Why Does Everyone Love Dwayne Johnson, ‘The Rock’?

Dwayne Johnson is one of the most beloved actors of all time, although many still know him as ‘The Rock’ – a title he took during his time as a championship WWE/WWF wrestler. But have you ever wondered why everyone loves Johnson so much?

While Johnson is a great actor (and was an amazing wrestler), it isn’t his skill that has won over the public. Johnson is an all-around nice guy with a few amazing attributes people just can’t help but love.

He makes fans from wrestling and acting

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and US President Barack Obama shake hands during a taping of the Christmas in Washington concert at the National Building Museum December 14, 2014 in Washington, DC. Obama and the first family attended the charity concert to benefit the Children's National Medical Center.
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has fans everywhere | Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

There is no denying that Johnson was a talented wrestler back in his heyday – and occasionally still makes guest appearances that prove he still has what it takes. Plus, he made a seamless (and impressive) switch to acting.

He’s appeared in a lot of popular movies. Among the most recent is his hilarious and emotional role of Mauii in the Disney movie Moana. Parents everywhere will be singing You’re Welcome for decades – and yes, The Rock can also sing.¬†Other than Moana, Dwayne Johnson has appeared in Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, G.I. Joe: Retaliation, Rampage, and Baywatch.

Johnson is an amazing father

Dwayne Johnson is an amazing father to three little girls, and he pulls out all the stops for them. The massive 6’5″ man with a rock body and arms filled with tattoos has been pictured wearing tutus, getting his nails done, and having tea parties with his daughters. He has no shame in enjoying his daughters in the fullest way possible.

He’s funny in all the right ways

It isn’t just in movies that he’s funny – although he does comedy very well. Johnson is often teasing, joking, and laughing during his interviews and behind-the-scenes footage. A great example is when he called the chosen competitors for his newest show, The Titan Games. When the first contender freaks out and asks if she can say “Holy crap,” on television, Johnson smiles and jokingly tells her “Yes, you can say holy s***. Try it out.”

‘The Rock’ is easy on the eyes

As much as people like to think they aren’t superficial, nobody can deny that Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson is good looking. His 6’5″ tall frame is nothing but muscle, and he has a jaw line to die for. Oh, and his smile is infectious. Plus, his massive arms are covered in intricate tattoos – and everyone loves a bad guy.

He always has something inspirational to say

Dwayne Johnson always has something inspirational to tell people who are trying to make themselves better. He has been quoted as saying: “Success isn’t overnight. It’s when every day you get a little better than the day before. It all adds up.” Johnson began as an ordinary person from a regular family, and has worked to pull himself up to the top. He acts as proof to others who are trying to do the same thing.

Dwayne Johnson is still down to earth

The one thing people love best in a celebrity is kindness – and Johnson has proven time again that he is just that. Apparently, being kind is a type of life motto for the rock who once said that “It’s nice to be important but more important to be nice. I heard that from a friend when I was about 15, and I’ve never forgotten it.” Johnson also enjoys making his fan’s days – especially if those fans are children.

Then there is the fact that no matter how famous Dwayne Johnson becomes, he appears to remain very down to earth. His life continues to revolve around the simple things, like family and friends. He never acts cocky (outside the wrestling ring, that is) and is nice to everyone he meets, no matter their status in life.