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The Rock electrifies the sidewalk with his “Walk of Fame” star!

Dwayne Johnson received the 2,624th star on the Los Angeles pavement, the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He is the only person to receive this honor from the WWE after Vince McMahon and the first full-time professional wrestler ever.

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He was a WWE Intercontinental Champion, a Tag Team Champion and a World Heavyweight Champion. However, it is his status as the ‘People’s Champion’ in theWWE that still remains synonymous to his name. He has a charismatic smile and a personality that transcends all borders. People call him Dwayne, others call him Johnson. But his fans, his aficionados simply call him, The Rock.

What began as an ordinary WWE journey with Dwayne Johnson entering the WWE ring in 1996 with his ring name of Rocky Maivia, soon had his persona transformed to The Rock, who would lay the Smack Down or ‘Layeth the Smacketh Down’ on anyone in the ring or outside of it. Honoring his father and grandfather’s name, the third generation Superstar, The Rock, soon emerged as the top Superstars during the iconic Attitude Era in the WWE. He was born to be a WWE Superstar and was destined to touch greatness. The Rock is a 2 time WCW/World Champion, an 8 time WWF/WWE Champion, 2 time WWF/E Intercontinental Champion, 5 time WWF/E Tag Team Champion and winner of the 2000 Royal Rumble.

He have had a number of historic rivalries against Triple H, Stone Cold Steve Austin, The Big Show, Chris Jericho, Booker T, Vince McMahon, D-Generation X and upon his return in 2015 entered into a rivalry against CM Punk and John Cena. After giving his all inside the squared circle in the WWE, The Rock became a superstar in Hollywood when he debuted as The Scorpion King in The Mummy Returns (2001). Some of his other movies include G. I Joe: Retaliation (2013), Hercules (2014), San Andreas (2015) and he has been a major character in the Fast and the Furious franchise. With every other movie of The Rock a box office success, The Rock, on December 13, 2017, earned another milestone in his life when he was featured at the Hollywood Walk of Fame, one of the most prestigious honors in the world of showbiz.

Twitter has been abuzz since The Rock achieved his star.

 

According to Wrestlinginc.com, “Johnson also created The Rock Foundation in 2006, with a mission to educate, empower and motivate children worldwide through health and physical fitness. A dedicated philanthropist, Johnson is the current National spokesperson for the Entertainment Industry Foundation’s Diabetes Aware Campaign. He is also a committed Celebrity Cabinet Member for The American Red Cross, and serves as a National Celebrity Wish Ambassador for The Make-A-Wish Foundation. In 2008, United States Congress and the United States Joint Leadership Commission recognized Johnson with the prestigious Horizon Award, the U.S. Congressional Award given to an individual in the private sector who has demonstrated outstanding leadership and provided opportunities for youth nationwide.”

We wish The Rock all the best in all of his future endeavors.

If you smell what The Rock is cooking!

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Will “The Mountain Between Us” reach to the top of viewer’s expectations?

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Disaster movies are always a challenge to produce because of the life-threatening scenes along with emotions that run around characters. However, the actors of such movies also add value to the narrative. The upcoming movie The Mountain Between Us could be an appealing actor for it stars Idris Elba, who plays Dr. Ben Bass, a surgeon by profession. He will share the screen with Kate Winslet as Alex Martin, a photojournalist. Winslet was last seen in Collateral Beauty (2016) alongside Will Smith. However, this is the first time Winslet will be seen with Elba on the big screen and this duo will be the one to watch for their diverse acting skills.

The movie will show Idris Elba and Kate Winslet play complete strangers on board a small charter plane, which crashes on an icy mountainous terrain in the Arctic region. Idris Elba is considered to be one of the charismatic actors in Hollywood with his deep voice and facial expressions. It is expected he will create magic on the screen along with the damsel in distress, Winslet, who too has a personality that blends in various roles. According to the official trailer of the movie, there are three people who comprise majority of the on-screen time of the movie including Elba, Winslet and the Beau Bridges, who plays the role of the plane’s pilot.

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A movie with two or three character with a compelling story always attracts the attention of the viewers for there is less distraction as the number of characters and viewpoints is less and focus on the plot is strong. Viewers will expect action, drama, thrill, suspense, wildlife, and danger looming over the characters as they struggle for survival. Will Idris Elba do justice with his role and will Kate Winslet create an on-screen chemistry with Elba is yet to be seen. I am personally waiting to watch this movie.