Mornin' raise of the 'brow from my new (yet still dirty) West Coast Iron Paradise.
We're doin' that 4am anchor thing again to close out the week strong.
Shooting one big final additional scene for Hobbs and FAST & FURIOUS today. Bad ass Hobbs scene, so it'll be fun.
I'll wrap that out this afternoon then switch gears, energy, tempo and definitely wardrobe;), to shoot BALLERS tonight.
It's kinda crazy but in order for me to operate at a highly efficient/effective level, I need that 4am wake up to train like an beast. It's one of my anchors. Even at this "what the f*ck are you thinking at this stupid hour of 4am".
Buuuuut remember it's the fun crazy ones that dent the universe.
Find your anchor. Get crazy. Dent it. #4am#WestCoastIronParadise#DentingInProgress
Heard this quote when I was 15yrs old. For whatever reason it just clicked and made sense to me. I told myself then if I ever became "famous" one day, I'd always try and do my best to live it. (then of course I had to tell Kevin Hart to "f*ck off";).
Look at this band of brotherly trouble. The man who's produced some of the greatest movies ever made, Brian Grazer. Chairman & CEO of Warner Bros, Kevin Tsujihara. The greatest comedic actor of all time, Eddie Murphy. Some big, brown, bald tattooed man who photobomb, and the man of the hour himself, Mr. Forrest Gump, Brett Ratner. You're lucky I only told the Panerai story, you crazy bastard. We love you buddy and congratulations. Very proud of you for this historic Hollywood achievement. #HollywoodWalkOfFame#RatPac#Jan19
"For the people!" You work hard and hope you get lucky enough to make stuff people really dig and connect with. Because at the end of the day, that's the most important thing that always drives me... our connection. THANK YOU for voting me top spot in this category TWO YEARS IN A ROW!
Grateful. Keep ballin'. #PeoplesChoiceAwards#FavoriteActor#BALLERS
Big night. Lots of famous people and stuff. Midnight and all the babies are asleep. Dog too. Takin' a quiet moment of gratitude.. THANK YOU. It's an honor and privilege to work hard for you and entertain you. I will now entertain this sexy shot of chilled Don Julio. #PeoplesChoiceAwards#FavoriteActor#Ballers
Art of War. Acquisitions. And ballin' out...
NEW SEASON #BALLERS#HBO THIS JULY
This one felt good. Very good. 🤙🏾 Our @Ford partners asked me to unveil the never seen before, brand new 2018 FORD MUSTANG to the world. As their Ambassador, I'm happy to do.
With a twist.
Myself and Ford compiled a big list of US veterans and from that list, I chose Army combat vet & Purple Heart recipient, Marlene Rodriguez to surprise and give it away to her.
It was such a cool moment that all of us in the room will never forget.
When Marlene, stopped and just looked at me and asked "Why?", well that's when I may or may not have gotten a lil' emotional with my answer - in a bad ass manly way of course.
Why? Because of the boundless gratitude and respect I have for you, Marlene and all our men and women who've served our country. Just a small way of myself and the good people of FORD of saying THANK YOU.
A HUGE thank you to FORD, our SEVEN BUCKS PRODUCTIONS and everyone who was involved in making this awesome surprise come true.
Finally, thank you FORD for making the new 2018 Mustang straight , completely customizable for the world to enjoy. Thanks also for making sure I fit in it as well.
Marlene, fits better. . Enjoy your ride mama. Enjoy that Dodger game. You deserve it. #2018FordMustang#FordAmbassador#HeFinallyFitsInASportsCar#ButSheFitsBetter#SheCanHaveIt#StoryOfMyLife * Click the link in my bio to watch this very cool FULL VIDEO.
How we spend our Saturday's. Proud of this growth. Had to share with you.
This past Saturday we held our annual "Seven Bucks/Team Rock Summit" at our WME offices in Los Angeles. This highly strategic brain trust event was conceived by my manager and our Seven Bucks co-CEO and former Merrill Lynch VP @danygarciaco to bring together all our team members & execs to chop up and discuss best practices on how we continue to push forward and become an even more global force. Continue to build corporate enterprise.
All departments represented: Seven Bucks Prods, Seven Bucks Digital, WME partners, Droga5 Advertising, our LA and NY publicists (Viewpoint & Jonesworks) our brilliant attorneys (Harold Brown & Bianca Levin) our ace financial manager (Howard Altman) who I insist sits next to me - always gotta keep the $money close;). And our management holding company, The Garcia Companies and their bright, hard working ALL FEMALE executive team.
Can't tell you guys what a day like this means to me. All this started from $7 bucks in my pocket when I was 24yrs old. We had our first Seven Bucks Summit 3 years ago with only 8-10 people.
This past Saturday, we held our summit in WME's biggest conference room and as you see, the joint was "sold out and standing room only". Growth like a rocket.
Very proud that we've become the most sought after enterprise in Hollywood. But like with any successful venture, it all comes down to the team you have around you. Surround yourself with hungry, creative and optimistic humans who bring brilliant ideas and committed to seeing your vision thru. All superstars in this room and one big, brown, bald tattooed man who drives his pick up truck and says "f*ck yeah and f*ck no" a lot. Grateful.
I'll leave you with my Seven Bucks philosophy which our entire team has engrained in their DNA, "We never want to just play in the game, we want to change the way the game is played". Now go out there, put in the hard work and create your own hungry, brilliant team. I look forward to hearing about your "Team Summit" one day. Driving a pick up and saying f*ck yeah and f*ck no is optional. #SevenBucksSummit#2017#ChangingTheWayTheGameIsPlayed#FuckYeah
My family, @saronasnukawwe gave me this amazing pic she took of her dad only a few short months ago. I immediately got choked up when I first saw this as she told me he sat there in this chair for hours and just watched his old wrestling promos and matches... in complete silence. Never said a word, just watched and reflected. Got choked up over the thought of what must've been going thru his mind in these hours watching himself... pride, joy, regret, satisfaction, pain, love. I wondered if at any point he sat here wishing he could do it all over again. Or, if he sat here completely at peace with his incredible, inspiring, wildly successful and at times extremely complicated life he's lived.
Well before there was WrestleManias, PPV's, big money guaranteed contracts, the internet or pro wrestling being coined, "sports entertainment", it's hard to articulate how "on fire" this man was in the early 80's and how much he impacted and electrified the wrestling business' bottom line. His wrestling promos had a quiet intensity that made you believe every word that came out of his mouth and you just knew that you had to run down to Madison Square Garden and buy your tickets because he was going to electrify that night. Another Garden sell out.
I grew up with this man as our families lived together in Hawaii and North Carolina. His children Jimmy Jr, Liana, Sarona and Ata all idolized him, as did I. Awesome memories. To the world, he was known as the iconic Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka but to me he was and will always be, simply.. uncle.
Rest in peace, uncle. Fly high bruddah..now you have real wings.
It's official. More sweat, more respect. WORLDWIDE
Our #1@underarmour mens, womens & kids ROCK COLLECTION is now available globally.
Regardless of culture, race or gender... our philosophy will always apply.. the first two we give, the last one we earn. #BloodSweatRespect🏾#OurAnchor *LINK IN MY BIO Enjoy the gear ~ DJ
Ballers are back. Great first week of production with these talented hard workin' mofos.
Huge shout out to all our ballers' fans who've made us the highest watched 30min show on HBO, two years in a row and counting. @troyog@donovanwcarter@reallondonbrown@omarbensonmiller and my lil' brotha @jd_wash
We luv and appreciate our fans and all your support. This new season we take it all to the next level. #BALLERS#HBO THIS JULY 🏿
*and yeah, you have no idea how much of a real G @troyog is. Follow him and you'll see.
In 2016 we launched our digital arm of @sevenbucksprod aptly named @sevenbucksds and had a bad ass year. HUGE THANK YOU to our YouTube & digital communities for being the best partners around!
HUGE s/o to all you crazy millennials, plurals and Gen X'ers who are the dopest fans in the world.
We will continue to push the envelope, always keep the positive energy flowing and deliver more amazing and epic......stuff. #HereWeCome#SevenBucksDigitalStudios
Just finished watching this movie, PATRIOTS DAY. Film about the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. Gutsy film to make, but yet an important one. Hardest thing for us to do is embrace hope, strength and optimism in the midst of heavy tragedy. Our emotions run high, but that's exactly what the city of Boston did in the wake of the bombing. And we rallied as a country behind them. Director Pete Berg and Mark Wahlberg are like my brothers. Family. Really proud of their work here and highly recommend watching this weekend. THANK YOU to the entire cast & production crew for making this powerful film. Helluva job. #BostonStrong
EXCLUSIVE: Bonus animation that I personally worked on for 18 months inside the animation studios at Disney with Academy Award winning animators. Enjoy this special clip called “Gone Fishing” from #MOANA, available on digital Feb. 21 & Blu-Ray March 7. *For the record, that stuff about me personally working as an animator for 18 months on this cool bonus footage may or may not be complete bullsh*t.
Enjoy the clip...
Had a very cool and strategic meeting with the heads of DC about their entire universe. As a hard core DC fan, to get a real sense of the tonal shifts and developments coming in these future movies has me fired up. Something we, as DC fans have all been waiting for for a very long time.
Hope, optimism & FUN.
Even when talking about the the most ruthless villain/anti-hero of all time finally coming to life. Prepare yourselves DC Universe. #KneelAtHisFeet#OrGetCrushedByHisBoot#BlackAdam
Our big #GoldenGlobes night! Incredibly honored to be nominated. Congratulations to my insanely talented cast, filmmakers and home studio of DISNEY. Most importantly, THANK YOU FANS.
Either way, tonight my entire bottle of Don Julio will be emptied and a tray of brownies will be dominated. My gluttony will be the clear winner. #GoldenGlobes#BestAnimatedFilm#BestSong#Moana
I told our troops I'd save this historic vid to kick off 2017.
We know that so many of you troops who are stationed around the world couldn't make it home for the holidays to be with your families.
We luv you, we miss you, we're proud of you and most important, come back home safe. You're families are waiting.
And to the 50,000 troops and their families who made this night historic (biggest event ever of its kind on American soil). From deep in my bones, it was an honor to stand on this stage and entertain you. When you broke into the "USA" chants my body lit up like a freaking Christmas tree with goose bumps. Helluva moment. Happy New Year to all our troops here in the US and overseas serving our country. Thank you to you AND your families.
My gratitude is boundless. #RockTheTroops#GratefulNewYear
Yup, there's a toilet in the squat rack.
We got after it hardcore this week at my good bud @gunnarfitness' spot in LA. Intense chest, tri's and neck training.
Gunnar keeps a toilet (non-functioning;) in the rack which a whole other level of psychological bad assery.
My old man used to kick my ass so hard in the gym when I was a kid he'd say, "if you're gonna throw up go out side.. and if you're gonna cry then go home to your mother." If only we had this brilliant toilet in the gym idea when I was a kid I'd would've never had to go outside. #GrindDNA#HardestWorkersInTheRoom#AndNoOneGoesHomeToMama
Yeah, the fun we're havin' over on our YouTube channel. #Boulders * Link to our channel in my bio.
Easily one of my fav things to do with our YouTubers on our YouTube channel and after millions of requests & questions, we're back with another "World Famous Infamous Rock Q&A" *Direct link to our channel in my bio.
It's JAN 2nd and time to get after it. Every Monday from now until Memorial Day Weekend when our movie is released, we'll launch something new from #BAYWATCH.
THANK YOU World Gym North Lakes BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA for this dope #RockWall gym mural.
You guys keep kickin' ass and remember with these gym #RockWall murals all around the world, I'm always watching over you. In a non-creepy, but bad ass "hey stop with the bullshit talking and get your candy ass back to work" kinda way. #BloodSweatAndRespect#HardestWorkersInTheRoom 🏾
Last day of 2016 and I scrolled thru every post I posted this year and selected this one as my fav to show my gratitude. I believe in hard work and always being good to people. And somewhere along the way I got lucky enough to be blessed with this crazy platform called fame. Key is to always try and do something good with it.
Fame is a funny thing. I never take it that serious, but also I never take it for granted. We always hear that fame just magnifies who you really are. Well clearly then, I'm a gigantic egomaniac SOB who fishes for compliments, gives bear hugs and kisses all the ladiesssss.
For me, this stuff will always be the best part of fame.. and free stuff.
Luv you guys back and onward to 2017. #2016#GratefulMan#PeaceOut🏾
Where all my beaches at? Oh the "beach" puns that are coming... Happy New Year from our #BAYWATCH family to yours. #StartinWithABang
* Watch FULL TRAILER in my bio.
2016 had its ups, downs and ups again. THANK YOU guys so much for rockin' with us and as always, let's keep puttin' in that work to get better and always havin' some fun along the way. #SevenBucksProds#SevenBucksDigital#Grateful
Bought my dad a Christmas gift and surprised him. He's had a hard life. This one felt good.
My dad, Rocky Johnson is a minimalist. Always has been. Never asks me for much and over the years his needs are always the barest. Crazy story, my dad's dad died when he was 13yrs old. That Christmas, my dad's mom had her new boyfriend over for Christmas dinner. Her boyfriend got drunk and pissed on the turkey. My dad went outside, got a shovel, drew a line in the snow and said if you cross that line I'll kill you. The drunk crossed it and my dad laid him out cold as a block of ice.
Cops were called. They told my dad's mom that when her boyfriend regains consciousness, he's gonna kill your son so one of them has got to go. In front of the entire family, my dad's mom looked at him and said get out. He was 13yrs old and now homeless. That f*cked up true story happened in Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada in 1954. He needed the bare minimum then, just like does now.
Over the years, I've moved him into a big home, got him trucks to drive - which he'll literally drive into the ground until I get him something else. Hell, I'll get him anything he wants, but the SOB just won't ask;). Every Christmas, I always think about that story and my dad having every odd stacked against him at 13, but he fought thru it and still made something of himself. Makes me appreciate his struggle and hard work. Also, makes me appreciate the fun times he would beat my ass in the gym so bad when I was 13 and say "If you're gonna throw up, go outside.. and if you're gonna cry, then go home to your mother". I hated it then, but I embrace it now. Made a man outta me. Without pissing on my turkey. 🏾. Just a small way of saying thank you dad and Merry Christmas! #DwantaClaus🏾
Don't know what's more inappropriate.. the fact that this lil' savage Hobbs dominates anything that breathes or me filming it saying "get it" twice as my stomach literally is in pain from laughing so hard... all while we have company over for Christmas. Well, it is the season of giving. #StuntinLikeHisDaddy#YoureWelcome 🏾
She ain't like most girls.
Me and my cuz @niajaxwwe (Lina) layin' down our post workout .
Really proud of the hard work she's putting in 24/7 to become a real asset and draw for the WWE and their Women's Division which has some of the best female athletes on the planet. Luv spending hours with her chopping it up because she's so coachable & enthusiastic to learn the wrestling business inside and out from me.
But what I'm most proud of about Lina's journey is she represents millions of young girls around the world who don't fit the "traditional mold" of what girls in the entertainment industry look like. She's an inspiring example that regardless of your look, height, weight, race, the most powerful thing you can always be is yourself. Because you're perfect.
Just keep putting in that hard work and being humble and hungry. We're all rooting for ya. #IronParadise#NiaJax#FutureWWEWomensChamp#WhyBeLikeMostGirls#WhenYouCanBeYourself 🏾
This product uses the Instagram API but is not endorsed or certified by Instagram. All Instagram™ logos and trademarks displayed on this application are property of Instagram.