Dwayne Johnson posts throwback photo of André the Giant and his grandfather

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson is celebrating his family history.

The action star, 47, posted on social media a black-and-white photo as a tribute to his grandfather, High Chief Peter Maivia of Samoa, and the family patriarch appears smiling alongside none other than French wrestling star André the Giant.

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“What a crazy throwback from the 70’s [sic],” Johnson wrote. “Here’s the ‘8th Wonder of the World’ André the Giant, using my 315lb grandfather, High Chief Peter Maivia as a booster seat and making my granddad look like a little boy.”

The "Jumanji" actor revealed the two shared a close friendship.

“They were the best of friends, wrestled nightly, tough as hell and as you can see by their smiles and open energy — they lived like to the absolute fullest,” he said. “My grandfather died when I was a boy so I never got to know him as a man. Would’ve loved to have raised a tequila with these men.”

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“Would’ve also loved to have wrestled them too — those would’ve been fun a-- kickin’s for me to take #thegiant #andthehighchief," Johnson added.

Like Johnson earlier in his career, Maivia was a professional wrestler. He died in 1982 of cancer but was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame by his grandson posthumously, in 2013.

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The entertainer has kept his family member's memory alive through his work. Johnson revealed that his character in the animated movie "Moana" was inspired by Maivia.

"A lil’ @Disney gem of a secret, my character Maui was partly inspired by my late grandfather, High Chief Peter Maivia of Samoa," he admitted on Twitter after a fan pointed out the similarities.