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. 🤙🏾
Mark your calendars and set your DVR's for THIS MONDAY on HBO. This young man, Plemons had two home armed robbery invasions and facing possible LIFE in prison. Judge showed mercy and gave him ONE SHOT at this hard core prison boot camp.
If you look closely he had to duck tape his glasses together because they broke. I asked him, IF he completes his boot camp sentence, what's the first thing he's gonna do when he gets out? He said throw away his broken glasses and buy a new pair. I told him he should buy a new pair, but hold onto these broken duck taped glasses because they're now a symbol of CHANGE. He smiled huge and agreed. Funny how little things Iike this can mean so much to someone who turns their life around.
Join us this Monday for my passion project and look inside a place that has real impact on young lives.
Break em down. Build em up.
THIS MONDAY on HBO.
"She was a fast machine, she kept her motor clean, she was the best damn woman that I'd ever seen"
THANK YOU city of LAS VEGAS, Cosmopolitan Hotel and all the hard working locals and small businesses for being such welcoming hosts to me and our entire @ballershbo production crew. You helped make our shoot a big success. Grateful dap. 👊🏾
#WhatHappensInVegas #Ballers #HBO
NEW season...THIS JULY 🔥🔥🔥
Years ago I came to this one of kind Dade County Boot Camp Prison to talk with convicted felons about second chances at life. I knew this place was special and the world had to see positive impact it was having on these youth offenders.
I called our HBO partners and said let's make a powerful documentary that will have a lasting impact on our troubled youth and their families.
They said, done.
I then called the creators of LOCK UP and asked them to partner up on this.
They said done.
What you're watching here is prison intake at 2am. Inmates are bussed in, shocked by the intense process and have their heads shaved by one another, which explains why many have fucked up haircuts. It's brutal and just the beginning.
Mark your calendars and JOIN US THIS MONDAY on HBO.
Break em down. Build em up.
#RockAndAHardPlace #SevenBucksProds #44Blue #HBODocumentaryFilms
TBT from the massive destroyed set of #HERCULES in Budapest and HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my producing partner Beau Flynn of @flynnpictureco.
We made a pact years ago to build big business and make global movies that impact and entertain audiences around the world. From JOURNEY 2: MYSTERIOUS ISLAND to HERCULES to SAN ANDREAS to BAYWATCH to RAMPAGE to SKYSCRAPER to many more big ones we're developing and announcing soon.
Beau's one of the most successful and sought after producers in Hollywood.
As an A-list producer he brings additive value to every studio partnership with his filmmaking acumen, storytelling and killer instinct. But what sets him apart from the pack is he achieves global success with class, poise and integrity. Very rare combo in our business.
He's a good man who puts in the hard work daily to take care of his family and serve our global audience.
Bottom line: he's an asshole, but it's his birthday and I gotta play nice.
#HappyBirthdayBeau #FlynnPicturesCo #SevenBucksProds #SendThePeopleHomeHappy 🌏
Rest In Peace & Love to my second dad Sib Hashian.
Don't know why things have to happen the way they do sometimes. When loved ones leave us so suddenly without having a chance to say goodbye.
Perhaps the lesson here is the reminder to live our lives as full and as present as we possibly can, because we just never know what's around the corner.
What a full and exciting life this man lived. What an amazing family he created, loved, watched over and protected.
Being on stage, in front of adoring fans, friends and family. Keeping the beat one last time. Your passing in this manner is extremely poetic and somehow beautiful.
Thank you for the many life lessons you've taught over the years. Grateful.
We love you Sib. We miss you. Yhmwitcoltroml. "Hasan burgers" for everyone in heaven.
Taitusi this message is for you. Make a Wish just called me and I wish I could be there with you in Hawaii right now.
Even at 13yrs old you're already way stronger than I'll ever be. Ever. Even though we've never met, I can already tell you're one of the coolest and most amazing kids I've ever talked to like this.
I just want you to know how amazing and special of young boy you are. You inspire every single person around you right now. Including me.
God bless you and your family and yes I'm gonna go crazy on rice crispy treats this weekend for my cheat meal in your honor 🤙🏾💪🏾 Alofa atu,
Front bumps and blue eyed demons.. dig our NEW world premiere trailer for #BAYWATCH.
We have RED BAND trailer coming next month that's so exquisitely raunchy we're creating a new color. Until then enjoy this one and check out the full trailer in my bio.
#BAYWATCH Summer is coming! Let's have some fun.. MAY 26th 🔥🔥🔥👊🏾
This guys salt of the earth and a real pleasure to work with this Hollywood OG Steve Guttenberg. Had some great chats with him about how far gratitude and humility will take you in our business and more importantly, in life.
Ironically, he plays a Las Vegas billionaire asshole on @BallersHBO, but don't let the artistic choice cloud your judgement when you see him in our show ;). #OnSet #LasVegas #Ballers #HBO #RockAndTheGoot
THIS SUMMER 🔥👊🏾
Our HBO documentary is a passion project of mine and an important one.
This one of a kind Dade County boot camp prison is constantly in danger of being shut down due to budgetary cuts from the city.
That can't ever happen.
This incarceration facility changes young men's lives. Lives that are often overlooked. Not here. Not ever.
Change is real, but it only becomes real when it's earned.
Mark your calendars for NEXT MONDAY MARCH 27th on HBO and I'll show you the impact this boot camp has on these young men.
Break em down. Build em up.
#RockAndAHardPlace #HBO #DadeCounty
The world record longest drive is 515 yards set in 1974.
My drive here measured an estimated 490 yards by the scientists holding the rulers. I failed math when I was a kid, but I think that's kinda close. One fun day I will break the world record.
Great day on the links shooting scenes for our @ballershbo.
Subsequently, I also hit two other great balls... when I stepped on a rake.
Ok, no more bullshit haha.. back to work.
Have a productive day.
#OnSet #Ballers #LasVegas #TheGolfingBeast 🏌🏾 Big shout out to my bud and the man himself @jordanspieth for my gear 👊🏾
Because the climate is right for a good ol' RATED R rescue can and beach balls shaped in the form of a penis and testicles joke.
This WEDNESDAY we bring you the EXCLUSIVE WORLD PREMIERE of our brand NEW @BaywatchMovie trailer.
#BAYWATCH MAY 26th * For the record, my one ball is bigger than @zacefron's.
It's hard for people to grasp when I tell them this but so many youth offenders charges as adults choose YEARS of prison time over a six month sentencing to this one of kind boot camp prison.
Word on the streets down in our Dade County is this is a place you don't want to f*ck with. To many offenders facing the judge, doing years of prison is easier and a badge of honor. But the ones that choose boot camp over prison are immediately on the path to change. They're completely broken down in every aspect - mentally, spiritually and physically. But they're also built back up to become better men. Changed men with one more opportunity to make something of themselves. It's up them.
That's why I said, "You're probably asking yourself what have I gotten myself into right now?". I was there at 2am when we brought them in for their first night in the camp. The look of "what the f*ck is happening" washed over all of their faces. I was also there six months later when they graduated, in front of their families and changed men.
In ONE WEEK on MARCH 27th join me on @hbo and I'll take you thru their journey.
Mark your calendars.. you won't want to miss this. Break em down. Build em up.
#RockAndAHardPlace #DadeCountyBootcamp MARCH 27th. On HBO.
Flying to Vegas today for work and going over all my biz, then that feeling hits me...how wild and crazy I get when I go to Vegas... I give the word "bender" a new meaning jack.
Then I said F*ck it and threw business plans in the air while staring at the camera like a G.
Then I humbly picked my papers up because in actuality my version of "wild" in Vegas is going to work, the gym and eating dead cow w/ baked potatoes and tequila.
Happy Sunday everyone. Have a great productive week. And say f*ck it and throw your papers around every once in a while. It's fun.
What a team! That's a wrap. Another one down. Sometimes the greatest (and sweatiest) of things happen in the grittiest of places.
THANK YOU to our @underarmour partners flying in for this epic shoot in the #WestCoastIronParadise.
These guys and gals are true innovative rockstars. This is a small group of THOUSANDS of #UnderArmour employees worldwide who we're proud to work with.
We're building strongly as partners and creating killer gear for the people - which at the end of the day is what all this fun fuss is about anyway.
NEW #ProjectRock COLLECTION drops APRIL 5th. For the people.. 🔥✊🏾💪🏾
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🎅🏾
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!
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
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
My "how the f*ck am I gonna shoot my FORD commercial when they decide to bring out Frenchie puppies" face.
The punishment is death, when people play with my emotions like this and bring out my kryptonite aka puppies. This is bullshit.
#FORD #Ambassador #KryptonitePups #OkWhosComingHomeWithDaddy?
🦅 just landed. Let's do this San Francisco & Oakland. Good to be shooting HBO's highest rated 30min show where I was born. Full circle. Grateful. #Ballers #NewSeason #TheYay ✊🏾
Luv this woman.🔥#HardestWorkersInTheRoom #erryday 💪🏾
#Repost @jlo ・・・
Just a couple of gym rats gettin' it in!! @therock thanks for the love and for all the positive energy and inspiration you put out into the world!! #hardworkwins #youcantstopwhatwontstop #erryday
RIP my friend. Legend John Hurt.
For months, we spent very long days and nights together in Budapest, while shooting Hercules - very tough shoot. A real honor to act and learn from this man and even better than that, become buds.
There's nothing that invaluable OG insight, and I'll always be grateful for the wisdom he shared w/ me. One time in London, we had an epic convo over lunch. John broke it down to me, on what my responsibilities are in Hollywood now after becoming, in his words, "the boss". I'm laughing right now as I type this, because I can still hear him and his iconic British accent just droppin' those OG pearls. Legend.
Prayers, love, strength and light to the Hurt family during this time of loss.
Thank you, brother. For everything.
Her reaction is priceless. Had a very special visitor waiting to meet me in my make up trailer tonight - her name is Hoku.
After meeting this awesome young lady, who happens to be a rockstar cheerleader for Kahuku High School here in Hawaii - I've officially become her biggest fan.. literally I am physically her biggest fan.
Great to meet you honey and your family and much mahalo for the gifts.
It's also so cool that you said we are dating now! 😉👍🏾 #ImOneLuckyGuy #Hoku #RR4L #OnSet #Jumanji #Hawaii #BestPartOfFame
Well you wonder why I always dress in black? Actually I don't but it's a bad ass John Cash lyric.
Wheels up. Heading to set. Let's work.
🔥Back to work. Great first week back of shooting our new season of @HBO's #BALLERS. Get ready for our best yet. Global ambition and flaws. Ball out.
#800lbSilverback🦍 #BALLERS THIS JULY
Officially welcoming my guy @NickJonas to #Jumanji. Great dude, great positive energy and very talented. He's gonna kill this role like I kill things with my bare hands.
The jungle awaits. The adventure continues. And ironically the one who sings the most on set is Jack Black 😂. #OnLocation #Hawaii #WelcomeToTheFamilyNick #Jumanji 🔥
We run in slo motion to bad ass theme music, we're sweaty, but not too sweaty and we're known worldwide as "the Avengers of the beach".. and we're also highly f*cking dysfunctional.
Our fun little rated R beach movie has become one of the most anticipated films of 2017... all thanks to exclusive images like this from our friends at @entertainmentweekly of me with my shirt OFF and @zacefron with his shirt ON. This guy Zac, has the nerve to diet and works his ass off for months for this role and shows up on set completely jacked, with his perfectly chiseled face, being a genuinely wonderful human and his 36 pack abs. Bullshit. Fuck that guy. Not on my sets.
Ok, he's my brother, one of my best buds and I luv the guy but keep that between us. #My3AndAHalfPackAbs #VersusZacs36PackAbs #FuckItJustGiveMeBrowniesAndTequila #BAYWATCH THIS SUMMER. MEMORIAL DAY