While we're used to Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson making us chuckle in whatever blockbusting venture he's recently starred in, it's evident that the so-called "funny people" of the world have also had their share of difficult times.
Much of Johnson's adolescence was spent wrestling in carparks and school classrooms before he became the hulk of a man we know today. But before he became the highest paid actor in the history of Forbes Celebrity 100, the 46-year-old was a hopeful football player with dreams of making it to the NFL. After playing for the University of Miami, Johnson went on to play for the Calgary Stampeders as a defensive lineman. While he didn't make it to the highest tier, his former teammates remember him fondly.
In fact, his old football team felt the need to remind us that "The Rock" wasn't always such a perfect specimen. Taking to Twitter, the Calgary Stampeders posted one of Johnson's head-shots from back in the day, and it's safe to say that he blossomed.
The Calgary Stampeeders posted one of "The Rock's" old head-shots to Twitter, with the caption: "Now that’s a nice headshot, eh @TheRock? #FlashbackFriday."
It's quite the transformation.
Johnson, naturally, took it all in his stride. He replied on Twitter, saying, "6'5 280lbs of hungry nightmare (or thirsty dream pending one's perspective). Also not sure why I thought shaving my goatee but keep my beard was a good choice. Someone throw chunky smiles over here another waffle."
Spoken like a true, all-around good guy, am I right? In other news, the actor recently surprised his stunt double, who also happens to be his cousin, with a brand new truck. How generous.
"Over the course of my career, my stunt double (and cousin) Tanoai Reed has broken multiple bones, severed tendons, torn ligaments & just been an overall dominating bad ass achieving several 'Stuntman of the Year' honors," his tribute to Tanoai Reed read.
"All done with one goal in mind - deliver the best movie possible to the world. I had this custom pickup truck delivered just in time to surprise him (he's still recovering from a stunt injury) while we gave what he thought was going to be an interview about our careers together. As you'll see the moment I put my hands on my hips, that's the driver's cue to pull away and reveal the big surprise," he continued.
"Not only does Tanoai represent our family and my career with relentless commitment and passion. He also represents an entire Hollywood stunt community that is truly the backbone of our business. Love you so [brother] and thank you for the blood, sweat, tears and years. We're just getting started. Enjoy your new truck!"
Well, if you're still waiting for your big transformation to come about - you'll rest better knowing that even Dwayne Johnson wasn't at his peak in high school.