"Thank you all at home.You are the reason I got this message," said Johnson in his thank you speech. "I want to share a very quick lesson with you, I learned that the most powerful thing we can be, is ourselves."
He explained how he found the career success, even though he was seen as out of the box for Hollywood early in his career.
"We are always that little kid who aspires to become something better, who aspires to become important.When I came to Hollywood, Hollywood, they did not know what to do with me.I mean, I was at half black, half Samoane, six-foot-four and 275-pound professional wrestler, "Johnson said." It was said at that time that you had to be in a certain way, that you had to lose weight, you had to be someone different, you had to stop working, stop doing the things that I love you, you have to stop calling 'The Rock & # 39 ;. For years, I bought because you thought, "Oh, that's what I'm supposed to do and I was unhappy to do it." I made a choice that I I was not going to comply with Hollywood, Hollywood would be consistent with me. "
He concluded by saying, "At age 15, I've heard a quote and I will never forget it:" It's good to be important, but it's more important to be nice. "
The Icon Generation Award honors actors whose contributions to film and television have had a positive impact on society. Past recipients include Reese Witherspoon, Chris Pratt, Will Smith, Robert Downey, Sandra Bullock, Jamie Foxx, Johnny Depp, Ben Stiller, Adam Sandler, Tom Cruise and Jim Carrey.