Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali

Highest Rated: 98% When We Were Kings (1996)

Lowest Rated: 60% Ali & Cavett: The Tale of the Tapes (2018)

Birthday: Jan 17, 1942

Birthplace: Not Available

Muhammad Ali, born Cassius Clay Jr. in Louisville, KY in 1942, was a brash, three-time world heavyweight boxing champion, who backed up his claims of "the greatest" in and out of the ring over a uniquely influential life that was as controversial and colorful as it was admired.As a 12-year-old, Clay became interested in boxing when someone stole his new bicycle and he wanted to whup whoever stole it. He proved to be a natural in the ring and won six Kentucky Golden Gloves titles, two National Golden Gloves titles and the Olympic gold medal in the light heavyweight division at the 1960 Rome games. He turned pro at age 18 and by 22 defeated Sonny Liston for the world heavyweight championship. Three months later the "Louisville Lip," as the press called him, knocked Liston out in the first round during their much ballyhooed rematch. Soon afterwards, Clay declared his allegiance to the Nation of Islam and changed his name to Muhammad Ali. Over the next 20 months, Ali defended his heavyweight title eight times and established himself as one of the most exciting, flamboyant, and outspoken boxers of all time.But when Ali refused to enter the Vietnam War draft he was stripped out his boxing titles and faced a five-year prison sentence. He won on appeal but spent over three years out of the ring. His comeback began in 1970 with a victory over Jerry Quarry in Atlanta and then Oscar Bonavena at Madison Square Garden. In The Fight of the Century, in 1971, he battled undefeated champion Joe Frazier and lost. But, a few months later, Ali won his biggest fight. The Supreme Court reversed his conviction and upheld his conscientious objector claim.Ali went on to win the heavyweight title two more times, first from the hard-punching George Foreman in 1974's Rumble in the Jungle in Zaire, in which Ali employed his "rope-a-dope" strategy by resting on the ring's ropes and allowing Foreman to punch himself out. In 1978, Ali lost and then regained his title in fights with Leon Spinks. His greatest match, however, was 1975's Thrilla in Manila, in which he defeated Smokin' Joe Frazier in 14 rounds. Over the course of a 21-year boxing career, Ali won 56 fights and lost five.In 1977, Ali starred as himself in a big-screen version of his autobiography The Greatest, and took a rare acting role again in 1979 in Freedom Road, appearing alongside Kris Kristofferson, as a former slave who gets elected to the Senate.Ali retired from boxing in 1981, a few months after losing on points to Trevor Berbick. In 1984, he announced he had Parkinson's disease and created the Muhammad Ali Parkinson's Center in Phoenix, Arizona. But Ali didn't allow his poor health to stop him from his philanthropic and humanitarian efforts. He fought to end Third World debt and in 1999 went to Afghanistan on a goodwill mission. He memorably lit the Olympic cauldron at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta and received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2005. At the ceremony, President George W. Bush called him the greatest boxer of all time. Ali died in 2016, at age 74.


Highest Rated Movies



95% What's My Name: Muhammad Ali Actor 2019
60% Ali & Cavett: The Tale of the Tapes Actor 2018
64% I Am Ali Actor $4.7K 2014
No Score Yet The Fighters Actor 2014
89% The Trials Of Muhammad Ali Actor $58.1K 2013
No Score Yet Norman Mailer: The American Actor 2012
No Score Yet Ali: The Man, The Moves, The Mouth Actor 2012
84% Soul Power Actor $0.3M 2009
No Score Yet Facing Ali Actor 2009
No Score Yet Thrilla in Manila Actor 2008
No Score Yet Muhammad Ali - Made in Miami Actor 2008
No Score Yet Top 10 Heavyweights Actor 2007
No Score Yet Ali Rap Actor 2006
No Score Yet We Are the Future Actor 2006
No Score Yet Ali's 65 Actor 2006
No Score Yet Ali's Dozen Actor 2006
No Score Yet Soul Deep: The Story of Black Popular Music Actor 2005
No Score Yet Last Round: Chuvalo vs. Ali Actor 2003
No Score Yet Muhammad Ali: The Whole Story Actor 2001
No Score Yet America: A Tribute to Heroes Actor 2001
67% Muhammad Ali: Through the Eyes of the World Himself 2001
No Score Yet Fidel Himself 2001
89% Freestyle Actor 2000
No Score Yet Muhammad Ali: In His Own Words Actor 1998
98% When We Were Kings Actor 1996
No Score Yet Boxing's Best: Muhammad Ali Actor 1989
No Score Yet Champions Forever: World Heavyweight Champs Actor 1989
No Score Yet Doin' Time Himself 1985
No Score Yet Body and Soul Himself 1981
No Score Yet Freedom Road Gideon Jackson 1979
No Score Yet The Greatest Himself 1977
No Score Yet Ali the Fighter Actor 1975
67% Muhammad Ali, the Greatest Actor 1974
No Score Yet Rumble in the Jungle - Ali vs. Foreman Actor 1974
No Score Yet Money Talks Actor 1972
No Score Yet Malcolm X Actor 1972
No Score Yet A.K.A. Cassius Clay Himself 1970
No Score Yet Superfight: Marciano vs. Ali Muhammed Ali (Cassius Clay) 1969
92% Requiem for a Heavyweight Ring Opponent 1962


No Score Yet Frontline
Reporter 2014
No Score Yet American Masters
Appearing 2010
No Score Yet 30 for 30
Appearing 2009
No Score Yet Touched by an Angel
Himself 1999
No Score Yet Diff'rent Strokes
Himself 1983
No Score Yet The Flip Wilson Show
Guest 1971


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