Dwayne Johnson A Good Actor?

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#1  Edited By Guardiandevil83

Okay. So I know this is a taboo thing to say around these parts. And yes, I know he did the Tooth Fairy . And like many of you, I once thought the same, during the release of the Scorpion King. But it wasn't until Pain And Gain, that I became a believer. In pain (Not literally) Dwayne brought to life, one of the most interesting characters, I humbly think, in the last ten years.

That character is Paul Doyle.

Paul Doyle, was one of the most intriguing characters I'd seen on screen in a very long time. Unlike his partners in crime (Not to take anything away from Mackie & Walhberg) Paul had the most layers I think. He was so erratic and unpredictable. You never knew who you were going get.

The Christian.

Or the Thug. He went from a reformed ex-con, to a bumbling kidnapper, to a cocaine addict, seamlessly. I wish I could post videos to further prove my point; but sadly they are a bit too risque. So I'll leave you with this. Go to YouTube, look up 'Paul Doyle, then holla back a'cha boy.

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@guardiandevil83: he's an average actor and I'm being kind. he gets good roles sometimes but as he steps forward he then takes two steps back. He's horrible in the Fast and Furious movies. I still think he shouldn't get the Black Adam role. There are much better actors that could take that role and elevate BA to cinematic greatness. But it's not the Rock.

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He does ok in the roles he gets. I'd put him slightly below Mark Wahlburg as an all around actor though.

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#4  Edited By Lone_Wolf_and_Cub

Ok at best.

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Underrated at best.

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#6  Edited By sinikettu

Rock Johnson certainly isn't the worst actor ever when it comes to action hero-movie circles and though he isn't all that great either, his still better than almost any other Wrestling-background actor.

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If hes given a perfect role then he is ok. Outside of that he is below average but people love him because hes the rock.

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He's a good actor. He is a solid actor. His resume speaks for himself. His great acting skills are partially the reason why he was so successful as a professional wrestler. Again, his resume speaks for himself. He's solid. Is he amazing? Like Tom Hanks? Maybe not. Maybe he hasn't been given a role where we can showcase his high level of acting. Maybe he hasn't been given an amazing role because he failed to prove it to the casting crew. Maybe Hercules was the role that gave him a opportunity to show the world he's amazing and he failed or maybe no one decided to watch it. I haven't seen it yet.

He's solid. Johnny Depp level? Maybe not but he's solid.

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He's a good actor. He is a solid actor. His resume speaks for himself. His great acting skills are partially the reason why he was so successful as a professional wrestler. Again, his resume speaks for himself. He's solid. Is he amazing? Like Tom Hanks? Maybe not. Maybe he hasn't been given a role where we can showcase his high level of acting. Maybe he hasn't been given an amazing role because he failed to prove it to the casting crew. Maybe Hercules was the role that gave him a opportunity to show the world he's amazing and he failed or maybe no one decided to watch it. I haven't seen it yet.

He's solid. Johnny Depp level? Maybe not but he's solid.

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I thought he was pretty good in Hercules

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He's getting better but it also has a lot to do with what role he has

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He's decent, and I think he might be able to pull off Black Adam.

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He is the best actor in the Fast and The Furious franchise by far, but that isnt telling much.

People underrate him, because they always do this with action stars, funny they overrate actors as action stars.

He has done god jobs and is a solid performer that can do what is asked for with the right people.

He is horrible in the fast and furious franchise, because thaqt franchise is terrible.

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As others have said, he's only as good as his character. If a character isn't interesting or poorly written, he doesn't do anything to improve on it. He's able to pull of harder roles too though. I wouldn't say he's a bad actor by any means, just not a particurally amazing one either.

Regardless, I'm excited for his new HBO show and I'm not too conceded about him being Black Adam.

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Journey 2

Faster

Pain & Gain

Be Cool

He had excellent performances on those movies

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@kgb725: I throught I was the only person on Earth, who watched Faster. Time to follow.

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He is a decent actor, better than Arnold. He just needs to do better movies.

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definitely

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Nope.

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I mean, he isn't bad.

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#20  Edited By Ready_4_Madness

Good enough. Anyone that says he’s “bad” is lying to themselves.

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Not a fantastic actor, but he is solid and fun.

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Don’t know , he is not good at emoting strong emotions . He cannot properly convey anger and cannot tear up .

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He isn't a bad actor but he isn't amazing either.

He's entertaining that's for sure

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He's a good action hero. He can pull off the badass, and he can be really funny too, but this guy is by no means a good dramatic actor. He tried his hand at a (relatively) dramatic role in a movie called Snitch and it was... not good.

I think if we wanna talk about big buff wrestler-turned-actors, we should focus more on Dave Bautista. He is very underrated. He was damn good in Blade Runner 2049.

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If I see Rock in a movie I don't watch it, I know it'll be crap. So no, he ain't good actor.

He's superstar, in a similar way to Arnold, but his movies are crap.

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He's strong in charisma and star power as opposed to actual acting talent.

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I wonder what the upcoming Black Adam film's reception gonna be like.

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@cognitive: Better than Hercules, below Statham/Elba Fast&Furious movie.

Rock needs some Kevin Hart, some star power, he can't carry the movie by himself.

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He’s able to do his Job in whatever role he’s in. Not the best actor but his charisma is fun to watch.

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#31  Edited By SocaJunkie

He’s good as an action star.

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He’s as good as he needs to be in the type of movies he does.

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This role was interesting and he did it well, apart from that I haven't seen anything really good from him.

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#36  Edited By Gamma_Rage

He's got charisma,people love him,that alone helps him to star in high budget movies and give a good, convincing acting from time to time.

He reminds me to Arnold Schwarzenneger,they came for a background when they dominate. Arnie has less actoral capacity than a rock (no pun intented) when he started,but he had charisma,that aura that atracts people,and he learned how to use his strenghts to hide his weaknesses

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Good enough to get the job done.