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Despite Being Warned That Playing a Gay Character Would “Forever Ruin” His Career, the Rock Did It

It’s difficult to recall the times when Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson was a relative outsider in the film industry, breaking into acting with small roles after a stellar wrestling career in the WWE.

He has been one of Hollywood’s most prolific leading men for so long now, playing similar variations on the dependable, wise-cracking action hero type in Red Notice, Jungle Cruise, Hobbs & Shaw, and beyond.

Johnson was still eager enough as a rookie to take on the kind of character work that we will probably never see from him again, including in Be Cool, the 2005 comedy sequel to Get Shorty based on Elmore Leonard’s novel.

While some of those early parts may have been a little shaky (that Scorpion King CGI in The Mummy Returns still gives me nightmares today), Johnson was still hungry enough as a newcomer.

Eliot, played by Johnson in the film Be Cool, was an openly homosexual Samoan guy who worked as a bodyguard in the music business and aspired to be a star.

While Johnson doesn’t play Eliot as a joke and fully commits to the role, a lot of the humour around Eliot involves the kind of mid-2000s gay gags that probably wouldn’t fly anymore.

(His performance was actually one of the few aspects of the movie that at the time didn’t receive harsh criticism.)

Is Dwayne Johnson Gay?

Johnson has recently disclosed that several “important” business figures encouraged him to avoid playing gay in those early years of his acting career because it could “ruin” his prospects of landing bigger movie roles.


After his Out cover story from the Be Cool press tour reappeared online, he revealed the tale.

Johnson remembered “nicely” telling those people in the industry to “f*** off” in classic Johnson fashion.

He is not a homosexual can be concluded.

Dwayne Johnson’s Personal Life

The Rock displays traits that are representative of both its Samoan and Black origins.

Rocky Johnson Sr. was a well-known Canadian wrestler who was a member of the historic black tag team that became the first to ever win a title in the history of the WWE.

His father, also named Rocky Johnson, was a member of the team.

His mother, Ata Johnson, was the daughter of wrestler Peter Maivia, who had close ties to the illustrious Anoa’i Family.

This family was responsible for producing wrestling greats such as Yokozuna, Rikishi, The Wild Samoans, and Roman Reigns, among others.


Later on, he purchased a home for Ata Johnson to call her own.

Who is Dwayne Johnson Married to Today?

After more than ten years of dating, Johnson and Hashian eventually tied the knot on August 18, 2019, during a private ceremony in Hawaii.

After the wedding, the couple shared a few wedding photos on social media, in which their two daughters can be seen acting in the roles of flower girls.

How Many Babies Does Dwayne Johnson Have?

When Dwayne plays the part of a doting father to his three beautiful children, Simone, Jasmine, and Tiana, we absolutely appreciate getting the chance to observe him in that capacity.

Because he brings his kids as his dates to his movie premieres and also gives us a glimpse of their family life on Instagram, it is very clear that they have an unbreakable bond with one another.


This is evidenced by the fact that it is very clear that they have an unbreakable bond with one another.

In addition, there is no iota of doubt in my mind that they will pursue him.

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It’s a good thing Johnson didn’t let homophobia stop him from doing his job as an actor because he later went on to star in a tonne of different, top-grossing, action-packed movies like Gridiron Gang, the Fast & Furious series, Jungle Cruise, Skyscraper, Hercules, Baywatch, Black Adam, and so much more.

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