10 Hardcore Characters played by Dwayne Johnson in Movies Ranked

Dwayne Johnson is freaking insane and this can be seen by hardcore characters he played in his movies. I’m not talking about his rock hard muscular personality but the character he plays in his movies. By just showing up he has the ability to make every movie better with his uncanny appearances. “His entire career took a drastic change when he went from the ring to the silver screen”.

Over Dwayne Johnson’s long career, he’s played a multitude of characters. From world-saving epics ‘Skyscraper’ and ‘San Andreas’ to his role in action-packed movies like ‘Jumanji’ and ‘Fast and Furious’ Franchise. Every one of the characters played by Dwayne Johnson is hardcore with a capital H. Former WWE heavyweight champion Dwayne Johnson (then “The Rock”) started his acting career in the 1990s he is nowhere to be slowing down.

Every movie Dwayne Johnson starred has loved by the audience. Johnson’s body of work has not slowed down, as embodying the hero has become his trademark.

To start your Dwayne Johnson movie marathon, we are counting down our picks for the Top  10 hardcore Characters played by Dwayne Johnson in Movies Ranked. For this list, we are taking a look at those films and TV performances that show this actor at its finest and most memorable character.


10.”Journey 2: The Mysterious Island” (2012)

The sequel to the forgettable “Journey to the Center of the Earth” stars Dwayne Johnson as a dad who takes his kid on an incredible adventure to a mysterious island. A CGI-island was full of giant butterflies and teeny elephants. This movie is on the list as it as some Memorable moments like “The Pec-Pop of Love,” in which he bounces a berry off of his chest and also his strong, determined to save his kid at any cost.

This movie helped show that Johnson to accommodate that with him just showing up could make every movie better. This film gives viewers a glimpse into Johnson’s future as an action and comedy star and a hardcore character as a dad, who can do anything to save his son.

9.”Walking Tall” (2004)

A short film full of Bourne-style action, Walking Tall is a remake of the 1973 movie. There is a slight change in Pusser’s life. Dwayne Johnson after nominated for Sheriff known as Buford Pusser, a guy who cleaned up the streets from criminals and corrupt officers.

Walking Tall has done more for the Rock than Rambo did for Sylvester Stallone. ”Walking Tall” has been rated PG-13 for scenes of violence, mild sexuality, and drug. Dwayne Johnson’s character seems to be about anger and revenge rather than about justice and self-discipline.

8.”Hercules” (2014)

Johnson had two Fast & Furious films under his belt, by the time Hercules came out and he is considered as action star capable of opening movies and carrying franchises. The more love you have for Roman mythology and fantasy genre, the better the film plays.

Many have taken the mantle of Demigod Hercules but no one has captured his physique like Dwayne Johnson. A plot twist on the classic story this new Hercules uses the tales of his 12 labors to convince others that he is the Demigod rather than an ordinary warrior. He is considered as the legend and surely he is real life too.

7.”The Scorpion King” (2002)

Johnson reprises his villain role from “The Mummy Returns,” as The Scorpion King in all of his glory. An epic adventure filled with sword blood and a whole lot of ants. He’s an energetic and hero in ancient Egypt, fighting with evil and sorceresses. This is the first time we have seen how much of a beast Dwayne Johnson could be. His role in this movie made him would be an actor to blockbuster Action star. The Scorpion king relies on most of the usual action-adventure formulaic notes, but it works. The Scorpion king showcases Dwayne Johnson in full action-hero glory.

6.”Snitch” (2013)

“Snitch” is rated PG-13 for drugs and violence. This Movie combines Dwayne Johnson’s greatest attributes his status as a kind-hearted father figure and an unstoppable beast. This movie shows the emotions of the father who’s willing to do anything and everything to save his son. One of the best things about this movie is that one small thing can destroy your entire lives. Hopefully, teenagers who see this will think twice about doing something stupid.

Dwayne Johnson usually plays typically heroic type roles in which he spends the majority of his screen time kicking ass. This time around, his ass is the one that gets kicked. Snitch offers him an opportunity to do things a little differently and there’s no instance in which he engages in a truly heroic beat down.

5. “Gridiron Gang” (2006)

Even though Dwayne Johnson is a guy who breaks heads and burst through walls this shows that he could a lot more. He could carry out a drama as seen in loosely based on real events this sports flick “Gridiron Gang”. He is known as a pretty positive guy sending out positive missives that’s what the is movie all about.

Shawn Porter, a worker in the detention center decides the best way to maintain peace and teach discipline to the residents is to bring them together as a football team. That Gridiron Gang encouraging teen inmates to be more than the “losers” they’ve been deemed by society. Johnson is very much driven by the inspiring sports drama formula, and it reflects in the movie.

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4.” San Andreas” (2015)

San Andreas has a great cast and outstanding special effects that are worth watching. Dwayne Johnson has the ability to make every movie better even if it is a disaster movie. There was a lot of speculation about Dwayne Johnson starring, as he can’t punch or Rock Bottom an earthquake.

Dwayne Johnson usually plays typically heroic type roles and this is one of these movies. This Movie needs the hero without a superpower. This Movie defines that not a superhero can save the day in a catastrophic disaster but rescue department. and in this, He’s playing exactly the dude we want piloting rescue choppers for the fire department.

3.” Get Smart” (2008)

Get Smart is an action-comedy spy movie and so it happens that Dwayne Johnson is pretty much the best spy and field agent. We know James Bond is classified as the best spy agent but Johnson beat him with hilarious and uncanny appearance. There’s always gonna someone who is better at your job than you and this movie proves it.

Get Smart marks the rare villain role in Johnson’s career and he embraces it. Johnson steals every scene by walking into walls, stapling documents to people’s foreheads, and so on. In 2008, Get Smart stood out as one of Johnson’s best performance without flexing his muscles hard.

2.”Moana” (2016)

Moana is a story of courage, faith, and love. This is the story of a young girl who sets on an adventure to save the people of his tribe. Dwayne Jhonson’s character Maui a demigod supposedly the legend who battle with the evil and protect people.one of the favorite parts of his character is that his tattoos can move and tell stories on their own. The action sequences in this movie are very thrilling Disney movie with an outstanding animation.

1.Fast and furious franchise

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, who has portrayed Luke Hobbs in the Fast and Furious franchise ever since 2011’s Fast Five. It was the Fast & Furious movie where Vin Diesel was going to go toe-to-toe with The Rock himself, the two of them blasting each in colliding a garage full of muscle cars. And, boy, did Fast Five delivered in the box office and was well appreciated by the audience. the latest installment of Fast and the Furious was the weakest of the bunch, as far as films with Johnson are concerned. The series primary focus on ‘Family’ and to pursue some heist along with physics-defying action sequences.

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