WTF Happened to The Rock?

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WTF Happened to The Rock?

Posted 30 December 2009 - 08:42 AM

So, a few years back, Dwayne Johnson (The Rock) was one of my favorite actors. This was during the time he was in movies like "Walking Tall". But now, he's been in movies like "Race to Witch Mountain" and "Tooth Fairy". Like WHAT HAPPENED TO HIM? He used to be a beast, now he's turned into a ripped version of Miley Cyrus.

Has anyone else noticed this?

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Re: WTF Happened to The Rock?

Posted 30 December 2009 - 08:48 AM

Yes, like Ven Deisel being in the Babysitter or whatever. :/
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Re: WTF Happened to The Rock?

Posted 30 December 2009 - 08:49 AM

He's quite obviously another sell-out.

I just hope nobody else has cared enough to notice.
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Re: WTF Happened to The Rock?

Posted 30 December 2009 - 08:59 AM

Well I noticed. He has been doing some movies that move him out of his typical genera.
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Re: WTF Happened to The Rock?

Posted 30 December 2009 - 09:07 AM

He's an actor. He needs the jobs to make the money. It's not different than the coders on these boards. Sometimes you take on a project you don't necessarily like or want, but you do it for the cash. It's called "making a living" not "selling out".
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Re: WTF Happened to The Rock?

Posted 30 December 2009 - 09:07 AM

Happens to most of them, actually. Look at any tough guy career and you'll see at least a few mushy entries.

Some that immediately come to mind ( I'll leave the "tough guy" as an exercise ):
  • To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar - and he still went on to make Blade!
  • Every Which Way But Loose - saw this in the theater
  • The Bridges of Madison County - same guy, but a notable wtf?
  • Oscar (1991) - saw this in theater too; funny, actually.
  • Junior - prior examples exist, but this is where the writing is on the wall
I'm sure there are many, many more. Any actor bounces around long enough will have their moments. Tom Hanks started out in comedy, believe it or not...

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Posted 30 December 2009 - 09:08 AM

And then they go into politics :/
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Re: WTF Happened to The Rock?

Posted 30 December 2009 - 09:09 AM

View Postbaavgai, on 30 Dec, 2009 - 11:07 AM, said:

[*]To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar


One of the greatest movies EVER. :wub:
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Re: WTF Happened to The Rock?

Posted 30 December 2009 - 09:47 AM

View PostLoveIsNull, on 30 Dec, 2009 - 10:49 AM, said:

He's quite obviously another sell-out.

I just hope nobody else has cared enough to notice.



I don't really think he is a sell out. I just think he is trying something different by choosing to do movies like "Race to witch mountain". I am sure he will start doing action movies again.

Arnold even did movies like this....Twins, Jingle All the Way, Junior.
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Re: WTF Happened to The Rock?

Posted 30 December 2009 - 09:50 AM

Plus he rocked the last few times he was on SNL. He has a pass from me.
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Re: WTF Happened to The Rock?

Posted 30 December 2009 - 10:03 AM

View Postjcremeans11, on 30 Dec, 2009 - 07:42 AM, said:

So, a few years back, Dwayne Johnson (The Rock) was one of my favorite actors. This was during the time he was in movies like "Walking Tall". But now, he's been in movies like "Race to Witch Mountain" and "Tooth Fairy". Like WHAT HAPPENED TO HIM? He used to be a beast, now he's turned into a ripped version of Miley Cyrus.

Has anyone else noticed this?


I'm guessing he had a child and got all sweet on them? Like Chuck Norris


View PostNeoTifa, on 30 Dec, 2009 - 07:48 AM, said:

Yes, like Ven Deisel being in the Babysitter or whatever. :/


It's Vin Diesel, and he actually came out of the closet about a year ago, so that explains that.


View Postbaavgai, on 30 Dec, 2009 - 08:07 AM, said:

Happens to most of them, actually. Look at any tough guy career and you'll see at least a few mushy entries.

Some that immediately come to mind ( I'll leave the "tough guy" as an exercise ):
  • To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar - and he still went on to make Blade!
  • Every Which Way But Loose - saw this in the theater
  • The Bridges of Madison County - same guy, but a notable wtf?
  • Oscar (1991) - saw this in theater too; funny, actually.
  • Junior - prior examples exist, but this is where the writing is on the wall
I'm sure there are many, many more. Any actor bounces around long enough will have their moments. Tom Hanks started out in comedy, believe it or not...


Clint Eastwood making starring in The Bridges of Madison County pissed me off. He upset me so much. He is the god of gods, the hero of heros, the men of men and so is Tom Hanks.

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Re: WTF Happened to The Rock?

Posted 30 December 2009 - 10:05 AM

View Postjcremeans11, on 30 Dec, 2009 - 08:42 AM, said:

So, a few years back, Dwayne Johnson (The Rock) was one of my favorite actors...



You obviously have shitty taste in actors. He's a no talent ass clown and I can't think of a single movie he was in that was "better" because he was in it. I can only think of one decent movie he was in (The Rundown) and that had nothing to do with him being in it. If you are looking for a good "tough guy" actor, I can think of plenty that are better than this choad.

Clive Owen (Shoot 'Em Up)
Bruce Willis (old school Bruce Willis from the first three Die Hard movies)
Colin Farrell (In Bruges)
Christian Bale
Michael Madsen (Reservoir Dogs)
Matt Damon (Bourne Trilogy)

Oh god, so embarrassed that I didn't mention:
Samuel "Fucking" Jackson
Christopher "Stab you in the throat" Walken
Fred Williamson
Richard Roundtree

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Re: WTF Happened to The Rock?

Posted 30 December 2009 - 10:18 AM

View PostForcedSterilizationsForAll, on 30 Dec, 2009 - 09:05 AM, said:

Oh god, so embarrassed that I didn't mention:
Samuel "Fucking" Jackson
Christopher "Stab you in the throat" Walken
Fred Williamson
Richard Roundtree


lol, now those are some real good f-cking actors.

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Re: WTF Happened to The Rock?

Posted 30 December 2009 - 10:34 AM

View PostForcedSterilizationsForAll, on 30 Dec, 2009 - 11:05 AM, said:

View Postjcremeans11, on 30 Dec, 2009 - 08:42 AM, said:

So, a few years back, Dwayne Johnson (The Rock) was one of my favorite actors...



You obviously have shitty taste in actors. He's a no talent ass clown and I can't think of a single movie he was in that was "better" because he was in it. I can only think of one decent movie he was in (The Rundown) and that had nothing to do with him being in it. If you are looking for a good "tough guy" actor, I can think of plenty that are better than this choad.

Clive Owen (Shoot 'Em Up)
Bruce Willis (old school Bruce Willis from the first three Die Hard movies)
Colin Farrell (In Bruges)
Christian Bale
Michael Madsen (Reservoir Dogs)
Matt Damon (Bourne Trilogy)

Oh god, so embarrassed that I didn't mention:
Samuel "Fucking" Jackson
Christopher "Stab you in the throat" Walken
Fred Williamson
Richard Roundtree


Please.. you forgot Vin Diesel. Viva la Vin!
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Re: WTF Happened to The Rock?

Posted 30 December 2009 - 10:40 AM

Vin Diesel?! Please he has even less talent than Dwayne Johnson, he couldn't act his way out of a wet paper bag. That's ok I disagree with most (not all) of the actors on @ForcedSterilizationsForAll 's list as well. I think actors like Denzel Washington, Jason Statham, Bruce Willis are better than the vast majority of the actors listed in this thread.

Just my 2 :)
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