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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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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
77% Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping
  • Himself
2016
60% Southpaw
  • Jordan Mains
2015
94% Spy
  • 50 Cent
2015
53% Champs
  • Actor
2015
0% The Prince
  • The Pharmacy
2014
34% Odd Thomas
  • Shamus Cocobolo
2014
46% Last Vegas
  • Himself
2013
49% Escape Plan
  • Hush
2013
61% The Frozen Ground
  • Clate Jackson
2013
77% How To Make Money Selling Drugs
  • Actor
2013
19% Lay the Favorite
  • Executive Producer
2012
7% Fire With Fire
  • Lamar
  • Producer
2012
No Score Yet Freelancers
  • Producer
  • Malo
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
  • Screenwriter
  • Producer
  • Rich
2011
No Score Yet Setup
  • Sonny
  • Producer
2011
56% Morning Glory
  • Himself
2010
3% Twelve
  • Lionel
2010
No Score Yet Caught in the Crossfire
  • Tino
  • Executive Producer
2010
10% Dead Man Running
  • Thigo
2009
40% Streets of Blood
  • Stan Green
2009
19% Righteous Kill
  • Spider
2008
No Score Yet G-Unit: Bullets Can't Touch Us
  • 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 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 The Game: Life After the Math
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet Kill the Record Labels
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet World Premiere
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet Memorial Weekend Miami
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet Hoodz - Big Beef
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet RAW Report - 50 Cent, Boosie and Webbie
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet Number Ones
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet Drugs on Music - Cocaine City 7
  • Actor
2007
23% Home of the Brave
  • Jamal Atkins
2006
No Score Yet Black and Blue: Legends...
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet Rap Thugs
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet Ghetto Celebrities
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet 50 Cent & Fat Joe
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet C.R.E.A.M - Cream - Cash Rules Everything Around Me
  • 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
2005
No Score Yet 50 Cent: Refuse 2 Die
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet Next Level Entertainment and Fashion Magazine
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet Funkmaster Flex - Car Show Tour
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet Infamous Times: The Original 50 Cent
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet Cheddar
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet Game - Documentary
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet Holla Back Video Magazine #6
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet 50 Cent - Who Dares Wins: Unauthorized
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet Hip-Hop Honeys - Las Vegas
  • 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 Hip-Hop Story 3: Coast to Coast
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet South Beach Live
  • 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 50 Cent: Unauthorized - Shoot First
  • Actor
2003
No Score Yet 50 Cent: The New Breed
  • Actor
2003
No Score Yet Born to Ball
  • Actor
2003
No Score Yet Whatz Beef - A Hip Hop Documentary On Beefs in 2002
  • Actor
2002
No Score Yet Rewind - The Hip Hop DVD Magazine
  • Actor
2002

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet The Simpsons
1989
  • Voice
No Score Yet American Idol
2002-2016
  • Performer
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
  • Guest
  • Performer
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
  • Guest
No Score Yet Dream Machines
2012
  • Guest
No Score Yet Retro Cribs
2013
  • Appearing
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
  • Guest
  • Performer
57% The Finder
2012
  • Big Glade
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
  • Guest
100% Martha & Snoop's Potluck Dinner Party
2016
  • Guest
100% The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore
2015-2016
  • Panelist
No Score Yet America's Next Top Model
2003
  • Appearing
No Score Yet Ridiculousness
2011
  • Guest
No Score Yet Conan
2010
  • Guest
No Score Yet Sunday Morning
2011
  • Appearing
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
  • Musical Guest
  • Performer
72% Power
2014
  • Executive Producer
  • Kanan
  • Producer

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