Why Do We Love Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson?

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Why Do We Love Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson?

By Agent Bedhead | Seriously Random Lists | March 27, 2013 | Comments ()


It's absolutely no secret around these parts that I love Dwayne Johnson, who might possibly be the only reason I'd ever watch the upcoming G.I. Joe: Retaliation. I'm not entirely under The Rock's spell, however, because while I will readily endure his decent kiddie flicks and praise his return to cinematic glory, I also delight in pointing out his mediocre turns, his fruitless efforts, and his ridiculous money grabs. Still, I will forgive him almost any movie after I finish writing a review for it. Yet I am still at a loss to explain exactly why I find The Rock so irresistibly awesome, but here are just a few guesses. Let me know if you agree, disagree, or can think of some better reasons.

Is it because he looks so good in tight black underpants while mocking his own persona?

Is it because he sang a ridiculously cheesy song to his own mom on Mother's Day?

Is it because he was the lone bright spot in an otherwise utterly depressing Tyler Perry movie?

Is it because he can pop berries off his pectorals?

Is it because he dressed up as a fairy and still appeared quite masculine in the process?

Is it because he can play the ukelele and look smoking hot while doing so?

Is it because he can pull off the cheesiest movie scripts without negating his own badass quotient?

Is it because he doesn't even flinch at the thought of homoerotic throwdowns with Vin Diesel?

Yeah, that's gotta be it.

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  • Cas Bloom

    Because he's as excited about food as I am.

  • duckandcover

    omg yes.

  • cgthegeek


  • Lauren_Lauren

    The smile kills me. But I can't look at him for too long, because then I start realizing things . . . like that his arms are as big as my thighs, so *his* thighs are probably as big as my torso, so his TORSO . . . well, you get the picture.

  • Bodhi

    And because he has the best smile in the business. I will stop my day to sit down & watch Walking Tall. I love that movie so freaking much & I don't have a really good reason for it

  • Because he's super hot, incredibly charming and has a smile that makes rainbows happen and baskets of kittens appear out of thin air?

  • e jerry powell

    Only if he's in some really tight shorts...

  • AudioSuede




  • Guest

    The Rock is the Anti-Hathaway....

  • rocboltin rocbolt

    I remember he did a cameo on the Reno 911 movie, and on the commentary they said they had heard Dwayne was a fan of the show so they just called him out of the blue and asked if he wanted to play this small part in the film and he was totally into it. They wanted to send a driver to pick him up and bring him to set, he turned it down and drove himself there and worked for scale. They basically said he was the nicest, coolest guy to be around.

  • A. Smith

    Still floors me that the guy is also a national champion. He played for Miami when they won the title in I think '91. I only know this because my brother subscribed to his twitter, that guy does not go a minute not working out.

  • Who the hell wouldn't love him?!?! I don't even like muscular guys but he is so damned cute! Plus he's charming and affable and gives off great vibes.

  • PuraPuma

    Yes. To all of those things. A million times yes.

  • csb

    Be Cool should count for something. He was the only watchable part of that mess.

  • e jerry powell

    Did I miss a memo?

  • Mrs. Julien


  • e jerry powell

    I mean, I knew it was all about the HoYay! with the Vin Diesel stuff, but to take things this far...

  • Zirza

    I saw him in an interview with Jonathan Ross years ago. He managed to pull off a story about meeting his wife on his way to an orgy with so much charm that I still forgive him for the terrible, terrible movies he makes.

  • BWeaves

    While I don't doubt that he told the story with a lot of charm, I have to say that I would NEVER marry a man who I met on the way to an orgy. Um, gross.

  • Zirza

    Sorry, just to clarify: he skipped the orgy to hang out with this woman who would later be his wife. I'm sure it was a lovely, chaste evening full of kittens and marshmallows.

  • Ben

    I'd make an exception if it was the mother fucking rock.

  • e jerry powell

    You really shouldn't.

  • Wicked

    ...And yet, I hate his "Rock" Persona. I used to like him, but when he came back to the WWE, he was pretty ridiculously bad on the mic, apart from doing gay jokes and talking about other guy's junk. Apart from that and his third person speeches, he's pretty decent as an action star. I still love The Rundown and think its his best action flick of them all.

  • MrsAtaxxia

    In addition to not taking himself so seriously, he has that magical quality (shared by Hugh Jackman) of being so fucking AWARE of how lucky he is, of being a star of being famous and still being awed by it but instead of letting that awe curdle into Lohan level phuckery and ass-hattery it elevated into a kind of supreme awe-shucksyness that isn't put on, but genuine in its humbleness. And that's fucking irresistible and deeply, deeply, likable.

  • True_Blue

    ...and the whole pectoral thing helps. A lot. I can't be the only person who went waaah? when he did that in that terrible Mysterious Island movie.

  • TheOriginalMRod

    He plays ukelele... that's enough right there!

  • Sara_Tonin00

    That's actually a cello. It just looks like a ukelele in his giant paws.

  • texaspickle

    How could you leave out this? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...
    My heart goes pitty pat.

  • Bodhi

    Pure gold.

  • cruzzercruz

    Every time he punches someone, I swear I can hear a thunderclap. I actually think his bullets were louder than everyone else's in Fast Five.

  • Ohhh, I forgot he was in that!!! I went to see that with my bf and the whole damn time I wanted more Rock on screen. He was gone for such looong periods of time!

  • Clayboy

    Because PRO WRESTLING produces the greatest performers in the world, and The Dwayne is on the top of that list.

  • Arran

    There should be some sort of ratio we can figure out so you can compare how much you love an actor with how much you actually give a shit about anything they've been in. Because I LOVE The Rock and I'm damned if I can remember more than one or two things he's actually been in. He is a curious case.

  • Boo_Radley

    We love the Rock because he doesn't take himself so seriously.

  • toblerone

    Exactly, but I think "love" might be a strong word, "like" is more appropriate. Not being a WWE fan and other than The Rundown I can't think of anything else I've seen him in. But from interviews he just seems like an affable, intelligent guy who doesn't take his fame too seriously (even though I don't think that is true because he is a shrewd business man and spends a lot of time working his image). He has also managed to avoid the usual missteps other athletes turned actors don't.

    And he's a Canadian!

  • Genevieve Burgess

    Ok, he barely counts as Canadian. He was born in the US to a Canadian father but never lived there. YOU HAVE GOSLING. LET US HAVE THIS ONE.

  • toblerone

    Still counts! I'll give you Beiber, Dion and throw in Nickelback as bonus in exchange.

  • Can't we give Bieber to... Antarctica? Who would want that guy??

  • delle

    But...the penguins! Won't someone PLEASE think of the penguins!?!

  • toblerone

    Lots of 11 to 13 year olds (and older) would.

  • MrsAtaxxia

    Yup. Came here to say exactly this. And its so refreshing. Esp with guys like Tom Cruise running around, all maniacal and cult like.

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