Don’t Tell Dwayne Johnson He Runs Like Tom Cruise

“Nope. Cruise runs like 6 o’clock. Straight up and down,” the Rock says in Instagram post shutting down trash-talking producer

Last Updated: July 7, 2017 @ 7:00 AM

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is, like, the nicest guy. But if you happen to describe the way he runs in a way that displeases him, you’ll get corrected by the wrestler-turned-box office champ as swiftly as he can pull his famed Rock Bottom wrestling move on you.

While filming on the set of “Rampage,” based on the 1980s arcade game, a producer made the mistake of comparing Johnson’s running to that of “Top Gun” star Tom Cruise — who has been widely teased for his foot-dash style.

The “Furious 8” star wasn’t having it, sharing his scorn for the comparison via Instagram on Thursday.

“While shooting this running scene all day, one of our producers said ‘Rock you’re running like Tom Cruise in his movies’.. I said stop the music right there. Nope,” wrote the action star.

Johnson was quick to point out that “Cruise runs like 6 o’clock. Straight up and down, arms tight to the body like an offensive player running for the end zone.”

By contrast, Johnson said of his own sprinting style: “This is the run of a defensive headhunter. Forward lean, stride long, arms open and pumping. Intense eyes fixated on the target which my warrior ancestors lovingly referred to as your head.”

Johnson added: “This running form is also called, ‘get me the f— outta here because there’s a genetically modified 50 TON BEAST that’s trying to eat me and all I wanted to do is just want to go home and have tequila and waffles’.”

The thing is, Johnson is totally right. Here’s proof (compare top gif to bottom pic):

tom cruise mission-impossible running

Headhunter lean.. with full grenade belt. While shooting this running scene all day, one of our producers said “Rock you’re running like Tom Cruise in his movies”.. I said stop the music right there. Nope. Cruise runs like 6 o’clock. Straight up and down, arms tight to the body like an offensive player running for the end zone. This is the run of a defensive headhunter. Forward lean, stride long, arms open and pumping. Intense eyes fixated on the target ????which my warrior ancestors lovingly referred to as your head. This running form is also called, “get me the fuck outta here because there’s a genetically modified 50 TON BEAST that’s trying to eat me and all I wanted to do is just want to go home and have tequila and waffles”. #HeadhunterLean #FightOrFlight #IDontTasteLikeChicken #RAMPAGE

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