- The Rock’s famously intense workouts helped him prepare for “Black Adam” (2022).
- He rappelled 150-feet out of a real helicopter in “San Andreas” (2015).
- His fight skills are on full display in movies like “Hobbs & Shaw” (2019).
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Ever since Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson transitioned from wrestling star to movie star, the actor has found new ways to pull off seemingly impossible action on-screen. This is oftentimes with the help of some of Hollywood’s best stunt performers and effects artists, including his cousin and longtime stunt double Tanoai Reed. For him, that has meant a lot of preparation, like when he played a rescue pilot in “San Andreas” (2015). Thanks to clever camerawork, stunt coordination, and visual effects, he was able to leap off a motorcycle in “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” (2017), get hit by a bull in Netflix’s “Red Notice” (2021), and redirect a torpedo in “The Fate of the Furious” (2017), which made for one of the most memorable moments in the “Fast and the Furious” franchise. And his dedication to his workouts as well as the fight training skills he picked up as a wrestler benefited him in roles like “Hercules” (2014), “Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw” (2019), and “Black Adam” (2022).
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