The Rock Johnson’s reaction to letter from Spielberg

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Hardly see Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson’s smile? Well he just had the sweetest smile when he received a letter from the legendary Steven Spielberg.

Childhood memories are the dreams that stay with you even after you wake up. Something made Dwayne Johnson aka The Rock relive those memories recently.

 Spielberg apparently sent the letter to Johnson as a form of congratulations and further encouragement. But, Johnson’s reaction to the letter, is the best part. As he reminisces on the first time he saw Indiana Jones as a young 8-year-old excitedly sitting front row for a sold out show, we can just imagine a little Rock wide-eyed and ecstatic.


Dwayne posted a picture of himself with the letter on Instagram along with the caption: “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/ myStar 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”



Earlier today, Johnson made an appearance at the San Andreas press conference where the subject of Steven Spielberg’s letter arose. According to ComicBook, Johnson joked with the crowd admitting that he had indeed received a letter from “the director of Raiders of the Lost Ark,” but wasn’t a “name dropper”. He followed that up with a “cough Steven Spielberg”. When asked what the letter detailed, Johnson went speechless, but Beau Flynn, producer of San Andreas chimed in saying that the letter was written as “a fan” which just further humbled The Rock.

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