The Evolution of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson

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1996 - The Rock
1996 - The Rock
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The year of the turtleneck and chain. This was the year he made his debut in the WWF (World Wrestling Federation). Looking fly as hell.
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1999
1999
Getty Images/Frank Micelotta
"Do you smell what the Rock is cooking?" This open-shirt look is back from his days as part of The Corporation when he was calling himself "The People's Champion".
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2000
2000
Getty Images/Richard Corkery
He switched from a shirt to a vest only a year later. The charisma was on full-fuel at this point in his career, which sparked all of the wonderful catchphrases we've come to know and love.
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2002
2002
Getty Images/Gregg DeGuire
By 2002, the Rock had years of TV experience with the WWF/WWE and even a TV movie under his belt. But it was his time as the Scorpion King in the Mummy series that showed he had a true passion for acting as well.
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2003
2003
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2003 was the beginning of his departure from the WWE, the same year The Rundown premiered and his appearance pretty much speaks to that. Gone are the flashy outfits and here comes the nice long sleeves. Hello!
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2004
2004
Getty Images/Ron Wolfson
2004 he said goodbye to the WWE and hello to acting, starring in Walking Tall that same year and proving he's going to be an action star (no surprise there).
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2006 - Dwayne "The Rock" Jackson
2006 - Dwayne "The Rock" Jackson
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Over the years, he did make appearances in the WWE and he worked with Xhibit (where on earth is he now?!) on Gridiron Gang.
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2007
2007
Getty Images/Mark Mainz
The Game Plan. Hannah Montana. Cory in the House. We all make mistakes. At least these are forgivable ones.
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2009
2009
Getty Images/Jason LaVeris
The Race to Witch Mountain is not a forgivable moment. But, this was also the year that we got The Rock Obama. Also, it was the year we noticed that the Rock does not age. How old are you exactly?
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January 2010
January 2010
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2010 was the year that we first wondered "Is The Rock getting bigger the older he gets?"
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June 2010
June 2010
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And when he was noticeably bigger not even six months later, we knew that it was not a mind trick. We assume he was getting ready for Fast Five, which released the following year. He did have to fight Vin Diesel, so we would bulk up too.
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2012
2012
Getty Images/Kevin Mazur
In 2011 he returned to the WWE (bigger than life itself) and had an amazing/epic/hilarious fued with John Cena, another man we can't help but love.
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2013
2013
Getty Images/Mike Marsland
In 2013 he made his first appearance on Smackdown in 10 years, attacking Team Rhodes Scholars with a "Rock Bottom" to Damien Sandow and a "People's Elbow" to Cody Rhodes.
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2014
2014
Instagram/therock
Post-Hercules it's almost insane how big the Rock is. We saw this photo, on his incredible Instagram feed, and we had to take a moment to comprehend it. Thank god for the gym. Bless you Rock.
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2015 - Dwayne Johnson
2015 - Dwayne Johnson
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20 years after he really began his wrestling career, the Rock is not only an extremely successful and famous wrestler, but he's proven his worth as an actor, mogul, and inspiration. Not only has he shown his talent, he's proved to be a truly kind spirit, remembering all the people who helped him gain fame and thanked his fans every single day. We love you Dwayne!

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