I’ve been following the career of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson since his first appearance as a professional wrestler in the WWE back in 1996. Over the past 18 years he has evolved from neophyte wrestler to WWE Champion to movie star, and it’s been a blast to watch him all along the way.
So when I was reading the interview Andy Warhol conducted with “The Rock” over on Interview Magazine and saw this question/answer I was pleasantly surprised to have reaffirmed that Dwayne Johnson is not just a muscle-bound jock movie star, but rather is more correctly categorized as a well-read philosopher warrior.
WARHOL: What are you reading right now?
THE ROCK: Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell, and after watching a documentary about him, I just picked up Pimp: The Story of My Life by Iceberg Slim.
I’ve not read Pimp (though I may now), but have read all of Malcolm Gladwell’s books and think everyone else should as well, so finding out that “The Rock” can smell what Gladwell is cookin’ tells me that Dwayne Johnson is just as much mind as he is muscle.
But then he’s always shown that.