wwe.com/superstars/raw/johncena/ as of 21/9/11Most Successful Film Fast 5 ($609,837,675 worldwide) The Marine ($22,165,608 http://www.boxoffice.com/statistics/movies/fast-five-2011 as of 21/9/11 worldwide) http://www.boxoffice.com/statistics/movies/the-marine- 2006?q=themarine as of 21/9/11
  • Twitter followers www.twitter.com/TheRock (as of 28/9/11) + Facebook likes www.facebook.com/DwayneJohnson (as of 28/9/11) +Fan bases in over nations http://dwaynejohnsoncentral.wordpress.com/fan-counter/ (as of 28/9/11) + YouTube subscribers http://www.youtube.com/user/therock?blend=7&ob=5 (as of 28/9/11) =Undisputed $ucce$$ worldwide as an actor. [John Cena- Twitter followers] www.twitter.com/JohnCena as of 29/9/11
  • “even in his would-be “the Rock enjoys the kind of knowing role as a lunk- charm and talent- presumablyheaded film star, Dwayne honed while taunting (the Rock) Johnson falls adversaries or playing the below any conceivable audience in the wrestling ring- standard of screen Schwarzenegger and Stallone performance.” - Henry K. never had.” –DanielMiller, Southland Tales film Hetherington, Welcome to the review, Sight & Sound, Jungle film review, Sight & February 2008, page 80. Sound, March 2004, page 72.
  • • “performances (of the cast)- save perhaps newcomer Dwayne Johnson’s turn as a no-nonsense lawman- are notably underwhelming”- Adam Lee Davies, Fast Five film review, Sight & Sound, July 2011, page 63• “the Rock enjoys the kind of charm and talent- presumably honed while taunting adversaries or playing the audience in the wrestling ring- Schwarzenegger and Stallone never had.” –Daniel Hetherington, Welcome to the Jungle film review, Sight & Sound, March 2004, page 72.• “with his bullish physique and cookie-monster stare, wrestling superstar turned charismatic leading man Dwayne ‘the Rock’ Johnson benefits from actually looking like a video-game character. But as the dogmatic Sarge he brings nothing of his familiar persona to bear beyond a clinical smack-down with the hero.” – Alec Worley, Doom film review, Sight & Sound, January 2006, page 54• “even in his would-be knowing role as a lunk-headed film star, Dwayne (the Rock) Johnson falls below any conceivable standard of screen performance.” - Henry K. Miller, Southland Tales film review, Sight & Sound, February 2008, page 80.
  • Catalogue Of SourcesRock, The. The Rock Says... (HarperCollins, 2000)- This source gave me most of the biographical information about Dwayne Johnson and was used for specific dates of significant moments in his life(Miami University, NFL, CDL information).http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dwayne_johnson as of 21/9/11- This source was used in getting specific figures for the total number of films and leading roles in which Dwayne Johnson has beenfeatured and used for collecting the data in the table on slide 4.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pro_Wrestling_Illustrated as of 21/9/11- This source was used for collecting figures of honours in wrestling belonging to John Cena and The Rock.http://www.boxoffice.com/statistics/movies/fast-five-2011 as of 21/9/11- This source gave me a figure for the worldwide grossing of Fast Five to date.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Cena as of 21/9/11- This source provided biographical information about John Cena and data for the table on slide 4.http://www.wwe.com/superstars/raw/johncena/ as of 21/9/11- This source confirmed to me the ‘Bodybuilder’ career information about John Cena which was mentioned only briefly on hisWikipedia page.http://www.boxoffice.com/statistics/movies/the-marine-2006?q=themarine as of 21/9/11- This source gave me a figure for the worldwide grossing of The Marine to date.http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/4329/acting/30043/Styles-of-performance - This source was not specifically useful but was sought in attempting to collect styles and methods ofacting to possibly apply to or compare with Dwayne Johnson.http://www.readon.sg/det_4415714.aspx Acting in the Cinema Book review used for acting theorieshttp://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/394107/motion-picture/52255/Motion-picture-acting - This source was useful for collecting ideas about acting in films, it helped me draw thedistinction between WWE ‘performing’ and film ‘acting’.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0q4X8kPTlEY&feature=related (06:50)- This is a clip of Dwayne Johnson talking about Fast Five and also about his life. Not used because it was too lengthy andnot direct enough in terms of the information providedhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SHJyZ-xM34Y&feature=related (02:00) - This source is intended to lead into a brief clip of Southland Tales demonstrating Dwayne Johnson’s acting skills.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pyY7ru6tBNg –An interview about why people should see his film Race to Witch Mountain but not used in my presentation due to lack ofrelevance.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Wghxt5TXqM&feature=related - An interview with Dwayne Johnson on his film Race to Witch Mountain on the Paul O’ Grady Show which was not used due tolack of relevance.Get Smart September 2008 page 60
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wPL4maSfs9k&feature=related -This clip is an interview with Dwayne Johnson in which he speaks about The Game Plan on Friday Night with Jonathan Ross.Again, it was not used due to lack of specific relevance to my presentation.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0MwB8hd0XS0&feature=related (05:00)- This clip had an interesting reference to Dwayne Johnson as a Samoan High Chief- a very honorary title given to him forbeing a very good idol for the Samoan young. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UXLvR6ZaZk4&feature=results_video&playnext=1&list=PLC609CF245B726C73 (02:00)- Dwayne Johnson on playing ‘The Rock’- used to demonstrate Dwayne Johnson’s understanding of acting and character creation Sight & Sound magazine articles: “With his bullish physique and cookie-monster stare, wrestling superstar turned charismatic leading man Dwayne ‘the Rock’ Johnson benefits from actually looking like a video-game character. But as the dogmatic Sarge he brings nothing of his familiar persona to bear beyond a clinical smack-down with the hero.” – Alec Worley, Doom film review, Sight & Sound, January 2006, page 54. “the Rock enjoys the kind of charm and talent- presumably honed while taunting adversaries or playing the audience in the wrestling ring- Schwarzenegger and Stallone never had.” –Daniel Hetherington, Welcome to the Jungle film review, Sight & Sound, March 2004, page 72. “even in his would-be knowing role as a lunk-headed film star, Dwayne (the Rock) Johnson falls below any conceivable standard of screen performance.” - Henry K. Miller, Southland Tales film review, Sight & Sound, February 2008, page 80. “performances (of the cast)- save perhaps newcomer Dwayne Johnson’s turn as a no-nonsense lawman- are notably underwhelming”- Adam Lee Davies, Fast Five film review, Sight & Sound, July 2011, page 63. Race to Witch Mountain May 2009 page 78Gridiron Gang March 07 page 60Faster April 11 page 61www.twitter.com/TheRock(as of 28/9/11)www.facebook.com/DwayneJohnson (as of 28/9/11)http://dwaynejohnsoncentral.wordpress.com/fan-counter/ (as of 28/9/11)http://www.youtube.com/user/therock?blend=7&ob=5 (as of 28/9/11)