Dwayne The Rock Johnson is a giant movie star. Sometimes you see old photos of giant movie stars and they’re shocking. Or sometimes you see an old ad spot an actor did while still searching for stardom — and you catch a glimmer of the future star. George Clooney, for example, is a handsome man on the set of Roseanne. But while hindsight is 20/20, it’s hard to look at him standing in Roseanne’s kitchen and say that man is going to be Batman. Be honest.
But in this self-published photo from when he was 16, Dwayne Johnson looks like he means serious business. You don’t know — and neither does he — what the future holds. But it looks like it’ll be rich. A big prize, however, goes to anyone who looks at this photo and predicts that this is a man who will star in some lighthearted comedies.
#TBT By the time I was 16 yrs old, I had already enrolled in four high schools across the country due to being evicted and lil’ trouble with the law.. McKinley HS (Honolulu, HI), Glencliff HS (Nashville, TN), McGavock HS (Nashville, TN), Freedom HS (Bethlehem, PA). I was also 6’4 225lbs, rockin’ a dead caterpillar on my lip (aka the porn ‘stache) and all the kids in every high school thought I was an undercover cop cause I looked like a mutated, yet handsome SOB of a man child. Plus in Nashville I was already hangin’ out in honey tonk dive bars on Music Row and hustlin’ cars from crackheads. Yup, one of the many reasons why I’m a grateful man for the life I have today and also grateful I straight up kicked puberty’s ass early in life. #GodBlessSamoanAndBlackGenetics #AndGodBlessOurTeenageYears #AndWTFWasIThinkingWithThisMustache