Ving Rhames

Ving Rhames

Highest Rated: 97% Mission: Impossible -- Fallout (2018)

Lowest Rated: 8% Dangerous Ground (1997)

Birthday: May 12, 1959

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

While actor Ving Rhames won a Golden Globe Award for his starring role as the infamous boxing promoter in "Don King: Only in America" (HBO, 1997), he was generally known as a supporting player on the big screen. Rhames' breakout role as crime kingpin Marsellus Wallace in Quentin Tarantino's unexpected cult hit, "Pulp Fiction" (1994), brought the actor his first major attention, while independent film fans had a taste of his imposing physicality and brooding air in earlier films, including "The Saint of Fort Washington" (1993) and David Mamet's "Homicide" (1991). The actor went on to enjoy a steady screen career and continuous acclaim for his multi-dimensional sidekicks, supporting Tom Cruise in the "Mission Impossible" franchise (1996, 2000, 2006), and giving strong performances in films like "Out of Sight" (1998) and "Con Air" (1997), where, among his strengths, was lending a philosophical bent to career criminals and imbuing figures of authority with realistic flaws.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mission: Impossible 7 Luther Stickell (Character) - 2021
97% 88% Mission: Impossible -- Fallout Luther Stickell (Character) $220.1M 2018
No Score Yet 42% Con Man Peanut (Character) - 2018
17% 24% Father Figures Rod Hamilton (Character) $16.8M 2017
42% 70% The Star Thaddeus (Voice) $40.4M 2017
93% 87% Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation Luther Stickell (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet 50% A Sunday Horse Mr. Valentine (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet 20% Operator Caller (Character) - 2015
26% 58% Jamesy Boy Conrad (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet 64% A Day Late and a Dollar Short Cecil (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet 17% Force of Execution Ice Man (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet 23% Percentage Porter (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet 29% Armed Response Officer Hall (Character) - 2013
50% 45% Death Race 3: Inferno Weyland (Character) - 2012
35% 61% Won't Back Down Principal Thompson (Character) $5.2M 2012
No Score Yet 5% 7 Below Jack (Character) - 2012
13% 22% Piranha 3DD Deputy Fallon (Character) $370.9K 2012
No Score Yet 18% The Red Canvas Gene Gunner (Character) - 2012
14% 9% Soldiers of Fortune Grimaud (Character) $38.8K 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pimp Bullies Miguel (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet 17% Zombie Apocalypse Henry (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet 18% Julia X The Man (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mafia Renzo Wes (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet 9% The River Murders Captain Langley (Character) - 2011
40% 25% Operation: Endgame Judgement (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet 21% The Wrath of Cain Cain (Character) - 2010
17% 37% Death Race 2 Weyland (Character) - 2010
74% 43% Piranha Deputy Fallon (Character) $25M 2010
No Score Yet 50% Master Harold... and the Boys Sam (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet 17% King of the Avenue Norman De'Sha (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet 38% Love Chronicles: Secrets Revealed Mike (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet 35% Bridge to Nowhere Nate (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 40% The Tournament Joshua Harlow (Character) - 2009
37% 38% Surrogates The Prophet (Character) $38.5M 2009
8% 31% Echelon Conspiracy Agent Dave Grant (Character) $500.2K 2009
27% 37% The Goods: Live Hard. Sell Hard. Jibby Newsome (Character) $15.1M 2009
No Score Yet 35% Give 'Em Hell Malone Boulder (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 23% Evil Angel Carruthers (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 54% Saving God Armstrong Cane (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 31% A Broken Life Unknown (Character) - 2008
13% 22% Day of the Dead Captain Rhodes (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 42% Phantom Punch Sonny Liston (Character) - 2008
15% 69% I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry Duncan (Character) $119.7M 2007
No Score Yet 34% Animal 2 Animal (Character) - 2007
71% 69% Mission: Impossible III Luther Stickell (Character) $133.4M 2006
47% 66% Idlewild Spats (Character) $12.5M 2006
40% 53% Leroy & Stitch Cobra Bubbles (Voice) - 2006
No Score Yet 21% Animal Animal (Character),
Executive Producer
- 2005
No Score Yet 51% Shooting Gallery Cue Ball Carl Bridgers (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet 58% Back in the Day J-Bone (Character) - 2004
75% 77% Dawn of the Dead Kenneth (Character) $58.9M 2004
No Score Yet 20% Sin Eddie Burns (Character) - 2003
20% 50% Stitch! The Movie Cobra Bubbles (Voice) - 2003
No Score Yet 41% Little John John Morgan (Character) - 2002
86% 77% Lilo & Stitch Cobra Bubbles (Voice) - 2002
48% 47% Undisputed Iceman Chambers (Character) - 2002
59% 52% Dark Blue Arthur Holland (Character) $9.1M 2002
45% 48% Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within Ryan (Voice) $32.1M 2001
71% 87% Baby Boy Melvin (Character) $28.7M 2001
No Score Yet 92% Holiday Heart Holiday Heart (Character) - 2000
57% 42% Mission: Impossible 2 Luther Stickell (Character) $215.4M 2000
72% 70% Bringing Out the Dead Marcus (Character) $16.6M 1999
39% 50% Entrapment Aaron Thibadeaux (Character) $87.7M 1999
No Score Yet 40% Body Count Pike (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Split Pike (Character) - 1998
93% 74% Out of Sight Buddy Bragg (Character) $37.5M 1998
56% 75% Con Air Nathan 'Diamond Dog' Jones (Character) $101.1M 1997
8% 35% Dangerous Ground Muki (Character) $5.1M 1997
No Score Yet 76% Don King: Only in America Don King (Character) - 1997
87% 83% Rosewood Mann (Character) $13.1M 1997
11% 24% Striptease Shad (Character) $32.8M 1996
64% 71% Mission: Impossible Luther (Character) $180.9M 1996
68% 37% Kiss of Death Omar (Character) $14.7M 1995
No Score Yet 25% Deadly Whispers Det. Jackson (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet 87th Precinct: Lightning Detective Artie Brown (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet 87th Precinct Detective Artie Brown (Character) - 1995
14% 46% Drop Squad Garvey (Character) $595.7K 1994
92% 96% Pulp Fiction Marsellus Wallace (Character) - 1994
95% 72% Dave Secret Service Agent Duane Stevenson (Character) $61M 1993
80% 87% The Saint of Fort Washington Little Leroy, Fort Washington Bully (Character) $100.9K 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Terror on Track 9 Jellyroll (Character) - 1992
25% 50% Flight of the Intruder CPO Frank McRae (Character) $13.4M 1991
66% 58% The People Under the Stairs Leroy (Character) $21.9M 1991
91% 74% Homicide Randolph (Character) $1.9M 1991
87% 84% The Long Walk Home Herbert Cotter (Character) $1.8M 1990
73% 84% Jacob's Ladder George (Character) $24.8M 1990
No Score Yet 40% Rising Son Ed (Character) - 1990
83% 75% Casualties of War Lt. Reilly (Character) $17M 1989
50% 47% Patty Hearst Cinque (Character) $984K 1988
No Score Yet 64% Go Tell It on the Mountain Young Gabriel (Character) - 1984

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainment Tonight Canada Guest 2015
52% No Score Yet Monday Mornings Dr. Jorge Villanueva (Character) 2013
45% 60% Gravity Dogg McFee (Character) 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet American Gangster Narrator 2006-2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Aquaman McCaffery (Character) 2006
No Score Yet 85% Lilo & Stitch Unknown (Voice) 2003-2005
33% No Score Yet Kojak Unknown (Character) 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet The District Unknown (Guest Star) 2002-2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Proud Family Garrett Krebs (Guest Voice) 2002
20% No Score Yet UC: Undercover Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet 80% ER Walter Robbins (Guest Star) 1994-1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet New York Undercover Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Equalizer Unknown (Guest Star) 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tour of Duty SP4 Tucker (Guest Star) 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Miami Vice Unknown (Guest Star) 1987 1985

QUOTES FROM Ving Rhames CHARACTERS

Ethan Hunt says: Benji!

Benji says: Ethan?

Ethan Hunt says: Open The Door!

Benji says: Ok!

William Brandt says: Benji Open That Door Right Now!

Luther Strickell says: Come On!

Principal Thompson says: This is a new day and we will take back our public schools.

Marsellus Wallace says: You see, this profession is filled to the brim with unrealistic motherfuckers. Motherfuckers who thought their ass would age like wine. If you mean it turns to vinegar, it does. If you mean it gets better with age, it don't.

Kenneth says: You sure you want to do this?

Kenneth says: Say something!

Ana says: Please.

Marsellus Wallace says: [seeing Butch in a car] Motherfucker!

Luther Stickwell says: That punk put a hole in my Versace!

Marsellus Wallace says: I ain;t through with you by a damn sight! I'm gonna get medevil on your ass!

Marsellus Wallace says: I ain't through with you by a damn sight. I'ma get medieval on your ass.

Leroy says: Maybe the president is gonna make me Secretary of Pussy. make me Secretary of Pussy.

Leroy says: Maybe the President's gonna make me Secretary of Pussy!

Deputy Fallon says: Chew on this motherfuckers! (starts killing the piranha with a boat motor)

Luther says: Are you sure we can do this?

Ethan Hunt says: We're going to do it. *Main theme plays*

Deputy Fallon says: Bring me my legs.

Judgement says: You're about as smooth as a three month old bikini wax.

Marsellus Wallace says: Night of the fight, you may feel a slight sting. That's pride fucking with you. Fuck pride! Pride only hurts, it never helps. You fight through that shit.

Marsellus Wallace says: Night of the fight, you get knocked out in the 5th round.

Marsellus Wallace says: YOu hear me talkin' , hillbilly boy? I'm gonna get Medieval on your ass!

Marsellus Wallace says: You hear me talkin', hillbilly boy? I ain't through with you by a damn sight. I'ma get medieval on your ass.

Marsellus Wallace says: I ain't through with you by a damn sight! I'm gonna get medieval on your ass.

Butch Coolidge says: Are you okay?

Marsellus Wallace says: Nah, man. I'm pretty fuckin' far from okay (Zed screams)

Marsellus Wallace says: Nah, man. I'm pretty fuckin' far from okay [Zed screams]

Butch Coolidge says: What now?

Marsellus Wallace says: What now? I'll tell you what now. I'm gonna call a couple of hard-pipe hittin' niggas to go to work on the homes here with a pair of pliers and a blow-torch. You hear me talkin', hillbilly boy?! I ain't through with you by a damn sight! I'ma get medieval on your ass!

Aki Ross says: This mission was well worth the lives of you and your men.

Jane Proudfoot says: Men?

Ryan Whittaker says: She thinks you're a man.

Jane Proudfoot says: I think she's an idiot.

Neil Fleming says: I know you're not a man.

Jane Proudfoot says: I think YOU'RE an idiot too.

Nani says: CIA?

Cobra Bubbles says: Former. Saved the planet, once. Convinced an alien race that mosquitoes were an endangered species.

Luther says: You really think we can do this.

Ethan Hunt says: We're going to do it.

Luther says: You really think we can do this.

Ethan Hunt says: We're going to do it.

Butch Coolidge says: You okay?

Marsellus Wallace says: Nah, man. I'm pretty fucking far from okay.

Butch Coolidge says: What now?

Marsellus Wallace says: What now? Let me tell you what now. I'm gonna call a couple of hard, pipe-hitting niggas to go to work on the homes here with a pair of pliers and a blow torch. [to Zed] You hear me talking, hillbilly boy? I ain't through with you by a damn sight. I'm gonna get medieval on your ass.

Butch Coolidge says: I meant, what now between me and you.

Marsellus Wallace says: Oh, that "what now". I tell you what now between me and you. There is no "me and you". Not no more.

Marsellus Wallace says: Oh, that 'what now'. I tell you what now between me and you. There is no "me and you". Not no more.

Butch Coolidge says: So we cool?

Marsellus Wallace says: Yeah, we cool. Two things: one, don't tell nobody about this. This shit is between me, you, and Mr. soon-to-be-living-the-rest-of-his-short-ass-life-in-agonizing-pain rapist here. It ain't nobody else's business. Two, you leave town tonight, right now, and when you gone, you stay gone, or you be gone. You lost all your L.A. privileges. Deal?

Butch Coolidge says: Deal.

Kenneth says: Is everyone there dead?

Steve says: Well, dead-ish.

Kenneth says: Is everyone there dead?!

Steve says: Yeah, in the sense that they all sort of, uh ... fell down ... and then got up ... and started eating each other.

Steve says: Yeah, in the sense that they all sort of, uh... fell down, and then got up, and started eating each other.

Marsellus Wallace says: On the 5th, your ass goes down.

Marsellus Wallace says: In the fifth, your ass goes down.

Leroy says: (talking to Fool about a noise he heard in the vents) - Something's in there...As a matter of fact, why don't you crawl in there and see what it is?

Leroy says: (talking to Fool about a noise he heard in the vents) Something's in there. As a matter of fact, why don't you crawl in there and see what it is?

Fool says: Turkey-brain! Are you hitting on me like I'm here to save your ass? You're gonna stick your dumb head in there and lose it, like Spenser!

Fool says: Listen Leroy, this breaking and entering might not be so smart. It's the first day of my thirteenth birthday...could be unlucky.

Fool says: Listen Leroy, this breaking and entering might not be so smart. It's the first day of my thirteenth birthday, could be unlucky.

Leroy says: Thirteenth birthday is unlucky anyway; too old to get tit, too young to get ass...

Leroy says: Thirteenth birthday is unlucky anyway, too old to get tit, too young to get ass.

Leroy says: You seen Spencer?

Fool says: I've seen Spencer, alright.

Leroy says: You find anything?

Fool says: Something found him. He's dead, Leroy. I think scared to death.

Leroy says: You sure?

Fool says: You thought he was white before, you should see that sucker now!

Leroy says: Nice to see the rich folks' got rats too.

Fool says: They've got padlocks on the outside of the house too...

Fool says: They've got padlocks on the outside of the house too.

Leroy says: Padlocks on the outside?!

Leroy says: (after cracking the door open) - We done popped this house's cherry.

Leroy says: (after cracking the door open) We done popped this house's cherry.

Leroy says: Yeah, and maybe the President will make me Secretary of Pussy.

Leroy says: Just because a man's lying down doesn't mean he's dead!

Leroy says: He came at me like an airplane or something!

The Prophet says: Look at yourselves. Unplug from your chairs, get up and look in the mirror. What you see is how God made you. We're not meant to experience the world through a machine.

Jules Winnfield says: I don't wanna hear about no motherfuckin' ifs. All I wanna hear from your ass is, You ain't got no problem, Jules. I'm on the motherfucker. Go back in there, chill them niggers out and wait for the calvary which should be coming directly.

Marsellus Wallace says: You ain't got no problem, Jules. I'm on the motherfucker. Go back in there, chill them niggers out and wait for the Wolf who should be coming directly.