Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has had a longstanding career in the entertainment industry, from his start as a pro wrestler to becoming one of the highest paid actors in Hollywood. The Black Adam star also has another title under his belt – and no, it’s not the WWE Championship belt, of which he’s won 10. It’s Oscars presenter.
Ahead of the 95th annual Academy Awards, which takes place on Sunday 12 March, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts announced Johnson among its list of awards presenters this year. But from starring in blockbuster films like Jumanji and Moana, to being a supportive girl dad to his three daughters, it’s amazing Johnson even has time to attend the 2023 Oscars.
Throughout his career, the 50-year-old actor has used his celebrity status to inspire others and give back to those who have helped him along the way. Whether its sharing encouraging messages on social media or surprising his biggest fans, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has become known as one of the nicest men in Hollywood.
When he surprised his mother Ata with a new home
Throughout it all, Johnson’s mother Ata has stood by his side. To thank his mother for everything she’s done, the father of three surprised her last June by buying her a home.
In a clip shared to Instagram, the actor filmed his 73-year-old mother as she stepped inside her new home for the first time. The Hawaii native was seen covering her mouth as her eyes welled up with tears.
Johnson explained in his caption why the moment was so important to him. “Love you mom and surprise!” he wrote. “When I was a little boy, I hated when my mom would cry ~ these days, I’ll happily take her tears of joy.