Want to say thank you to my bud Tom Hanks for taking time out of his busy schedule as he's shooting with Spielberg in NY, to come by and help induct me into the #SaturdayNightLive 5 Timer's Club.
I look up to this man w/ such great admiration and respect. His work ethic, talent, humility and most of all his kindness. Values that are important to me. OG Hanks. What a legend.
Thanks again brother and see you down the road. 🤙🏾 #JohnsonHanks
Sending big luv and gratitude back at ya. I'm a lucky SOB to have the greatest fans in the world, and putting smiles on your faces and you having a blast at the movies is the best part of my job.
Thank you for #Baywatch luv and have a fantastic Memorial Day weekend!
#ChugginTequilaLikeItsWater #NowIGottaGetBackToWork #SlightBuzz 🤙🏾
We made #BAYWATCH🔥 for THE PEOPLE. And you're LOVING IT! THANK YOU! How bout the lady at the end kissing my cash and prizes area. 👄 😂
"Cause I'm f*ckin' strong". Fans ABSOLUTELY LOVING the movie. 👏🏾👊🏾🤙🏾
#BAYWATCH🔥 OPENS TODAY! Have FUN!
CONGRATULATIONS #RockTheGQCover winner Matt Henry @imperialbeachdad!
Matt's picture caught my eye (he has a huge battle scar on the side of his head) and his story grabbed my heart. Brother's fighting a brain tumor and lives each day to the fullest.
100% gratitude. That's a powerful place to be.
For winning, I bought out a theater for Matt and all his friends and family and they'll watch a special private screening of #BAYWATCH. All the popcorn and drinks on me. I can't pay for the weed though. 😂
Enjoy the movie brother, get ready to laugh your ass off and thank you for inspiring me to be better.
#MattHenry #RockTheGQCoverWINNER #BattleScarStrong 💪🏾 #BAYWATCH
When I bring my WME agent @bslater9 to set of #Rampage and tickle the shit outta him when he's trying to look cool for the pic.
Been a real honor building global enterprise with McGiggly Giggles here over the years.
He's the best in the biz.
Got ya brotha!
#McGiggly #BigBrownTickleMonster #BuildingGlobalEnterprise #ButNeverTooSeries 🌎
OPENS TONIGHT! Summer's BIGGEST COMEDY.
He doesn't get to say that.. he's just tan.
#YouPeople #DontGetThatAssWhuppedSon #BAYWATCH🔥
When I took this iconic absurdity of a picture in 1996 I was one year removed from sleeping on a used mattress I took from a garbage dumpster in the back of an hourly sex motel. Couldn't afford to buy a bed so we do what we gotta do to get by. You can imagine all the fun colorful bodily fluids I tried my best to clean off.
21 years later I'm taking the same photo backstage hosting #SaturdayNightLive for the fifth time. If you're going thru your own tough times "used mattress" stage, do your best to have faith things'll get better and always be willing to outwork your competition because you never know where life is gonna take you.
And ALWAYS remember to place a soft tissue under your left elbow as to protect the fabric of the cheap ass swag turtleneck that had you out here looking like a bad ass buff lesbian.
Oh and tuck the thumb in the fanny pack. Always tuck the thumb. 🤙🏾
🔥🔥 Surprise! *For the record there were no young kids in this theater.
We've been having special audience screenings of #BAYWATCH🔥 across the country and the people have been LOVING the movie, which is always the most gratifying part.
Last night, I surprised a packed house of about 500 fans who just finished watching #BAYWATCH🔥. You can literally feel the buzz in the air.
You can also feel my mind racing the moment the girls shout "I LOVE YOU" and of course, I find my way into saying,
I love you too. Well, you sound like someone I can love. A little horny. 😂
Hey, it's Baywatch, so it's all about the rated R FUN with audiences worldwide.
Love U back Atlanta and thanks for the warm welcome and having fun with us!
OPENS THIS THURS! (special s/o to my boy Rodney Carrington for the "drunk and horny" joke. One of my favs).
Lucky stuff. 🍀
Before every big performance (big scene in a movie, big event, Oscars etc) I always wear my lucky socks.
I have 5 or so pair that are in rotation.
For my big #SaturdayNightLive show this past weekend, I decided to go with my lucky STAR WARS socks. Harnessing the Force like the big ass turbo geek that I am.
As fate would have it, SECONDS after this pic was taken, one of my team members walks in my dressing room and says, "Hey JJ Abrams and Steven Spielberg are right outside your door!" WTF!?! Was a total surprise.
I walked out, gave 'em both big hugs, they wished me luck and I told them to enjoy the show.
Real cool moment. Lucky socks rule. 🤙🏾
Just a little dead man's fat, now shut the f*ck up and let it drip in your mouth.
THIS THURS the dysfunctional Avenger's of the Beach arrive. #SummerBiggestComedy #BAYWATCH🔥
JOHNSON / HANKS 2020. 🇺🇸
We had a blast, as I "announced" my run for POTUS on our season finale of #SaturdayNightLive and asked my good buddy Tom Hanks to be my running mate.
Congrats SNL cast and crew on a dynamite finale and THANK YOU everyone for tuning in and having fun with us.
#JohnsonHanks #2020 #MorePoiseLessNoise #SNL #SeasonFinale 🔥🇺🇸✊🏾
Like cocaine for your eyes, the biggest action comedy of the summer arrives. Wait, what?
Honored to rock my new iconic jacket.
#SaturdayNightLive #SeasonFinale #5TimersClub #AndItFitsTheOlPecMeatNicely (and thank you all so much tuning in and making it special). 🤙🏾
I've heard you, America. 2020.
Tune in TONIGHT @ 11:30pm / 8:30pm coast to coast LIVE.
#SaturdayNightLive #SeasonFinale #5xHost #ALilSurprise 🔥✊🏾🇺🇸
Teach 'em young.
Embrace your warrior mana (spirit). We all have it, we just have to understand how to tap into it.
One of my fav pics from my @GQ cover shoot with iconic photographer @peggysirota.
Big props to these little big men who sat in the make up chair for hours getting their warrior mana tattoos painted on. Their mana took over the second we all took our shirts off.. these lil' dudes went bat shit CRAZY. I luv'd it.
#GQMagazine #CoverShoot #VeniceBeach #TeachEmYoung #WarriorMana
On newsstands THIS TUES. 🤙🏾
There are mornings in life where there are no words.. this is not one of those mornings.
Jazzy, let daddy tell you his goals.
By 5, you'll be looking people in the eye when you firmly shake their hand.
By 8, you'll know how to fish, drive daddy's pick up truck and do cardio.
And by 10, you'll be able to directly say to people, "Great job, I like it a lot, but let's see how we can make it better". Helluva plan right sweetheart?
Buh! *she points to the ground at a bug.
It was a good talk.
#DaddyDaughterMoments #TeachEmYoung #PickUpTrucks #AndBuh
As an animal lover - both land and water - I've been raising my bass for years now on our farm. I feed them like kings with live bait and train them to be extra aggressive killers. I have specialists come in to inspect the water, vegetation and ecosystem to make sure they're living like the top of the food chain predators they are. Big daddy comes home to recharge his batteries & spend time with them and not even one of these ungrateful fat hogs will strike my top water plug I've been working for an hour now. Cool.. just remember who's in charge of the fish food truck you sum bitches.
#ResetAndRecharge #JohnsonFarm #WhereEvenTheBassHaveAttitude 🎣🤙🏾
Friday night. Good to be back in the saddle: UH-60 Blackhawk.
Calm before the storm and my face says is it all.. I've taken my motion sickness pills and my shot of caffeine (equivalent of 3 cups of coffee) will kick in in about 7 minutes.
From 8pm to 8am we'll shoot this epic scene as our mega monsters in #RAMPAGE cause total chaos and mass destruction. Sideways shit show as we say in the hood.
I've come to save the world and chew bubble gum. And I'm all out of bubble gum.
Let's shoot... this caffeine's gonna kick in hard. 🤙🏾
#OnSet #RAMPAGE #BackInTheSaddle #AndAllOutOfBubbleGum
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🎅🏾
Great therapeutic way to end a very tough and emotional week. We blew off lots of steam.
Thank you guys so much for the outpouring of luv, support and condolences. Means so much to me and our family.
In the wake of any death, we gotta live as greatly as we possibly can, hold onto our faith, be grateful for every blessing and hug and protect our loved ones just that much tighter.
You guys have a great Sunday and let's have a productive week. Thank you again. Grateful for the luv. Luv u back. 🤙🏾
Dressed like a G and daddy's gotta go to work, but someone ain't lettin' go. Me, not her. 😉. Excited for tonight's show!
Takin' a quick break between our Saturday sweat sets.
My phone's blowing up and apparently, #FateOfTheFurious is the biggest global box office opening of all time.
It's not official yet, but the moment it becomes gospel I'll let you know.
If it's true, then you know gratitude is my jam and I'm SO GRATEFUL for the luv. If it's not true, then I still luv ya back, but dammit its time for me to get back to jackin' iron and carrying around my shaker cup like a little boy carrying around his blankly.
#SaturdaySweat #WestCoastIronParadise #ImHearingARumor #FateOfTheFurious #BiggestOpeningOfAllTime #HobbsTheBeast💪🏾☠️
Spent three excellent days at FORD headquarters in Detroit.
As the ambassador, I wanted to spend time with multiple divisions within the company and the hard working brilliant teams who pour their blood and sweat into their work.
I'm standing deep underground inside an undisclosed FORD building (if I told you I would have to hunt you down on the 'gram and kill you;) where for years, this globally exclusive GT was engineered. Roughly 1,000 exist and if you're a car aficionado then you know how incredibly bad ass and one of kind this vehicle is.
Spent time here with the brilliant designers (the team was comprised of only a handful of designers from around the world) who engineered this car and I appreciate them taking me thru the entire process (from 1965) and inspiration behind it. Truly fascinating and what an education and new found respect I now have for the design & engineering process.
You're looking at the 2016 Le Mans WINNER that was built solely to compete and win that race. Goal accomplished.
You're also looking at 6'5, 260lbs of big, brown, bald, tattooed man who has 0% chance of fitting in this beauty.
But that's ok, the designers are building me a custom RAPTOR, because that's how the ambassador rolls.
More to come later. What an education. You car enthusiasts would've loved this! #BloodGutsAndBrilliance #Ambassador #Ford
Eagle has landed - NYC.
21yrs ago I had my very first match as an unknown punk wrestler named "Rocky Maivia". I dove head first into the fire that night at Madison Square Garden in front of 22,000 tough NY fans. They had every right to boo the shit outta me. Instead, they embraced me like a son. Bad hair cut, awful wardrobe and all.
The city & its people will always have a special place in my heart. They launched my career.
21yrs later, I host SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE for the 5TH TIME.
Once again, I happily dive head first into the fire, only this time, my hair cut doesn't look like a f*cking chia pet.
#SNL #NYCLuv #5xsHostClub #HeadFirst 🤙🏾
On set shooting #Rampage, between scenes I come back to my trailer to get a lil' work done and my lovely ladies surprised me by decorating my entire trailer - including a little blue fuzzy birthday hat left on my desk, but my head's too damn big to wear it.
To the left you'll also see a Pikachu birthday balloon and on the table, two of my fav bottles of tequila.
C'mon Pika, big daddy doesn't drink alone, so you set em up and I'll knock em down. 🥃🤙🏾
#OnSet #DJsTrailer #BirthdayLuv #PikaGetsHammered
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
5am. Boardin' the bird.
That's a wrap for the night on #RAMPAGE here in Georgia.
THANK YOU to our hard working crew & cast for the hustle and great work week.
I'll land in Miami, hit the gym and then work all weekend for #BAYWATCH press junket and red carpet world premiere.
One day I'll catch some 💤 but 'til then like Too Short says, "If ya see me rollin' in my drop top Caddy, throw a ✌🏾sign and say hey pimp daddy" #HardestWorkersInTheRoom