RAMPAGE = Best. Gift. Ever.
My director @peytonology killed it with this wrap gift he presented to me on our last day of shooting #Rampage.
One of the reasons I wanted to make this movie, was because of the strong personal connection I have with this game. My ALL TIME FAVORITE to play as a kid while living in Hawaii. Us hoodlums would skip school a few times a week to do two things: go watch ROCKY 3 at the theater and then go play RAMPAGE at the arcade.
Thank you to my creative brother @peytonology you crazy, brilliant MF. This is our third movie together and my gut tells me it might be our best one yet.
And if anyone out there thinks they can take me on this game, then step on up, get a shot at the title and get your ass kicked.
If you beat me, drinks on me. #BestGiftEver#ArcadeLife#Rampage 4-20-2018
Mission accomplished! That's an OFFICIAL WRAP on our movie #Rampage.
To my director @peytonology, our producers, our incredibly hard working crew, all departments and every individual who punched the clock.
From the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU for your talent and dedication to making a great movie.
And thank you for rollin' up your sleeves with me daily to put in the hard work. It's my pleasure to help lead such a great team.
And as the ol' saying goes, if the good Lord's willin' and the creek don't rise... I'll see you all down the road. ~ DJ #ThatsAWrap#Rampage 4-20-2018
Our big new season of #Ballers hits your home's TOMORROW NIGHT.
Before that drops, go ahead and take a few minutes and catch up on our first two seasons.
For all our NEW fans tuning in tomorrow night, you'll see the sizzle and polish of fame and money, but our show's anchor is the demons and how we deal with them in our daily lives.
Famous or not.. we all gotta face those demons.
Happy streaming our first two seasons and I'll see you in your homes... on your couch... drink in hand...with a non creepy smile.. tomorrow night. #NewSeason#Ballers on @HBO
THIS SUNDAY. You ready?
Entrepreneur global ambition. And why would we stay in our lane when the entire interstate is a helluva lot more fun.
NEW SEASON #Ballers
SUNDAY on @HBO
IN 3 DAYS
Culture and relentless ambition come's home.. #Ballers THIS SUNDAY @HBO
🤙🏾 Congrats team!
Grateful for our first EMMY nomination for #Ballers.
Very proud of our hard working crew.
Now, to clarify this nod is for Outstanding Cinematography. And I remember like it was yesterday when I pulled Rodney Taylor, our Director of Photography aside and said, "Rodney here's how you should set up this shot and here's the complicated yet cool lightning you should bring in". He said, "Holy shit DJ, that's a brilliant idea you sexy son of a bitch - thank you." Then I said, "You're welcome" and started singing it like I did in Moana.
And here we are.. nominated for an EMMY all because of me.
Of course I'm bullshitting, but seriously, congratulations to Rodney, his team and our crew. Luv you guys and couldn't be happier for your recognition.
Bring home the gold! #Ballers#Emmys2017
My Teenage Sonata (ol' Sam Cooke song)
Thank you so very much for the FOUR Teen Choice nominations.
Word on the street is I had two more nominations but @KevinHart did some shady shit with the ballots. Again.
Luv y'all and thanks again. Grateful to have the greatest fans on the planet. #TeenChoiceAwards 🤙🏾
5 days away from our season premiere.
Thank you for rockin' with us across the map.
Work hard, play harder, ball hardest. #Ballers THIS SUN 10pm on @HBO 🏾
Beast training session/photoshoot in the #IronParadise for our new #ProjectRock@underarmour men and women's collection called #USDNA dropping this fall.
We got after it hard core like a MF, but it was appropriate considering the collection is inspired by the warrior men and warrior women of our US MILITARY.
I got after it in some key pieces that's coming your way. Desert tan #RockDeltas and camo green hoodie which I cut that shit outta of 'cause I keep it 90 degrees when I train.
USNDA drops this fall in October. Til then, stay strong, cut your clothes up and have a productive week. #HornsUp 🤘🏾
And it begins.
Day 1 of physical prep for my next role in #Skyscraper. I'll keep the flag up for motivation to dig deep.
A lil' success reminder I've learned over the years - it's easier to work hard when there's a lot of people around watching you. The X- factor that'll set you apart is the hard work you put in when no one is around and you're all alone. That's a difference maker.
Just don't procrastinate on the 'gram like I am when cardio is waiting to kick your ass.
Day 1 down and doing the work. #DontTread#Skyscraper
We've worked hard to create a show that connects with culture and a melting pot of people. A show that speaks to human ambition and getting shit done.
IN ONE WEEK.. @HBO's #1 HIGHEST RATED half hour series returns for its third season.
So grateful for all your support and enjoy the new season. I think it's our best yet. #Ballers NEXT SUN. 10pm on @HBO
Four Horsemen of #Jumanji.
A real pleasure producing this film with these three out of four bad asses (@danygarciaco not pictured)
From left to right.
President of @SevenBucksProd@hhgarcia41
Lead producer @matt.tolmach aka Jew the Badass (self given nickname)
Director Jake "I Break Your Face" Kasdan
And the dude from Moana who confidently sings in keys that don't exist.
Life's too short and this business is too big and competitive, so I have a rule to not work with assholes. Happily work with these guys over and over again.
Can't wait for you guys to see movie. Think we made something special. #Jumanji#FourHorsemen
Remember just because something's never been done before, doesn't mean you can't do it. It just means, it's never been done... until you do it.
If there's no blueprints for what you want to accomplish - great - even better! Blaze your own path and do what others before you have never done.
Cynics and critics will always be the loudest. That's just noise.. learn to say fuck that, block it all out and go for it. Be defiant. Be real. Be you.
Call before the storm.
Before I started wrecking shit like a crazy human in my gym for our #ProjectRock@underarmour#USDNA shoot. I taped a few military shout outs that'll be shown on US bases around the world. Just sharing my boundless gratitude to our boys and girls.
Special word to the families of our 16 service members we recently lost. We're thinking about you and sending strength your way. #Marines#Navy#MARSOC#RaiderBattalion 🏾
Our company's building out nicely.
Welcome to our @sevenbucksprod executive team - new VP of Television Development, Chelsea Friedland (@yelsea). Hungry, smart, bad ass and ready to do big things. Great to have you with us. Let's get to work. #SevenBucksProds
This one got the blood boiling.
At the Civil and Human Rights Center they created an interactive experience of what it was like sitting at the "Whites only" lunch counter at Woolworth's during the famous "Greensboro sit-ins" during the Civil Rights Movement. Wearing these headphones gives you a extremely small taste of what would be said to your face, while being kicked, spit on etc had I sat at this counter in 1960.
For these four brave, strong willed students to sit thru this with poise, dignity and pride.. to remain non-violent.. keeping the bigger picture in mind.. ending racial segregation..is incredible. Inspiring.
Not sure if I would've had the poise and grace to sit thru this non-violently. I'd like to think I would've, had that been the collective goal, but my blood boiling and sweat starting to bead up on the back of my head said otherwise.
I'm forever grateful to the heroes that did though.
Grateful to learn so much more about our past and my culture. Helps us shape the future. #CivilAndHumanRightsCenter#Atlanta
90 degrees. This was an EPIC 2hr workout in the #IronParadise. Proud to rep our US military with our next #ProjectRock@underarmour collection dropping this fall.
Huge shout out to our 5 person camera crew getting down and dirty with me for 2 straight hours - no breaks - in 90 degree heat. You guys are champs! And thank you @underarmour partners for supporting me being real and authentic. No bullshit fancy photo shoots. Just me. #ProjectRock#WeReady#USDNA 🏾
Excellent global marketing kickoff with our Sony partners for JUMANJI.
Respect and luv I have for this property is boundless. The trailer is a small taste of what's to come and everyone in this room and at Sony is inspired to deliver some magic to you and your families around the world this Christmas.
Teamwork = success. And as always, I'm just looking for the waffle truck. #SevenBucksProds#SevenBucksDigital#TeamSony#Jumanji CHRISTMAS 🏾
Hell on wheels.
Epic shot today for #Jumanji. We wrapped the movie months ago, but this was one last final "pick up shot" of the two wheelin' king.
I'm no longer allowed to do stunts on motorcycles for insurance purposes because I'm deemed, "too dangerous". And by too dangerous it means I seek out and run over my directors.
Great day of work. Great to see our hard working crew again.
Delivering #Jumanji to you this Christmas 🏾🤙🏾
Chalk up those callouses. Time to eat.
Final late training session before my big @underarmour#ProjectRock photoshoot tomorrow for my new #USDNA launch. Bad ass men and women's line inspired by the warrior men and warrior women of our US Military.
Been training and dieting hard for weeks for this shoot. Tomorrow, as my boy Busta says... I FEEEEEED on these muthaf*ckas. Sorry that's the adrenaline talkin'... I'm nice and won't eat you.
Yes I will. #NeverFull#ProjectRock#USDNA
Warrior women come in all shapes, colors and backgrounds. Grateful to drop sweat next to this one.
Thank you @j_el_bee for your service. Respect.
And thank you for just being a pick up truck drivin' bad ass 🏾 #USArmy#Bakken#PurpleHeart
Our best season yet drops JULY 23rd on @HBO.
This series has been a real honor for our @sevenbucksprod to produce because this character was created from DNA.
Take all the fame, glitz, yachts, jewelry etc and strip all that bullshit away.
It'll always come down to putting in the consistent, daily hard work with your own two hands.
Especially when someone tells you you can't.
Fuck that. Yes you can. #Ballers Premieres JULY 23rd @HBO 🏾
Sexy teamwork. @sevenbucksprod@sevenbucksds & Warner Bros/New Line.
Very productive marketing meeting for #Rampage with our hungry, brilliant partners.
Love sinking my teeth in global strategies - always one of the most rewarding parts of my job because at the end of the day, it's all about making something cool for the world to enjoy.
Another great part of my job is being able to stop the meeting to remind the room that I am, in fact the Sexiest Man Alive. True story. #GlobalStrategy#SevenBucks#WarnerBros#Rampage 4-20-2018
My friend Roll.
Watched the latest cut of #Jumanji with our director Jake Kasdan and my @sevenbucksprod's team.
Very happy with how it's coming along...kinda magical.
Proud of Jake for the movie he's created and also looking like he just robbed a bank. #Jumanji THIS CHRISTMAS 🏾
Here I'm counting the reasons my partner in chaos, the Oscar nominated @naomieharris was a dream to work with on our final day of #Rampage.
Her performance in our movie was fantastic and I'm a lucky man to share the screen with such a classy, high quality (and bad ass) woman.
That's an official wrap on the production of #Rampage.
Thank you Naomie for your commitment and trust in me and our project.
Luv ya sistah and next time I'll have an explanation on why I have an Amtrak train of a vein running thru my horse neck. #OfficialWrap#Rampage#TheOneAndOnly#NaomieHarris
I know saying "Fuck that" isn't the most eloquent of terms but it's the most direct way I am when it comes to being told I can't accomplish something.
When I was cut from the Canadian Football League and wanted to start training to become a pro-wrestler, I was told these words (literally), "You have nothing to offer the wrestling business stick with football". Years later here I am.
When my goal was to transition from wrestling to film I was told.. "You'll make two or three movies tops, then your career will fizzle out". Years later here I am.
I could've listened to the cynics and doubted myself, but instead I went with what I trust most - my gut and my own two hands.
If you feel something deep in your bones you need to accomplish... you gotta say fuck that and go for it.
Check out one of the best docs I've seen in a long time - tonight at 9pm on @HBO. #DefiantOnes