In March, Chris Rock had been in a sudden spotlight earlier this year while at the Oscars, namely the 94th Academic Awards distributed by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, in Los Angeles. We all remember the event as when actor Will Smith slapped the Comedian for joking about Smith’s wife Jada Pinkett- Smith. The actor also managed to take home the Oscar for being rewarded as The Best Actor, for the film King Richard.
Rock has always been one of the best actors and the Oscars’ incident should not overcast this fact. Below are some of the very unforgettable Chris Rock moments we should take a look at:
I’m Gonna Get You Sucka (1988)
I’m Gonna Get You Sucka is a 1988 American blaxploitation parody film, written and directed by starring Keenen Ivory Wayans in his directorial debut. Rock in this scene as a hungry customer at a soul food restaurant, in short of money. He annoys the seller for asking to buy ONE rib instead of a rack of ribs and also hilariously just a SIP of soda and not even the entire small can.
Watch Video: I’m Gonna Get You Sucka Rib Scene (1988)
Saturday Night Live (1990-93)
Rock made an appearance on the show Saturday Night Live in the 90s, talking about “racism”. He was fired from the show prematurely for obvious reasons, yet he managed to make himself a place within other range of classic comedians like Adam Sandler, David Spade, Kevin Nealon, Chris Farley, Tim Meadows, Phil Hartman, and Dana Carvey.
Watch Video: Saturday Night Live Chris Rocks
New Jack City (1991)
New Jack City Rock is a crime thriller film from the 90s directed by Mario Van Peebles. The film also starred Wesley Snipes and Ice-T as the lead characters. Rocks are remembered as a crack addict, named, Pookie. Below is one of Pookie’s chillingly memorable movements from the film.
Watch Video: Chris Rock Dope Friend
Good Hair (2009)
Back from the many such performances in the 90s, let us drive into the Rock phase of the 2000s. Good Hair is a 2009 American documentary film directed by Jeff Stilson under Chris Rock Productions. Rock starred and narrated the film which revolves around Black women’s hair. The concept and the way it is perceived make the piece noticeable and unique.
Watch Video: Good Hair Trailer
Top Five (2014)
Top Five is a 2014 American comedy film written and directed by Chris Rock himself. The film is produced by Scott Rudin and Eli Bush. It entitles as the third directory of Rock’s and the best of his efforts. He portrays the character Andre Allen, a big-time comedian who is assigned with a New York Times columnist for a profile after the newspaper pans his passion film project.
Watch Video: Top Five Official Extended Trailer
The Academy Awards (2016)
Rock have had a history of Oscar events. 2022 is obviously not his first time. He was a part during the phase of the trend #OscarsSoWhite at that time which noticed that the Oscars have only been nominating white actors (over 20) in the past two years. He believed that this has dated back to the 50s but people had more important things to protest about like rapes and lynchings.
Watch Video: The Academy awards 2016
The Comedian has made remarkable performances in films and on stage in his lifetime which includes more notable movies like Madagascar (2005), The Total Blackout Tour Series, Fargo (2020), Spiral: From The Book of Saw (2021), Stand Up Comedies available on YouTube and many more!
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