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In Theaters
  • Something Wild

  • The Blues Brothers

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At Home
  • Sound City

  • Soul Power

  • Talk to Me

  • The T.A.M.I. Show

  • Doctor Detroit

  • Off Limits

  • Live Forever

  • The Tuxedo

  • Undercover Brother

  • Mr. Destiny

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James Brown Movies

  • Profession: Actor, Musical Performer
  • Born: May 3, 1933
  • Died: Dec 25, 2006
  • Birth Name: James Joseph Brown, Jr.
  • Biography: Alternately -- and justly -- tagged as "The Godfather of Soul," "The Hardest Working Man in Show Business," "Soul Brother No. 1," and "Mr. Dynamite," James Brown launched himself into the musical spotlight as a multi-talented R&B powerhouse with... Continued
Movie Role(s) Year
Sound City 2013
Soul Power 2009
Talk to Me Featured Music 2007
The Tuxedo 2002
Undercover Brother Himself / Himself 2002
Blues Brothers 2000 Rev. Cleophus James 1998
When We Were Kings 1997
Jacob's Ladder Musical Performer 1990
Mr. Destiny Musical Performer 1990
Off Limits Musical Performer 1988
Something Wild Musical Performer 1987
The Blues Brothers Rev. Cleophus James 1980
Black Caesar Composer (Music Score) 1973
The T.A.M.I. Show 1965
Rocky IV Godfather of Soul / Godfather of Soul
Slaughter's Big Ripoff Composer (Music Score)
Live Forever
Paper Chasers
Doctor Detroit Bandleader

Worked With

Dave Grohl Sound City 2013
Lee Ving Sound City 2013
Muhammad Ali Soul Power 2009
B.B. King Soul Power 2009
Miriam Makeba Soul Power 2009
Celia Cruz Soul Power 2009
Bill Withers Soul Power 2009
Don Cheadle Talk to Me 2007
Chiwetel Ejiofor Talk to Me 2007
Cedric the Entertainer Talk to Me 2007
Taraji P. Henson Talk to Me 2007
Mike Epps Talk to Me 2007
Martin Sheen Talk to Me 2007
Jackie Chan The Tuxedo 2002
Jennifer Love Hewitt The Tuxedo 2002
Jason Isaacs The Tuxedo 2002
Debi Mazar The Tuxedo 2002
Ritchie Coster The Tuxedo 2002
Peter Stormare The Tuxedo 2002
Eddie Griffin Undercover Brother 2002
Chris Kattan Undercover Brother 2002
Aunjanue Ellis Undercover Brother 2002
Dave Chappelle Undercover Brother 2002
Denise Richards Undercover Brother 2002
Neil Patrick Harris Undercover Brother 2002
Dan Aykroyd Blues Brothers 2000 1998
John Goodman Blues Brothers 2000 1998
Joe Morton Blues Brothers 2000 1998
Nia Peeples Blues Brothers 2000 1998
George Foreman When We Were Kings 1997
Norman Mailer When We Were Kings 1997
George Plimpton When We Were Kings 1997
Tim Robbins Jacob's Ladder 1990
Elizabeth Peña Jacob's Ladder 1990
Danny Aiello Jacob's Ladder 1990
Matt Craven Jacob's Ladder 1990
Ving Rhames Jacob's Ladder 1990
Pruitt Taylor Vince Jacob's Ladder 1990
Jason Alexander Jacob's Ladder 1990
Macaulay Culkin Jacob's Ladder 1990
James Belushi Mr. Destiny 1990
Michael Caine Mr. Destiny 1990
Linda Hamilton Mr. Destiny 1990
Jon Lovitz Mr. Destiny 1990
Hart Bochner Mr. Destiny 1990
Rene Russo Mr. Destiny 1990
Willem Dafoe Off Limits 1988
Gregory Hines Off Limits 1988
Fred Ward Off Limits 1988
Amanda Pays Off Limits 1988
Scott Glenn Off Limits 1988
Jeff Daniels Something Wild 1987
Melanie Griffith Something Wild 1987
Ray Liotta Something Wild 1987
Margaret Colin Something Wild 1987
Tracey Walter Something Wild 1987
Ray Charles The Blues Brothers 1980
Carrie Fisher The Blues Brothers 1980
Margaret Avery Black Caesar 1973