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14 Things You Didn't Know About The Rock

Fun fact: Can you smell what The Rock is cooking? It's chicken nuggets. It's always chicken nuggets. Ok, that one's not real. But the rest of these are! Find out even more about Dwayne Johnson by checking out his new show - The Hero - premiering TONIGHT on TNT.

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2. He chose to attend the University of Miami because it was the only school that didn't actively pursue him.

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He played football there, and was part of the 1991 national championship team.

5. In 2009, changes to Canadian nationality law stated that all people born in the first generation abroad after 1947 to Canadian-born parents are automatically Canadian citizens.

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So at 37 years old, Dwayne suddenly became a Canadian citizen.

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13. Dwayne's character in the Fast and Furious franchise was originally written to be for an older actor - but after a fan suggested that Dwayne and Vin Diesel be in a movie together, the part was rewritten for Dwayne.