The Rock's Oscar vow

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 2 March 2008

The Rock's Oscar vow

The Rock wants to win an Oscar.

The former WWE wrestler - real name Dwayne Johnson - has starred in a handful of films, including 'The Mummy Returns' and 'Be Cool', since quitting the ring but is already dreaming of triumphing at the Academy Awards.

He said: "I had a chance to present an Oscar at this year's ceremony and was asked if I'd like to win one myself. And sure, of course, it's every actor's dream. In fact, winning an Oscar is definitely a goal of mine."

Despite his grandiose acting plans, The Rock admits people still think he is a wrestler because he never officially announced his retirement.

He explained: "I probably wouldn't keep getting asked when I'm going back to the ring if I had made a bigger splash about my retirement. But I retired quietly five years ago. I didn't want it to be a grand exit, I just wanted to walk away. So I thanked everyone I needed to thank and did just that."

The Rock can next be seen in American football comedy 'The Game Plan'.

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