It wasn't easy, but we did it.
Every year since 2001, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, The Most Electrifying Man in Sports Entertainment, The Great One, The People’s Champion, The Brahma Bull himself, has appeared in at least one movie, and some years in as many as five. That’s a lot of Rock saturation, which makes his continued vitality pretty darn amazing. And he's showing no signs of slowing down, as the Fast & Furious spinoff Hobbs & Shaw, which stars Johnson alongside Jason Statham and Idris Elba, is set to premiere this August.
More amazing is that the guy’s popularity seems to increase with every calendar year. Maybe it’s his versatility. Like action? Most of his oeuvre is right up your alley. Love to laugh? He has comedies for days. Need a good old fashioned inspirational sports flick? The Rock will oblige. Want to watch Johnson cook body parts on a Weber? That’s...really specific, but what do you know, he’s got one of those in his back pocket, too!
Johnson, once upon a time the sum of his muscles, has revealed himself to be so much more than a chiseled god among men; he’s the rare leading man who can show up in bad-to-mediocre movies and give you a good reason to watch them, that reason being him. Admit it. When a new Johnson movie drops, your interest piques. There’s no shame in that. He’s one of the best. In fact, he's so good that MTV has decided to give him the 2019 Icon Generation Award.
But if we're going to celebrate Johnson's best, that means we also have to sort through some of his worst. Here’s our ranking of every role in Johnson’s career, from bad to good.