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Rock-in-Chief? Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson could pursue future in politics

 

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has been compared to Arnold Schwarzenegger on the big screen, but would he ever consider following in the former movie action hero's political footsteps?

The WWE superstar and "G.I. Joe" actor is open to it.

"I wouldn't rule it out," Johnson told Fox411.com at the 2012 CinemaCon Convention Tuesday in Las Vegas.

"I think in order for politicians to be successful, you have to be passionate about politics,"  Johnson said. "I care about our country, but right now I can make impact in other ways."

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One of those ways has been through his numerous action movies that has increased the wrestler's fan base outside of the squared circle. So much so that CinemaCon, the largest gathering of movie theatre owners in the world, is honoring him at this year's convention with the "Action Man of The Year" award.

Johnson's emergence as an iconic movie star is something he never expected to achieve during his early days as a wrestler.

"I had no idea that any of this was going to happen because I had no acting experience at all," said Johnson. "My goal is just to become a really great actor and create opportunities and hopefully have longevity in the business.

As far as a potential future campaign slogan, Johnson is keeping his lips sealed.

"I can't tell you that now, I'd have to wait," laughed Johnson.

Johnson's movie, "G.I. Joe," opens in theaters on June 29.

Pete Griffin is part of the Junior Reporter program at Fox News. Get more information on the program here.

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