The Rock left WWE for Hollywood, and that choice is really paying off big time. Now, Dwayne Johnson has a recording-breaking salary ahead of him, and the film isn’t even going to cinemas.
According to Matthew Belloni, the highest fee ever paid to a single actor for a film has been secured for the Amazon Studios action-adventure film. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is set to receive a staggering sum that surpasses the reported $40 million paid to Robert Downey Jr for his role in Captain America: Civil War.
This ridiculous amount marks a new milestone in Hollywood history, making it the most substantial payment for a single actor in a film to date. The Amazon Studios project is described as the potential starting point for a franchise that re-imagines holiday myths centered around the legendary figure of Santa Claus.
This achievement represents a significant milestone in The Rock’s career as it exceeds his previous highest fee of $23.5 million for single movie roles, which he earned for his performances in Jumanji: The Next Level and Netflix’s Red Notice, as reported by Forbes. With this groundbreaking opportunity, Johnson continues to solidify his status as one of Hollywood’s most sought-after and well-compensated actors.
The Rock also needed this win in a big way. He just faced a string of Ls, including the XFL losing money, Black Adam bombing, and Young Rock getting cancelled by NBC after three seasons.
The Rock is also giving back in a big way, he just made the largest donation to the SAG-AFTRA relief fund for their ongoing strike. We will have to see what headlines The Rock garners in the future, but you never know if a WWE return could be in the cards.
Grayson Waller just fired bit more shade at The Rock, and that only added to a slew of insults he’s fired The Great One’s way. Only time will tell if The Rock shows up in WWE so Grayson Waller can make him “relevant” again, but The Rock seems to be doing just fine on his own.
The Rock still has a stellar career in Hollywood, but has he reached his peak? Sound off in the comments to let us know what you think about things!