Cuba Gooding Jr.

Cuba Gooding Jr.

Highest Rated: 99% Selma (2014)

Lowest Rated: 0% A Murder of Crows (1998)

Birthday: Jan 02, 1968

Birthplace: Bronx, New York, USA

An energetic performer who inexplicably countered critically acclaimed dramatic performances with buffoonish comedies, Cuba Gooding, Jr. experienced both serious highs and embarrassing lows in his uneven career. After starting his career as a backup break dancer for Lionel Ritchie at the 1984 Olympic Games, Gooding forged ahead with an acting career with several brief film and television appearances before showing early talent with his subtle portrayal of a bright youth being led down a dangerous path in "Boyz N the Hood" (1991). The role earned him serious consideration from Hollywood, though he failed to take advantage of his newfound clout. For the next few years, he languished in forgettable movies like "Lightning Jack" (1994) and "Outbreak" (1995) before finally striking Oscar gold with his highly infectious performance as an arrogant football star in the winning "Jerry Maguire" (1996). But like "Boyz," Gooding failed to seize the moment, choosing instead to star in "Snow Dogs" (2002), "Boat Trip" (2002) and "Daddy Day Camp" (2007). Though he received strong critical attention for his performances in "As Good As It Gets" (1998), "Radio" (2003) and "American Crime Story" (FX 2016- ), Gooding still had work to do in living up to his early promise.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Life in a Year Xavier (Character) - 2018
20% 68% Bayou Caviar Rodney Jones (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter
- 2018
99% 86% Selma Fred Gray (Character) $52.1M 2014
0% 51% Freedom Samuel Woodward (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet 19% Summoned Detective Callendar (Character) - 2013
29% 35% Machete Kills El Camaleon 2 (Character) $7.9M 2013
43% 65% Life of a King Eugene Brown (Character) $5.7K 2013
72% 78% Lee Daniels' The Butler Carter Wilson (Character) $116.6M 2013
No Score Yet 18% Absolute Deception John Nelson (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Firelight Dwayne Johnson (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet 28% One in the Chamber Ray Carver (Character) - 2012
40% 58% Red Tails Major Emanuelle Stance (Character) $49.9M 2012
No Score Yet 31% Ticking Clock Lewis Hicks (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet 21% Sacrifice John Hebron (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet 22% The Hit List Jonas Arbor (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet 27% Wrong Turn at Tahoe Joshua (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 23% Hardwired Luke Gibson (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 10% The Devil's Tomb Mack (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 85% Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story Ben Carson (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 4% Lies & Illusions Isaac Kahn (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 4% The Way of War David Wolfe (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 34% Hero Wanted Liam Case (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 27% Linewatch Michael Dixon (Character) - 2008
31% 41% Harold Cromer (Character),
Producer
- 2008
No Score Yet 43% Movies 101 Unknown (Character) - 2007
1% 38% Daddy Day Camp Charlie Hinton (Character) $13.2M 2007
80% 87% American Gangster Nicky Barnes (Character) $130.1M 2007
No Score Yet 35% The Land Before Time: The Wisdom of Friends Loofah (Voice) - 2007
9% 53% Norbit Deion Hughes (Character) $95.3M 2007
15% 55% What Love Is Tom (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 21% End Game Alex Thomas (Character) - 2006
19% 38% Shadowboxer Mikey (Character) $370.6K 2005
21% 42% Dirty Salim Adel (Character) $271.1K 2005
53% 29% Home on the Range Buck (Voice) - 2004
42% 66% The Fighting Temptations Darrin Hill (Character) $30.2M 2003
35% 79% Radio Radio (Character) $52.3M 2003
7% 36% Boat Trip Jerry (Character) $8.6M 2003
25% 39% Snow Dogs Ted (Character) $81.2M 2002
24% 66% Pearl Harbor Doris "Dorie" Miller (Character) $198.5M 2001
44% 64% Rat Race Owen Templeton (Character) $56.6M 2001
No Score Yet 41% In the Shadows Draven (Character) - 2001
42% 81% Men of Honor Carl Brashear (Character) $48.8M 2000
10% 30% Chill Factor Arlo (Character) $11.2M 1999
27% 67% Instinct Theo Caulder (Character) $34.1M 1999
54% 84% What Dreams May Come Albert Lewis (Character) $55.5M 1998
0% 57% A Murder of Crows Lawson Russell (Character),
Producer
- 1998
No Score Yet 75% Welcome to Hollywood Himself (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Trading Favors Liquor Store Clerk (Character) - 1997
85% 86% As Good as It Gets Frank Sachs (Character) $147.6M 1997
83% 79% Jerry Maguire Rod Tidwell (Character) $153.6M 1996
88% 79% The Tuskegee Airmen Billy Roberts (Character) - 1995
45% 73% Losing Isaiah Eddie Hughes (Character) $3.7M 1995
60% 56% Outbreak Maj. Salt (Character) $65.9M 1995
6% 46% Lightning Jack Ben Doyle (Character) $15.3M 1994
No Score Yet 47% Daybreak Torch (Character) - 1993
35% 55% Judgment Night Mike Peterson (Character) $11.8M 1993
31% 68% Gladiator Abraham Lincoln Haines (Character) $8.1M 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder Without Motive: The Edmund Perry Story Tyree (Character) - 1992
83% 89% A Few Good Men Cpl. Carl Hammaker (Character) $141.3M 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hitz Officer Alvarez (Character) - 1992
96% 93% Boyz N the Hood Tre Styles (Character) $55.1M 1991

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Extra Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Talk Stoop Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Dr. Oz Show Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Access Hollywood Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Access Hollywood Live Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live with Kelly and Ryan Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen Guest 2018 2016 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show Guest 2018 2015 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Inside the Actors Studio Guest 2017
No Score Yet 40% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2017
76% 71% American Horror Story: Murder House Dominic Banks/Matt Miller (Character) 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Harry Guest 2016
93% 94% American Crime Story O.J. Simpson (Character) 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Steve Harvey Guest 2016
No Score Yet 58% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet The View Guest 2016 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live! With Kelly and Michael Guest 2016 2013
57% 92% Forever Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Book of Negroes Sam Fraunces (Character) 2015
84% 49% Empire Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Meredith Vieira Show Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Katie Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Guest 2014 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Arsenio Hall Show Guest 2014
No Score Yet 100% The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet 106 & Park Unknown (Character) 2012-2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Made in Hollywood Guest 2012-2013 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Talk Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dr. Phil Guest 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Morning America Guest 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kickin' It: With Byron Allen Guest 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet ES.TV Guest 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Conan Guest 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Our World With Black Enterprise Guest 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Piers Morgan Tonight Guest 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sesame Street Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Guest 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Saturday Night Live Host 1999
No Score Yet 81% MacGyver Unknown (Guest Star) 1989-1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Growing Pains Unknown (Guest Star) 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet 227 Unknown (Guest Star) 1989

QUOTES FROM Cuba Gooding Jr. CHARACTERS

Ben Carson says: you can do anything anyone else can do. Only you can do it better

Ben Carson says: You can do anything anyone else can do. Only you can do it better.

Albert says: That you disappeared? You didn't, you only died.

Carter Wilson says: They say this new white boy's smooth.

Jerry Maguire says: Towel?

Rod Tidwell says: Naah, I air dry

Rod Tidwell says: Nah, I air dry.

Clifford Dubose says: You're going downtown!

Lawson Russell says: On what charge?

Clifford Dubose says: Arrogance.

Lawson Russell says: I'll say it once again. It's an immutable fact of life. The strong will always thread on the weak. But every once in a while, we get a little bit of justice. That's all we can hope for.

Billy Roberts says: Why would you want to fly for a country that thanks you by lynching you?

Rod Tidwell says: Show me the money!

Jo says: Why do you want this so badly?

Carl Brashear says: Because they said i couldn't have it

Carl Brashear says: Because they said I couldn't have it

Rod Tidwell says: It's something very personal, a very important thing. Hell! It's a family motto. Are you ready Jerry? I wanna make sure you're ready, brother. Here it is: Show me the money. Show! Me! The! Money! Jerry, it is such a pleasure to say that! Say it with me one time, Jerry.

Jerry Maguire says: Show you the money.

Rod Tidwell says: No, no. You can do better than that! I want you to say it brother with meaning! Hey, I got Bob Sugar on the other line I bet you he can say it!

Jerry Maguire says: Yeah, yeah, no, no, no. Show you the money.

Rod Tidwell says: No! Not show you! Show me the money!

Owen Templeton says: I get that a lot

Owen Templeton says: I get that a lot.

Nick says: yeah ya do (from me)

Nick says: Yeah ya do.

Rod Tidwell says: Ya Know

Rod Tidwell says: Ya know.

Ben Carson says: Success is determined not by whether or not you face obstacles, but by your reaction to them. And if you look at these obstacles as a containing fence, they become your excuse for failure. If you look at them as a hurdle, each one strengthens you for the next.

Frank Sachs says: If there's a mental health organization that raises money for people like you, be sure to let me know.

Tre Styles says: RICKY!

Major Emanuelle Stance says: Get your head up son.

Rod Tidwell says: Jerry Maguire, my agent. You're my ambassador of Kwan.

Rod Tidwell says: Scream it, Jerry!

Ben Carson says: A role model.

James Robert "Radio" Kennedy says: Where my pie!?

James Robert "Radio" Kennedy says: Where's my pie!?

Rod Tidwell says: Show me the money!