When I come back home to my farm in Virginia to recharge, I have to go to a public gym to train (I'm building a gym on my property) and try to get in and out as fast as possible without drawing a crowd.
While working out, I tell people no pictures I just want to train and a handshake will have to do. Then as I'm pulling out of the parking lot I see all these women briskly walking to my truck with eyes wide... I shift gears to drive off and see them in the rearview waving at me saying "come back".. I start loudly cussing at myself "SUM BITCH" in the truck because I know what's next..I can't ever drive away when I see women or kids.
I back up. She starts crying and starts singing my favorite Taylor Swift song. I make a joke about the great moonshine we have in Virginia. We take selfies. They share really amazing thoughts with me about why they're big fans and I drive away feeling like the luckiest SOB on the planet to meet such amazing fans. This kinda stuff will always be the best part of fame.
Tears and all.
#ParkingLotLuv #IAlmostGotAway #GreatestFansInTheWorld #OneBigBrownBaldLuckySOB
It's official: Collector's item status.
THANK YOU for making our new #ProjectRock @underarmour #ROCKDELTAS🔥the fastest selling shoe of 2017.
100% SOLD OUT FOR THE SECOND TIME which marks the official end of production.
I wanted to convey my sincere GRATITUDE to all of you who sold out our shoe in less than 24hrs. Then we restocked. And you sold them out again!
NEW #ROCKDELTA🔥color ways coming 3rd QT of this year.
Committed to making the greatest training shoe on the market.
For those of you have them - THANK YOU, enjoy the shoe and stay strong.
#BloodSweatRespect #ProjectRock #UnderArmour #ROCKDELTA🔥✊🏾
Just wrapped #ballers and have one week before I start shooting #Rampage, so I had to scoop my lovely ladies up and got away to my farm to recharge, recalibrate and reset.
We have an excellent program on our farm (created by my bud and equestrian Olympic athlete Will Coleman) that trains thoroughbreds in Eventing (dressage, stadium jumping and cross country). Every time we come home to Virginia, we always have a whole new gang of some of the best conditioned, beautiful (and bad ass;) horses on the planet.
Here Jasper and Zipp are clearly attracted to my alpha musk.. which translates to I haven't showered in 12hrs since I worked out at 4am.
#AFewOlCountryBoys #Recharge #ThoroughbredBonding #AlphaMusk #MyFarm ⚓️
Taking Disney's #JungleCruise R&D (research & development) to a whole new level.
@sevenbucksprod's had a great productive day with Disney's President of Production, Sean Bailey and Disney's Head Imagineer, Bob Weiss and his brilliant team of Imagineers.
To give you guys context, these meetings we're having take place in buildings that we drive by a 1000 times in Burbank and never know what's in them. No big "DISNEY" signs or a big Mickey Mouse face. Just the most plain looking super nondescript buildings on the block. But behind these walls is where brilliance is born..
The Disney rides, movies, technology, theme parks and resorts, cool new innovative characters (remember, Disney also owns MARVEL).. it all gets creatively imagined behind these walls.
#JungleCruise was the extraordinary concept of visionary, Walt Disney.
Our meeting (first of many) was about how do we create the greatest adventure Jungle Cruise EXPERIENCE on the big screen and in the theme parks around the world that you'll never forget.
Ideas were flowing. This is gonna be fun.
#DisneyImagineers #SevenBucksProds #Creativity #WereGonnaNeedABiggerBoat #JungleCruise
I rarely use the word, "Perfect" (except when describing my kissing when I drink tequila on weekends), but every superhero movie, needs a SUPER villain and @priyankachopra is PERFECT as our lead baddie in #BAYWATCH.
Bad ass, intelligent, sexy, sophisticated, charming, evil and great tequila drinker.
#Perfect #BAYWATCH MAY 25th 🔥🔥🔥
This one's special. Join me TONIGHT at 10pm on CNN. Because of our respect/love for music, our @sevenbucksprods goal was to create a cool and comprehensive and very high quality documentary series that really got in there and provoked our thoughts and examined music's role in our country's most defining times.
Tonight we examine Dr. Martin Luther King & the Civil Rights Movement and the iconic who inspired a generation with their songs. And how a defining movement, also inspired the artists to write their historic anthems.
On a personal note, after all these years, it's an honor to include my all time fav artist, Sam Cooke in something I produced.
#AChangeIsGonnaCome #Soul #CivilRights #Soundtracks 10pm on @cnn TONIGHT.
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
Ready for RATED R fun?
Not all superheroes wear capes.
Or a lot of clothes.
Or stay sober.
Mark your calendars.. The (dysfunctional) Avengers of the beach finally arrive.
#BeachesAintReady #WhoNeedsMouthToMouth? #BAYWATCH MAY 25th 🔥🔥
** Update. NYC!! The surprise concert is over and as always, Melissa killed it. We feature Melissa in our new @sevenbucksprod historical music documentary series #SOUNDTRACKS on CNN. So many iconic artists participated in our 8 part series and not only is Melissa a rock icon and bad ass but she helped usher in a defining movement in our country with her anthemic music. She's a legend. #Etheridge #Icon #SOUNDTRACKS #SevenBucksProds #ShowOfForceFilms #CNN
THIS THURSDAY 10pm.
Ladies and gentlemen that's an official wrap on SEASON 3 of #Ballers.
THANK YOU to our outstanding and dedicated crew, producers, directors and on set teams for puttin' in the daily hard work to deliver a great show.
THANK YOU to our talented and hard ballin' cast of actors for being the best dance partners.
THANK YOU to our fans for the luv, support and making our show HBO's highest rated comedy in years.
And a special thank you to Rob Corddry's tongue as he was kissing my cheek. I don't play that shit. Not sober at least.
Luv and appreciate this entire crew and I'm a grateful man to walk the line with every one of em.
#ThatsAWrap #Season3 #HBO #Ballers🔥
So I walk into the room and the first thing Anderson says is, "Wow you've really let yourself go" and I say, "Yeah I just don't give a f*ck anymore". Then we laugh like teenage boys and delve into nice dialogue about my new historical documentary music series on CNN called #SOUNDTRACKS. Had a lot of fun. Thanks for the gym tips and thank you for the kind words my friend. Respect is mutual. 🤙🏾 #Repost @andersoncooper ・・・
So this happened. @therock couldn't be a nicer, more down to earth guy. got to talk with him about his upcoming music series called #Soundtracks. will be on @CNN thursday at 10pm. Also gave him a gym recommendation (not that he needed it.)
Mark your calendars THIS THURS for our NEW @sevenbucksprod series with @showofforcefilm & @CNN.
If you love and respect music as much as I do (and I know you do), this will be one of, if not the most comprehensive and powerful music documentary series you've ever seen.
It's truly been an honor and education to produce this series.
Join our musical journey into the ICONIC SONGS THAT DEFINED OUR HISTORY.
#SOUNDTRACKS #8PartSeries THIS THURSDAY 10pm on @CNN @cnnorigseries.
Biggest global box office opening of all time and the most fun, get the job done, shit talkin' character I've ever played. THANK YOU.
I've learned over the years that anytime success comes along I always pause and ask the critical questions. What's the next move? What's the best move? What's the smart move that gives the people what they want?
Then my mind drifts to what size off road tires I should put on my next pick up truck. You know, the important stuff.
Grateful and thrilled you guys luv the movie! Now the internal dialogue and business strategy begins.
#FateOfTheFurious #BiggestOpeningOfAllTime #HobbsTheBeast #StillNeedTheRightTiresForMyRaptor 😉🤙🏾
The first time Jasmine's favorite character, Pikachu came to visit her months ago she was only crawling.
For Easter Sunday @laurenhashianofficial and I thought, Pikachu should make a special visit once again. Well, Pikachu didn't account for the fact that now Jazzy RUNS and for 2hrs straight she wants to play her new favorite game, "I run away and you chase me Pikachu. And you're not allowed to take a break until I go night night". At the end of the vid you can hear her yell, "Peekyu" because she can't say, Pikachu.
I'm tired, today's my only day off, it's 118 degrees in this costume and Hobbs keep trying to p*ss on my leg.
And I luv every minute of it. Bring it on. It's what daddy's do.
Happy Easter to you guys and enjoy your families.
#Rockachu #DaddyPuttinInWork #TheGameThatNeverEnds #PikachuLooksBloated
Queen out here lettin' the world know. I would try and lay some 🔥 bars down here, but my rap game f'n sucks. Luv u back. Keep doin' it strong. #Respect 💪🏾
#Repost @nickiminaj ・・・
@jetluxlife #jetLuxLife ~ #FlashbackFriday ~ I call this Roc[K] 💍 Dwayne. Johnson, stop the playin. I left my shades in Atlanta so I told my pilot to stop the plane. He bust a U in da air. They say they doin it. Where? 👀😘😍♥️
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
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?
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 👊🏾
Hell on wheels. 800 lbs. 2,300 cc of hog.
We've been prepping RAMPAGE now for over a year. Production finally starts shooting in 4 weeks. This two wheel mayhem causer will be one of my rides in the film. We'll matte black everything and beat it up. It's a little too clean right now we'll get it there.
Thank you #TriumphMotorcycles for delivering the Rocket 3 beast to our Ballers set.
We shoot RAMPAGE in Chicago and Atlanta so if the good people of those great cities see me riding around on this, then throw a ✌🏾sign and say "what up Rock daddeh". But don't expect me to throw a ✌🏾sign back because I might crash and look like an asshole.
You guy'll really gonna dig this next one. Excited to make it for you.
The quintessential massive monster movie... #Rampage #HellOnWheels #LetsHaveSomeFun ✊🏾
🦅 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.
It's our time.
Our big 2017 #ProjectRock @UnderArmour Collection drops TOMORROW. Including these long awaited #ROCKDELTA training shoes. #BeUnstoppable 💪🏾👊🏾🔥
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