The Rock rolled into the ‘San Andreas’ Hollywood premiere on a fire truck, naturally

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Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Sets World Record For Taking The Most Selfies In 3 Minutes.

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson cruised into the Hollywood premiere for San Andreas Tuesday night on a hot set of wheels — a Los Angeles Fire Department rig with a LAFD helicopter swooping overhead. “I spent time with the LAFD prior to the role. The feat took place at the London premier of his latest film San Andreas and saw The Rock posing for 105 selfies with fans in the allotted time period. “Adjudicator Mark McKinley ensured that selfie rules were followed, with requirements including the full face and neck of participants being viewable and that the images were focused, with recognisable faces and no blurring,” Guinness World Records wrote on their site. ““We just set a NEW GUINNESS WORLD RECORD for most self-portraits (selfies) taken in record time (yup, a selfie world record exists and your arm gets a helluva workout),” he wrote in the caption. San Andreas may wind up being a gloomy, dreadful disaster movie, the kind of pessimistic apocalypse porn that this weekend’s would-be blockbuster Tomorrowland specifically called out for ruining, well, everything.MANILA, Philippines – After the infamous San Andreas Fault finally gives, triggering a magnitude-9 earthquake in California, a search and rescue helicopter pilot (Dwayne Johnson) and his estranged wife make their way together from Los Angeles to San Francisco to save their only daughter.

Now after the movie has come out, we wanted to arrive in style and pay homage and honor the first responders and the LAFD.” So it only makes sense to stay in character, even if he wore a much nicer suit Tuesday night. A hand on the shoulder, a guiding elbow tap — moving across a movie studio in Burlington, Mass., he used his 6-foot-4 frame as a form of leadership.

The action thriller “San Andreas,” from New Line Cinema and Village Roadshow Pictures, reunites Dwayne Johnson with director Brad Peyton and producer Beau Flynn, following their collaboration on the global hit “Journey 2: The Mysterious Island.” “San Andreas” also stars Carla Gugino (“Night at the Museum,” TV’s “Entourage”), Alexandra Daddario (“Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters,” TV’s “True Detective”), Ioan Gruffudd (“Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer”), Archie Panjabi (TV’s “The Good Wife”), Hugo Johnstone-Burt (Australian TV’s “Home and Away”), Art Parkinson (TV’s “Game of Thrones”) and Oscar nominee Paul Giamatti (“Cinderella Man”). “San Andreas” is produced by Beau Flynn (“Hercules,” “Journey 2: The Mysterious Island”). Johnson made sure of that, hoisting a 10-foot ladder around scurrying “Central Intelligence” crew members and clowning with a makeup artist, flinching when she patted his brow. He teamed up with a YouTube video interview series to conduct a surprise wedding (and got licensed by the State of California to make it legal and everything): Sure, some of this is just your typical works of promotion in the social-media age—why do a regular talk-show appearance when you can do a sketch that goes viral? The entertaining thing came naturally, early on. “I used to think I was Elvis, Sam Cooke,” he said. “I’d perform Richard Pryor monologues, like softly, because my mom didn’t know I was listening, sneaking the tapes, at the time.

But The Rock, who has basically been ever present since the Furious 7 promotional duties started up in March, is just better at it than everyone else. The creative filmmaking team includes director of photography Steve Yedlin (“Looper”), production designer Barry Chusid (“The Day After Tomorrow”), editor Bob Ducsay (“Godzilla”), VFX producer Randall Starr (“Into the Storm”), VFX supervisor Colin Strause (“The Avengers”), and costume designer Wendy Chuck (“Twilight”). Based out of his Coral Gables office, she is best known for her holistic approach and assisted Brandt in creating formulas for his eponymous skincare line. “He was a highly respected leader and innovator. I was 9.” Now Johnson, 43, is gliding on monster waves of attention, thanks to an impressive run at the box office (as part of the “Furious 7” cast) and winning appearances in a televised lip-syncing battle and the White House Christmas celebration. His unique techniques have changed the field forever,” Kaufman said of the doctor, who committed suicide in his Coconut Grove home last month. “As a mentor and friend, he has given us the gift of teaching us how to approach each face, revealing the beauty within each of us.” Breakfast will be served from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m; all participants will receive a five-minute Express Lift Skin Massage.

As a wide-reaching, multiethnic celebrity at a time when audiences crave diversity, and a keen user of social technology amid a fast-changing media industry, he should be the four-quadrant hero of our time, appealing to old and young, male and female alike. No one else deserves to have become a star thanks to a lot of ridiculous movies because no one else could make it seem like a wonderful reward after a lot of hard work. Yet he may be the oddest superstar we have, a known quantity whose accomplishments — box-office champ of 2013, four-time host of “Saturday Night Live” — are a continual surprise. Sports lovers were excited to meet Chris Berman on Wednesday when the longtime host of ESPN’s NFL coverage and SportsCenter anchor wrapped up the 2015 Broward College Speaker Series at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale. Already, “in terms of consumer appeal, he’s in the league there with Brad Pitt,” said Henry Schafer, a spokesman for Q Scores Co., which measures celebrity likability.

Since the company began tracking him seven years ago, Johnson has maintained a Q score that’s consistently way above average, topping Tom Cruise, Mark Wahlberg and Arnold Schwarzenegger, the earlier paragon of muscle-bound crossovers. Johnson “established a foothold and held on to it” — an uncommon path, Schafer said. “Apparently he’s always had a strong emotional bond with consumers.” That is, with the consumers who know him; Johnson still does not have Pitt’s name recognition, and his greatest successes on screen have come in ensemble films. That’s called brains, hard work and a realistic view of the business.” To hear Johnson tell it, this moment is the culmination of several years of fighting just to get Hollywood to accept him. The battle entailed switching his management team entirely and even negotiating a return to the WWE ring every now and then. “I am going to take a crack at this,” he said of his A-list career goals, “and I have to be me, I have to be me.” In 2004, after a sold-out match at Madison Square Garden, Johnson quietly walked away from wrestling, having made inroads into acting, with the support of Vince McMahon, the WWE impresario.

Expectations were not high, but he thoroughly charmed. “He has a wonderful sense of timing, he has an innate theatricality, and because he projects strength, the audience kind of relaxes with him,” Michaels said. “He could do nuance, he could do subtle, he could do big and broad.” As soon as he was introduced to nonwrestling audiences, doors began to open. (After his appearance on “SNL” in March, Johnson gushed that he had received a note from Steven Spielberg, whom he’s never met, praising his character work.) As he stormed the entertainment industry, moving from bare-brawn parts (“The Scorpion King”) to ones requiring a deft comic touch (“Get Smart”), Johnson shed his wrestling name, if not his swagger. Know that there is a semi local in the mix: Ryan Beckett, a Realtor who lives in Wellington, is vying for the heart of Canadian dance instructor Kaitlyn Bristow. When most of California is hit by an earthquake, he sets out to save his soon-to-be ex-wife (Carla Gugino), his daughter (Alexandra Daddario) and a few others.

In his ABC bio, the six-foot-one 32-year-old says his favorite movies are Braveheart, Sliding Doors and Top Gun and his worst date fear is “awkwardness.” We will say one thing for Beckett, he’s got strong legs and a good heart. Gugino, who has worked with Johnson on three films, said that even when he’s playing a baddie, “there is a great sense of accountability and decency about him.” Off screen, she added, “he’s just a really joyful person,” the kind who leaves singing voice mails on birthdays. “There’s a little homage to Frank Sinatra in him.” “Ballers,” which counts Garcia and Johnson as executive producers and was developed by Stephen Levinson (“Entourage”), serves as a kind of wish fulfillment for Johnson. I wanted to buy my mom a house.” The NFL never came calling, but he did buy his parents a house, in 1999, before buying one for himself — the first homes anyone in his family owned. Their well-recounted financial struggles — an eviction and paycheck-to-paycheck life, as he and his mother, Ata Johnson, followed his father, Rocky, on the wrestling circuit — fueled his transformation into the Rock.

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