André Benjamin

André Benjamin

Highest Rated: 82% High Life (2018)

Lowest Rated: 15% Revolver (2005)

Birthday: May 27, 1975

Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, USA

As the more outlandish and introspective half of the experimental rap duo OutKast, Andre Benjamin - also known as Andre 3000, Dré, Three Stacks and a half dozen other monikers - established himself as a bona fide innovator in a musical genre that had seen better creative days. Along with high school friend Antwan "Big Boi" Patton, OutKast became a giant in the rap world, separating themselves from their hip-hop contemporaries by incorporating elements of funk, jazz and rock-n-roll into a genre desperate for change. From their debut to their widely hailed Grammy-winning fifth album Speakerboxxx/The Love Below (2003), the duo became one of the best-selling rap artists of all time. Not satisfied with a career in music, Benjamin segued to film and television with small, but memorable appearances in "Hollywood Homicide" (2003) and on "The Shield" (FX, 2002-08). While he branched off to explore wider musical realms like jazz and classical, along the way learning to play saxophone, guitar and clarinet, Benjamin turned in quality supporting performances in "Be Cool" (2005), "Four Brothers" (2005), "Idlewild" (2006) and "Battle in Seattle" (2007). Following a comic turn in the Will Ferrell comedy "Semi-Pro" (2008), he made waves when he was cast as Jimi Hendrix in the unauthorized biopic "All is By My Side" (2012). Whether in music or on the screen, Benjamin proved himself to be a multi-talented performer capable of pleasantly surprising even his most ardent critics.

Highest rated movies

High Life
Jimi: All Is by My Side
Battle in Seattle
Four Brothers Idlewild Be Cool
Hollywood Homicide
Semi-Pro

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
82% 42% High Life Tcherny (Character) $1.2M 2018
68% 36% Jimi: All Is by My Side Jimi Hendrix (Character) $323K 2013
22% 38% Semi-Pro Clarence (Character) $33.5M 2008
56% 65% Battle in Seattle Django (Character) $223.5K 2007
47% 66% Idlewild Percival (Character),
Composer
$12.5M 2006
78% 62% Charlotte's Web Elwyn (Voice) $82.5M 2006
52% 80% Four Brothers Jeremiah Mercer (Character) $74.5M 2005
15% 56% Revolver Avi (Character) $75.4K 2005
30% 42% Be Cool Dabu (Character) $55.8M 2005
30% 27% Hollywood Homicide Silk Brown (Character) $30M 2003

TV

Credit
86% 72% Dispatches From Elsewhere Fredwynn (Character) 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainment Tonight Canada Guest 2020
96% 89% American Crime Unknown (Guest Star) 2016
No Score Yet 75% Late Show With David Letterman Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Queen Latifah Show Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainment Studios.com Guest 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kickin' It: With Byron Allen Guest 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Guest 2005
90% 96% The Shield Robert Huggins (Character) 2004

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