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Hollywood’s Most Wanted Action Hero Dwayne Johnson Revealed Shocking Number of Stunt Doubles He Requires

Published 05/18/2022, 9:30 AM EDT

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Dwayne Johnson is one of the highest-paid Hollywood actors of the current generation. From debuting in The Scorpion King as a lead actor, Johnson has gone on to become a top action star.

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Dwayne Johnson got mainstream success when he acted in the movie Fast 5 as Luke Hobbs. This movie cemented his future legacy as the highest-paid actor and a top action hero in Hollywood.


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Sometime back Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt appeared on an episode of WIRED on their YouTube Channel. The episode was of Emily Blunt & Dwayne Johnson answering ‘The Web’s Most Searched Questions’ while promoting their Disney movie The Jungle Cruise.

One of the questions was how many stunt doubles Dwayne Johnson has. Blunt, in a funny way, replied, “He has never done a stunt in his life”.

Johnson said, “I have 12 okay.” “I do my all stunts, except all the one’s I don’t do”

When it comes to shooting a stunt perfectly, Johnson is known to give his valuable insights for an excellent shot. His movies are proof of how accurately they shoot his stunts even though those are performed by stunt doubles.

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The former WWE Champion has performed high-risk maneuvers multiple times during his WWE days. These include jumping from the top rope, going through a table, chair shots, etc. Johnson can perform most of the stunts, however, in movies some stunts require a professional approach and hence he has a few stunt doubles who execute those stunts perfectly.

The top 10 movies by Dwayne Johnson have earned more money than Will Smith 

The current buzz in the town is the possibility of Dwayne Johnson replacing Will Smith as Genie in the sequel of Disney’s Aladdin. However, of all the actors, why Disney is specifically interested in signing Johnson particularly?

One of the reasons can be the amount of revenue earned by Dwayne Johnson’s top 10 movies in the past few years. Johnson has appeared in five movies of the Fast Saga and all the five movies earned millions of dollars worldwide when compared to other Fast and Furious movies.


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Dwayne Johnson’s top movies in his career have earned over $7.7 billion worldwide. While Will Smith’s top 10 movies had grossed over $6.15 billion worldwide.

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If Disney ever replaces Will Smith for Dwayne Johnson as Genie, this might be one of the primary reasons. The numbers are speaking for themselves as Johnson has a vast fanbase now and can bring more money to the franchise.


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Written by:

Tushar Deogharkar


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Tushar Deogharkar is a WWE writer at EssentiallySports. Tushar has done his Master's in Tourism Management and is an ardent fan of pro wrestling. He follows WWE and AEW very closely and wants to learn how the promotions are run.
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Paras Pande