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Common

Highest Rated:   99% Selma (2015)
Lowest Rated:   7% New Year's Eve (2011)
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Birthplace:   Chicago, Illinois, USA
Best known for his individualistic promulgation of jazz-rap during the 1990s -- a decade when gangsta rap threatened to take over much of the urban music scene -- underground rapper Common attained recognition for the sophisticated lyrics and ever-present political subtexts in his raps. Something of a critics' favorite, Common also achieved commercial success with such albums as Can I Borrow a Dollar? (1992, his debut), Like Water for Chocolate (2000), Electric Circus (2002), and Be (2005). During the first 15 years or so of his career, the Chicago native's filmed activity remained generally confined to music videos, performance films, and also urban and rap-themed documentaries such as the 2003 Soundz of Spirit, the 2004 Letter to the President, and 2005's jubilant Dave Chappelle's Block Party. By 2007, Common began branching out into dramatic roles. That year, the rapper landed supporting parts in such films as Joe Carnahan's darkly comic action thriller Smokin' Aces and Ridley Scott's period crime drama American Gangster.In 2008 he appeared in Wanted, and the next year he landed a role in the high-profile sequel Terminator Salvation. He played the part of an scary bad guy in the comedy Date Night in 2010, the same year he played the lead opposite Queen Latifah in the romantic comedy Just Wright. He was one of the many members of the ensemble cast in 2011's New Year's Eve, and lent his vocal talents to Happy Feet Two that same year. In 2012 he appeared in the family fantasy film The Odd Life of Timothy Green.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Coco: It Doesn't Have To Rhyme
  • Coltrane
2017
No Score Yet Megan Leavey (Leavey)
  • Actor
2017
90% John Wick: Chapter 2
  • Cassian
2017
26% Suicide Squad
  • Monster T
2016
24% Being Charlie
  • Travis
2016
90% Barbershop: The Next Cut
  • Jabari
2016
No Score Yet A Happening of Monumental Proportions
  • Actor
2016
No Score Yet An American Girl Story - Melody 1963: Love Has to Win
  • Executive Producer
2016
33% Entourage
  • Himself
2015
29% Every Secret Thing
  • Devlin
2015
60% Run All Night
  • Andrew Price
2015
45% X/Y
  • Jason
2015
99% Selma
  • James Bevel
2015
91% The Wiz Live!
  • Bouncer
2015
88% Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton: This Is Stones Throw Records
  • Actor
2014
49% Now You See Me
  • Evans
2013
No Score Yet Pawn
  • Jeff
2013
35% LUV
  • Producer
  • Vincent
2013
34% The Odd Life of Timothy Green
  • Coach Cal
2012
89% Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap
  • Actor
2012
7% New Year's Eve
  • Soldier
2011
46% Happy Feet Two
  • Seymour
2011
90% Beats Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest
  • Common
2011
45% Just Wright
  • Scott McKnight
2010
67% Date Night
  • Collins
2010
No Score Yet Bouncing Cats
  • Actor
2010
33% Terminator Salvation
  • Barnes
2009
No Score Yet Brave New Voices
  • Actor
2009
72% Wanted
  • The Gunsmith
2008
36% Street Kings
  • Coates
2008
No Score Yet Common - Universal Mind Control
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet Black August: A Celebration of Hip-Hop and Our Freedom Fighters
  • Actor
2008
80% American Gangster
  • Turner Lucas
2007
No Score Yet Notorious B.I.G.: Bigger Than Life
  • Actor
2007
29% Smokin' Aces
  • Sir Ivy
2007
No Score Yet Freestyle Fanatiks
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet WTF: An Okaymentary
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet BET Hip Hop Awards 2007
  • Actor
2007
92% Dave Chappelle's Block Party
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet Poetry on Fire
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet Alicia Keys: Unplugged
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet Letter To The President
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet The Art of 16 Bars: Get Ya Bars Up
  • Actor
2005
58% Fade to Black
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet Soundz of Spirit
  • Actor
2003
No Score Yet Holistic Wellness for the Hip Hop Generation
  • Actor
2003
No Score Yet Lyricist Lounge: Hip Hop Video Classics
  • Actor
2002
66% Brown Sugar
  • Himself
2002
No Score Yet NBA Live 2001: The Music Videos
  • Actor
2000

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Hell on Wheels
2011-2016
  • Elam Ferguson
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
  • Guest
  • Performer
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
  • Performer
No Score Yet The View
1997
  • Guest
No Score Yet All Access: Mayweather vs. Guerrero
2013
  • Narrator
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly
2007
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
1999-2015
  • Guest
27% Chelsea
2016
  • Actor
  • Guest
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet Charlie Rose
2013
  • Guest
86% The Mindy Project
2012
  • Policeman
No Score Yet The Electric Company
2009-2011
  • Actor
  • Appearing
100% The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore
2015-2016
  • Panelist
  • Appearing
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
  • Guest
  • Performer
No Score Yet In Performance at the White House
2010
  • Performer
Lip Sync Battle
2015
  • Performer

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