Friday, August 12, 2022

Steven Spielberg Reduces The Rock to a ‘Big Ass Kid’ with Personal Letter

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*Looks like Steven Spielberg can smell what The Rock is cookin’.

In an interview with Esquire magazine, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson revealed that Spielberg voiced his appreciation for him and his work onscreen via a personal letter he received from the famed director.

Here is what Spielberg wrote to Johnson:

“Been enjoying your movies over the years. Very entertaining. I feel like I’ve really gotten to know you over the years, most recently after watching you host ‘Saturday Night Live.’ Great job. You continue to go for it. Proud of your work and look forward to meeting you. Steven Spielberg.”

Spielberg’s letter obviously struck a nerve with Johnson, who labeled it as the defining moment when he knew he’d made it as an actor. He said he was reduced to grinning “like a big a– kid”

“It took me back to being just like a kid. I was so blown away,” the WWE Superstar turned actor told Esquire.

Johnson later took to Instagram to share the news of his letter from Spielberg as he posted a photo of him holding the note along with a message that had him reminiscing over going to see “Indiana Jones” on its opening weekend in Charlotte, NC, when he was eight-years-old.

“Throughout the years I’ve credited this man and his movies as being my greatest inspiration in becoming an actor and wanting to always make ‘his kind ‘s movies — entertaining, quality and above all else… heart,” Johnson wrote. “Just receiving this personal letter from him and its not only made me incredibly humbled and grateful, but it’s also brought me back to being that 8yr old boy again who not only loves movies, but I now get to make the movies I love and enjoy the impact they have on others.”

To see Johnson’s Instagram post, scroll below:

Grinnin’ now like a big ass kid… When I was 8yrs old I sat front row to see a sold out INDIANA JONES in its opening weekend in Charlotte, North Carolina. I walked out of that theater excited and wanted to be “Indy”.. cool, funny, charming with the ladies and kickin’ ass w/ a smile. But at 8yrs old I was also perfectly content playing w/ my Star Wars figures and sneaking off listening to Richard Pryor concerts. Throughout the years I’ve credited this man and his movies as being my greatest inspiration in becoming an actor and wanting to always make “his kind” of movies – entertaining, quality and above all else.. heart. Just receiving this personal letter from him and its not only made me incredibly humbled and grateful, but it’s also brought me back to being that 8yr old boy again who not only loves movies, but I now get to make the movies I love and enjoy the impact they have on others. THANK YOU STEVEN SPIELBERG for these inspiring and motivating words in your letter and cheers to making sure I’m always listening to that little voice in my gut. #CoolestGiftEver #BigAss8yrOldKid #SpielbergInspired

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