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50 Cent Biography

  • Profession: Actor
  • Born: Jul 6, 1976
  • Died: Jan 1, 0001
  • Birth Name: Curtis James Jackson III

Born Curtis James Jackson III in Queens, NY, superstar hardcore rapper 50 Cent -- more than any of his contemporaries -- lived out the mythology of the "urban gangsta," to such a degree that he's quite fortunate to be alive, let alone a pop-culture superstar. The product of a broken home, 50 Cent survived stabbings, shootings, crack dealing, multiple incarcerations, and many other calamities and near-misses, and then drew lyrically from his own violent personal history, using this authentic material (with the help of [[Performer~P62118~Run-D.M.C.~rundmc]]'s [[Performer~P360234~Jam Master Jay~jammasterjay]] and [[Performer~P287398~Eminem~eminem]]) to establish himself as one of the most important rap acts of the early 21st century. 50 Cent's albums {^Get Rich or Die Tryin'} (2003) and {^The Massacre} (2005) thrived on the songster's outstanding hooks, clever lyrics, and superlative production values; consequently, each album sold several million copies and turned the rapper into an American icon. The musician's look also turned heads: tall, rippled, and tattooed, frequently sporting a bulletproof vest and a large pistol, he became the newest spokesperson for the "gangsta" subculture.

The leap from rap superstardom to movie stardom can be a short one, as [[Performer~P34312~Ice-T~icet]] and [[Performer~P34311~Ice Cube~icecube]] demonstrated. Although 50 Cent launched his cinematic career as an onscreen subject -- in the 2003 documentaries [[Feature~V282977~50 Cent: The New Breed~50cent:thenewbreed]] and [[Feature~V283595~50 Cent: Unauthorized -- Shoot First~50cent:unauthorizedshootfirst]] -- he soon branched out into more challenging material. In 2005, 50 Cent headlined a gritty big-screen biopic of his own life, [[Feature~V323883~Get Rich or Die Tryin'~getrichordietryin]], directed by [[Feature~V34071~My Left Foot~myleftfoot]] helmer [[Performer~P111165~Jim Sheridan~jimsheridan]]. In that movie, the rapper hearkened back to his given name, with billing as Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson. In 2008, he went on to co-star in the cop thriller [[Feature~V399434~Righteous Kill~righteouskill]], directed by [[Performer~P80260~Jon Avnet~jonavnet]], with legendary actors [[Performer~P17593~Robert De Niro~robertdeniro]] and [[Performer~P54596~Al Pacino~alpacino]] as a pair of Manhattan cops on the trail of a serial murderer. He continued to appear in music-related documentaries and concert films, and in 2011 he produced the Mario Van Peebles film All Things Fall Apart. The next year he appeared in the thriller Odd Thomas as part of a cast that includes Anton Yelchin, Willem Dafoe, and Patton Oswalt. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi