After years of hard work and grind.. Congratulations to my good bud/mentee @theatrinidadtmt on finally signing her @WWE contract.
When we met years ago, I always felt she had star potential but more importantly, I knew she was a good quality human being. When the opportunity came along, I cast her in a starring role in our @sevenbucksprod's #FightingWithMyFamily. Her performance was brillIant. So much so, upon wrapping our movie, WWE saw that star potential and offered her a contract.
Her relentless drive and resilience to "make it" comes from a very powerful and emotional backstory with her father. They bonded by watching wrestling and she made a promise to him that one day she would make it in the WWE. Sadly, her father passed away in the 9/11 attacks and never saw Thea's dream come true. But you know he's right there with her and so proud.
We're rooting for her every step of the way.
Congrats Thea and as we always talk about, be the hardest worker in the room. #Respect#Trinidad#WWE 🏾
Gotta thank this awesome group of animal lovers & caregivers.
Thank you ATLANTA ZOO CEO Raymond King and great staff for all your amazing support of our movie #Rampage.
Our goal was to root our movie in real animal conservation research/reverence and your support & intel has truly been invaluable.
And thanks for not getting me confused with the other Silverbacks. #AtlantaZoo#Research#Rampage 🦍
Nice. Congrats to my TEAM on this one.
Named #1 most powerful actor in entertainment. #34 overall.
When I was a teen, I heard a quote that stuck with me... Its nice to be important, but more important to be nice.
Thought that if I ever became "powerful and important" one day, I'll always be nice.
Now clearly I never embraced that because I'm an 18 karat asshole, BUT it's still a great quote.
Most importantly, THANK YOU FANS. Grateful to the core and honored to work daily to entertain you worldwide.
Let's get back to work. #1MostPowerful#BeNice#OrIWillFindYou#HardestWorkersInTheRoom
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Enjoy me completely butchering my best @schwarzenegger impersonation while rehearsing on set of #Rampage.
When I was a kid Arnold was one of my heroes. And when I first started in Hollywood, he was one of the biggest stars on the planet and was so supportive and welcoming to me, when he didn't have to be. First time we had dinner he said, "You can take the brass ring to places it's never been before" in his iconic accent which clearly I suck at.
15 long hard working years later, here I am.
Grateful. This one's for you brother. #YoBigDawg#OnSet#Rampage 🏾
Just past midnight. Saturday. DJ time.
Spinach salad, baked potato, double shot of tequila, movies on my Mac and a big sexy hunk of dead cow.
Been workin' for weeks without a day off so this Saturday night celebrating my one day off tomorrow (Sunday) was a long time coming.
Enjoy your weekend my friends and make sure you're finding your balance. And dead cow. #DJTime#AwayFromTheMadness#Moo 🥃
Humble, hungry & always be the thing that's written on this sweaty shirt.
Grateful for this Saturday iron session. It was a MF. I think I smell like testosterone and chocolate. 🏾
Thank you @nevecampbell for your sweet and loving words below. Kindness, fun and work ethic is our strongest anchors. The feeling is mutual & let's make a great movie! Welcome to our #Skyscraper family! 🏾 #Repost@nevecampbell ・・・
I'm soooo excited!!!! I got cast in a fantastic film with this amazing man! The film is called Skyscraper and we start shooting in 6 weeks. I'm just over the moon! The Rock and his team were so incredibly kind and supportive when I met them all last week. I'm so grateful to be getting to work with people who value kindness and fun and a great work ethic in this business. @therock#dwaynejohnson
Who's your fav actor? YOU.
It's called - using my charm to get compliments from 8yr old boys who stare up at me and point like I'm a gigantic beast.
On my breaks from shooting Rampage, my producers and I head over to Atlanta Zoo to meet with animal experts for my research and luckily for me, I run into these brilliant little humans who will one day grow up and do great things in life.
You lil' dudes stay cool/study hard ~ Uncle Rock 🤙🏾#AtlantaZoo#Research#Rampage#AwesomeLittleHumans
First look at our season 3 poster for HBO's #1 half-hour show two years and counting... #Ballers.
Thank you fans for your incredible support. This season will be our BEST.
Tune in to @hbo on JULY 23rd 10PM.
Big congrats to my brotha @iamjamiefoxx and his #1 show on @foxtv#BeatShazam. Tune in TONIGHT @ 8pm to see why it's #1. People are having a blast! So will you.
For the record, I'll be beating Shazam's ass tonight when I watch the show, cause I'm a G who knows my music. (and as the man who will one day play Black Adam, this ain't the only time I'll be beating Shazam's ass). 🏾
SHE BRINGS IT.
Thank you to my amazing costar, the Oscar nominated @naomieharris for the energy, focus and discipline you bring to set daily. What a mix of beauty and talent, but don't let the pretty face fool you, she can still take down any gigantic genetically modified monster that gets in her way.
Grateful to share the screen with such a class act. #Rampage 4-20-2018 : @masistills
Yeah but sometimes traffic is just gonna have to wait to make fans happy
I was driving in my pick up truck after work and my guy here pulled up beside me, recognized me and started freaking out. I rolled the passenger window down to say hello and then he REALLY freaked out. Jumped out of his rig and came around to my side where he stood in the oncoming traffic lane.
He said, "Holy shit Rock you're my hero, can I take a picture with you?" I said yeah man but let's pull over to the side and .. before I could even finish he was gone like a flash, "Hold on let me get my phone".. The light's turned green and now cars are coming towards him and driving around him. Not one car was beeping their horn because I'm sure they thought some road rage was going down.
No rage, just some big, brown, bald tattooed man in his pick up truck taking selfies in traffic.
This dude put a grateful smile on my face and got a big ass laugh outta me as well.
Besides the traffic jam we caused and his ass almost getting hit by oncoming traffic, making fans like this happy will always be the best part of fame.
Thanks dude for making my day. 🤙🏾 #INeedDarkerWindowTint#GreatestFansInTheWorld
Nice way to wake ya up and set your adrenal glands on fire.
Massive C-17 with the entire back of the plane blown out, 35,000ft in the air and nose diving an inertial trajectory so fast I'm experiencing zero-g. (no g-force). These scenes are intense. Physically and mentally draining.. but at least I smell good and have multiple unattractive intensity veins in my forehead.
Pack a lunch, it's gonna be a long day. #PartyInHell#RAMPAGE 4-20-2018
Had the BEST Father's Day having my first daughter @simonegjohnson come to set to hang w/ me while I worked.
She gave me a Father's Day card and wrote something far more inspiring than I'm sure she expected it to be. *I'm so proud to call you my dad. I admire how hard you work and are always so kind to everyone. It truly motivates me and I love you so so much.
The thing that got me the most was the realization that of all the things I do that could influence my kid, she's motivated by hard work and kindness. Not fame, not money or flashy things to buy, but hard work and kindness.
I'm so proud to call her my daughter and so grateful that my influence as the #1 man in her life (for now;) are two fundamental things that can take her and any young girl or boy far in this world.. hard work and kindness.
She also bad ass with the most razor edge, wicked sense of humor, so you know I'm proud this apple didn't fall far from the tree.
Big Father's Day smile as I'm leaving the house to go to work and my baby comes running to me saying, "up up" to sit on my shoulders.
As busy and complex as my life is, these simple core moments with my ohana will always be my anchor for balance and gratitude.
Trying to get her to smile but she's too fascinated by the "beauty" aka huge circumference of my bald head. #ToFathers
Early mornin' Father's Day iron session before heading into work. Cheers to all the papa grizzly bears and silverbacks out there holding it down and gettin' shit done to take care of your families. Happy Father's Day from the always uncomfortably hot southern Iron Paradise. 🦍🏾
Shootin' a dope commercial all weekend. I'm sworn to secrecy but I am taking requests. Let's start with Sam Cooke or Merle Haggard and excuse me while I make up my own keys to sing in #MiseryAndGin
As producer and unlicensed doctor, when I see a potential concussion, I ask the most critical question.. Who's the Sexiest Man Alive?
Big stunt on set of #Rampage last night, my bud and bad ass stuntman, @DaveMacomber got thrown from one side of this massive C-17 plane to the other. Overshot his crash pad and flew straight into the wall and knocked himself out.
He doesn't remember his last name, nor can he remember the name of his kids.
Jokes aside, after this incident we shut down production and let our hard working crew go home. I stayed here w Dave and our stunt coordinator @alpop.stunts and eventually got Dave to the hospital. Brain is in tact, CAT scan was clear and Dave takes it easy for a week before jumping back in the saddle.
A strong reflection of how our stunt brothers and sisters will always be the backbone of Hollywood.
All my luv, gratitude and respect. #CowboyUp#StuntmanDave#OnSet#Rampage#DrRockAskingTheCriticalQuestions#SexiestManAlive
Big exhausted smile 'cuz this monster workout is handled and done. Keep the gym hot and the music loud. *thank you brotha @daverienzi for this killer session.
I need a hug and a waffle. #HardestWorkersInTheRoom 🤙🏾🦍
Celebrating our third season of @HBO's #1 half hour show, #Ballers premiering next month. #1 hour show is bad ass #GameOfThrones
Thank you Television Academy and EMMY mag.
And huge shout to our ballin' fans for the amazing luv. Luv U back.
Now enjoy shots of me looking like I take myself way too serous. #Ballers#NewSeason JULY 🤙🏾
Happy tears? Best part of fame. Just stop crying in my shirt leaving stains. #RockQAndA 🤙🏾
We have a problem. The beasts survived. Their blood and tracks headed cross country... #PartyInHell#Rampage 4-20-2018
It's called the DJ flip.
I do this fun lil' thing when adults and kids ask me to sign the back of their t-shirts.. I flip the sharpie around and pretend to write on the back of their heads and necks.
99% of the time, fans LOVE the idea of me actually writing on their bodies. They get all wiggly and just laugh their asses off.
But lil' big man was NOT feeling it. . Appreciate y'all waiting for such a long time to meet me and say hello. Luv U back.
Good way to end a very long day of work. #FanLuv#GratefulMan 🤙🏾
*thigh grab was unplanned, but instinctual since I'm in protect mode. 🦍
Intense week for me and my partner in survival, @naomieharris.
Total destruction and chaos caused by the three gigantic rampaging beasts putting us in constant "fight or flight" mode.
Lucky SOB to have such a spectacular actress by my side puttin' in this level of intense emotion daily.
If you haven't seen "Moonlight" yet, check it out and you'll see why her powerful performance was nominated for an Oscar.
Until then, we'll keep dancing at this party in hell.
And we'll see you there. #LetsDance#Rampage 4-20-2018.
Always keep these lil' daily mantras close to me (hardest worker in the room, humble/hungry etc) as a reminder that there's no substitute for consistent daily hard work.
I started saying "rent's due" to myself when we were evicted when I was 14, as a personally motivator to hit the gym and workout. But what's funny about that is technically there was no actual "rent due" considering we didn't have a place to live.
I got lucky along the way, because these days I'm not getting evicted, but I'm still up at 4am dropping sweat, because the rent's due.
It's ALWAYS due. #RentsDue#ProjectRock@underarmour *Link in bio.
First look at our new #EmmyMagazine cover celebrating our third season of @ballershbo.
The balance of both a film and television career has been a focused strategy with lots of moving parts over the years, but ultimately very rewarding because of the growth it's allowed me to have as an actor and producer.
Grateful to share my lessons on this kind of success. And squeeze myself into a chair I'm way too big for. #Ballers#Season3#July#SevenBucksProds#HBO#EmmyMagazine
Cool to help lead the ever evolving digital & social landscape in Hollywood. HUGE shout out to our digital company @sevenbucksds who continues to create new, innovative and FUN ways to connect with our global audience.
At the end of the day, connecting with fans will always be my #1 priority and the bonus of that philosophy is that it also happens to be the best part of my job. The. Best. #AudienceFirst#SevenBucksDigital#SevenBucksProds 🤙🏾
After fans have been waiting for hours to hopefully meet me, naturally my evil sense of humor kicks in and I pretend to drive right by them.
After a 12hr work day, I can promise you, that being nice and stopping for fans is (literally) the easiest (and most fun) part of my job.
Love y'all back, thank you for waiting all day and thanks for always putting a smile on my big 'ol face. #FanLuv#Grateful
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