Lining up the shots for the rest of the night with my #SkyscraperMovie director, Rawson Thurber.
Proud of this dude.
Fresh out of USC Film School, he breaks into Hollywood with a hit movie that he wrote and directed, called, DODGEBALL.
He follows that up with another hit movie, WE ARE THE MILLERS.
He then follows that up with another hit movie, CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE with me and my much bigger twin @kevinhart4real.
Refusing to be pigeonholed as a “comedy director”, he goes away for six months and writes a script that is not only reflective of who he is as a man, husband and new father, but also reflective of the kinds of big tent pole movies that have always inspired him from STAR WARS to RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARC.
The script becomes one of Hollywood’s hottest scripts of 2016 causing a huge bidding war (true story) between every studio. The studios who won that war were Legendary Studios and Universal Studios.
The name of the script... SKYSCRAPER.
This guy has the potential to go down as one of the best true writer/directors ever.
Too bad he’s an asshole.
Kidding, he’s family to me and literally one of the nicest humans I’ve ever known.
Eh he’s still an asshole. #OnSet#RawsonThurber#SkyscraperMovie
It’s official: The Rock Day.
Such a cool (and bad ass) honor to have the Mayor of Vancouver, Gregor Robertson, present this proclamation to me last night on set.
I’m a grateful man to be in the business of making big movies and entertainment that serve multiple purposes around the world.
One of those critical purposes is providing jobs for thousands of hard working people, local businesses and economies every time we bring a production to town.
Jobs and opportunities for people. And free waffles for me.
Thank you Mayor and your staff for being so gracious and welcoming to myself and our entire production crew to your city.
And thank you for this honor and thanks for being such a cool guy. Vancouver will always hold a special place in my DNA. Next time drinks on me.. #ItsOfficial#TheRockProc#October19th#Vancouver#TheRockDay ✊🏾
tbt. Asia world press tour.
I love how serious my press friend got when she thought I wasn’t giving the ukulele back 🤣. Press tours are hard work for everyone involved - journalists, studios, teams etc, so I always try to keep my energy up, have fun and keep it light.
Get ready Asia - for our upcoming RAMPAGE and SKYSCRAPER 2018 press tours, I’m coming back.
Get the guitar and tequila ready... and next time I’m keeping both. 🎸 🥃
345am. Man on the run.
Day 47 of 64 shooting our action thriller #SkyscraperMovie.
Shot big sequences tonight requiring lots of moving parts. THANK YOU to the hundreds of extras putting in the hard work.
Fear and terror are never fun emotions to play with - especially for 10hrs straight.
Thanks again and great work.
And I apologize in advance for all the extras I push and shove down the rest of the week shooting these scenes as I’m on the run. Please buy yourselves a bottle of your favorite and most expensive alcohol and send the bill to Universal Studios. #OnSet#OnTheRun#HongKong#SkyscraperMovie
This 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 🎅🏾. #HardAtWork#HomeTeam#JUMANJI#Worldwide
Like 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” #USDNA@underarmour long sleeve drops Nov 9th (Veterans Day weekend) from #ProjectRock. 🐮🐺🇺🇸
THANK 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? #SkyscraperMovie#Surrey#Vancouver 🇨🇦
AM 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. #OurMachine