'Red Notice': Dwayne Johnson's three best action movie roles so far
Ahead of the release of Netflix's 'Red Notice', we look at three best action roles he's essayed so far
Dwayne Johnson has been in the news for quite some reasons now. He's not going to be playing Santa in 'Red One', he wants 'Fast & Furious' spin-off 'Hobbs & Shaw' to end with a sequel, he's been on the list of 'Sexiest Man Alive' for five years now, and on top of all that, there's 'Red Notice where he plays a hulking Interpol agent, John Hartley. This isn't his first action-movie rodeo and the star has been synonymous with a string of hit movies in the genre — 'San Andreas', 'Hercules', 'G.I.Joe: Retaliation' and 'Snitch' among others.
The official synopsis of 'Red Notice' reads: "In the world of international crime, an Interpol agent attempts to hunt down and capture the world's most wanted art thief." Ahead of the release of 'Red Notice', we take a look at the three best action-movie roles Johsnon has played over the course of the decorated Hollywood career.
Johnson played an agent of the Diplomatic Security Service and was one of the main protagonists in The 'Fast and the Furious franchise. He was introduced as Luke Hobbs and was tasked to hunt down wanted criminals Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) and Brian O'Conner (Paul Walker) after they were framed for the death of three DEA agents in Rio. However, he later joined them and subsequently starred in four movies and the spin-off 'Hobbs & Shaw' alongside Jason Statham.
The 2015 disaster film starred Johnson, Paul Giamatti, Carla Gugino, Alexandra Daddario, and Loan Gruffudd in key roles and follows the people shook by an earthquake caused by the San Andreas Fault decimating Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area. Johnson essayed Raymond "Ray" Gaines, a LA Fire Department helicopter rescue pilot who fights to keep his family alive.
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Johnson reprised his role in the 2019 spin-off alongside Statham, Idris Elba, Ryan Reynolds, and Vanessa Kirby. He and Statham's Deckard Shaw attempt to stop a cybernetically-enhanced terrorist (Elba) looking to take down the world with a deadly virus. The movie was a blockbuster and Johsnon also received positive acclaim for his performance as Hobbs.