With depression, one of the most important things you could realize is that you're not alone.
Grind Hard, Shine Hard.
Wake up determined. Go to bed satisfied.
Blood, sweat and respect. First two you give. Last one you earn.
If I love you, I show you I love you every day. Little things, big things.
I found that with depression, one of the most important things you could realise is that you're not alone.
If I want to be called 'The Rock,' I'll be called 'The Rock.' If I want to go back to wrestling, I'll go back to wrestling.
Some of the kids in school used to call my father a fake or a phony. That kind of thing brought on a few fights.
When I was a kid, I never thought much about football. I thought about following in my family's footsteps and going into professional wrestling.
When I was ten, I won the horseshoe-throwing contest at summer camp. I was also the Wiffle ball champion in my town.
I can't deny that the thought of being governor, the thought of being president, is alluring. And beyond that, it would be an opportunity to make a real impact on people's lives on a global scale. But there are a lot of other things I want to do first.
As an actor, you can have your own backstory and prepare all the details that you need to know for your character.
As you step every day and we're going to see challenges, we going to see failures, we should certainly learn from the failures and be gracious with our successes too as well.
If you are halfway smart, and you could really listen to the audience, you could really learn a lot.
There's so much noise that's happening in our world, but the little voice that you've always got to listen to is your gut and your intuition, and you can do things and go beyond boundaries, if you to trust that gut and instinct.
I believe I'm not in the press, just in terms of being photographed and paparazzi all the time, or looking for that sensationalistic type of side or anything like that, so I keep things very quiet.
And then all of a sudden, you're doing jumping jacks, you're happy, because Kane can talk. The Big Red Retard can finally speak.
The fans of our industry are extremely savvy. At the end of the day, they understand the business is a work. It's entertainment, nothing more.
The philosophy has always been pretty clean and straightforward, which is that if I see something that I like and I can see it's value to the audience and it's value to me then I'm going to take my shot at it regardless at the genre.
Well, The Rock says this, you should be concerned with fixing yourself a nice, tall glass of shut-up juice!
Think back 5 yrs ago. Think of where you're at today. Think ahead 5 yrs and what you want to accomplish. Be Unstoppable.
The whole idea is just to continue to make movies that I enjoy playing and that audiences are going to enjoy me in... just to put out quality on a lot of different levels.
If you make a good family movie, then everybody in the family can relate to somebody, or in this case something. That's always enjoyable. There's always an important place for family movies.
I can hold my own when it comes to burping. I've got a good feeling that I could win a championship.
The first step to achieving your goal, is to take a moment to respect your goal. Know what it means to you to achieve it.
Kevin Kelly, let The Rock answer your question with a question of his own: Are you mentally, as well as physically prepared to tickle the anus of a monkey?
Change doesn't begin when we get knocked on our ass. It begins the moment we decide to get back up on our own feet.
You wanna do this...you wanna go right now...do you want to, GO?...then go get The Rock a bologna sandwich because this doesn't concern you.
As long as I can do something that I am passionate about and that I can really enjoy and the audience can enjoy. That is where my enthusiasm comes from.
In life we get an opportunity to do some cool things, and some things that are fun and that we like doing.
One hard day of work proves you have heart. But day after day is what proves you have maturity and commitment.
If you're going to make a comedy and if your sole interest is in making people laugh and feel good and entertaining them, then you check your ego at the door.
Any athlete or any actor who's preparing for a long time to step on a stage or step on a field or step on a movie set, who suffers an injury right before you're getting ready to perform or to execute -- it is a massive challenge that's thrown your way that you didn't expect.
If you've ever been hungry then you'll never be full and I know what it's like to be hungry. When I was 13, I realized I could control my destiny through hard work. I had my hands and I was going to work my ass off, I was going to initiate and create some sort of change in my life.
I don't worry about overexposure in work, I think it's important just to go in, and think about quality work and try to put the best movies out.
How dare you little jabroni come onto The Rock shows Smackdown and run your mouth about how your the game, well The Rock says, if you are the game then you quite frankly you need to go back to the drawing board cause your game absolutely sucks!
I look for characters that are fun and that I'm going to have fun playing. By the way, that's whether it's drama, sci-fi, action, comedy, family movies or action-comedy. I just always want to have fun doing it. That's the bottom line.
It's easy to be a bad ass, it's easy to act like a bad ass, easy to act like a tough guy, it's easy to be a diva, and it's easy to be self absorbed. The list goes on and on but to me, I always just find it more important to be nice and kind.
When I train, I'm peeled away. I'm at my rawest state. Generally there's spit coming out my mouth, sweat pouring out my body and every once in awhile I may have just finished throwing up. Those are pretty good indications that it's not time to talk and you should just pass me by.
There's something very cool as an actor when you have an opportunity to play somebody who's real, whether they're still alive or not, but who has lived a life.
For me it came from the material. It was so well written and brought the opportunity to work with great actors. And of course the opportunity to mince about was an added element that I wanted to take advantage of!
On top of all that, look at this guy? I mean he's a idiot, he's 7 feet of pure idiot. You put his brain in a parakeet... zing! It'll fly backwards.
Don't be afraid to be ambitious about your goals. Hard work never stops. Neither should your dreams.
My freshman and sophomore years in high school, I spent a lot of time trying to get back on the right track. I was arrested multiple times by the time I was 16, so I had a little harder time trying to adjust like a lot of us do in high school.
In business, you take a swing and you hope that you hit a home run, but sometimes you strike out. Strikeouts and failures are important. Being down, getting punched in the gut every once in a while by life and coming back up, that's accomplishment.
I was fortunate and I was lucky that I had a couple of people in my life who cared about me. I had good, loving parents.
You've got to keep your finger on the pulse of what your audience is thinking and know what they'll accept from you.
Let The Rock understand this, he beats your ass in cage match last week and now your the number 1 contender? Well The Rock knows exactly why that is; you've got a three foot nose you turn it sideways and stick it straight up Vince's ass!
When I was a kid, I was always enamored by -- I appreciated the movies, and I was able to see them on VHS when I was a kid, but I was so enamored by the one-sheets and the posters. I had them in my room when I was a kid.
Why do you ask The Rock stupid questions? Why are you an ugly hermaphrodite? Nobody knows, Kevin Kelly.
When you're in sync with the director, on the type of movie you want to make, the arc of the characters, how the characters intertwine and interact, plotlines and story, and things like that, it really makes a difference.
Creating things I think, especially as an actor -- wanting to bring to the table things that have never been done before, but also making sure they're of high quality and not having a fear.
Training not only anchors my day but also allows me to tap into endless energy and intensity. Whether I was performing at Wrestlemania or shooting a 16 hour day on a movie set, training allows the floodgates to open. It carries me through the rest of the day and night.
The jabroni beating, pie eating, trail-blazin', eyebrow raisin', all around, smack it down People's Champ, The Rock!
With a haircut like that and a face like that, it looks like Billy Ray Cyrus went and had sex with a retarded hyena.
In 1995 I had $7 bucks in my pocket and knew two things: I'm broke as hell and one day I won't be. You Can Achieve Anything!
Happy Birthday To Steph, You're a Hoe with Big Breasts, so take the Night off from Hooking... If ya Smell what The Rock's cooking!
Take a little walk down Know You Role Boulevard, hang that right on Jabroni Drive, and then proceed to check your Aunt Jemima no-pancake-havin' ass di-rectly into the Smackdown Hotel!
Look at The Rock's competition! Look at him! It looks like a big monkey came down here, took a crap, and out came Mankind!
Now, Bad Ass, you run your mouth about Summerslam. Well, here's the situation. The Rock says this, if the Rock hits you he'll kill you. If he misses, the wind behind the punch will give you pneumonia and you'll die anyway, so the choice is yours, jabroni.
Success isn't always about 'greatness'. It's about consistency. Consistent hard work gains success. Greatness will come.
I've learned over the years that when it comes to success, consistency is key. Consistent hard work that we may not like doing today, but for a payoff we'll love tomorrow. Earn it. Enjoy it.
Why being involved in social media has had such a tremendous impact on me, is deeply connecting me with fans in ways that I never had before. I was connected with fans and I always appreciated the relationship I had with fans, but, through social media, it allowed a deeper connection.
Social media, to me, is like a marriage. You have to foster it and take care of it and commit to it. And you have to understand your partner.
Always asked, 'Whats the key to success?' The key is, there is no key. Be humble, hungry and always be the hardest worker in the room.
Steven Spielberg has this great quote: Moviemaking is always about noise. There's so many voices that you've gotta listen to. But you've always got to pay attention to the one voice that's in your gut that always tells you it's still not good enough.
Well, I might take a plane, I might take a train. How do you people live here? You must be insane. I'm leaving Sacramento. Sacramento, I won't stay. But I'll be sure to come back when the Lakers beat the Kings in May.
The fact of the matter is this: Austin can take his ball, and go home. But as far as The Rock is concerned, as far as I'm concerned, this is home.
To some its Hump Day. To us, it's Wednesday's getting its ass kicked and Thursday just asked Friday to switch places.
In the '60s and '70s and early '80s, the trainers would grind you, and eventually they would break something -- they would break an ankle in ways that it would heal. It was just the way of the business, to ensure that you learned respect for wrestling.
I've learned never to say never.
If you ever see The Rock working out in the gym, don't think you can just go up and disturb his workout and expect him to take a picture. He's there to work, so kindly just pass the silverback on by or he'll rip your face off.
I can eat two large pizzas and a tray of brownies in one sitting. I'm not sharing that. We can get another one, but I ain't sharing.
What I like to do is get the family in the pick-up truck... and then we just go for a drive. That's it!
For different roles, my condition and training and diet does alter. Depending on the role, it will really dictate the type of training I do.
My grandfather was one of the very, very first, if not the first, Samoan wrestlers to become known on a worldwide basis.
Yeah, I was a delinquent. It was when I was in the ninth grade. I was doing stupid stuff, and the cops came into the class. I was humiliated more than anything.
When I was 8, I thought I was Harrison Ford, Gene Wilder, Richard Pryor, Elvis, and Chuck Norris all at once.
I've been through natural disasters. I lived down in Miami and was down there for Hurricane Andrew which was a Category 5. There were members of my family that thought they were going to die. Everyone was in the bathtub.
When you have something as unique and special as the 'Fast and Furious' franchise, you want to create an experience for the fans that they can only feel and experience at Universal Parks.
I think that always makes it fun, trying to create a heroic character and putting your own twist on it and injecting your own personality into it.
I love WWE, and I love that platform. There is no other platform in the world that gives me that instant gratification. There is just no other platform.
The sexiest thing that a woman can do, wear, and say all fall under one word to me: subtlety. To be subtle in the things that she does and the things she says and the things she wears -- I appreciate the details.
It took Simone a long time to understand why people want Daddy's autograph. I'd tell her, and my wife would tell her, too, 'People see Daddy in the movies, and they are excited to meet him.' But she couldn't really grasp it.
I was born to play Hercules. I have loved and honored the mythology over the years -- since I was a kid. When I first broke into Hollywood, 'Hercules' was one of the movies that I -- not chased, because I didn't have the power to chase anything -- but always had in the back of my mind.
With all the... success that I've been lucky enough to get? That doesn't happen unless the home life is solid.
There are definitely people who disagree with certain creative decisions you make. Pleasing everyone is pretty hard.
My parents were dealing with evictions and repossessions and electricity getting shut off, and I just realized that I had to get it together.
I knew early on that I wanted to entertain in some form. And I knew I would work as hard as anyone to do it.
If you tell me there's something I can't do, I'll want to do it even more. Especially when it comes to entertaining.
When a family film is done well, there's a character that every member of the audience can relate to. I want to be one of those guys.
Check your ego at the door. The ego can be the great success inhibitor. It can kill opportunities, and it can kill success.
I've always loved the showmanship of professional wrestling. While I love making movies, I love that platform, too.
But I do believe that there's going to be a time where all movies are going to be made in 3D and it's just going to be a given, and that is going to be an exciting time.
I love the 3D revolution. I love the technology today that continues to push the envelope, continues break the new ground, and continues to raise the bar.
I'd love to do a musical. I've been known to have a good step or two. I'm half Samoan, you know, and part of our culture is singing and dancing daily.
One of the skills I had to learn and become proficient in is kissing a man. I had never kissed a man. Will Smith did it in his movies, so did Jake Gyllenhaal, and I figured it was my time. So it was me and Steve Carell -- fantastic.
You don't sign up for a divorce when you get married. It's very painful. But it's taught me a great deal about myself.
Playing big, heroic characters with heart is always a lot of fun. I enjoy making movies like that, and a lot of people love to live vicariously through those characters.
When I was a kid at four years old, that's when I started amateur wrestling with my dad and family. And when that's instilled in you, it never goes away.
When I was a kid, I loved Elvis, and Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones. But I had no connection to Hollywood -- and being a movie star was such a far-fetched idea, growing up in Hawaii.
The goal for me is always to have the opportunity to work in different genres. This is a great and exciting time in my career, where I can have the opportunity to work in different genres, and also I recognize there's not a lot of actors who have that opportunity and I'm grateful for it.
With action films, it's great if it's not just driven by action, but by a good story and interesting characters, as well. Though, there's nothin' like kicking butt!
I've been known to have a good step or two. I'm half Samoan, you know, and part of our culture is singing and dancing daily.
But being on location and shooting, whether its in Puerto Rico or Atlanta, it always reminds me of how really cool my job can be. Interacting with the fans is one of the best parts of it.
You've got to keep your finger on the pulse of what your audience is thinking, and know what they'll accept from you.
For me it came from the material. It was so well written and brought the opportunity to work with great actors. And of course the opportunity to 'mince about' was an added element that I wanted to take advantage of!
Mickey Rourke's character in 'The Wrestler' -- that was my dad, that was my uncles, that was so many members of my family. It was the only thing they knew. And then they would end up wrestling for a hundred bucks, go to autograph signings for two hundred bucks.
My mom cleaned toilets for a long time, and she'd seen a lot of terrible things, but she was still the strength of our family. And there are women like that all across the country -- all around the world -- who show that type of fortitude.
Before ever meeting Priyanka Chopra, I had heard her name coming out of Bollywood and was impressed: she was beautiful, talented, had made nearly 50 movies, earned multiple awards -- a massive star.
I've been fortunate to have had the life I had prior to Hollywood. I wasn't starving; I was going to eat the next day.
My philosophy is, it's always very rewarding when you can make an audience laugh. I don't mind making fun of myself. I like self-deprecating comedy. But I'd like you to laugh with me occasionally, too.
I grew up in a musical family; the majority of my growing up was done in Hawaii. It's what we do. You sing, you dance, you play ukulele and you drink.
I want to be a man who is truthful and who won't let pride get in the way of my ripping myself open to my partner and saying, 'Here I am. This is me.' I feel there's something powerful when a man reaches a point in his life when he can be completely vulnerable.
I was brought up as an only child, and we were very close. But when I was 14, we got evicted. We came home to a padlock, and I looked up at my mom and she was crying, and there was nothing to do.