documentary series “Black. White” race swap Jan 20, 2006 17:15:14 GMT -5
Post by anodyne on Jan 20, 2006 17:15:14 GMT -5
He's making it but that doesn't mean he's good at what he does. What does mean is that he found a niche. He's a bad actor and a goofy director. His popularity is based more on his music and who he casts in his film that appeals to a black audience (his niche). There was an actor, whose name I forget, who worked with Ice Cube when he directed him in a film and he ripped on Ice Cube's directing skills. In other words, he had no ability. It was on IFC... that dinner with Faverau show. I forget the exact title of the show. I never heard of Cubevision. I assume its his production company. I tink I'll check that company out. I'm curious to see what type of films they'll be putting out.
He was good in Boys-N-Tha-Hood... but then again it wasn't such a stretch from his real life. If he can play a role that's very out of character for him and do it well then I'd reconsider whether he's a bad actor or not.
Mayne you drinking that Haterade really really strong aren't you? Cube is a black man making it legitimately, its how the black man gets criticized for being a criminal on hand, then gets put under an even bigger microscope when he is making it legitimately, i guess its a catch 22 thing isn't it?
To be a "playa hata" you have to be jealous of the guy you're hating but I'm not jealous of the man. Up to this point he hasn't shown himself to be a talented actor. If he played a role that is out of character to his real persona, and he did well, then I'd recondsider. For example, if he played a flamboyantly gay character and I was convinced he was flaming then I'd change my tune. It has nothing to with being black. It has to do with acting skills. Lets be honest. If he wasn't a famous rapper would he have been cast in any film? He attracts a selected audience. And the past few years he's moved into directing, which sort of proves my theory that anyone can do it when given the chance and provided with a cinematographer that is at the least mediocre.
If you want to talk about a good black actor (and I know people will mock me for this but its true). You should bring up Will Smith. He's one of the few actors who learned how to act while having a show (which of course was given to him because of name recognition). He was pretty terrible when "The Fresh Prince of Bel Air" first aired but he learned rather quickly. Also, this dude on "Lost":
I especially liked him in "Smoke." It has one of my favorite endings.
He's a good actor. Ice Cube isn't.