Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson Looks Literally Unrecognizable For His New Movie Role, And He's Clearly Going For An Oscar

When one thinks of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, you generally think of this:

Dwayne Johnson, known as "The Rock," smiles on stage wearing a sleeveless white shirt, showing his tattooed arms, and black pants at a public event
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Personally, I think about him looking like this:

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson poses at the MTV Video Music Awards in a metallic outfit with sunglasses and a sleeveless vest, showcasing his arm tattoo
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I also think of him doing the eyebrow-lifting thing he did all the time in the '90s:

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson at a book signing event for his book "The Rock Says..." in New York, January 2000, wearing sunglasses and a blue sweater
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But alas, this is what people generally think of:

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson stands with clasped hands, wearing a sleeveless white shirt and black pants, showcasing his tattooed arms
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It appears The Rock really, really wants an Oscar because he did that thing actors do when they want to be taken seriously. He became unrecognizable for a movie role.

Dwayne Johnson is speaking on stage wearing a sleeveless white shirt and black pants. He has visible tattoos and is gesturing with one hand
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The Rock plays MMA star Mark Kerr in The Smashing Machine:

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Yep, that's him:

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And for reference, here's the MMA fighter he's playing:

A muscular Kurt Angle wearing a medal and red and white trunks, walking on a red carpet, acknowledging the crowd
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As this person said, "I'm here for The Rock's Oscar campaign" because lord knows that's what he's going for.

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