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Jim Brown

Highest Rated:   95% Sing Your Song (2012)
Lowest Rated:   18% Video Games: The Movie (2014)
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Birthplace:   St. Simons Island, Georgia, USA
Born in Georgia and raised in a black Long Island ghetto, Jim Brown distinguished himself in high school athletics. Recruited from Syracuse University, Brown was signed with the Cleveland Browns in 1957, remaining with that organization as star fullback for ten years. Breaking any number of NFL records, Brown was named Rookie of the Year in 1958 and Player of the Year in 1960; he played in every Pro Bowl game from 1958 through 1965, and in 1971 was elected to the Football Hall of Fame. While still with Cleveland, Brown made his film debut in the 1963 Western Rio Conchos, an event deemed worthy of a four-page color spread in Life magazine. He became a full-time actor upon his retirement from the NFL in 1967, co-starring that year in The Dirty Dozen. Though he had trepidation about the climactic scene in which he blew dozens of helpless Nazi officers and their sweethearts to bits with hand grenades, it was this uncompromising sequence that truly "socked" Brown over with the audience. He rapidly rose to leading roles in such actioners as Ice Station Zebra (1968) and 100 Rifles (1969); in the latter film, he stirred up controversy by sharing several steamy scenes with white actress Raquel Welch. Brown also headlined the above-average crime capers Kenner (1969) and Black Gunn (1972) as well as the ultraviolent Slaughter series. He cut down on his film appearances in the late '70s, devoting most of his time to his many civic activities and business concerns; during this period, he also founded the Black Economic Union. After several years' absence from the screen, Jim Brown co-starred with fellow blaxploitation icons Fred Williamson, Pam Grier, and Richard Roundtree in the delightfully "retro" action-fest Original Gangstas (1996).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
83% Spirit Game: Pride of a Nation
  • Actor
2017
No Score Yet Free to Rock
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
  • Producer
2017
No Score Yet The Highwaymen: Friends Till the End
  • Director
2016
59% I Am Ali
  • Actor
$4.7k 2014
18% Video Games: The Movie
  • Actor
$23.5k 2014
60% Draft Day
  • Himself
$21.2M 2014
No Score Yet Killing American Style
  • Lt. Sunset
2014
No Score Yet A Matter of Trust: The Bridge to Russia
  • Director
2014
No Score Yet Sir Ivan: I Am Peaceman
  • Director
2013
95% Sing Your Song
  • Producer
$48.2k 2012
60% Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel
  • Actor
$22.4k 2010
75% Crips and Bloods: Made in America
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet The Black Candle
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet Black Hollywood: Blaxploitation and Advancing an Independent Black Cinema
  • Actor
2008
95% Pete Seeger: The Power of Song
  • Producer
  • Director
2007
69% The Outsider
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet Animal
  • Berwell
2005
19% She Hate Me
  • Geronimo Armstrong
$81.9k 2004
No Score Yet Sucker Free City
  • Don Strickland
2004
No Score Yet South Central's Finest: Raw from L.A.
  • Actor
2003
No Score Yet Harry Belafonte: An Evening With Harry Belafonte & Friends
  • Director
2003
No Score Yet Adios Amigo
  • Actor
2003
57% Jim Brown: All-American
  • Himself
2002
No Score Yet On the Edge
  • Actor
2002
No Score Yet On the Edge
  • Chad Grant
2000
51% Any Given Sunday
  • Montezuma Monroe
1999
48% Small Soldiers
  • Butch Meathook
1998
80% He Got Game
  • Spivey
1998
52% Mars Attacks!
  • Byron Williams
1996
50% Original Gangstas
  • Jake Trevor
1996
No Score Yet The Black Candle
  • Actor
1991
No Score Yet The Divine Enforcer
  • Actor
1991
No Score Yet Billy Joel: The Bridge to Russia Concert
  • Producer
1991
No Score Yet Twisted Justice
  • Morris
1990
No Score Yet In the Hank Williams Tradition
  • Director
1990
No Score Yet Crack House
  • Steadman
1989
No Score Yet L.A. Vice
  • Actor
1989
63% I'm Gonna Git You Sucka
  • Slammer
1988
No Score Yet L.A. Heat
  • Captain
1988
63% The Running Man
  • Fireball
1987
No Score Yet Abducted (Abduction)
  • Actor
1986
No Score Yet Woody Guthrie: Hard Travelin'
  • Director
1985
No Score Yet Pacific Inferno
  • Producer
  • Clyde Preston
1985
83% Richard Pryor Here and Now
  • Executive Producer
1983
40% Doctor Detroit
  • Himself
1983
No Score Yet One Down, Two to Go
  • J
1982
No Score Yet The Weavers: Wasn't That a Time!
  • Director
1982
No Score Yet Pacific Inferno
  • Actor
1979
91% Fingers
  • Deems
1978
No Score Yet Take a Hard Ride (Kid Vengeance)
  • Pike
1977
No Score Yet Kid Vengeance
  • Isaac
1977
No Score Yet Superbug Rides Again
  • Actor
1975
No Score Yet Mean Johnny Barrows
  • Actor
1975
No Score Yet Three the Hard Way
  • Jimmy Lait
1974
No Score Yet The Slams
  • Curtis Hook
1973
No Score Yet I Escaped from Devil's Island
  • Le Bras
1973
No Score Yet Slaughter's Big Rip-Off
  • Slaughter
1973
No Score Yet Black Gunn
  • Gunn
1972
No Score Yet Slaughter
  • Slaughter
1972
No Score Yet El Condor
  • Luke
1970
No Score Yet Tick...Tick...Tick...
  • Jimmy Price
1970
No Score Yet The Grasshopper
  • Tommy Marcott
1970
No Score Yet Riot
  • Cully Briston
1969
No Score Yet 100 Rifles
  • Lyedecker
1969
No Score Yet Kenner
  • Actor
1969
No Score Yet The Split
  • McClain
1968
36% Ice Station Zebra
  • Capt. Leslie Anders
1968
No Score Yet The Mercenaries (Dark of the Sun)
  • Ruffo
1968
91% The Dirty Dozen
  • Robert Jefferson
1967
40% Rio Conchos
  • Sgt. Franklyn
1964

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet POV
1988
  • Appearing
  • 2017
No Score Yet American Masters
2001
  • Director
  • Producer
  • 2016
  • 2008
No Score Yet Ball Boys
2012
  • Guest
  • Appearing
  • 2012
No Score Yet CHiPs
1977-1983
  • Romo Jim
  • 1983
  • 1979

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