Dwayne Johnson might be trading in his movie muscles for global power, as "The Rock" recently told British GQ he might consider a run for president in the future. Johnson, who has played everything from the tooth fairy to the upcoming Doc Savage, hasn't been shy about his desire for a potential political career, but Dwayne seems to think "President Johnson" has a nice ring to it.
"I can't deny that the thought of being governor, thought of being president, is alluring. And beyond that, it would be an opportunity to make a real impact on people's lives on a global scale," Johnson admitted.
But in case you were thinking Dwayne was here to rock your world for the 2016 presidential race, unfortunately, Johnson isn't quite ready for candidate status. Dwayne, or President Rock, states that he has "a lot of other things" he wants to do before throwing his hat into the political ring.
One of the things on Johnson's plate is his upcoming dream role as Doc Savage. Earlier in the week, Dwayne took to his Instagram account to officially announce his involvement with the project, according to Variety. Johnson's excitement and enthusiasm over getting to play the superhero that inspired Superman was evident.Johnson also took to Twitter to explain that he wanted to get his business enterprise on more solid ground before attempting to take the reins of the country.
Thank U! Before Presidency, I still need to work on my business enterprise as well as this thing called patience;) https://t.co/M9q4Q6B0AK
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) June 3, 2016
Although Dwayne won't be flexing his Doc Savage superhero muscles by stepping in to save this particular presidential race (Johnson says he's not quite ready to trade in his pickup truck for a motorcade), many were excited at the possibility that The Rock could land in the White House someday.
If Dwayne Johnson ran for President, I would 100% vote for him!
— Benjamin Rush (@RushThe3rd) June 3, 2016
@TheRock imagine your slogan though, "President Dwayne Johnson, the People's Champ, the People's Choice."
— Two Awkward Dragons (@2AwkwardDragons) June 3, 2016
Dwayne Johnson found fame as a professional wrestler known as "The Rock" for WWE. Eventually, Johnson transitioned into movie roles, many of which capitalized on Dwayne's muscular physique and intimidating presence. Although Johnson's roles have varied over the years, from drug addict murderer in Pain and Gain to tender hearted single dad in The Game Plan and everything in between, Dwayne has also been known for his public persona of caring for others and providing motivation and inspiration.
Dwayne recently starred in the television show The Wake Up Call in which he helped everyday people pick themselves up from the depths of despair and rebuild their lives. And if you were feeling as though you needed a little bit of motivation from The Rock, Johnson recently released an app featuring his motivational alarm clock, The Rock Clock. The app encourages you to set daily goals on your phone, and each day, Dwayne's voice will either gently coax you to meet your goal or yell at you like a drill sergeant.
But it is perhaps Dwayne Johnson's most endearing qualities expressed through his philanthropic work that would get him elected to the oval office. Johnson developed the Dwayne Johnson Rock Foundation, which helps enrich the lives of underserved and medically fragile children through empowerment and self-esteem building.
In March, The Rock took time out of filming Baywatch to visit kids at Savannah's Pediatric Specialty Ward in Georgia, according to Us Magazine. Dwayne has also been a long-time supporter of other charities such as Make-A-Wish, the Red Cross, and Boot Campaign, which is designed to help U.S. veterans.
One thing is for certain: If Dwayne Johnson enters the 2020 Presidential race, it would be interesting to see if Kanye West still follows through with his own vow to run for president.
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