Fisticuffs are a big part of the Doom shoot in Prague, and Johnson is not really looking forward to returning to Eastern Europe. When he doesn't have to zip between moons in a souped-up space-copter, he retreats to his hotel room—"with a copy of Big 'Uns. Oh, that's terrible. I'm sorry." There, he sits around eating pizza and watching the action network, Fox News. "I love Fox," he declares. "I love their balls, I love their edginess. I love that they can make jokes about things. You know, 'This car chase ended... how all of them end.' "

Car chases are clichès, no question, but the movie variety pays an awful lot of bills for guys like the Rock. Just not as much if you insist on wearing something frilly.