Hobbs and Brutus
In September 2015, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson adopted 2 French Bulldogs – Hobbs and Brutus. The two lucky dogs have found themselves a “get out of jail free” card for any natural disaster. We are very sad to note that Brutus passed away after eating a poisonous mushroom in his backyard. The remaining brother, Hobbs, is alive and well.
Dwayne Johnson is also known as ‘The Rock’ or Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson. Johnson’s charitable efforts are typically for human beings, however, in 2015, he donated $1,500 to pay for an abandoned dog’s surgery. He’s known for loving his tiny pups Brutus and Hobbs, the Frenchie brothers. Dwayne Johnson is a well-known professional wrestler and actor. He has won many awards for his work in action films and voice-acting for children’s films.
History and Early Career
A Canadian-American, Dwayne Johnson is an actor, producer, and professional wrestler. Johnson gained national fame in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF/WWE) from 1996 to 2004 as a the personality “The Rock”. Forbes listed him at No. 25 in the Top 100 Most Powerful Celebrities in 2013 and the world’s highest-paid actor of 2016. His films have grossed over $3.5 billion in North America and over $10.5 billion worldwide, making him one of the world’s highest-grossing and highest-paid actors.
Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson’s Film Career
His first major film role was in The Scorpion King (2002) which lead to leading roles in the comedies The Game Plan (2007), Tooth Fairy (2010), and Central Intelligence (2016); the action-adventure films Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (2012), G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013), Hercules (2014), and Skyscraper (2018); the science-fiction films San Andreas (2015) and Rampage (2018), and the animated film Moana (2016).
The Fast & Furious Franchise
Much of Dwayne Johnson’s success in Hollywood came from playing Luke Hobbs in the Fast & Furious franchise. The series is Universal’s biggest franchise as the seventh highest-grossing film series, with a combined gross of over $6 billion. Though the films often come with mixed or negative reviews, they are still both popular and commercially successful.
In the Fast & Furious franchise, Dwayne Johnson plays Luke Hobbs — a character he loved so much he named one of his French Bulldogs ‘Hobbs’. Hobbs the dog even had a cameo in Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw. Johnson describes Hobbs’ acting as “Professional, unlike his owner.”
Johnson acts alongside big names like Vin Diesel, Jordana Brewster, Eva Mendes, Scott Eastwood, Ludacris, Jason Statham, and Paul Walker in the Fast & Furious franchise. Paul Walker was also a known animal lover prior to his tragic death in 2013.
Though Dwayne Johnson does not often talk about his close friendship with Paul Walker often, he did make a public post about him on the actor’s 46th birthday, it read: “I never post about my friend. Personal thing, but I prefer to keep our memories and bond private and quiet. But something about today compelled me as a moving reminder of how fragile life is for all of us. It’s Paul’s birthday and rightfully so, his legacy celebrated around the world. Our friendship was bonded over our daughters, Meadow & Simone and the pride and protection we took being their fathers. And recently, I got a scare when I almost lost another friend on the road. All this stuff got me thinking about how beautiful, yet wildly unpredictable life is. We never know what’s around the corner, so we gotta live as greatly as we can in the honor of our loved ones and ancestors who are no longer with us. Manuia le aso fanau, my friend.”
Dwayne Johnson Controversy with Animal Rights Groups
We wonder if The Rock regrets his family trip to the Georgia Aquarium. The photos look great and we think his family had a good time, however, animal rights activists were very upset. One user sums up the general vibe nicely with the comment “Animal cruelty and captivity should not be supported, let alone promoted. I thought you were a man of principles whose views would be against such concepts.”
The Rock posed with a beluga and a seal during the trip — calling the beluga his “next co-star.” Unfortunately, in 2016, In Defense of Animals ranked the Georgia Aquarium as the fourth worst tank for dolphins and whales. Since then, the Georgia Aquarium has been acclaimed for it’s conservation efforts. Dwayne Johnson thanked the staff for taking great care of the animals.
The Rock’s Farm
Did you know Dwayne Johnson owns a farm? Well, he does. It’s a beautiful, sprawling Virginia equestrian estate worth 9.5 million dollars. Johnson’s family farm has an eight-bedroom mansion and a 150-year-old caretaker’s cottage and comes with a 12-stall horse barn.
The actor bought the farm in 2019 and in 2021 put it up for sale for 2 million dollars less than he bought it for. Perhaps he got tired of the “gifts” the horses kept leaving him to step in.