“The Mummy Returns” put Johnson on track to take over Hollywood.
While still wrestling for the WWE part-time, Johnson would take leave to film movies like “The Rundown,” “Walking Tall,” “Be Cool,” “Doom,” and “Get Smart.” He even hosted “Saturday Night Live” in 2009, the first of many times doing so.
While he was making a very respectable living as a movie star, he still wasn’t the A-lister we know today. After “The Tooth Fairy,” a 2010 family comedy where Johnson played a tooth fairy with big, fluffy wings, the actor knew something had to change.
So he fired his agent.
“You know what happens, when you have a vision, and you want it executed in a certain way, you need people around you who are going to believe in that too,” he told Yahoo News.