Saturday night sweat equity #MacGyverShit #OrJustShit #WestCoastIronParadise #Back2Work #ByAnyMeansNecessary ✊🏾
Spent my Friday night at our Warner Bros offices in a 6hr script session with these rampaging rockstars.
Our RAMPAGE (next movie I'll make) writers, producers, director and star (occasionally me). Even though this took us deep into Friday night and we all have families and stuff to do - this kind of meeting is so critical to our movie's success. Everyone's instincts were firing on the highest of levels. My fav moment from this merciless 6hr meeting was when I shared with this group that there's an equity and trust I've built with my audience that they trust me to take them on an epic ride, and always do our best to send them home happy. A very cool moment to see everyone's eyes light and heads start to nod.
To win on any level you gotta have teamwork and collaboration and cant thank everyone enough in this room for their energy and focus. You truly helped us move the needle.
And Wendy Jane you're Superwoman for your creative brilliance and putting up with all these asshole's dumb guy jokes. Not me of course, I'm a gentleman. 😈
Next stop for me in my research - the Primate division at the Atlanta Zoo (my character's a Primatologist & head of an anti poaching unit in Rwanda). Really informative and educational character to play and project
to work on.
More to come. Start shooting this APRIL.
Really pleased with the response to our @sevenbucksds #SevenBucksMoment series we started. Doesn't matter what color you are, gender, religion or occupation... we ALL have had our #SevenBucksMoment. Mine was having $7bucks in my pocket when I was 23yrs old. Depressed and frustrated that I didn't have a pot to piss in. Only thing I had was my faith and my own two hands to put in the work. We all go thru it. We just hope to come out better on the other side.
Thank you to my brotha and filthy animal @jayglazer for sharing your story with us. Good to see so many people pulling inspiration from your past challenges. * LINK IN MY BIO to watch Jay's full story. It's fantastic!
Tell us your #SevenBucksMoments story in the comments.
Great positive energy with these two lovely and good quality humans @tishacampbellmartin & duane_martin when they stopped by our #Ballers set.
We got the coolest set in Hollywood. Every actor, singer, athlete and friends of friends all want to stop by, watch the action and chop it up. Truthfully, they all come by set to secretly see if I smell as good as I look. I do.
#OnSet #Ballers #LosAngeles #TAndD #QualityHumans
Had a day off from filming #Ballers and spent 8hrs+ in our Warner Bros offices having script meetings. 2hrs was spent with our #FightingWithMyFamily director/writer @stephenmerchant (the mean and masculine looking bearded legend behind me). This is the movie our @sevenbucksprod developed and produced based off a documentary I saw years ago based on real life WWE Superstar, @realpaigewwe and her family. We kicked off filming this week and it's coming along great. Actors settling into their roles nicely.
I shoot all my scenes this Sunday and I look forward to being a complete asshole to Stephen as he tries to direct me.
Everyone's working extremely hard on this passion project. We're makin' a good one. More to come.. #FightingWithMyFamily #WhyAmITheOnlyOneEating #Again
Happy Birthday to good bud and "The Prez", Papa Jim Manion. Continued blessings my friend.
Drinks and Oukast music on me!
#HBD #PapaManion #Ohana
FINALLY... @theatrinidadtmt our #DivasChampion.
Our @sevenbucksprod is proud to welcome Thea to our #FightingWithMyFamily cast!
Casting the right woman to play our champion was critical. I wanted to keep the integrity of our movie's authenticity. We had to find a woman who not only has a real star quality, but she also had to have a real reverence and love for our unique wrestling business. Thea has been working extremely hard for years on the independent wrestling circuit and for those who understand what that means - you know how much one has to love our crazy business to work independently for years.
She has a star quality, great presence, humility and is always all about being, "the hardest worker in the room". She's working her butt off to put on an outstanding performance in our movie.
Congrats, Thea and welcome to the cast. Let's put in that work and move the crowd.
#FightingWithMyFamily #TheaTrinidad #DivasChampion #SevenBucksProds #MisherFilms #Film4 #WWEFilms
My toughest face for the #TruckerToughChallenge. There's a special little 3yr old boy out there who's fighting for his life. His name is @trucker_boy_dukes.
Trucker was diagnosed Neuroblastoma in 2014 and he's been fighting hard ever since. He & his family live in Hawaii and this challenge is to raise awareness for them and to help out lil' Trucker any way we can. * clink the LINK IN MY BIO to see Trucker and his family. Donate a buck or two if you can and if not help, let's just keep raising awareness and sending Trucker's mom, dad and their entire family our strong mana - spirit/power.
I nominate my solid guys @jayglazer, @terrycrews & @melchancey187 to put on their toughest face and pay it forward.
Trucker, you stay strong big man. You're too young right now to understand just how much you're inspiring all those around you with your strength. Including me. Plus, your daddy is a firefighter so you got toughness in the blood.🤙🏾 *LINK IN MY BIO
Cool buzz on our new @CNN show. Our @sevenbucksprod is proud to bring you our @cnnorigseries #SOUNDTRACKS.
From the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, to the 9/11 attacks to our LBGT community's Stonewall Riots...we chronicle the music that transformed and transcended the monumental events of our nation's history.
You'll never listen to these iconic songs the same way again when you see how profoundly they inspired the people and great change in our country.
Excited for you to watch.
#SOUNDTRACKS #SevenBucksProds @showofforcefilm
THIS APRIL on #CNN.
Great things come in 3's.
Our @sevenbucksprod wants to welcome our #3Divas to #FightingWithMyFamily.
@kimbpics (left), @Aqueela (right), and one of the hardest workers I know, @ellie_gonsalves (middle). These fierce women have been focused, studying and working extremely hard in and out of the ring to deliver a solid performance in their roles.
Production starts today.
Time for these ladies to step up. Let's shoot.
#FightingWithMyFamily #Divas #Gonsalves #Matula #Zoll #SevenBucksProd
Daily anchor ⚓️. We're always looking for "balance" in life. For me, balance means getting my ass up at 4am daily. While the world sleeps, I can work in silence pushing business along, then hit the gym, then head to set and shoot all day/night. Doesn't matter what time I go to bed, what matters is that I wake up at 4am and get that jump start on life. I've been doing this for years and its worked for me, so I as well keep on keepin' on.
It doesn't have to be 4am, but find your anchor and always outwork all your competition. It's slightly crazy, but it's the slightly crazy ones that dent the universe. ✊🏾⚓️🌎 (ok, admittedly I hit the snooze button aka bitch button 2xs;)
Just received an awesome Valentine's Day surprise.
On set shooting #ballers and I get an email about a very special little boy named, Fisher aka The Pebble. He nicknamed himself, The Pebble because he knows he has to be strong as he fights Leukemia.
I went back to my trailer to sign a pic for him and make this vid.
Fisher, you stay strong big man. Stay cool, keep smiling and inspiring all those around you.. including me.
Stay strong Fisher and you officially have the coolest nickname in the world. 😉👊🏾
#ThePebble #Fisher 💫
Our @sevenbucksprod is excited to welcome Vince Vaughn to our #FightingWithMyFamily cast.
He loved the script and sank his teeth into it embodying this character. He's playing a man who I know all too well and those of you who follow wrestling history know well too.
The 80's wrestling star who squandered his money and opportunities because he didn't have the capacity to handle his fame. One bad decision after another, but these days he owns his past actions and does everything he can to give back to the wrestling business he loves.
Vince has been a buddy of mine for years and I'm fired up to see what he brings to this role.
I grew up in and love this wild, crazy and unpredictable world of pro wrestling. Our little passion project is coming together nicely.
More casting news to come. Production starts tomorrow. Let's shoot!
#FightingWithMyFamily #VinceVaughn #SevenBucksProds #MisherFilms #Film4 #WWEFilms #SquaredCircleDNA
Happy Valentines Day, from #RussellMyLoveMuscle also known as #BrownHeaven.
If you need any extra cheese today, you can borrow it from this post, because I'm laying it on as thick as my pec meat. Good Lord, make it stop. 💪🏾🧀
#Baywatch MAY 26th.
Crazy that this passion project I'm producing started years ago when I was in London filming and couldn't sleep (clearly I didn't have my tequila) so at 3am I turn the TV on in my hotel suite and watch a documentary on a UK channel about a local wrestling family. The doc was intriguing, unpredictable and heartfelt. I had a hunch the narrative would make an interesting movie.
And here we are starting production this week and fortunate enough to sign this kind of deal - I couldn't be happier for everyone who's worked so hard bringing this passion project to life.
Special shout out to our new partners Gary Barber and Jonathan Glickman of MGM who came in strong and believed so passionately in this unique project. Thank you boys! Let's shoot.
#FightingWithMyFamily #SevenBucksProds #MisherFilms #Film4 #WWEFilms #MGM
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
The Iceman cometh. And don't fucketh around. #OnSet #FastAndFurious8 #OrangeAintTheNewBlack #HobbsTheIceman APRIL 2017.
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.
The Iceman cometh. And he don't fucketh around. #OnSet #FastAndFurious8 #ZeroToleranceForBullshit #Iceman
Freight trains don't fit in muscle cars. So they express their dominance with a warm and inviting smile. #OnSet #FastAndFurious8 #F8 #TheIcemanCometh
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
EXCLUSIVE FIRST LOOK: #JUMANJI Our dope 90's vintage costumes will all make sense when our plot's revealed. Truuuuuust me😂👊🏾.
The journey continues..
"Moose Finbar" (Kevin Hart).
"Ruby Roundhouse" (Karen Gillan).
"Professor Shelly Oberon" (Jack Black).
"Dr. Smolder Bravestone" 'cause well.. he smolders.
Hard workin' and FUN first day of shooting in the jungle with this talented and crazy motley crew. Jack is brilliant, Karen is bad assery, Kevin is sharply hilarious and I smell good.
Extremely hard trying to keep a straight face in these scenes. Too funny. We're makin' a good one. More to come.. #JUMANJI #WishFulfillment #TheGameThatPlaysYou