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Dwayne Johnson is 2013’s biggest star

18 December 2013

Can you smell what the Rock is banking?

Dwayne Johnson, aka The Rock, is officially 2013’s biggest star in terms of box-office revenue, according to Forbes magazine.

The financial bible named Johnson the highest-grossing actor of the year after his films banked an impressive $1.3 billion.

Though he did not star in the highest-grossing film of the year - that accolade goes to Iron Man 3 - the hard-working wrestler-turned-actor has appeared in a string of hits, including Fast & Furious 6, G.I. Joe: Retaliation, Pain & Gain, and Snitch.

Johnson had at least one movie in the US box-office top ten for over six consecutive months from February.

The actor celebrated his achievement with a post on his official Facebook page (adorned with a manically excitable selfie), telling his 21 million followers:

Screen shot 2013-12-18 at 11.30.41“Fired up. Just named FORBES TOP GROSSING ACTOR OF 2013 ($1.3 billion)

This accolade doesn't happen without my relentlessly hard working team, strong partnerships with studios and more importantly…

YOU.

Hope you know how truly grateful I am to able to entertain you.

THANK YOU.#LetsBreakOutTheTequila”

Johnson is not planning a break, with more movies - including the seventh Fast & Furious film and a new Hercules movie - set for release next year.

[Source: Forbes]