Dwayne Johnson thinks 'Deepwater Horizon' is one of Mark Wahlberg's "finest acting performances".

Dwayne Johnson

Dwayne Johnson

The 44-year-old actor - also known as The Rock for his days as a WWE wrestler - has admitted he is very proud of his "brothers" Mark and director Peter Berg for their "inspiring" movie, which is based on the true event which occurred in the Gulf of Mexico six years ago.

The 'Fast 8' star took to his Instagram account to praise the cast and crew of the recent release.

Alongside a picture of the film's campaign, he wrote: "Outstanding film! This weekend check out #DeepWaterHorizon. Very proud of my brothers @markwahlberg & director @pberg44.

They continue to make movies together that are based on true events about overcoming great odds, socially conscious and above all else.. INSPIRING.

"This is one of Mark's finest acting performances and Berg's direction is outstanding."

And the star also praised the 'Fools Gold' actress Kate Hudson - who plays Felicia Williams in the drama movie - as being "everything".

He added: "And @katehudson Is everything (sic)", which was followed by a wink face.

So not to exclude anyone from his praise, Johnson added: "Congratulations to the entire cast, crew and studios Lionsgate and Participant. Bravo. Everyone enjoy the movie this weekend!! #DeepWaterHorizon (sic)."

Meanwhile, Hudson has since shared the post on her own social media page thanking Johnson for his "amazing shout out" and wink.

She wrote: "When The Rock gives your film the most amazing shout out and you a [wink face] and you're like #Repost @therock (sic)."

The 37-year-old actress has previously taken to social media to declare her and her fellow co-stars felt "very connected" to New Orleans and has urged fans to buy a ticket to view the blockbuster, which will see proceeds go towards Louisiana flood victims.

She wrote: "All of us in Deepwater feel very connected to the city of New Orleans and with all of the things that unfortunately have happened in New Orleans and Louisiana we want to make sure we keep supporting this amazing city and helping it to rebuild. Our film Deepwater Horizon is now in theaters Buy your tickets through Atom and they will donate $1 to Louisiana flood victims! Use code DWH http://atm.tk/deepwater (sic)."