The Rock on a roll: ‘Sex­i­est Man Alive’

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For­mer WWEchamp Dwayne “The Rock” John­son can add Peo­ple magazine’s Sex­i­est Man Alive ti­tle to his list of ac­com­plish­ments.

The 44-year-old wrestler-turned-ac­tor was crowned this year’s win­ner Tues­day. The “Fast and the Fu­ri­ous” movie star tells the magazine that the honor means he has “pretty much reached the pin­na­cle.”

John­son, the fa­ther of two girls — Si­mone, 15, and Jas­mine, 11 months — be­came fa­mous in the late 1990s and early 2000s as a per­former with World Wrestling En­ter­tain­ment. He turned to­ward Hol­ly­wood and found suc­cess with films like “The Mummy Re­turns” (2001) and a spinoff, “The Scor­pion King” (2002). He joined the “Fast and the Fu­ri­ous” fran­chise in 2011 for its fifth film.

Last year’s win­ner was Bri­tish soc­cer stand­out David Beck­ham. Other re­cent win­ners in­clude Chris Hemsworth, Adam Levine and Chan­ning Ta­tum.

John­son has lent his voice to a char­ac­ter in the an­i­mated Dis­ney film “Moana,” which hits the­aters next week.

He also is slated to co-star in the eighth film of the “Fast and the Fu­ri­ous” fran­chise next year, as well as in a re­make of “Ju­manji.”

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Peo­ple magazine hon­ors ac­tor Dwayne “The Rock” John­son, the 44-year-old for­mer WWE cham­pion.

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