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The Rock blacked out every time shooting this scene in Hercules

07.18.2014

Dwayne Johnson has been instrumental in helping to round out ensemble casts for the FAST & FURIOUS films, as well as G.I. JOE: RETALIATION. Next Friday he's going pretty much solo in Brett Ratner's HERCULES. While the director of X-MEN: THE LAST STAND hasn't exactly won over the hearts of fans, there's no question that Dwayne Johnson is pulling out all the stops on his end, including asking to be shackled in real steel to shoot one of the most iconic scenes in the film.

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Dwayne Johnson recalls shooting the scene:

I asked the prop department to lock me in with real steel chains that I couldn't break, so the performance would be real. When HERCULES finally accepts his fate of being the son of Zeus, it's THE epic moment of the mythology - and our movie. We shot this scene 8 times - I blacked out every time. Down to my knees. Well worth the fun pain.. this moment is iconic. Im excited for you to see it...

I remember Dwayne Johnson being groomed to be the next big action star during the SCORPION KING/RUNDOWN days. At the time, it just felt a little forced. Over the years he's really stepped up his game as far as his cinematic acting goes, and even his body! It's weird to look back on some of his early films and see how "small" he was. Johhnson is an absolute force to be reckoned with and I love the fact he's going all in for HERCULES. Given that this movie is riding on his shoulders, I hope it turns out to be a fun action/adventure flick.

HERCULES will hit cinemas July 25, 2014.

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1:35AM on 07/19/2014
I don't know if he grew the beard or if it was glued on, but either way, it looks horrible. We have a supposed character from Greek mythology who has a half assed beard and perfectly aligned pearly whites.

Right off the bat it looks doomed to fail. I may watch it, but I certainly will wait for a bluray/on demand watch vs theaters.
I don't know if he grew the beard or if it was glued on, but either way, it looks horrible. We have a supposed character from Greek mythology who has a half assed beard and perfectly aligned pearly whites.

Right off the bat it looks doomed to fail. I may watch it, but I certainly will wait for a bluray/on demand watch vs theaters.
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9:28PM on 07/18/2014
I love The Rock and I'll be seeing this movie in theaters, but OH GOD THAT POSTER IS JUST FRICKIN' HORRIBLE
I love The Rock and I'll be seeing this movie in theaters, but OH GOD THAT POSTER IS JUST FRICKIN' HORRIBLE
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8:09PM on 07/18/2014

Good for Dwayne but...

it looks like this whole movie is worth blacking out for.
it looks like this whole movie is worth blacking out for.
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7:47PM on 07/18/2014

Who cares?

This thing looks awful and the Rock blows. Seems like a nice guy and I applaud him for his longevity but I will never take him seriously as an actor.
This thing looks awful and the Rock blows. Seems like a nice guy and I applaud him for his longevity but I will never take him seriously as an actor.
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7:23PM on 07/18/2014
I love 'The Rock', and I actually like Ratner as well. Rush Hour 2, The Family Man, and Red Dragon are some of my favorite movies, so I'm actually kind of excited to see 'Hercules'. I'm not expecting a great movie, I just want a fun one.
I love 'The Rock', and I actually like Ratner as well. Rush Hour 2, The Family Man, and Red Dragon are some of my favorite movies, so I'm actually kind of excited to see 'Hercules'. I'm not expecting a great movie, I just want a fun one.
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6:29PM on 07/18/2014
The Rock is a guy that I've always routed for. He always brings a form of entertainment to his films and is dedicated. I just hope Hercules delivers. It looks solid enough by the trailers but I want more than just a 6/10 for this. I hope Ratner and the story deliver.
The Rock is a guy that I've always routed for. He always brings a form of entertainment to his films and is dedicated. I just hope Hercules delivers. It looks solid enough by the trailers but I want more than just a 6/10 for this. I hope Ratner and the story deliver.
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3:47PM on 07/18/2014

we'll see...

but i bet this movie does well overseas.
but i bet this movie does well overseas.
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3:30PM on 07/18/2014
It looks like a solid flick. I'm hoping it's a crowd pleaser.
It looks like a solid flick. I'm hoping it's a crowd pleaser.
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1:06PM on 07/18/2014

Dedicated

Johnson's dedication to this movie alone makes me interested in seeing it. Any actor who puts that much effort (and I do mean having themselves chained up and really struggling to the point of blacking multiple times) into capturing a scene earns my respect in his craft. I was probably going to wait for DVD on this one but I'll check it out in the cinema now.
Johnson's dedication to this movie alone makes me interested in seeing it. Any actor who puts that much effort (and I do mean having themselves chained up and really struggling to the point of blacking multiple times) into capturing a scene earns my respect in his craft. I was probably going to wait for DVD on this one but I'll check it out in the cinema now.
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12:01PM on 07/18/2014

I actually don't hate Ratner

I like several of his movies, and I love this mythology and I'm a fan of The Rock... but this movie looks surprisingly uninteresting and just not exciting to me. The worst part out of EVERYTHING I've seen of this movie though... is the incredibly lame line, the one showcased here in fact, "I AM HERRRCULEEEES"... I actually feel bad that The Rock put so much effort into such a corny line.
I like several of his movies, and I love this mythology and I'm a fan of The Rock... but this movie looks surprisingly uninteresting and just not exciting to me. The worst part out of EVERYTHING I've seen of this movie though... is the incredibly lame line, the one showcased here in fact, "I AM HERRRCULEEEES"... I actually feel bad that The Rock put so much effort into such a corny line.
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11:59AM on 07/18/2014
He blacked out every time... for 8 takes.... except that time.
He blacked out every time... for 8 takes.... except that time.
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12:09PM on 07/18/2014
"blacked out" isn't the same as "passed out"
"blacked out" isn't the same as "passed out"
1:11PM on 07/18/2014
so "down to my knees" is the same and "hands on my knees"?
so "down to my knees" is the same and "hands on my knees"?
11:43AM on 07/18/2014
I am so "meh" over this movie, but you can't deny that The Rock is always busting ass and giving it his all.
I am so "meh" over this movie, but you can't deny that The Rock is always busting ass and giving it his all.
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11:38AM on 07/18/2014

He looks like Hercule

From Dragonball. Frizzy dark hair. Beard. Even this. Video he says herculeee not herculeees
From Dragonball. Frizzy dark hair. Beard. Even this. Video he says herculeee not herculeees
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11:25AM on 07/18/2014
I miss movies like this and am very excited.
I miss movies like this and am very excited.
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11:20AM on 07/18/2014
I admire his commitment on this one. But I just can't get behind the movie... looks like a rental. Too bad that Dwayne couldn't get anything more interesting for "his Conan." Or would that be The Scorpion King? Either way...
I admire his commitment on this one. But I just can't get behind the movie... looks like a rental. Too bad that Dwayne couldn't get anything more interesting for "his Conan." Or would that be The Scorpion King? Either way...
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11:16AM on 07/18/2014
Maybe he really blacked out because maybe he realized how bad this film might possibly be????
Maybe he really blacked out because maybe he realized how bad this film might possibly be????
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