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G.I. Joe: Retaliation hit theaters this weekend, with Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson rocking the screen as Roadblock. It's a banner year for the former wrestler, who has five movies premiering and another five in the works. So, while we could say this is a tribute to his impressive body of work, let's be real... it's just a tribute to his body.
Dwayne flashes his million-dollar smile at the 2007 premiere of The Game Plan, in which he plays a pro footballer who trades his bachelor ways for daddyhood. The Rock — both sensitive and in football pads? We're sold!
When The Scorpion King hit theaters in 2002, my bestie and I were first in line — and when The Rock came onscreen, I distinctly remember a collective "Dayyyum!" coming from the crowd (of men and women, mind you).
It's a safe assumption that whoever invented the suit had a man like Dwayne in mind. Take note, fellas! This is the way a suit should be worn — sharply tailored, freshly pressed and hanging on a super hot body.
Although a jacket isn't exactly what we envision when we fantasize about The Rock in leather, he does a fine job of making this one the stuff dreams are made of. And, PS, you slay those jeans like you slay jabronis, Great One.
The Rock showed up at the 2009 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards for a shirtless cameo, making it the Mommies' Choice Awards too. Can you smell what the Rock is cooking? If it's pure sex appeal, the answer is heck yes.
Dwayne is such a beefcake, his muscles have muscles. He's such a beefcake, he looks like he's wearing a muscle suit. He's such a beefcake, we want to slap some gravy on him and call it dinner. Errr, wait... say what?
The 2010 movie The Other Guys stars The Rock and — wait for it — Mark Wahlberg. And, you know, a bunch of other people too. If they do a sequel (which we condone), we volunteer to test the hunks' frisking skills.
Dwayne posted this picture of himself as the Hulk on Twitter, with the caption "You wouldn't like me when I'm angry." Oh, sweetie, we beg to differ. Green, mean and anything in between — we, like, really like you.
Now, how many men can make holding an umbrella sexy? At the U.K. premiere of G.I. Joe: Retaliation (which, btw, also stars Channing Tatum — heyy-o!), Dwayne proves he doesn't need a P.U.H., aka personal umbrella holder.
Images, L to R, courtesy of Adriana M. Barraza/WENN.com, WENN.com, Adriana M. Barraza/WENN.com (1st row); Nikki Nelson/WENN.com, WENN.com, Apega/WENN.com (2nd row); WENN.com, Dwayne Johnson/Twitter/WENN.com, WENN.com (3rd row)