Since giving up wrestling full-time in 2004, popular Hollywood actor, Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, has gone on to become one of Hollywood's most bankable stars with roles in hits such as Pain & Gain, Central Intelligence and the Fast & Furious franchise.
Popular American publication, People magazine has crowned the world’s highest-paid actor its 2016 'Sexiest Man Alive' who is as solid as The Rock, calling the 44-year-old star "sweet, smart — and sculpted."
“I said, ‘That’s awesome.’ And then what went through my mind was just how cool and exciting it is,” Johnson tells PEOPLE in this week’s cover story. “And then I thought, ‘Wow, we’ve pretty much reached the pinnacle.’ I’m not quite too sure where we go from here. I’ve done it all, this is it.”
At 6’5 and 245 lbs., the Herculean star insists that becoming comfortable in his own skin took a lot of time.
"As a teen growing up in Hawaii, I was doing a lot of things that I shouldn’t have. I was getting arrested multiple times, but at the same time, always very respectful to my teachers and elders. I was unsure of who I was and who I wanted to be,” he says.
These days, he says it’s his relationships with his longtime girlfriend, Lauren Hashian, their 11-month old daughter, Jasmine and his daughter, Simone, 15, (with ex-wife, producer Dany Garcia) that help him stay grounded.
“I’ve made big sweeping changes in my career over the years, which have served me nicely. But I feel that the big sweeping changes that happened in my life, in my relationships, of being a dad, of being a partner, and the things that I was and the things that I am, has really lent itself to a confidence.
“We just have this awesome family that is truly non-traditional but so rooted in love. And that’s such a cool thing. I’m very proud of it,” he says.