It all started with a promposal to me from an awesome Minnesota high school student, Katie Kelzenberg.
I couldn’t make her prom, but as a gift I bought out her local theater this past weekend for her and 232 of her closest friends to watch a screening of RAMPAGE. Plus, all the popcorn, candy and soda a teenager could ingest.
I surprised her with the news over her schools speaker system during their morning announcements.
Thanks for making my day Katie by asking me to your prom, glad you guys had a BLAST and thank you for being an amazing fan.
And ps, if you ever decide to cheat on your tests - which of course you won’t because you’re brilliant... call me because I know all the tricks.
Post midnight workout.
Cruisin’ by to show love and gratitude to y’all around the world for the Baby Tiana and RAMPAGE love.
And I’m a big boy, gotta strong chin and love a good fight so AVENGERS hit me with your best shot & knock me out 😂💪🏾. Best of luck and congrats in advance on breaking records - it’s GREAT for our business. Everyone wins.
Thank you again fans worldwide for the love. Love U back 🌎🤟🏾
Skin to skin. Our mana.
Blessed and proud to bring another strong girl into this world.
Tiana Gia Johnson came into this world like a force of nature and Mama @laurenhashianofficial labored and delivered like a true rockstar.
I was raised and surrounded by strong, loving women all my life, but after participating in baby Tia’s delivery, it’s hard to express the new level of love, respect and admiration I have for @laurenhashianofficial and all mamas and women out there.
Word to the wise gentlemen, it’s critical to be by your lady’s head when she’s delivering, being as supportive as you can.. holding hands, holding legs, whatever you can do. But, if you really want to understand the single most powerful and primal moment life will ever offer - watch your child being born. Its a life changer and the respect and admiration you have for a woman, will forever be boundless.
And to my third and youngest daughter, Tiana Gia - like I did when your two older sisters Simone Alexandra and Jasmine Lia were born, you have my word, I’ll love, protect, guide and make ya laugh for the rest of my life.
Your crazy dad has many responsibilities and wears many hats in this big ol’ world, but being your dad will always be the one I’m most proud to wear.
Oh and one more thing.. you’re gonna love rollin’ in daddy’s pick up truck.
Thank you SHANGHAI for the energy to keep me pushing thru.
I always talk about the importance of “anchoring” our day. Even if it means I’ve flown around the world and working non-stop. Wherever I land, regardless of what time it is - I’ll get to the hotel, shower, eat, meditate, shot(s;) of caffeine and hit the gym. Always super tired when I land, but this schedule gives me the jolt I need to anchor my day and ready work my press tour.
Your hardest competition out there is always gonna be you vs you.
And the funny thing is, after years and years of hard work when you become masterful at your craft - you’ll make it look easy.
And the irony about that misconception, is it’s the hardest work you’ll ever put in.
You vs you.. that’s when the fun part begins.
Swipe left and enjoy the one of kind personal connection between me and my brotha @kevinhart4real. Kevin texted me this afternoon to tell me he posted something nice about my RAMPAGE box office success. Here’s a little taste of our off screen relationship 😂 Truth is I f*cking love my guy for life and our bond is a very rare and real one. Especially in this crazy
business of Hollywood. #HardestWorkersInTheRoom#Repost @kevinhart4real ・・・
Congrats to my big bald unattractive friend @therock on killing the box office 2 weeks in a row with his new movie "Rampage"....Im happy as hell for you man. I know how hard you work and how much effort and energy goes into your craft. Continue to strive for greatness jackass....You are a inspiration to us all. Make sure y'all go check out "Rampage" people! #Brothers#BoxOfficeKillers
Happy Birthday brother @jeffreydeanmorgan! My partner in crime and fellow crazy MF’er, always looking to laugh RAMPAGE co-star JDM.
Great family man and one of my fav humans.
Enjoy your day getting luv’d up by your ohana and friends.
Raising a glass in your honor and the fact you got dressed up in that hot ass gorilla costume for an hour waiting to come in and interview me 😂🥃
My new SKYSCRAPER poster.
Nice to feel everyone’s excitement building for this one coming out this summer.
Inspired by films The Fugitive, Die Hard & Towering Inferno.
I can’t guarantee I’ll save my wife and kid’s lives, but I guarantee I’ll do everything I can for the rest of mine.
#SKYSCRAPER THIS JULY.
Big response to our NEW #WillFindsAWay campaign.
My first global campaign with @underarmour where we weren’t selling a product, but rather selling an IDEA.
Not the idea of being “the best” at something or “winning world championships and gold medals”, but rather the idea of embracing your failures and using your hard times to push you forward. It’s a risky sell because in today’s market it’s not sexy and doesn’t have the “championship sizzle” athletic apparel companies look for.
The “embrace your failures” philosophy doesn’t work for everybody, but it works for me and I’m sharing it with you.
This picture was taken a few days before me - and my quads 😂 - were cut from the Calgary Stampeders of the CFL. I wasn’t good enough and sent back home to Florida. I left home when I was 18 and promised my family I’d make something of myself. Now 5yrs later at 23, I’m moving right back in with my parents, a failed football player with just $7bucks in my pocket. Dream over.
Fell into my second bout with depression, but eventually my will was stronger than my emotional pain. I made a plan and put my two hands to work. My initial plan was to just pull myself up out of this sludge and shit and realize that I ain’t throwing in the fucking towel.
Step by step, day by day, week by week, month by month, year by year.. things got better.
My will found a way. Yours will too.
I know it’s not easy sharing stories on a public forum, especially if you’re going thru the shit, but it may help you and it certainly may help other people out there as well. So if you’re up for it, comment below with your #WillFindsAWay story.
And clearly I had zero WILL when it came to not wearing these absurdly short ass banana smuggler shorts in practice. WTF 😂🤦🏽♂️
Silly grateful mood as you’ve just made RAMPAGE the #1 MOVIE IN THE WORLD for the 2nd week in a row.
Years ago when superhero movies took over Hollywood and I wasn’t getting superhero scripts, I realized that if I had any shot at reaching the top of the mountain with staying power and long term success - then my strategy was to build my brand and personally connect with the people around the world.
Obviously, I couldn’t connect with people as a superhero, but I could as a human being.
Just me, Dwayne Johnson... big ol’ brown bald head, tattoos and all.
15yrs later, here I am.
Beyond grateful for the global love and support. And I’ll always make movies for you - the world - to enjoy.
Love y’all, proud of our connection and thank you again.
Enjoy RAMPAGE and my very questionable karaoke skills.
#1MovieInTheWorld 🎤 🌍 🤟🏾
Part 2. Katie Kelzenberg’s reaction to me buying out her local theater this weekend for her and 232 (theater capacity) of her closest friends to watch RAMPAGE. Don’t know who’s more excited, me or Katie 😂👊🏾 #StillwaterHigh#Minnesota#PricelessReactions
I’ll take happy tears 😭 all day.
Here’s my surprise morning greeting to the students of Stillwater Area High School in Minnesota, as I call out the very special young lady who asked me to her prom, the awesome Ms Katie Kelzenberg.
I can’t make her prom because I’ll be in production, but as a surprise gift I bought out her local theater this weekend so she can bring 232 of her BFF’s to watch a special screening of RAMPAGE.
I’m a lucky lucky man to have such amazing fans like Katie, and moments like this will always be the best and coolest part of my job. Her reaction is everything when she hears me say her name!
SURPRISE KATIE KELZENBERG!
About a week ago, I come across a video on my Twitter feed, from a student at Stillwater Area High School (oldest high school in Minnesota) asking me if I would be her date to her prom. Unfortunately, I’ll be shooting during that time in Hawaii, BUT I was so impressed by this young lady’s charm and confidence to even ask me (ladies always get shy in front of me) that I had to do something special. I decided to rent out an entire theater (capacity 232 seats) in her town so Katie and her closest 232 friends and family can enjoy a special screening of RAMPAGE. And all the free popcorn, candy and soda high school kids can consume! You’re money’s no good Katie... everything is on Uncle DJ.
🤙🏾🍿 🍭🥤!! And I also taped a special morning message surprising Katie and her high school that will play across the school’s intercom system... literally...RIGHT NOW, Katie should be turning red hearing me surprise her in front of her entire school.
I wish I was there in person Katie, to see your reaction to all this, but I’ll hear about for sure and most importantly - you and all your friends have fun at the theater and ENJOY RAMPAGE!
Thanks for being an AWESOME FAN and I’m a lucky dude to have fans like you.
Uncle DJ 🤟🏾❤️ Ps - the gorilla in Rampage is way smarter (and better looking) than I am, but don’t tell him that because he has a HUGE ego 🦍