Dwayne Johnson receives Entertainment Icon of the Decade award from CinemaCon
After premiering exclusive footage of DC League of Super-Pets and Black Adam last night at CinemaCon, actor Dwayne Johnston was presented with the Entertainment Icon of the Decade award by the Chairman of Warner Bros. Pictures, Toby Emmerich. The actor is just the latest to receive recognition from the National Associationt of Theater Owners celebrating ten years of excellence with previous honorees including Naomi Watts, Charlize Theron, Laurence Fishburne, Nicole Kidman and Nicolas Cage. Emmerich bragged about the $11 billion at the global box office that Johnson’s projects have grossed over the years, while the actor thanked theater owners for being unsung partners in his career.
“I was lucky,” Johnson said as he accepted his award. “I’ve worked really hard and you know, a bit of luck. Lots of luck over the years. I’ve been lucky… Something like this is amazing. Thank you. We’re sharing this, and the team at Warner Brothers, the DC team, we’re sharing this, all the studios in our company. I’m sharing this with them as well, and I’m sharing this with you (the NATO participants). Because really, it’s is always about teamwork, isn’t it? All of us play a central and critical role in everything we do.”
He continued, “I always feel like life moves at the speed of the relationships you have and the people you keep around you who believe in your dream, your vision, who support your philosophy. And I believe that life goes that way so I’ve been very lucky and lucky over the years to have the career that I’ve had we’ve all done business together over the years and we’ve earned a lot money over the years, which is always important, but I think probably more important than that, we’ve entertained and made a lot of people feel good all over the world, and that’s the most important thing. important.
Johnson concluded by thanking the “smart people” he needs by his side, highlighting his production company Seven Bucks, and telling the crowd, “I’m so lucky. Thank you so much guys . Let’s have a great spring at the box office, a great summer, a great fall. Let’s end this year on a slight uptick. Love you guys. We’re back.”
The actor can then be seen in DC Super Pet Leaguewhich debuts in theaters on July 29, 2022 and in the long gestation black adamwhich arrives on October 21, 2022.