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Quincy Jones

Highest Rated:   100% Under African Skies (2012)
Lowest Rated:   12% Steel (1997)
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Born in Chicago, African-American composer/musician Quincy Jones grew up in Seattle. An alumnus of both the Berklee School and Boston's Schillinger school of music, the 17-year-old Jones became a trumpeter/arranger for Dizzy Gillespie, then toured with Lionel Hampton before organizing his own band. From the late '50s through 1968, Jones held down executive posts at Barclay Records of Paris and Mercury Records of Hollywood. The first of Jones' jazz-dominated movie scores was for 1965's The Pawnbroker; subsequent film assignments included In Cold Blood (1967), In the Heat of the Night (1967), The Wiz (1978) and The Color Purple (1984), which he co-produced. Equally active on the small screen, Jones composed theme and incidental music for the TV series I Spy and Ironside, and in 1978 won an Emmy for his work on the monumental miniseries Roots. A pioneer in the realm of music video, Jones produced and arranged the blockbuster Michael Jackson video Thriller, which earned him one of his two dozen-plus Grammies. Jones also organized and produced the all-star benefit video We Are the World, assembling a fantastic aggregation of top recording talent with the admonition "Check your vanity at the door." In 1990, Jones was the subject of the documentary film Listen Up. Quincy Jones was honored with the Jean Hersholt humanitarian award at the 1995 Academy Awards celebration. He has appeared in numerous documentaries about musicians and celebrities, and lent his vocal talents to Disney's Fantasia 2000 in 1999, and making a cameo appearance in Austin Powers in Goldmember. He contributed to the score of Get Rick or Die Tryin'.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
91% SCORE: A Film Music Documentary
  • Actor
$36.3k 2017
No Score Yet Feel Rich: Health Is the New Wealth
  • Actor
2017
No Score Yet I Go Back Home - Jimmy Scott
  • Actor
2016
97% Keep On Keepin' On
  • Actor
  • Producer
$0.2M 2014
No Score Yet Marvin Hamlisch: What He Did For Love
  • Actor
2013
64% Iceberg Slim: Portrait Of A Pimp
  • Actor
2013
80% Richard Pryor: Omit The Logic
  • Actor
2013
No Score Yet Rising Above the Blues: The Story of Jimmy Scott
  • Actor
2013
No Score Yet Alice Walker: Beauty In Truth
  • Actor
2013
91% Bad 25
  • Actor
2012
100% Under African Skies
  • Actor
2012
95% Sing Your Song
  • Quincy Jones
$48.2k 2012
No Score Yet Dudamel: Let The Children Play
  • Actor
2011
No Score Yet Wheedle's Groove
  • Actor
2010
No Score Yet Michael Jackson: The Inside Story - What Killed the King of Pop?
  • Actor
2010
No Score Yet Michael Jackson History: The King of Pop 1958-2009
  • Actor
2010
No Score Yet Oscar Peterson: The Life of a Legend
  • Actor
2010
No Score Yet Celia: The Queen
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet Quincy Jones - The 75th Birthday Celebration: Live At Montreux 2008
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet The Jazz Baroness
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet Brando
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet King: Man of Peace in a Time of War
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet Evening With Quincy Jones
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet We Are the Future
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet African American Lives
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet Ella: The Life and Music of Ella Fitzgerald
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet Oprah Winfrey Presents: Their Eyes Were Watching God
  • Executive Producer
  • Producer
2005
No Score Yet The Art of 16 Bars: Get Ya Bars Up
  • Executive Producer
2005
No Score Yet Fever: The Music of Peggy Lee
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet America Beyond the Color Line
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet The N-Word
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet Apollo At 70: A Hot Night in Harlem
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet Quincy Jones: In the Pocket
  • Actor
2002
43% The Rules of Attraction
  • Dicky
$6.5M 2002
54% Austin Powers in Goldmember
  • Himself
$213.1M 2002
No Score Yet Tupac Shakur: Thug Angel
  • Executive Producer
2001
No Score Yet The Smokers
  • Executive Producer
2001
82% Fantasia 2000
  • Narrator
2000
No Score Yet Passing Glory
  • Executive Producer
  • Producer
1999
No Score Yet Off the Menu: The Last Days of Chasen's
  • Actor
1997
12% Steel
  • Producer
1997
No Score Yet Quincy Jones: 50 Years in Music: Live at Montreux
  • Actor
1996
89% A Great Day in Harlem
  • Actor
1995
No Score Yet Oscar Peterson: Music in the Key of Oscar
  • Actor
1995
No Score Yet Miles Davis & Quincy Jones - Live at Montreux
  • Actor
1991
No Score Yet Listen Up: The Lives of Quincy Jones
  • Actor
1990
No Score Yet Benny Carter: Symphony in Riffs
  • Actor
1989
88% The Color Purple
  • Producer
1985
No Score Yet Frank Sinatra - Portrait of an Album
  • Actor
1985
No Score Yet We Are the World: The Video Event
  • Actor
1985
No Score Yet Come Back, Charleston Blue
  • Screenwriter
1972
No Score Yet Of Men and Demons
  • Actor
1969
No Score Yet Jazz Icons: Quincy Jones: Live in '60
  • Actor
1960

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Sunday Morning
2011
  • Appearing
  • 2016
91% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
  • Guest
  • 2016
86% Empire
2015
  • Huey
  • 2015
No Score Yet Great Performances
2000
  • Appearing
  • Performer
  • 2013
  • 2007
No Score Yet Colbert Report
2005-2014
  • Guest
  • 2010
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
  • Guest
  • 2010
No Score Yet The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
1990-1996
  • Executive Producer
  • Himself
  • Producer
  • 1994
  • 1993
  • 1991
  • 1990
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
  • Host
  • Guest
  • 1990

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