Prince

Highest Rated: 86% Sign o' the Times (1987)
Lowest Rated: 19% Graffiti Bridge (1990)
Birthday: Jun 7, 1958
Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Born June 7, 1958, rock star Prince came into this world as Prince Roger Nelson; he was named for the Prince Roger Trio, a musical aggregation for which his father played. In light of his carefully cultivated public image -- the arrogant aloofness, the covey of bodyguards, the overemphasized androgyny -- it is sometimes easy to forget that Prince was uncommonly talented; in addition to his singing and composing skills, he was proficient at two dozen musical instruments. Prince's 1978 recording debut came and went without fanfare, but his third album, Dirty Mind, topped the charts. Even more popular was his sixth album, the double-Grammy winner Purple Rain, which of course was derived from his 1984 debut film -- which won an Oscar for Original Song Score. Though he insisted that Purple Rain was purely a work of fiction, the story line involves a young black pop singer from Minneapolis whose father is a traditionalist musician, so draw your own conclusions. Prince not only starred in his next picture, Under the Cherry Moon (1985), but also directed. Lensed in black-and-white, the film is a stylish hark-back to the film noir of the late '40s, far better directed than its detractors would have you believe; however, Prince the director would have been better off firing Prince the actor. Prince's last film work was Graffiti Bridge (1990), a sequel to Purple Rain. Later, Prince would change his name to an unpronouncable sign (a combination of the male-female symbol), although he was usually referred to as "the Artist Formerly Known as Prince". In 1999, he changed his name back to Prince. He continued touring and releasing albums at an almost prodigious rate. In 2007, he won a Golden Globe for writing a song from Happy Feet and played the halftime show at Super Bowl XLI just a few weeks later. Coincidentally, he played himself in a post-Super Bowl episode of New Girl in 2014, winning rave reviews for his fun turn. Prince died at his Paisley Park estate in 2016, at age 57.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
33% The Nutcracker and the Four Realms Jingles the Horse 2018
No Score Yet Prince: The Last 24 Hours Actor 2018
No Score Yet Manasunu Maaya Seyake Actor 2014
No Score Yet Romance (Telugu) Actor 2013
No Score Yet ABCD (Any Body Can Dance) Actor $0.3M 2013
No Score Yet Hero Hitler In Love Co-pilot of Hitler 2011
No Score Yet Prince: The Glory Years: Unauthorized Actor 2007
No Score Yet Prince: Diamonds and Pearls Actor 2006
No Score Yet Prince: Reign of the Prince of Ages: Unauthorized Biography Actor 2005
No Score Yet Prince: Live at the Aladdin Las Vegas Actor 2002
No Score Yet The Artist: Rave UN2 the Year 2000 Actor 1999
No Score Yet 3 Chains o' Gold Director Actor 1994
60% Sarafina! Jaeger 1992
19% Graffiti Bridge Screenwriter 1990
86% Sign o' the Times Actor Director 1987
34% Under the Cherry Moon Christopher Tracy Director 1986
69% Purple Rain The Kid 1984

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Independent Lens
1999
Appearing
  • 2014
94% New Girl
2011-2018
Himself
  • 2014
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
Performer
  • 2014
  • 2006
  • 1981
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
Performer
  • 2013
  • 2010
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Performer
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest Performer
  • 2009
  • 2004
72% American Idol
2002-2016
Performer
  • 2006
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Performer
  • 2002
  • 2001
No Score Yet Great Performances
2000

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