PORTRAIT – The highest paid actor in Hollywood and one of the most popular personalities in the United States does not mince words and does not hide his ambitions: he wants to succeed Daniel Craig as agent 007 and does not rule out a political career .
“In 1995. I only have $ 7 in my pocket, so I know two things: I’m broke, but one day I won’t be.” It is December 14, 2011 and Dwayne Johnson’s career has just taken a new turn. After starring in a Hollywood turnip (The Tooth Fairy), the actor thanks his agents who have asked him until then to lose some of his stereotypical wrestling build to match a more versatile image of a Hollywood superstar. Johnson decides to do the opposite. And to assume on the screen what he has been since his youth: a defensive tackle in the American football team at the University of Miami: 1.96 m and 120 kilos of muscles to make the statues of gods pale. Greek.
A change of direction led him to the title of highest paid actor in the world. But no question of stopping there. “I want to play James bond“ Johnson told the magazine in substance Esquire last week. As Eon Productions’ juicy franchise wraps up