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And if one nickname is more fun, then five more nicknames are a LOT more fun.

Universal's "Skyscraper" (opening Friday) is an "original" movie in the sense that it doesn't feature one of Johnson's hulking characters we've already seen him play. But that's what you see in the movie'.

Johnson, meanwhile, plays a version of the same character he's portrayed countless times before, only with one added degree of difficulty: His Will Sawyer (even the name sounds generic) gets around on a prosthetic foot, having lost it in an opening sequence that explains why this former Marine and Federal Bureau of Investigation agent is now a settled-down family man, running a private-security outfit that's enlisted to run a systems check on the building by its mogul developer (Chin Han from "The Dark Knight").

The thriller stars The Rock as a security guard for the (fictional) tallest building in the world, a swirling glass-and-steel monolith in Hong Kong. The residence is located in the upper levels of this 240-floor structure. So this morning on Good Morning America, when Dwayne Johnson showed up to promote his latest action extravaganza Skyscraper, hosts Michael Strahan and Robin Roberts turned to his mom, Ata Maivia, who was in the audience, for more information on this nickname they'd heard she gave him. He's sporting some gray in his beard and has a professional look with a dress shirt and slacks (that's right, no khakis or showing off his massive physique).

In the mid 2000s, when Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson moved from WWE wrestling into a full-time career as a Hollywood star, there was a brief period of time where Johnson dropped his wrestling moniker.

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But director Thurber, who also has the lone screenwriting credit, humanizes the story. He makes it more about Will's drive to save his family first.

Bad news for those campaigning for a third President Johnson: Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson won't be running in 2020 ... but never say never. Obviously, immediately after getting this job and moving his family into the building, it sets on fire.

Is the movie completely unrealistic and full of cliches and head-scratching plot points? You can't go by The Rock.

The 46-year-old actor had one shot at the crane jump in the action movie because of an old injury.

"I reached a point in my career where I was exhausted of trying to be something I wasn't", Johnson said of switching back to the nickname.


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