To survive, everything must evolve and grow. Great to see our sport evolve to the Classic Physique Division. This division is a throw back and homage to my favorite bodybuilders as a kid from Frank Zane to Lee Haney to the Austrian Oak himself, Arnold. As my good bud Steve Weinberger says, thru evolution our sport's only getting bigger and better. Good luck this weekend boys and leave it all on the stage. I'll be at the waffle truck with the cheat meals. Link below. #OlympiaTakeover #SevenBucksProds #NewEra
Groundbreakers of our sport. Our Seven Bucks Digital Studios #OlympiaTakeover continues. It's incredible that the women of the Mr. Olympia LLC make up more than HALF of the competitors. This kind of growth and daring to break the mold, in what has been largely considered a male dominated sport for decades is astounding... and inspiring. Proud of you ladies. True "Wonder Women" of our sport. This weekend, you'll show the world how bad ass you are. We'll see you in Vegas! #Olympia 💪🏾🤙🏾
My family and I survived a devastating category 5 hurricane (Andrew). Wiped us out, but we and our community got back up on our feet and came back stronger. And so will you. Gotta hold onto faith and stay strong. Thank you everyone out there who's given a few bucks or even prayers and positive energy. It all adds up. Link below to donate. #HandInHand
An honor to produce the first of its kind #OlympiaTakeover with our Seven Bucks Digital Studios about a sport that I have the highest respect, love and passion for. Our goal is to elevate and shine a new light on the biggest and most iconic event in the world of bodybuilding and showcase the incredible athletes stepping onto the Mr. Olympia LLC stage. My fundamental beliefs for success are rooted in bodybuilding. Regardless of what you do in life.. success will always come down to your hunger and the sweat you're willing to drop to achieve your goals. Let the storytelling begin and I'll see you in Vegas. Link to watch is below. #OlympiaTakeover #SevenBucksProds #HonoringTheSport #HungerInAllOfUs 🤙🏾
Art imitates life. TONIGHT 1030pm on HBO. Excuse my lovely language but f*ck just wanting to play in the game, but rather influence how the game is played. That's when it gets fun. Thanks for rockin' with us this season. Enjoy the show tonight. Ballers 10:30pm on HBO. 🔥
Just shot a PSA for Hurricane Harvey and Irma. Thank you to everyone involved. 🙏🏾 Years ago me and my family survived Hurricane Andrew, a devastating category 5 storm that wiped us out down in South Florida. But like our community we came back stronger, because there are no strangers in the wake of a hurricane. No political parties, no pettiness and no agendas. Just people helping other people get back on their feet. Thanks to everyone involved in shooting this PSA and thanks to everyone who donated and who's lending a hand. Our family and friends are all boarded up in their homes in south Florida and throughout the state, bracing for what Hurricane Irma decides to deliver. Click the link below to donate, then tune in this TUESDAY on ABC, CBS, CMT, FOX and NBC. #HandInHand
Surprise to my Lauren Hashian Official! 🎊🎉🎈👏🏾 HAPPY BIRTHDAY to a very special, beloved, one of a kind girl. I had my trailer decorated as a surprise when she walked in as we sang some happy birthday.. But why stop there when we can have mo fun... as she was getting this trailer surprise, I had a crew go to our house and decorate so when she got home she was surprised yet again. We celebrated all weekend and to cap it off our lovely mamas performed a beautiful Polynesian hula for the honored birthday girl. THANK YOU TO EVERYONE, family, friends and all who was involved in creating such a phenomenal birthday weekend for Lauren. Amazing and so cool to see all the endless love that everyone has for this girl. Myself included. Happy Birthday darlin' darlin'! I love you and you already know, but it's appropriate I say it again, I'm a grateful man you were born. Now excuse me while I go destroy the rest of your cake. (liwdyn;) YM aka the surprise 👑
Survival. WEEK 3 complete of our hostage action thriller #SkyscraperMovie. The most physically and emotionally daunting role of my career. The Academy Award winning master Robert Elswit ("There Will Be Blood") operating the camera. Grateful to push the limits in this film with such a talented crew. #Week3 #Survival
Never Full. Getting some killer training accomplished up here in Canada. I travel with this entire hardcore gym to every location I shoot in because (for me) it's the only way this lead dog eats. I'm training in the new #ProjectRock USDNA Under Armour gear that's inspired by the men and women of our US MILITARY. Including these new bad ass Desert Sand #RockDelta training shoes. I train for months in all our new gear before it reaches your hands, so you know it's the real deal. Thanks as always for the inspired Project Rock support. #NeverFull #IronParadiseCanada #USDNA 🇺🇸 New collection drops this November.
Jacob was super nervous and shy the whole time we hung out, so it was fun getting him to laugh and talk. He threw me for an unexpected spin when he showed up on set wearing a shirt that he proudly made with my bull insignia on the front and on the back was the picture of me holding our two puppies, Brutus and Hobbs, after I rescued them from our pool. Seeing that picture on this boy's shirt, got me in the gut. Eventually, we would lose Brutus to heaven, but it wasn't the picture of Brutus that made me tear up, it was the fact that this 10yr old kid, had a heart big enough to put our puppies on his shirt after he saved his little 2yr old brother's life. What a special day. What a special kid. Thanks Jacob for being awesome and for being the kind of person we all aspire to be. ~ DJ
Bloody and battered w/ my director Rawson Thurber between takes. WEEK 3 complete of our action thriller #SKYSCRAPER. This is my second film with Rawson putting my trust in his hands. A very smart, ambitious, extremely focused and methodical guy who wants to deliver a f*cking intensely breathtaking and epic film for the fans. Our story takes place in China. In the penthouse of the world's tallest skyscraper... on fire. More details to come down the road. Until then, WEEK 3 complete and we'll just keep on keepin' on. #JohnsonThurber #SKYSCRAPER
Chalked up and heavily calloused on one of my fav holidays - Labor Day. Cheers to always putting in the hard work with our two hands. My hands may be f*cked up, calloused and clearly super sexy, but when I shake your hand and look you in the eye and commit; it's stronger than any labor contract we could sign. I'm old school that way. Cheers to the working men and women today. Enjoy your families. #TradeAndLabor #HandShakesAndEyeContact #HardestWorkersInTheRoom
As per yoosh with fans, I'll break the ice and talk some shit. Put my truck in park, get out, take pictures, cause a traffic jam, say my goodbyes and head on down the road. The girl who started singing to me, drove 7hrs to meet me. After we took a pic, I gave her a hug and she started crying and said she'll never forget this moment for the rest of her life. She actually compared it to a story Ive told about when I met Muhammad Ali years ago. Beautiful moment. Thank you Ayatt for the words. Gotta say stuff like this will always be the best part of being famous. And free waffles. Good to meet you ladies. Waffles on me ~ DJ
1am. On set of #SKYSCRAPER. Minutes away from me scaling the world's tallest building in what will be insanely rad stunt and breathtaking scene in our movie. Our Director of Photography, Robert Elswit won an Oscar for one of my favorite movies - THERE WILL BE BLOOD. The man knows how to calm a set before all hell breaks loose.. thus the beautiful jazz music of the iconic Sonny Collins in the background. I may be a little crazy but it keeps me from goin' insane. #CalmBeforeTheChaos #ALittleSonnyCollins #SKYSCRAPER #HongKong
And don't ever interrupt me again Google maps. Wrapped a 16hr work day and dog tired. As I'm loading up my truck, my security says "there's a guy up there by railroad tracks who's been waiting for the past 3 nights about 8hrs a night. You're finally gonna see when you drive by. How would you like to handle it? The only way I know how. 😈 I'm a grateful and lucky SOB to have the greatest fans in the world. Good to meet ya, man! #1am #ThatsAWrap #SKYSCRAPER #TrainTrackBlues
Get ready. SEVEN BUCKS DIGITAL STUDIOS TAKEOVER: #TheOlympia2017 Last year I stood on the Mr. Olympia LLC stage and announced that Dany Garcia, myself and the rest of our Seven Bucks Productions team would work diligently to shine a light on the Olympia, its amazing competitors and the world it encompasses in a brand new and entertaining way. At its core, THE OLYMPIA has something for everyone and our #OlympiaTakeover will showcase the many complex, fascinating and inspiring layers our sport offers the world. Get ready Vegas. Here we come. #OlympiaTakeover on Seven Bucks Digital Studios September 14-17 💪🏾🥇
Stay strong Houston and hold onto faith. Me and my family know what you're going thru. We survived the eye of Andrew and became stronger - so will you. Stay strong and hold onto faith. All my love and strength. Link below so you can donate a buck or two to our Houston families in need.
WEEK 2 complete of shooting our action thriller #SKYSCRAPERMovie. Not a very sexy shot, but I like the story here. Takin' a few minutes between scenes to "circle the wagons" with our supervising stunt coordinator Allan Poppleton and Seven Bucks Productions President and producer Hiram Garcia to kick around ideas on a very intense and raw fight that I have in the movie. Clearly I'm captivating these two men with my expressive hands, because Hiram looks bored and Alan is already putting his computer away. #SKYSCRAPER #Week2 #CalmBeforeTheChaos
In my #IronParadise here in Vancouver, shooting the VO for the bad ass open of the #MayweatherMcGregor tonight. I connected with my boy Conor McGregor this week. His intentions go far beyond his extraordinary skill. Like Mayweather, not only does he want to put on an epic performance for the world, but there's a real visceral, raw, warrior mana (spirit) that he has in his blood. There's only one way you gain respect... by earning it. Let's get after it boys and may the best man win. 💪🏾 #MayweatherMcGregor #TheWorldIsWatching #WarriorMana TONIGHT.
I gotta shake the hand of a real life 10yr old hero. Jacob, I'm gonna fly you and your family out to Vancouver so I can meet you. Hopefully, your little 2yr old brother, Dylan is well enough to fly because I wanna meet him too. I'll have some very nice people contact your family in the upcoming days to make the arrangements. Can't wait to meet you big man. And make sure you bring your sweet tooth! 😉👍🏾
Exhausted from the work day, but always make time to have a lil' fun. And by have a lil' fun I mean I'm an asshole. Hey I haven't slept in days so I have an excuse. 😈 Greatest fans in the world. Grateful man. Luv U back! #BurninTheMidnightOil
Great family set visit on #SKYSCRAPER up here in Vancouver with Jeff Shell and his lovely wife, Laura and their awesome daughter, Anna. Jeff is Universal's Chairman of global film operations so I enjoy picking his brain about our business and where we're trending. Also had great chats about the FAST & FURIOUS franchise and the much anticipated HOBBS spinoff. Got some big plans you guys'll love. The best part of the meeting was not only getting his wife Laura's point of view on projects - because mom's rule the world - but having their 14yr old daughter, Anna say, "THAT'S SO COOL" is all I need to hear when it comes to the HOBBS spinoff. 😉👏🏾🙌🏾 Good times. Great family. #OnSet #TheShells #SKYSCRAPER
I do a drive by thru my kitchen where I notice our family chef, Chef Evelyn preparing my baked sweet potato fries. I respectfully take over for a hot minute adding just the perfect amount of cinnamon and liquid stevia extract so everyone will love them. Only problem is, I will destroy the sweet potato masterpiece as soon as they come out of the oven, before anyone else has a chance to taste greatness, so only daddy's tum tum gets that sweet yum yum. Aaaaand that sounds really creepy. Carry on chef. 🤙🏾
Total eclipse of the heart. Ladies and gentlemen and kids of all ages around the world, the love and bond we have has officially become even stronger as I've officially caused a total ecli... wait.. is that.. the moon.. shit.. let me get back to you. I still love you. Someone get me the NASA on the phone. 🌓💪🏾
Helluva week we've had as a country. Learned a lot. To the families of the two state troopers Lt. H. Jay Cullen and Trooper-Pilot Berke MM Bates as well as civilian, Heather Heyer who lost their lives in Charlottesville, our hearts, prayers, energy and strength are with you. Stay strong. I don't like the "noise" these days in politics. The "noise" just isn't my style. But this goes far beyond politics. It's not about Democrats or Republicans, it's about being human. Decent human beings. Not certain what all the answers are, but I am 100% certain I control my own actions. Live as greatly as we can, lead by example, lead with strength and lead with love. Painful week, but it's given us great clarity. And in that clarity, we become stronger. As one.
Calm before the chaos. Strong WEEK 1 of shooting our hostage action thriller #Skyscraper. Thank you to my immensely talented co-star Neve Campbell for her commitment to anchoring our family with emotional strength before life as we know it, changes a half a mile in the sky. Week 1 down. Anchoring characters in. #CalmBeforeTheChaos #HalfAMileUp #SKYSCRAPER SUMMER 2018