Dwayne Johnson

Dwayne Johnson

Update: 2018-07-17149
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This is a special preview of the brand-new podcast, “Oprah’s Master Class: The Podcast.”


Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson started his career as a professional wrestler and is now an actor, producer and father. Dwayne shares deeply personal stories about his life, from his humble beginnings all the way through his blockbuster movie career. For years, Dwayne says, he and his parents lived paycheck to paycheck, moving to a different city every time his dad, a professional wrestler in the '80s, got a new gig. As a high school student, Dwayne started getting into trouble. He was arrested for everything from fighting and stealing to forging checks. Nevertheless, Dwayne says, he was able to start changing his life for the better when he was 16 years old. After playing football for four years at the University of Miami, Dwayne was passed over by the NFL. Although he played for the Canadian Football League for a short time, he was ultimately cut from his team, the Calgary Stampeders. At 23, Dwayne found himself living in his parents' small apartment, battling depression. How he was able to leave his parents' home and eventually become one of the biggest names in Hollywood is a story that is as amazing as it is inspirational. To date, Dwayne's films, such as "Jumanji," "San Andreas" and the "Fast and Furious" franchise, have earned a combined box office totaling more than $3 billion. His current movie, "Skyscraper," is in theaters now.

Comments (14)

Cindy Paige

This guy is Cool

Oct 30th
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Dan Powers

Great episode.

Oct 20th
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Maria Santacruz

the rock is one of the most inspirational person ever

Oct 10th
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Amy Thando

Just what I needed and exactly when I needed to listen to this

Sep 4th
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Millk A.

Good, listen!

Sep 3rd
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Hoot Rushinwillett

liberty???

Aug 23rd
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Victoria Ihebuzo

Great work ma'am. Much respect

Aug 18th
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Jeffrey Taylor

Loved his story .. relatable and honest

Aug 13th
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Freddy Truesdale

Love his story and his narration

Aug 9th
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DrendGlo Alvarez

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Aug 2nd
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Tabassum

Loved to listen to the podcast. Thanks for this Oprah. Dwayne Johnson is a great actor with unmatchable quality. I loved to listen to his walks of life..

Aug 1st
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Cristal Henderson

wow very interesting life!

Jul 29th
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Amber Wickenhauser

Dwayne is such an inspiring person and seeing how far he has come is something to aspire to be.

Jul 24th
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Laura Michelle

Oprah does it again. This was a great first episode!

Jul 18th
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