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The Rock takes EW's Pop Culture Personality Test

The Rock takes EW’s Pop Culture Personality Test — The ”Gridlock Game” star loves Willie Nelson

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Can you smell what The Rock is cooking for dinner? Not anymore. ”The last time I cooked myself dinner was in Memphis in 1996,” says Dwayne ”The Rock” Johnson, the pro wrestler-turned-actor (The Scorpion King), next seen in Sept. 15’s football drama Gridiron Gang. ”I was making 40 bucks a night and ate Kraft Mac & Cheese. That’s all I could afford.” His cash-flow problems may be behind him, but we’ve got another challenge: Hey, Rock, can you outwrestle the questions on our Personality Test?


1. My American Idol audition song would be:
‘I Gotta Get Drunk’ by Willie Nelson. That’s classic, man. And I might need to if I’m going to sing in front of thousands of people.

2. The A-Team member I most identify with is:
A George Peppard
B Mr. T
C Dirk Benedict[X]
D Dwight Schultz

Who was the cool one? Face? I liked him. Face. That would be me.

3. What’s in your glove compartment?
Because of a run-in with the law when I was younger, I make sure everything is accessible so I don’t have to open the glove compartment. Reaching for something tends to make the police nervous.

4. After a long day, I like to kick back with:
A Martini[X]
B Cold Beer
C Pinot Noir
D Chamomile Tea

5. If I had to gain 30 pounds for a role, I would eat:
Large cheese pizzas and dough-nuts. The pizza needs to be from Avellino’s near Boston.

6. Who was your first famous friend?
Michael Clarke Duncan. I instantly knew he had an incredibly big heart.

7. Pick a Jessica:
A Jessica Alba
B Jessica Biel [X]
C Jessica Simpson
D Jessica Tandy

8. The worst advice I’ve ever received:
Never let anybody really know what you are thinking. That came from my sociology professor at University of Miami.

9. The Rat Packer I most identify with is:
A Frank Sinatra
B Sammy Davis Jr.
C Dean Martin [X]
D Peter Lawford
Dean Martin had that unique ability to be special. And that’s the worst answer I could possibly give you.

10. If the TV is on at 2 a.m. I’m watching:
You can always rely on Court TV for massive doses of Forensic Files. Fascinating.

11. What do you eat while watching a movie:
Wine, doughnuts, and a DVD of The Notebook — that is a good night.

12. Who are you mistaken for most often?
I’m The Rock. Nobody looks like me.