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The Rza



Rapper RZA (born Robert Diggs but alternately credited, at various junctures, as Prince Rakeem, Bobby Steels, The Rzarector, and The Abbott) initially rose to fame as a member of the rap group All in Together Now, then branched out into a career as a solo artist. Though he achieved tremendous commercial success in this capacity, RZA nonetheless made his most enduring musical impact not as a performer but as a producer, of the rap supergroup the Wu-Tang Clan. His spare, lean, and razor-sharp approach to rap production for the group laid the groundwork and set the bar for dozens of other rap acts throughout the 1990s.



Cinematically, RZA placed his strongest emphasis on contributions to soundtracks, scoring and lending featured music to such opuses as the Jim Jarmusch-helmed crime drama Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (1999), Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill Vol. 1 (2003) and Kill Bill Vol. 2 (2004), and the urban farce Soul Plane (2004). Though RZA's acting roles officially began with a bit part in Jarmusch's Coffee and Cigarettes (2003), he went on to grace the supporting casts of films as diverse as Scary Movie 3 (2003), Derailed (2005), and The Take (2007). Also in 2007, RZA tackled a supporting role as Moses Jones in Ridley Scott's period crime drama American Gangster, starring Denzel Washington.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Coco: It Doesn't Have To Rhyme
  • Director
2017
77% Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping
  • Himself
2016
42% Mr. Right
  • Shotgun Steve
2016
No Score Yet AWOL-72
  • Det. Adams
2015
No Score Yet L'homme aux poings de fer 2
  • Thaddeus
  • Screenwriter
2015
No Score Yet L'homme aux poings de fer 2
  • Screenwriter
2015
No Score Yet The Man with the Iron Fists 2
  • Screenwriter
  • Thaddeus
2015
20% Warrior King 2 (The Protector 2)
  • LC
2014
27% Brick Mansions
  • Tremaine
2014
29% G.I. Joe: Retaliation
  • The Blind Master
2013
49% The Man With the Iron Fists
  • Screenwriter
2012
68% A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas
  • Lamar
2011
52% The Next Three Days
  • Mouss
2010
40% Due Date
  • Airport Screener
2010
22% Repo Men
  • T-Bone
2010
68% Funny People
  • Chuck
2009
50% Life Is Hot in Cracktown
  • Sammy
2009
No Score Yet Wu: The Story of the Wu Tang Clan
  • Actor
2008
33% Gospel Hill
  • Lonnie
2008
80% American Gangster
  • Moses Jones
2007
No Score Yet Blood of a Champion
  • Executive Producer
2006
20% Derailed
  • Winston Boyko
2005
30% Be Cool
  • Himself
2005
65% Coffee and Cigarettes
  • RZA
2004
36% Scary Movie 3
  • Himself
2003
82% Ghost Dog - The Way of the Samurai
  • Samurai in Camouflage
2000
60% Rhyme & Reason
  • Actor
1997

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet The Simpsons
1989
  • Voice
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
2015
  • Guest
No Score Yet Colbert Report
2005-2014
  • Guest
43% Gang Related
2014
  • Cassius Green
51% Californication
2007-2014
  • Samurai Apocalypse Samurai 'Sam' Apocalypse
No Score Yet Conan
2010
  • Guest

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