The Rock vs Jason Statham – Transformation Of Two Famous Fast & Furious Film Stars
Who is Dwayne Johnson?
Dwayne Johnson is professional wrestler turned actor known for his appearance in the fantasy adventure film, ‘The Mummy Returns’. A highly successful professional wrestler before making his foray into films, Johnson is also famous by his ring name, ‘The Rock’. Born into a family of wrestlers, it comes as no surprise that he too made a name for himself in the sport. Athletic and inclined towards sports from a young age, he used to participate in many sporting activities as a school student. He played football for his high school and was also a member of the school’s track and field and wrestling teams. He was a promising footballer and received a full scholarship from the University of Miami to play defensive tackle. He was hopeful of making it big as a professional footballer when an injury put a full-stop to his football ambitions. Though disappointed, he did not let this incident demotivate him and instead decided to become a wrestler. His father, a professional wrestler himself, began training the young man. Eventually he made his WWF debut and established himself as a successful wrestler. Due to his popularity coupled with his rugged good looks he started receiving offers from Hollywood studios and he began his acting career with the movie, ‘The Mummy Returns’.
Who is Jason Statham?
Jason Statham is an English actor, producer and martial artist. Jason did not want to follow his father’s footsteps. He was a member of the British National Diving Squad for twelve years. He finished 12th in platform diving in the World Championships. He came into the limelight when the agency Sports Promotions signed to model for the clothing brand French Connection. He then appeared in the music videos of bands including The Shamen, Erasure and The Beautiful South. His first movie break came when Guy Ritchie signed him for “Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels” since the character related with Statham’s background. More movie roles soon followed. He became famous for his roles in “Snatch” alongside actors Brad Pitt, Dennis Farina and Benicio del Toro, and “The Expendables” alongside action stars Sylvester Stallone, Jet Li and Mickey Rourke. In “The Transporter” he plays the lead role of Frank Martin. He reprised his role in “Transporter 2” and “Transporter 3”. Known to perform his stunts himself, Statham has advocated for stunt performers to be given their own category at the Oscars.