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Prince

Highest Rated:   85% Sign o' the Times (1987)
Lowest Rated:   16% Graffiti Bridge (1990)
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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

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
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
56% Sarafina!
  • Jaeger
1992
16% Graffiti Bridge
  • Director
1990
85% Sign o' the Times
  • Actor
  • Director
1987
33% Under the Cherry Moon
  • Christopher Tracy
  • Director
1986
67% Purple Rain
  • The Kid
1984

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Independent Lens
1999
  • Appearing
  • 2014
93% New Girl
2011
  • 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
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
  • Performer
  • 2012
No Score Yet American Idol
2002-2016
  • Performer
  • 2006
No Score Yet Great Performances
2000
  • Actor

Quotes from Prince's Characters