July 24, 2024

Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, a prominent figure in the world of hip-hop, has successfully transitioned into a versatile actor and producer. Known for his gritty lyrics and influential music career, 50 Cent has brought his unique charisma to the big screen in a variety of roles. Below is a detailed look at the movies he has starred in.

1. Get Rich or Die Tryin’ (2005)

This semi-autobiographical drama marks 50 Cent’s acting debut. Directed by Jim Sheridan, the film is loosely based on 50 Cent’s own life, chronicling his journey from a troubled youth to a successful rapper. The film provides a raw and authentic look at the struggles and triumphs that defined his rise to fame.

2. Home of the Brave (2006)

In this war drama, 50 Cent plays the role of Jamal Aiken, a soldier struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after returning from the Iraq War. Directed by Irwin Winkler, the film explores the psychological and emotional toll of war on soldiers and their families.

3. Righteous Kill (2008)

This crime thriller features 50 Cent alongside Hollywood heavyweights Robert De Niro and Al Pacino. Directed by Jon Avnet, 50 Cent plays the role of Spider, a drug dealer who becomes entangled in a complex investigation led by two veteran detectives.

4. Streets of Blood (2009)

Set in post-Katrina New Orleans, this action thriller stars 50 Cent as Detective Andy Devereaux. The film, directed by Charles Winkler, delves into corruption and crime in a city struggling to rebuild, offering a gritty and intense narrative.

5. Twelve (2010)

Directed by Joel Schumacher, this crime drama sees 50 Cent in the role of Lionel, a drug dealer involved in the upper echelons of Manhattan’s youth culture. The film explores themes of decadence and moral decay among privileged teenagers.

6. Gun (2010)

In this action film, 50 Cent plays the lead role of Rich, a gun runner navigating the dangerous world of illegal arms dealing. Directed by Jessy Terrero, the film showcases 50 Cent’s ability to portray complex characters involved in high-stakes crime.

7. Setup (2011)

This heist film features 50 Cent as Sonny, a man seeking revenge after being double-crossed by his friends during a diamond heist. Directed by Mike Gunther, the film also stars Bruce Willis and Ryan Phillippe, adding to its appeal.

8. All Things Fall Apart (2011)

In this drama, 50 Cent plays Deon Barnes, a promising college football player whose career is derailed by cancer. The film, directed by Mario Van Peebles, is a deeply personal project for 50 Cent, who lost a friend to the disease. His physical transformation for the role received significant attention.

9. Freelancers (2012)

Starring alongside Robert De Niro and Forest Whitaker, 50 Cent portrays Malo, the son of a slain NYPD officer who joins the police force and becomes embroiled in corruption. Directed by Jessy Terrero, the film explores themes of loyalty and betrayal.

10. Escape Plan (2013)

In this action thriller, 50 Cent plays Hush, a computer expert who assists in a high-stakes prison break. Starring Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger, the film, directed by Mikael Håfström, was a box office success and showcased 50 Cent’s versatility.

11. The Prince (2014)

This action thriller features 50 Cent as The Pharmacy, a drug dealer entangled in a former assassin’s quest to rescue his kidnapped daughter. Directed by Brian A. Miller, the film also stars Bruce Willis and John Cusack.

12. Southpaw (2015)

In this sports drama, 50 Cent plays Jordan Mains, a boxing promoter managing the career of the protagonist, Billy Hope, played by Jake Gyllenhaal. Directed by Antoine Fuqua, the film received critical acclaim for its intense performances and emotional depth.

13. Den of Thieves (2018)

In this heist film, 50 Cent stars as Enson Levoux, a member of an elite crew of bank robbers planning an audacious heist. Directed by Christian Gudegast, the film was praised for its action sequences and intricate plot.

14. Escape Plan 2: Hades (2018)

50 Cent reprises his role as Hush in this sequel to the 2013 film. Directed by Steven C. Miller, the film follows the protagonist’s attempt to rescue his team from a high-tech prison.

15. Escape Plan: The Extractors (2019)

Continuing his role as Hush, 50 Cent joins the cast for the third installment in the “Escape Plan” series. Directed by John Herzfeld, the film focuses on a rescue mission involving the kidnapped daughter of a Hong Kong tech mogul.

Conclusion

From autobiographical dramas to intense action thrillers, 50 Cent has demonstrated his acting range and ability to captivate audiences. His transition from music to movies has been marked by a series of compelling performances, solidifying his place in the entertainment industry. As he continues to take on diverse roles, fans eagerly anticipate his future projects both on screen and behind the scenes as a producer.

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