The Rock cements film star status

20 May 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Cementing stardom, actor Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson thanks Spielberg.

Actor Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson gave a shout-out to director Steven Spielberg on Tuesday as he imprinted his hands and feet into the concrete outside the historic TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. I get pretty peeved at the ridiculous death-dealing modes movie makers have been choosing for L.A.’s demise, and you can add sharknados, cyborgs and dragons to the wacky list.And in the wake of Nepal’s massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake, which took the lives of numerous people on April 25, Dwayne has spoken about how his new film serves as a reflection on disaster. “The ideology of family and strength coming together through a tragedy [is a disaster’s silver lining],” he noted during a press conference for San Andreas, according to People magazine. “I think that we made the movie knowing and understanding the content of it and what we were making,” Dwayne noted. “The world we live in and the life we have today, these things happen.To promote Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s new movie, “San Andreas,” you can sit inside a giant truck and get “rocked” while you watch snippets of the movie. The wrestling champion-turned-actor called Spielberg one of his idols and thanked the Oscar-winning director for sending him a congratulatory note “out of the blue.” “This man who has inspired me over the years, inspired movie-making and created characters that I loved…this man told me: ‘you’re going for it, and just keep going for it,'” he said.

Johnson is set to star in the disaster movie ‘San Andreas,’ in which he plays a search-and-rescue helicopter pilot who must save his daughter after an earthquake devastates the California coast. The first California movie earthquake I know of was the 1936 “San Francisco,” about the 1906 quake, a film in which catastrophe serves to reunite the reformed scoundrel Clark Gable and his songbird squeeze Jeanette McDonald.

Prayers and thoughts continue to go out to everybody in Nepal and everybody who was affected by that.” “The truth is, you go into a project like this with everything you’ve got, your heart and your soul, and you just want to make a good movie,” Dwayne said. Decades later it was Charlton Heston, gritting his splendid teeth in “Earthquake,” one of those huge, multiple-subplot disaster movies with a stew of stars, the two biggest of whom, Heston and Ava Gardner, actually die in the film. Inside the truck, big enough to seat 90 people, visitors will sit in seats equipped with “butt kickers” and watch 3D footage from the movie, which opens on May 29. So I think the idea of coming together, like we’re showcasing in our story, resonates with people.” Johnson spent time training with first responders in L.A. and Australia to prepare for the role, an experience he tells PEOPLE allowed him to fully appreciate “just how special and unique they are, and it’s why so few are able to do it.” The truck has already shaken things up for moviegoers in Toronto, Detroit, Cincinnati and Minneapolis and will travel on to Denver, Seattle and Los Angeles when it leaves Kansas City.

Preposterous though its science might turn out to be, it still might send people home from the theaters thinking, “Y’know, maybe I should have some stuff like food and water and meds handy, and get an emergency plan going.” The problem with this – as I can already guess from the trailer — is that for the movie’s star, Dwayne Johnson, the notion of “emergency supplies” means a helicopter.

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