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50 Cent

Highest Rated:   94% Spy (2015)
Lowest Rated:   0% The Prince (2014)
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Birthplace:   Queens, New York, USA
Born Curtis James Jackson III in Queens, NY, superstar hardcore rapper 50 Cent -- more than any of his contemporaries -- lived out the mythology of the "urban gangsta," to such a degree that he's quite fortunate to be alive, let alone a pop-culture superstar. The product of a broken home, 50 Cent survived stabbings, shootings, crack dealing, multiple incarcerations, and many other calamities and near-misses, and then drew lyrically from his own violent personal history, using this authentic material (with the help of Run-D.M.C.'s Jam Master Jay and Eminem) to establish himself as one of the most important rap acts of the early 21st century. 50 Cent's albums Get Rich or Die Tryin' (2003) and The Massacre (2005) thrived on the songster's outstanding hooks, clever lyrics, and superlative production values; consequently, each album sold several million copies and turned the rapper into an American icon. The musician's look also turned heads: tall, rippled, and tattooed, frequently sporting a bulletproof vest and a large pistol, he became the newest spokesperson for the "gangsta" subculture. The leap from rap superstardom to movie stardom can be a short one, as Ice-T and Ice Cube demonstrated. Although 50 Cent launched his cinematic career as an onscreen subject -- in the 2003 documentaries 50 Cent: The New Breed and 50 Cent: Unauthorized -- Shoot First -- he soon branched out into more challenging material. In 2005, 50 Cent headlined a gritty big-screen biopic of his own life, Get Rich or Die Tryin', directed by My Left Foot helmer Jim Sheridan. In that movie, the rapper hearkened back to his given name, with billing as Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson. In 2008, he went on to co-star in the cop thriller Righteous Kill, directed by Jon Avnet, with legendary actors Robert De Niro and Al Pacino as a pair of Manhattan cops on the trail of a serial murderer. He continued to appear in music-related documentaries and concert films, and in 2011 he produced the Mario Van Peebles film All Things Fall Apart. The next year he appeared in the thriller Odd Thomas as part of a cast that includes Anton Yelchin, Willem Dafoe, and Patton Oswalt.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
78% Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping
  • Himself
2016
60% Southpaw
  • Jordan Mains
$42.4M 2015
94% Spy
  • 50 Cent
$90M 2015
53% Champs
  • Actor
2015
0% The Prince
  • The Pharmacy
2014
36% Odd Thomas
  • Shamus Cocobolo
2014
45% Last Vegas
  • Himself
$51.5M 2013
49% Escape Plan
  • Hush
$18.7M 2013
61% The Frozen Ground
  • Clate Jackson
$90k 2013
77% How To Make Money Selling Drugs
  • Actor
$15.8k 2013
19% Lay the Favorite
  • Executive Producer
$21.5k 2012
7% Fire With Fire
  • Producer
  • Lamar
2012
No Score Yet Freelancers
  • Malo
  • Producer
2012
No Score Yet Tapia
  • Executive Producer
2012
No Score Yet All Things Fall Apart
  • Producer
  • Deon
  • Screenwriter
2012
8% 13
  • Jimmy
2011
No Score Yet Blood Out
  • Hardwick
2011
No Score Yet Gun
  • Producer
  • Rich
  • Screenwriter
2011
No Score Yet Setup
  • Sonny
  • Producer
2011
57% Morning Glory
  • Himself
$31M 2010
3% Twelve
  • Lionel
$0.2M 2010
No Score Yet Caught in the Crossfire
  • Executive Producer
  • Tino
2010
10% Dead Man Running
  • Thigo
2009
40% Streets of Blood
  • Stan Green
2009
19% Righteous Kill
  • Spider
$40M 2008
No Score Yet G-Unit: Bullets Can't Touch Us
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet Step Your Game Up: Part 5: The Journal Story
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet Drugs on Music: Cocaine City 12
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet World Premiere
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet The Game: Life After the Math
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet 2 Turntables And A Microphone: The Life And Death Of Jam Master Jay
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet Before I Self Destruct
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
  • Producer
  • Clarence
2008
No Score Yet Kill the Record Labels
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet Number Ones
  • Actor
2007
23% Home of the Brave
  • Jamal Atkins
2006
No Score Yet Black and Blue: Legends...
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet Ghetto Celebrities
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet Hoodz: Street Armageddon
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet 50 Cent: The Massacre
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet Black and Blue: Legends of the Hip-Hop Cop
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet Justo Presents: The Mixtape Documentary
  • Actor
2005
16% Get Rich or Die Tryin'
  • Marcus
$30.9M 2005
No Score Yet 50 Cent: Refuse 2 Die
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet Infamous Times: The Original 50 Cent
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet Funkmaster Flex - Car Show Tour
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet Game - Documentary
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet 50 Cent - Who Dares Wins: Unauthorized
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet The Art of 16 Bars: Get Ya Bars Up
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet 50 Cent: Real Money
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet Beef II
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet The MC: Why We Do It
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet Shades of Hip Hop - Resurrection
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet Nuthin' to Lose
  • Actor
2003
No Score Yet Born to Ball
  • Actor
2003
No Score Yet 50 Cent: Unauthorized - Shoot First
  • Actor
2003
No Score Yet 50 Cent: The New Breed
  • Actor
2003

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
100% Martha & Snoop's Potluck Dinner Party
2016
  • Guest
  • 2017
77% The Daily Show With Trevor Noah
2015
  • Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet The View
1997
  • Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet Power
2014
  • Kanan
  • Producer
  • Executive Producer
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
  • Performer
  • Guest
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2014
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
  • Guest
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
  • Guest
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet Conan
2010
  • Guest
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2011
No Score Yet Ridiculousness
2011
  • Guest
  • 2015
100% The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore
2015-2016
  • Panelist
  • 2015
No Score Yet Retro Cribs
2013
  • Appearing
  • 2013
No Score Yet Sunday Morning
2011
  • Appearing
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet Dream Machines
2012
  • Guest
  • 2012
57% The Finder
2012
  • Big Glade
  • 2012
No Score Yet American Idol
2002-2016
  • Performer
  • 2011
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
  • Performer
  • Guest
  • 2010
  • 2009
No Score Yet America's Next Top Model
2003
  • Appearing
  • 2007
No Score Yet The Simpsons
1989
  • Voice
  • 2005
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
  • Performer
  • Musical Guest
  • 2005
  • 2004
  • 2003

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