TV Club: Saturday Night Live: “Dwayne Johnson/George Ezra”

“I’m not an actor, I’m a [movie/TV] star!”

While his fourth SNL hosting stint took place on the same night as the WWE Hall of Fame ceremony (R.I.P. and congrats, Macho Man), Dwayne Johnson made his case for SNL HOF induction (or at least the Five Timers Club) with one of the most assured and hilarious appearances in recent memory. In a career spent in front of cameras, there’s something so calculatedly wonderful in Johnson’s persona that it’d be annoying if it didn’t come off so, well, wonderful. I’m reminded of Tom Lennon’s anecdote (we’re going deep cut on Dwayne Johnson lore here) about how gracious and accommodating Johnson was on his one day of work filming his very funny appearance in the Reno 911 movie, where Johnson charmed everyone involved, even calling Lennon months later on the …

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