It goes without saying that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is the Arnold Schwarzenegger for a new generation. He’s a crossover superstar who has risen from humble beginnings (or at least a forgettable college football career) to become not only the hardest working and highest paid action movie star in the world, but one of the most successful self-promoters and businessmen in show business history. And even when fans complain about Johnson’s seemingly-cornball Baywatch movie, his desire to bring Jack Burton back to the big screen, or even his remake of Jumanji, a movie that doesn’t need to be remade, the guy reminds us all time and again that he is, as he puts it, Franchise Viagra.
So, when the WWE legend recently teased a future career in politics, his diehard fans already started imagining a world in which the leader of the free world shouts, “Just… bring it!” It might sound a little crazy that the man who once sang, “Beeyotch, you look horrible tonight” to Vickie Guerrero could be responsible for selecting Supreme Court justices, but given the ongoing chaos that is the 2016 presidential election, we could do worse. Hell, Johnson might be the best possible option today. His Baywatch co-star Zac Efron agrees.
“He wants to make an impact beyond acting. He could run for president. F*** it, he’d be better than anyone at this point.” Efron contemplates what the Rock has taught him, while looking out towards the Hollywood skyline. (Via The Times)
Did he raise his eyebrow? I bet he raised his eyebrow. You have to in that situation. Thinking about The Rock strolling up to the podium to deliver his State of the Union address. Can you picture it? Here, it probably looks a lot like this…