- Throwback Thursday -
Going back to March of 2011 on set of MIB 3. I played several aliens throughout the production, but this one is Colossus. He showed up both in MIB HQ and Coney Island in '69. The head came apart like Death Vader. You can see me holding the bottom part of the face attached by wires for the blue lights. We'd pop it off and stick a fan in my face whenever we could. This film was the start of my professional acting career playing nonhuman roles. Beautiful job by @norman_cabrera_monsters and thanks to @therickbaker for bringing back again and again. Fond memories from that set. #tbt#movies#monster#makeup#love#memories#actor#life#hot#sweaty
Here's a screenshot from a character I play in this beautiful short film I did last fall/winter called Shallow Water, which is now viewable on YouTube! Had a blast making this film and so excited to make the feature soon. Writer/director/SFX makeup artist Sandy Collora @collorastudios spent years getting this going. Special shoutout to @lisaroumain for absolutely KILLING it. Check it out and let us know what you think! The link is below as well as available on my profile page. 🏻🤙🏻
-- www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBSm6ZDY7n0 #love#monster#movies#fun#makeup#film#actor#life#support#nature#beautiful#art
Dwayne posted a little peek at some work we've been doing on set of Rampage!
When my bestie, George (an extremely rare Albino silverback) gets hangry. Hungry + angry.
Blown away by this technology. Makin' a cool movie for you guys here on set of #Rampage.
When George (and a crocodile and grey wolf) are infected they grow at a rapid rate to gigantic proportions rampaging across the country.
In this scene our Oscar winning Weta Digital (Lord of the Rings, Avatar etc) is using their ground breaking "performance capture" to bring "George" the Silverback to life. It uses over 30 special cameras to "see" the performance of my co-actor @tallie7487 allowing the digital artists to make the most realistic and badass animations possible. He's wearing a "facial capture helmet" and we can record every muscle movement and expression and emotion of George as goes on a rampage. Jason studied gorillas for months preparing for this performance capture role - facial expressions, sounds, habits and emotions. Spectacular performance.
What a learning curve for me and such a pleasure to help produce these amazing artists who come to set daily to be game changers.
More to come. Amazing technology. #WETADigital#Hydraulx#Rampage#MyHangryBestFriend
Before Weta makes me into a gorilla on the big screen next April, they have a massive film coming out this summer: War for the Planet of the Apes. Final trailer dropped today. Looks amazing. So pumped to watch the best in the world at work. And that includes the incredible cast. 🦍 #inspire#apestogetherstrong#love#movies
THROWBACK THURSDAY -- on set of MIB III with @therickbaker 6 years ago and some fellow aliens. This was the 1969 MIB headquarters set in Brooklyn in March of 2011. Rick had me come back week after week from Dec '10 to May '11 to play 3 different aliens throughout production. It helped me find my niche as an actor often too tall to play humans, a trend I'm still continuing today. Also where I got to work with and become friends with some great artists like @proutyfx & @norman_cabrera_monsters
So thankful to Rick for his encouragement and support throughout the shoot. Helped start my career. There's love. #tbt#actor#hollywood#movies#monster#makeup#fx#set#behindthescenes#dream
Can't say it any better than my man Dwayne @therock
It's about doing your best in every area of life. Consistently growing, learning, making mistakes, just trying. Success and greatness will come. Don't just form a hypothesis and give up. Conduct the experiment and get the results. Then do it again. Just do your best. Here are a couple dudes who know what it takes. @omarestradadiaz Omar is an 8 time national boxing champion. And he's 15... this dude works his tail off and simply DOES. World class at that age? He can do anything. And now he's going after a career as an actor. Watch this guy. He's gonna be on top as an artist like he already is as an athlete. @realoquendo this dude is the definition of a BEAST. He makes even me and Dwayne look small. HARD working man, mentally impenetrable, and he fought for our country. #salute Now he's an actor and only climbing while working on some of the best projects around.
Learn from these guys. Learn from Dwayne. You'll never hit the ball if you don't swing. So swing. Miss and swing a thousand more times. Enjoy the struggle and the growth. Home runs will come. Don't know where to start? Just start. Just go do it. Right now. If not now, when? #beast#dreams#goals#love#work#justdoit#live#today#now
Good morning. Beds are the best. Coffee time? Possibly more gorilla watching at the zoo today. Still need to see Guardians 2. Atlanta, where MUST I go while in town? #love#coffee#sleep#morning
Good morning, Atlanta! Taking it easy today and enjoying a little fresh coffee, homemade frittata, and giving some love to my journal. Like @actordougjones says, "There's ALWAYS room for love." I really do love my job. I don't take one bit of it for granted. Truly living the dream. What are your dreams? Are you going after them? If not, why? If not now, when? Don't listen to naysayers. You CAN do it. If I did, you can. You don't have to be fearless. Just don't LET fear stop you from going after something. I was told I was too tall for film. Clearly they were right 🤓🏻🦍 #justdoit#dream#live#love#actor#life#nerd#thankful