Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has gone from being a world champion pro wrestler to a Hollywood box office king, and his next career move just might land him inside the Oval Office.
"I'll be honest, I haven't ruled politics out," Johnson, 44, said in an interview in the July issue of British GQ. The star of the HBO series "Ballers" and the new "Baywatch" feature film already has a lot on his plate, but he's always up for a challenge — and politics is the perfect arena for that.
"I'm not being coy when I say that, but at the moment I am not sure. I can't deny that the thought of being governor, the thought of being president, is alluring," Johnson said.
"And beyond that, it would be an opportunity to make a real impact on people's lives on a global scale," he said. "But there are a lot of other things I want to do first."
If the idea of President The Rock sounds zany, remember that Johnson would hardly be the first elected U.S. official with an unorthodox political resume. He wouldn't even be the first former movie star — or the first former pro wrestler!
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In 1980, the country elected former Hollywood actor Ronald Reagan to the White House after he'd served two terms as the Republican governor of California.
Two decades later, we saw the political ascendancy of bodybuilder-turned-Hollywood-star Arnold Schwarzenegger when the action star served two terms as the Republican governor of California.
And, in the late 1990s, former pro wrestler Jesse "The Body" Ventura was elected governor of Minnesota.
Johnson even sounds like a politician out to win the hearts of people everywhere — but what else do we expect from the former People's Champion?
The actor told British GQ he chooses film roles based on whether or not he thinks people will enjoy it "on a mass scale."
"And I like that, because it is an opportunity for me to entertain globally," he said.
"Because as soon as you start thinking on a global scale, you are making more people happy, you are making more money, you are making the studios more money, you are making everybody happy," said Johnson.
"That in turn creates more opportunity. And that's what I am looking for."