After the longest filming shoot of my career with Fast 9… A film I am so immensely proud of. Before entering the next character and film project… so much to be excited about… Fast continuation, Xander Cage, Riddick… Groot. Not to mention the possibilities of Witch Hunter and the follow up to Bloodshot. Before all the press that coincides with the release of the various pictures next year. I must take a minute to center. To celebrate the wonderful family I have been blessed with. So grateful for the Holidays. Perfect timing I might add. Hahaha.
#holidayseason #Blessed #Grateful #Dadbod
As you all know I started acting when I was seven years old, and started bouncing in NYC when I was 17 to pay the bills. Failed the first time I came to Hollywood at 23 and then went back to NY to learn how to be a filmmaker because no one was giving me an opportunity to “make it”… I directed a short film called MultiFacial about a struggling multicultural actor trying to work in New York… I then came back to LA with my short film at 27 yrs old. At that time I would drive around with VHS copies of my short film in the trunk just in case I bumped into someone who could help me with my dreams. One day I was driving by the Four Seasons hotel when I saw one of my favorite actors walking into the hotel. Morgan Freeman… he was seriously one of my acting role models, I mean I remembered him from a show called Electric Company and always followed his career. This was my BIG chance, maybe I could after 20 years finally get noticed. So I pulled over, popped the trunk and ran after him to give him my short film…
Sunday night, twenty something years later, he stopped me, and began telling me the whole story of that day in front of the Four Seasons. Wow. It was so surreal! That is the moment that is captured in the picture of my previous post.
Happy Veteran’s Day!
I have had the pleasure of playing a soldier twice in my career, first in Saving Private Ryan and now in Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk… Both times I walked away with a greater respect for the veterans around the world and the sacrifices made to protect liberty.
After a career of excellence and perseverance, 20 years of proving the impossible… Brother, you can ask us to hate you… And hope that we will be motivated by the demand… But it won’t change the most important fact… Haha, The fact that WE LOVE YOU!
Way to drop the Mic, Proud!
One of the highlights of my career… Working with Michael Caine. Proud.