Dwayne Johnson reveals film role he lost to Tom Cruise

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Through Brent Furdyk.

Dwayne Johnson answered a few questions from fans on Instagram, and one of them asked if there was ever a role in a movie that he really wanted it to end up going to another actor.

“Big question about my career in cinema,” he replied.

“Yep. The role was Jack Reacher. The actor was Tom Cruise, “he wrote.

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In an accompanying video, The Rock explains what happened and the silver lining that emerged later.

“Now, the B side of my answer, the truth is that in Hollywood, the actors are a bit like in a box, and the roles that are written, there are many actors who can compete for a particular role” he said.

He also admits that he was “a lucky son of shit” because most of his roles were created specifically with him in mind.

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Although he was naturally disappointed that he hadn’t landed the role, he “got a call from Universal Studios, saying,” Hey, we have this idea of ​​joining the “Fast & Furious” franchise. The rest, as they say, is history.

By the way, Johnson’s first release in the franchise, “Fast 5,” grossed more than $ 600 million at the world box office, three times more than Cruise’s “Jack Reacher.”

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Actors who almost caught the big role




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