Put in some good hard work, but a pleasure shooting what will become multiple posters around the world for SkyscraperMovie.
THANK YOU to everyone involved making this shoot “fit in” with my already incomprehensible aka nutty schedule.
Grateful to have such a team of talented rockstars making it all happen.
UNIVERSALStudiosLegendaryStudiosSevenBucksProdsSkyscraperMovietmac24fleet 📸 https://scontent.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/22580778_1932186707035486_5607862012961882112_n.jpg2017-10-18
therocktherock2017-10-18This vid was just texted and had to share. Luv this. I’m fired up!
I realized early in my career that if I had a shot at becoming successful in our business, I had to make sure I surrounded myself with hungry, hard working and brilliant people who, like me, has one goal in mind — create awesome experiences for the movie going audience around the world.
While I’m up here in Vancouver shooting a movie, our worldwide JUMANJI team is hard at work strategizing to deliver something exciting this Christmas for the fans.
A personal thank you to my hard working, talented partners who I can tell aren’t crazy about being on camera 🎥 🤣
Big shout to my good bud, Josh Greenstein (President of Marketing and Distribution for SONY) for texting me this vid and galvanizing our our worldwide team.
Audiences are loving the movie in early screenings and think we made something fun, cool and heartfelt. Think BREAKFAST CLUB meets BIG... led by the big, brown, bald, tattooed guy who cusses occasionally and gets in trouble but that’s ok because his name is Dwanta Claus 🎅🏾. HardAtWorkHomeTeamJUMANJIWorldwide
THIS CHRISTMAS. https://scontent.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e15/22638878_123093135037441_7969872899370647552_n.jpg2017-10-18
therocktherock2017-10-17How’n the hell is a man expected to get any work done on his job site.
Ok, one “hi” and then I’m out.
This disturbing me while I work is a bunch of horseshit!
Truth is it’s 2am, they’ve been waiting for hours and I’m a lucky SOB to have the greatest fans in the 🌎 SkyscraperMoviegrateful 🤙🏾 https://scontent.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e15/22500180_367116773718577_3642534013953900544_n.jpg2017-10-17
therocktherock2017-10-16Like Da Vinci’s, Mona Lisa, my art is priceless and yes, I am an uncivilized artistic genius.
1) No, I will not make Moo Cow’s teets any bigger, because that’s inappropriate.
2) The bad ass “Wolf Is Always Scratching” USDNAunderarmour long sleeve drops Nov 9th (Veterans Day weekend) from ProjectRock. 🐮🐺🇺🇸 https://scontent.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/22500178_225559297979639_7049822116371234816_n.jpg2017-10-16
therocktherock2017-10-16THANK YOU, Mayor Linda Hepner and her entire staff for the warm “We ❤️ DJ” welcome to your city.
And thank you, British Columbia/Canada for welcoming me like a son.
On a personal growth note, years ago this province served as catalyst for a defining time in my life when I was cut from the CFL and my dreams of eventually making it to the NFL were over. I didn’t understand the value of it then, but I certainly do today - making the CFL/NFL was the best thing that never happened.
Remember that when life kicks our asses and crushes our plans. Have faith because sometimes that goal might be the best thing that never happened.
Now where the hell is my tough guy macchiato pumpkin spice latte?
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therocktherock2017-10-15AM sweat equity and takin’ care of the machine.
Im always asked how I “manage and balance” the stresses of life?
My answer is I make it a point to protect the thing that allows me to do what I do. That “thing” is my machine - mind and body. I block out three hours every morning before I go into work and before my entire household gets up. It’s my critical alone time that allows me to mediate, clear the stresses, train hard and anchor my day.
We’re all looking to improve our management skills and find that all important balance of our busy lives.
Family, our jobs, raising our babies, payin’ the bills, school, relationships, the world pullin’ you a million different directions etc.
We all go thru the same complex shit, just different degrees of volume and intensity on a daily basis.
Take care of and protect your machine and find your anchor.
Because at the end of the day, regardless of how many people, businesses, co-workers, friends, advisors, teammates or loved ones you may have in your life - no one knows your machine and what it needs better than you.
Well, I actually know your machine better than you do, but I don’t count because I’m a Jedi Master.
Headphones on. World goes away. OurMachinehttps://scontent.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/22500040_769096019944615_381127495107215360_n.jpg2017-10-15
Day 42 of 64 shooting our action thriller SkyscraperMovie.
I prepped for an intense shoot daily based off the material, but this “battered down” mindset has served me in ways I never expected, professionally and especially personally.
Universe has a helluva sense of humor that way.
Now I need a shot or three of my tequila. 🥃
therocktherock2017-10-14Good karma and pickle dicks. I mean pickle dick. Singular.
2am and going strong with my 2nd Unit Director, JJ Perry who’s one of the best in the business and a long time collaborator of mine over the years to execute cool & bad ass action sequences in my films.
He’s also the only man I know who can use the words Dali Lama, good karma and pickle dick in the same paragraph and get me motivated as hell to shoot it.
Luv this dude. Crazy & brilliant. The way I like em.
Puttin’ in the hard work on a sexy Friday night with my 2nd Unit crew on our SkyscraperMovie.
In our world, 2nd unit directors and crews are rockstars who get down and dirty with one goal in mind - gettin’ shit done.
2nd Unit director JJ Perry gettin’ us fired up.
therocktherock2017-10-13Writer: Hey DJ here’s the script but say it in your own words.
DJ: Sure thing my friend 🖕🏾
Had a blast being the musical Executive Producer for The WWE2K18 Deluxe Edition by WWEGames is available NOW on AppleMusic.
This soundtrack I’ve curated are tracks taken directly from my IronParadise workout playlist.
WARNING: when you listen, you may want to run thru a f*cking brick wall, so listen at your own risk because my tracks are like a runaway locomotive riding dirty in your ear canals.
That’s a tad extreme, but I am what I am. Enjoy.. ✊🏾 https://scontent.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e15/22430536_138608950105422_7095783085391740928_n.jpg2017-10-13
therocktherock2017-10-10Tough job, but hell someone’s gotta do it.
Driving in my truck to work and stopped at a red light as kids were walking to school. * you kids don’t be like Uncle DJ and study hard in school or I’ll turn this truck around dammit. 👊🏾 https://scontent.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e15/22352356_2076552452565123_85368586746462208_n.jpg2017-10-10
therocktherock2017-10-09Daddy’s gotta go back to work ~ Hobbs.
Pumped to expand and build out the FAST & FURIOUS universe in a cool, exciting way with our sevenbucksprod, writer/producer Chris Morgan, producer Hiram Garcia and lead producer and my bigger twin, Neil Moritz.
Thank you UNIVERSAL STUDIOS for being tremendous partners who see the big picture and for coming to us years ago with this spinoff idea. Huge shout to my brother, Jason Statham for the trust and wanting to create and deliver something fresh and bad ass for the fans.
I have a tremendous amount of respect for this franchise that I’ve enjoyed droppin’ blood and sweat in over the years and my vision is to create greater opportunities for not only my fellow FF cast mates, but for other amazing actors as well who want to be a part of something new and cool.
I want to use my spinoff platform to create new characters that fans will ultimately love to have fun with in multiple chapters and platforms. Film, TV, Digital, Virtual Reality etc.. the more opportunities we can create the better for the fans.
Let’s have some FUN and to quote, Hobbs the boss, if you don’t like it, we’re happy to beat that ass like a Cherokee drum.
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therocktherock2017-10-08Stay strong Judy, you sexy tiger. We’re all sending you and your family love and light during this time and I’m an extremely grateful man this email reached my eyes.
* this kind of stuff will always be the best part of fame. Thx U Universe 🌎 https://scontent.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e15/22344206_1009531935855883_7244795339343921152_n.jpg2017-10-08
therocktherock2017-10-08Big dogs eat.
As many of you know, it ain’t a size or gender thing...it’s a mentality thing.
Shout to all my big dogs around the 🌎 as we’re over here quietly on our weekend grind earning sweat equity.
Because at the end of the day, we’re always willing to put in the raw hard work for the one thing we relentlessly chase daily - the results.
Heavy ass chains around your neck are always optional.
Have a hungry and productive week 🤙🏾 HardestWorkersInTheRoomBigDogsEathttps://scontent.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e15/22277908_481133072269255_7503608758635855872_n.jpg2017-10-08
therocktherock2017-10-07Battered and bloodied.
Shooting day 39 of 64 on our action thriller SkyscraperMovie.
I may be the one who looks like nine kinds of hell, but we all make the movie and live the story - as a team.
Waiting between takes with my good bud and one of the best camera operators on the planet, Colin Anderson. From STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS to ARGO, he’s an award winning operator with the perfect demeanor for the grit and intensity our movie is.
Plus, we have a great shorthand since we shot HERCULES together in Budapest for months. Colin knows exactly how to shoot my “good side” which is generally the back of my head.
therocktherock2017-10-07💫 ❤️Just wanted to shine some light on this incredibly strong and beautiful 15yr old girl, Cheyanna.
She was supposed to be my special guest on the set of SkyscraperMovie for our big MAKE A WISH DAY in a few weeks with 10 other kids/teens and their families.
Cheyanna’s cancer has relapsed and instead she’ll be going to St Jude’s Hospital in Memphis for treatment.
Sending so much love, light, support, positive energy and strength her way.
Im moved and humbled her wish was to meet me. She says if she had one super power, she would be Bat Girl... the irony is, Cheyanna’s already blessed with super powers.. and way more stronger than I’ll ever be.
Stay strong Cheyanna and keep smiling. We’re all pulling for you!
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therocktherock2017-10-04Calm before the chaos and minutes away from doing the unthinkable.. which is way more fun than the thinkable. Ps, good ol’ Kentucky chrome (duct tape) fixes everything.
therocktherock2017-10-03Shut production down for a few minutes so my good buddy, Dr. Lim could administer a tetanus shot and inspect my gash aka DJ boo boo.
Not sure if he was more weirded out when I said, I actually love making things bleed or when I asked for a tequila flavored lollipop for my pain.
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The glaze you see over my eyes as Im about to pass out is real. As is how deep this rear naked choke is sunk in by UFC veteran turned actor/stuntman jasonwilliamday
In our action thriller SkyscraperMovie I barely survive everything that’s thrown my way. Including this fight. First take when Jason slapped this rear naked on me, I knew right away, holy shit, this brother is sinking it in.
I thought fuck it, the more real the better, it’ll be great for the movie. After every take Jason would always ask if everything was ok with the choke. I said everything was great.
Our director, Rawson Thurber called me and Jason over to the monitor to watch playback of the scene. Rawson and Jason were happy and felt we got it, but I said, let’s take one more crack at this.
Before I walked away I whispered to Rawson, I’m gonna let him hold the choke longer, just keep shooting.
After the take was done and I got my senses back and SLOWLY got up, me and Jason hugged like grateful gentlemen. He’s a real class act and bad ass. A pleasure getting my hands dirty with a real fighter.
therocktherock2017-10-02Ain’t got time to bleed.
Fun pain walkin’ full speed into a sharp corner cuttin’ you so good it gets split & peeled back to the tasty white meat. https://scontent.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e15/22071480_117975915561828_2979441756950495232_n.jpg2017-10-02
therocktherock2017-09-30A good time shooting instylemagazine’s MAN OF STYLE. Thank you so much to everyone’s effort in making the shoot a success.
Style and sexy isn’t a “thing” you try and do. It’s a mindset.
Don’t try.. just be.
Then randomly point at shit while seemingly in highly intellectualized thought.
On newsstands this November. 📸 Photographer: carterbedloesmith Ring: DavidYurmanhttps://scontent.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/21985434_1715460625188113_34303555900801024_n.jpg2017-09-30
therocktherock2017-09-30Clockin’ out at 4:15am. Long day/night and super fatigued. Luckiest SOB around having fans waiting in the rain to meet. GratefulManToodaloohttps://scontent.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e15/22070938_1471642339592851_5037278274862972928_n.jpg2017-09-30
therocktherock2017-09-30Just keep your feet movin’
3:30am and still going strong with my director, Rawson Thurber, our hard working crew with ol’ blue eyes himself, Frank Sinatra playin’ in the background. Big daddy could use a drink.. or three. LongNightsPreWorkoutKickingInSkyscraperMoviehttps://scontent.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e15/22158740_899711916871778_9046998238476894208_n.jpg2017-09-30
therocktherock2017-09-29Stepping on set to shoot these highly intense (and bloody) scenes as the iconic Ella Fitzgerald plays throughout our speakers setting the eerie tone for the night.
The irony here is our Academy Award winning Cinematographer, Robert Elswit loves to set the mood before chaos ensues. Robert won the Oscar for “There Will Be Blood” with Daniel Day-Lewis. And if you’ve ever seen that film’s finale, is easy to understand the psychology he’s applying to our set.
And so the heart stopping chaos begins.
Sing me in Ella... sing me in.
therocktherock2017-09-29A lil’ taste of my EBONYMagazine POWER 100 cover shoot. Thank you team.
My first Ebony cover was over 17yrs ago when I first broke into the business of Hollywood. Having no idea where this long road would take me.
Grateful for the journey. Grateful for the grind.
Hits newsstands this THANKSGIVING.
For the record this is how I always casually post up and just stare at my tequila before I drink it. 🥃
therocktherock2017-09-29Follow me into the jungle.
So grateful to have the best fans on the planet. This character will always hold a very special place in my DNA.
A month before I was supposed to start shooting Hercules, I ripped both the top of my quadricep and my adductor tendons of my pelvis. And if that wasn’t enough, that injury weakened my abdominal wall causing three tears and forcing me to get three emergency hernia surgery. I’ve gone thru a ton of pain over the years but this one was the worst. MGM was pulling the plug on our film, but I had other plans. Too many people relying on our movie to feed their families. 8 weeks later I was on set and playing Hercules. A real mental challenge to push thru the fun pain, but we always gotta finish what we start.
THANK YOU kirkdrinkwater, nikkohurtado for this honor. PushThruRepostnikkohurtado ・・・
I was able to make this rad hercules portrait while in London.
Done on a very nice guy kirkdrinkwater
Portrait also made of the amazing therock Dwayne Johnson motivates so many of us to get up off of our lazy asses. My client immortalized therock on his skin for the rest of his life because he is motivated and influenced by him. How crazy is that. I Would like a little more time on another sitting to fine tune this but it's the best I got. 10 hours to make this. Thank you so much London another memorable and amazing trip down! Now to get back to good old sunny California. blackanchorworldwidestencilanchoredhttps://scontent.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e15/22157463_207243153147726_8512455997615243264_n.jpg2017-09-29
therocktherock2017-09-28Tears and all.
Bottom line, I’m a grateful and lucky SOB to have the greatest fans on earth.
Time is my most valued currency these days and I’m always on the go, so I appreciate these students (or anyone for that matter) taking time out of their busy lives to wait patiently for hours while I finished up our SkyscraperMovie production on the campus of University of British Columbia.
I just love my guy in the back of the group jumping up and down like he just slammed a Rock size amount of caffeine and tequila.
Good to meet y’all. Keep working hard in school and don’t be like Uncle DJ and get placed on academic probation after his first semester in college. ***editors note: for the record, Uncle DJ bounced back and became Academic Captain two years later of our beloved Miami Hurricane football team. UBCLuvTheU 🙌🏾 https://scontent.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e15/22069370_898666503617683_3886620522963795968_n.jpg2017-09-28
therocktherock2017-09-27From APPLE to FORD to UNDER ARMOUR to DISNEY - we’ve partnered with some of the best brands in the world.
Now danygarciaco and myself are excited to continue building the stable of creative firms under our Seven Bucks banner with our new ad agency, SEVEN BUCKS CREATIVE.
Building enterprise. Building lanes.