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
Day 42 of 64 shooting our action thriller #SkyscraperMovie.
I prepped for an intense shoot daily based off the material, but this “battered down” mindset has served me in ways I never expected, professionally and especially personally.
Universe has a helluva sense of humor that way.
Now I need a shot or three of my tequila. 🥃 #Day42Of64#BatteredDown#SkyscraperMovie
Good karma and pickle dicks. I mean pickle dick. Singular.
2am and going strong with my 2nd Unit Director, JJ Perry who’s one of the best in the business and a long time collaborator of mine over the years to execute cool & bad ass action sequences in my films.
He’s also the only man I know who can use the words Dali Lama, good karma and pickle dick in the same paragraph and get me motivated as hell to shoot it.
Luv this dude. Crazy & brilliant. The way I like em. #2am#AdrenalineKicksIn#SkyscraperMovie
Writer: Hey DJ here’s the script but say it in your own words.
DJ: Sure thing my friend 🖕🏾
Had a blast being the musical Executive Producer for The #WWE2K18 Deluxe Edition by @WWEGames is available NOW on @AppleMusic.
This soundtrack I’ve curated are tracks taken directly from my #IronParadise workout playlist.
WARNING: when you listen, you may want to run thru a f*cking brick wall, so listen at your own risk because my tracks are like a runaway locomotive riding dirty in your ear canals.
That’s a tad extreme, but I am what I am. Enjoy.. ✊🏾
Tough job, but hell someone’s gotta do it.
Driving in my truck to work and stopped at a red light as kids were walking to school. * you kids don’t be like Uncle DJ and study hard in school or I’ll turn this truck around dammit. 👊🏾
Daddy’s gotta go back to work ~ Hobbs.
Pumped to expand and build out the FAST & FURIOUS universe in a cool, exciting way with our @sevenbucksprod, writer/producer Chris Morgan, producer Hiram Garcia and lead producer and my bigger twin, Neil Moritz.
Thank you UNIVERSAL STUDIOS for being tremendous partners who see the big picture and for coming to us years ago with this spinoff idea. Huge shout to my brother, Jason Statham for the trust and wanting to create and deliver something fresh and bad ass for the fans.
I have a tremendous amount of respect for this franchise that I’ve enjoyed droppin’ blood and sweat in over the years and my vision is to create greater opportunities for not only my fellow FF cast mates, but for other amazing actors as well who want to be a part of something new and cool.
I want to use my spinoff platform to create new characters that fans will ultimately love to have fun with in multiple chapters and platforms. Film, TV, Digital, Virtual Reality etc.. the more opportunities we can create the better for the fans.
Let’s have some FUN and to quote, Hobbs the boss, if you don’t like it, we’re happy to beat that ass like a Cherokee drum. #HOBBS#SevenBucksProds#NewOpportunities#CandyAssesNeedNotApply
Stay strong Judy, you sexy tiger. We’re all sending you and your family love and light during this time and I’m an extremely grateful man this email reached my eyes.
* this kind of stuff will always be the best part of fame. Thx U Universe 🌎
Big dogs eat.
As many of you know, it ain’t a size or gender thing...it’s a mentality thing.
Shout to all my big dogs around the 🌎 as we’re over here quietly on our weekend grind earning sweat equity.
Because at the end of the day, we’re always willing to put in the raw hard work for the one thing we relentlessly chase daily - the results.
Heavy ass chains around your neck are always optional.
Have a hungry and productive week 🤙🏾#HardestWorkersInTheRoom#BigDogsEat
Battered and bloodied.
Shooting day 39 of 64 on our action thriller #SkyscraperMovie.
I may be the one who looks like nine kinds of hell, but we all make the movie and live the story - as a team.
Waiting between takes with my good bud and one of the best camera operators on the planet, Colin Anderson. From STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS to ARGO, he’s an award winning operator with the perfect demeanor for the grit and intensity our movie is.
Plus, we have a great shorthand since we shot HERCULES together in Budapest for months. Colin knows exactly how to shoot my “good side” which is generally the back of my head. #Teamwork#BloodiedAndBattered#SkyscraperMovie
💫 ❤️Just wanted to shine some light on this incredibly strong and beautiful 15yr old girl, Cheyanna.
She was supposed to be my special guest on the set of #SkyscraperMovie for our big MAKE A WISH DAY in a few weeks with 10 other kids/teens and their families.
Cheyanna’s cancer has relapsed and instead she’ll be going to St Jude’s Hospital in Memphis for treatment.
Sending so much love, light, support, positive energy and strength her way.
Im moved and humbled her wish was to meet me. She says if she had one super power, she would be Bat Girl... the irony is, Cheyanna’s already blessed with super powers.. and way more stronger than I’ll ever be.
Stay strong Cheyanna and keep smiling. We’re all pulling for you!
Calm before the chaos and minutes away from doing the unthinkable.. which is way more fun than the thinkable. Ps, good ol’ Kentucky chrome (duct tape) fixes everything. #BarelySurviving#SkyscraperMovie