Dwayne Johnson found more fortune when he shifted from being a wrestler to being an actor.
After years of hard work, he now credits the country for his fame.
In the past years, Dwayne Johnson continuously rose to fame as a movie star. He became part of numerous movie franchises as he launched businesses in the country.
Johnson’s popularity even reached the political world that some people urge him to run for president. He teased the idea of running during the 2020 presidential election.
Though he already has a handful of milestones, the actor scored another recognition by topping this year’s PEOPLE Magazine’s 100 Reasons to Love America.
This week, the news outlet hailed the Jumanji star as the No. 1 reason to love the country. The recognition then caused him to feel endlessly grateful to be in the U.S.
According to Johnson, he told himself that being an American means he should work hard to enjoy its effects.
“I love our country to my core and I’m endlessly grateful for the opportunities I’ve had here, as a half-Black, half-Samoan kid being able to work my a—off knowing tenacity opens doors. In a lot of ways, I’m indebted to our great country for it.”
Johnson faced discrimination, too
It was not a smooth journey for The Rock, though.
Johnson’s American Dream pushed him to where he is now. However, he faced a lot of difficulties as he is someone who grew up in Hawaii. This fact led him to suffer from discrimination.
Despite that, the actor successfully got through it although those people who victimized him would not.
“I’ve always been of the mindset that I can’t change that and I can’t change the way I look. I was born with this color and who I am and where I’m from,” he said. “So the best thing that I could do is control the controllable, put in the work with my own two hands, and if someone then continues to discriminate against me, well, that’s on them.”
As mentioned, Johnson found luck in wrestling, acting, and business industries. Regardless of those, he revealed that entering politics is not the most logical step for him.
Per Johnson, he does not have any political passions nor the patience someone needs when it comes to politics and politicians. In the meantime, he, reportedly, wants to focus on his several business ventures.