3 April 2012 1:01 AM, PDT | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Dwayne Johnson's transformation into a movie star is complete after he was named as the recipient of a top honour at an upcoming Las Vegas film convention.

The wrestler known as The Rock kicked off his film career in the 2000s and has been impressing audiences in the past year with his turns in Fast Five and Journey 2: The Mysterious Island.

He has now been unveiled as the recipient of the Action Star of the Year Award at the annual CinemaCon convention later this month.

CinemaCon general manager Mitch Neuhauser says, "An exciting performer who first gained attention from audiences around the world when he developed the iconic character The Rock, Dwayne Johnson has taken his charismatic presence to the big screen and has proven over and over again that he can entertain audiences of all ages - whether it be an action-paced film or a family comedy."


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