After The Rock's wrestling career ended—after he became one of the few to escape to Hollywood, thanks in large part to leading roles in The Scorpion King and Walking Tall—Dwayne Johnson went through a slimmer, family-friendly period (The Tooth Fairy), then began to take on acting gigs that emphasized his increasingly unreal size. The Rock was always big, but he was never the biggest guy on the mat, an honor which went to roided-up freaks like Scott Steiner, or Kevin Nash. In GI Joe, Pain & Gain, and the last two Fast & Furious entries, though, Johnson's bulk becomes as much his character as the lines he's given. Pain & Gain's Paul Doyle is basically one constant "Look how fucking ripped I am!" joke. His character in GI Joe is actually called "Roadblock."
This is is the great irony of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson: As the actor moved further from the Rock, he started to actually look like a rock. Or more specifically, a boulder. It's time we talk about that.
The dramatic increase in size became evident to most who caught Pain & Gain last year. But now, as Johnson trains for a leading role in Hercules: The Thracian Wars, it's just getting comical. He's WAY bigger than he was during his wrestling days. Look.
Here's The Rock in 2001, joining Team WWF alongside Vince McMahon. He's barely bigger than Vince, or McMahon's shitty kid. He's cut, obviously, but his character's gimmick was more "egotistical and funny guy," not "guy with tremendous body mass," which was relatively pedestrian for wrestling.
Here he is 2004, post-WWF, filming Walking Tall. He's smaller than he was at his wrestling peak, but still pretty big for an actor.
2011. Fast Five. This is when the Rock really begins his transformation. He bulked up 30 pounds and his right arm, as best I can tell, is larger than both of Paul Walker's legs.
In April of last year, while filming Pain and Gain, The Rock's trap muscle officially went "No Neck." As best I can tell, this was first pointed out by a Bodybuilder.com user. If you're not a weightlifter and confused by what "trap muscle" means, take a look at the picture below, where you'll see the Rock no longer possesses a human neck.
And now we're here. Thanks to a Hercules diet that features three pounds of meat and fish a day, as well as 14 egg whites, the Rock has morphed into a boulder. He is no longer made of human parts. He is the largest man in Hollywood history, and, as this meme points out, he's the only man that can make the Rock look like a 'lil bitch: