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06 Jul 2023

Based on The Rock's Grandfather, Maui

It looks like Dwayne Johnson had a lot more creative input into his character in Moana than previously thought. The successful actor was able to convince the filmmakers to model Maui's appearance after his late grandfather. 

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Talented Samoan wrestler Peter Maivia. Maivia helped The Rock become a WWE Superstar, which eventually opened the door to his acting career with Dwayne Johnson's father, Rocky Johnson.