While some people love the fact that Donald Trump is president, other U.S. citizens would rather forget that November 8, 2016 ever happened. While it is hard to predict what will occur in the next three-and-a-half years, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is definitely mulling a run for office.
If you think about it, it kind of makes sense. What else is there for him to do in Hollywood besides winning an Oscar? Johnson has earned over $64 million this year alone, according to Forbes. He’s proven he can do comedy, drama and even an animated musical, so why not try something a little out of his element?
Acting is not that much different than politics because you have to play a role each time you interact with a foreign head of state. You have to make passionate speeches to the American public, which is very similar to an actor’s monologue.
Johnson sounds pretty serious about a political career, too.
He told Vanity Fair, “I wouldn’t rule it out. It would be a great opportunity to help people, so it’s possible. This past election shows that anything can happen.”
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He also wouldn’t be the first actor to ever hold office. There are countless names starting with Ronald Reagan and Arnold Schwarzenegger, who went from actor to Governor of California and back to his acting career.
While Johnson isn’t commenting on the job President Trump is doing, he did make an appearance at the 2000 Republican National Convention to get out the vote amongst the younger generation. He has also shared his possible intentions on Twitter.
Maybe one day. Thanks man. https://t.co/k1S1SZxC3v
His fanbase is already on board, so why not start gathering the rest of America now? We know President Trump has kicked off his campaign for 2020, so Johnson should throw his hat in the ring.
Here’s the real issue, though, Johnson is one of the busiest actors working in the entertainment industry right now. He would have to massively clear his schedule from shooting and film promotion in order to make a presidential campaign work. His IMDB.com page is filled with movies both announced and in preproduction through 2019.
If President Trump doesn’t sound good to you, how about President Johnson?