#4 Guinness World Record for the highest salary for a first-time leading man
As many of you would know, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson was a household name thanks to WWE long before he even hit the silver screen. However, once he made his way to Hollywood, his career and life changed forever as he took in the industry by storm.
In 2001, he made his motion picture debut with a role in The Mummy Returns. The movie shattered records and broke a two-year record for the high-grossing single day in film history by earning $28,594,667.
The Rock made a huge impact in his first lead role
A spin-off was created with The Rock starring in his first lead role as The Scorpion King. He received a massive $5.5 million for playing the role.
The sum earned him the Guinness World Record for the highest-paid actor in their first leading role. This paved way for more fortunes for the former WWE Superstar who showed that his talent was not just restricted to the WWE ring.Published 02 Aug 2020, 10:34 IST