So I got this question from the latest VIBE magazine...and the choices were: Tupac, Will Smith, Queen Latifah, Mos Def, Ludacris, DMX, and Ice CUbe.
Who you think made the best transition into acting and why?
I'll be back with mine later....
Will Smith has definitely made a name for himself as an actor, and a versatile one at that. He has made his mark on Hollywood. So he is #1 on the list.
In 2nd, Ima go with LL Cool J....LL has done a NUMBER of roles, and different roles...He just hasnt been the ghetto homeboy of every movie. He may play alot of supporting roles, but it doesnt take away from the fact that he is talented and grown into his craft as an actor. I think LL is underrated and deserves more play in the black acting game than he does..
3rd of course goes to Cube...Now granted, Cube has kinda type-casted himself in playing alot of the same type of characters, but I think there is a growth and maturity in his being an actor. And plus he has been doing alot of the behind the scenes work with producin and writing movies. He has created his own movie production company CUBE VISION which has been successful so I gotta respect him for not just being the actor, but being involved in alotta of the other behind the scenes stuff with movies...
Gotta cosign w/ that. Will Smith is better known for his actin. I think that he actually might of had his first movie before his first album. LL had his own sitcom that lasted for a nice amount of time and some great movies- in too deep being a favorite. Ice Cube been doin the his thing big in rapping and actin at the same time. He had friday w/ two other sequals and two barborshops along w/ a legend, boyz n da hood, and even this one lame movie that just came out. He's basically an actor while in the movies and he draws people by his acting and not his fame in the rap game.
I would have to give cube a tie w/ queen tho. She done did it big w/ living single, cameos on other sitcoms, movies, and she's really become more of a actor than rapper as will smith.
Tupac was a SICK actor in my opinion. I mean he just had skills. BUT, he just didn't do enough while he was alive. With grid'locked we saw him make the transition into being a REAL actor, not just takin a role that will bring people to the theatres off his fame in music. Poetic Justice was pretty sick and he suprised me with his skills on the set.
Why isn't Ice T here? Law and Order, and all them other movies he play in that used to come on BET lol.
Personally, DMX can't act. He's had some important and diverse roles, but he just can't act....
I only got half a bar for the rest of them......uhhh who cares
i would say will smith is an outstanding actor. he has done many types of movies from bad boys to ali etc. all with very different characters that he has mastered. matter of fact i think he should kick the rapping career out the door... i have definately not been satisfied with his last few latest albums :???: but as an actor he is flawless.
ice cube is another good one because he has so much expereince in directing films too. from comedy to family he has done it.
queen latifa i would say because of the numerous sitcoms she has appeared in (including the fresh prince as deedee) and the amount of movies she has been in.