Dwayne Johnson is one of the most popular celebrities in Hollywood. Dwayne Johnson has enjoyed stellar success with his films over the years. He has also enjoyed tremendous fan following in his career as a wrestler. He has featured in some of the most iconic films like Fast and Furious franchise, Jumanji and Gets Smart. Not many people know that he is also a world record holder in Guinness Book of World records. As one will expect it to be for his heroics in the wrestling ring, that is not the case here as his world records are not related to his wrestling career.
The actor was a successful wrestler before venturing into Hollywood. He was inducted into prestigious Guinness World Records for being the highest-paid actor in his debut film. He earned $5.5 million for his first role in the movie The Mummy Returns. The movie released in 2001.
The movie was an action-adventure fantasy horror film. Apart from Dwayne Johnson, the film also starred Brendan Fraser, Rachel Weisz, John Hannah, Arnold Vosloo, Oded Fehr, Patricia Velásquez. Currently, he is also one of the highest-paid actors in Hollywood.
The Mummy Returns was the second installment in The Mummy series as it was a sequel to The Mummy which released in 1999. The movie was distributed by Universal films. The Mummy Returns inspired the 2002 film, The Scorpion King. It was a spin-off of the film which was set 5000 years before that and Dwayne Johnson played the lead character in the film. The Mummy Returns proved to be a commercial success and got mixed reviews from the audience and critics. In 2008, the third installment of the franchise was also released. The film was tirled as The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor.
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