ByAlexandra Ekstein-Kon, writer at Creators.co
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Alexandra Ekstein-Kon

Oh, the Rock, how do we love thee? Let us count the ways. Although the Rock already has more points in our good books than bulging muscles, it's not often that we step back and just appreciate the man for the shear number of great roles he's gifted us. Seriously, he does comedy, drama, and voice acting all while emanating the same charisma and lovability that have garnered him fans from all backgrounds. So, to celebrate the addition of what's sure to be another iconic Rock role in Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, let's check out six of the Rock's best roles:

1. Hobbs - Fast And Furious Franchise

Hobbs in the Fast and Furious franchise [Credit: Universal]
Hobbs in the Fast and Furious franchise [Credit: Universal]

An agent of the Diplomatic Security Service, Hobbs was charged with hunting down Dom Toretto and Brian O'Conner, only to later become their trusted ally. There's just no getting around how badass Hobbs is, demonstrating the very best of the Rock we know and love.

2. Maui - 'Moana'

'Moana' [Credit: Disney]
'Moana' [Credit: Disney]

Going for a much lighter part in Disney's massive hit Moana, the Rock voiced the character of Maui, a demi-god who lost his courage but is pushed to recover it by the fierce, young girl. In this role, the Rock once again proved what a versatile actor he is by bringing his lovely singing voice into the equation. Seriously, what can this man not do?

3. Bob Stone - 'Central Intelligence'

'Central Intelligence' [Credit: Warner Bros.]
'Central Intelligence' [Credit: Warner Bros.]

Teaming up with his long-time comedy buddy Kevin Hart, the Rock takes on the persona of Bob Stone, a guy who used to be bullied in high school and is now a muscly CIA agent on the run. In this role, the Rock demonstrates the very best of his comedic wiles.

4. Hercules - 'Hercules'

'Hercules' [Credit: Paramount Pictures]
'Hercules' [Credit: Paramount Pictures]

But the Rock isn't all laughs and in 2014 he slapped on a lion's head and showed us he's more than capable of keeping a straight face as Hercules. Intent on getting revenge for his slaughtered family, Hercules accepts his destiny and kicks some serious god-butt.

5. Mitch Buchannon - 'Baywatch'

'Baywatch' [Credit: Paramount Pictures]
'Baywatch' [Credit: Paramount Pictures]

Although Mitch was originally played by David "The Hoff" Hasselhoff in the original Baywatch series, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson took up the mantel for 2017's comedic reboot with aplomb. Not only does this movie feature the Rock's best sassy self, but we also get to see him dive into fiery waters to save people. Hell yeah!

6. Dr. Smolder Bravestone - 'Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle'

'Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle' [Credit: Sony]
'Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle' [Credit: Sony]

Last but not least, the Rock looks set to get our bellies hurting once again in the Jumanji reboot. This time around, a group of high schoolers will get sucked into the Jumanji video game, turning into avatars. The Rock will be the dorky Spencer's avatar, Dr. Smolder Bravestone. The game begins on December 20.

What's your favorite the Rock role?

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