Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson Has Bigger Impact As Action Star vs. Politician

April 25, 2012 By:
Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson Has Bigger Impact As Action Star vs. Politician

The Rock. Barack. Close enough, right?

Seven-time WWE World Champion Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is not completely opposed to running for office down the road. Just not right away.

"I wouldn't rule it out," Johnson said in an interview with Fox411.com at the 2012 CinemaCon Convention on Tuesday in Las Vegas.

Aside from an absent Austrian accent, the California native would be following in ex-governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s action mega star turned politician run.  And who wouldn’t take pride in a “Governor Rock.” Heck, why stop there? “President Rock!” We can dream, can’t we?

"I think in order for politicians to be successful, you have to be passionate about politics,” said Johnson. 

Though he doesn’t consider himself passionate enough at the moment, he did continue, "I care about our country, but right now I can make an impact in other ways."

Those influential methods of impact apparently include a character named “Roadblock” that Johnson plays in G.I. Joe: Retaliation. 

Roadblock has more influence than politicians? Unfortunately, I can't discredit this. I can’t tell if this is more funny or pathetic… 

Johnson was honored as “Action Man of the Year” at the CinemaCon convention, which – let’s face it – is way cooler than “President” anyway. Not bad for a guy who stumbled into an acting career from his success as a WWE star.

Co-stars in the upcoming G.I. Joe include Bruce Willis and Channing Tatum. The explosion-filled film is scheduled for a June 29 release date.