The Dec. 13 ceremony will honor Johnson in the motion pictures category for his status as a global box-office powerhouse.
“Not only does Dwayne have a great personality and talent, but he also does a great amount of philanthropic work which is part of the criteria for earning an immortal spot on the Walk of Fame,” producer of Walk of Fame ceremonies Ana Martinez said. “We envision scores of photos being taken at his star by his fans.”
Johnson will soon be seen alongside Kevin Hart and Jack Black in Sony’s “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle,” which hits theaters Dec. 20. Next year, he’ll star in Disney’s “Jungle Cruise,” based on the theme park ride, along with the upcoming films “Rampage” and “Skyscraper.”
This past year, Johnson starred in “Baywatch” and “The Fate of the Furious,” the eight installment of the “Fast and Furious” franchise. In 2019, Johnson will star with Jason Statham in a “Fast and Furious” spinoff movie based on his breakout character Hobbs.
In 2016, Johnson again worked opposite Hart in the live action comedy “Central Intelligence,” while he lent his voice to the Disney animated hit, “Moana.” Among Johnson’s other recent film credits are “Furious 7,” “Hercules,” “G.I. Joe: Retaliation,” “Fast and Furious 6,” and “Fast 5.” His earlier work includes “Race to Witch Mountain,” “Get Smart,” “The Game Plan,” and “The Mummy Returns.”
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SOURCE: Variety, Rebecca Rubin