ICE CUBE (Calvin) is a dynamic force in both film and music. As the head
of his own production company. Cube Vision, he has written, produced and starred
in three features: the cult hit Friday, its successful sequel Next
Friday, and The Players Club, with which he made his directorial
debut. A phenomenal success, Next Friday opened as a number one box
office hit and later debuted as number one in its home video release. The film, which
featured Cube and an NWA reunion on its soundtrack, enabled a franchise and to
date has grossed over $100 million with combined theatrical, home video, and DVD
revenues. Cube recently completed production on the third film in the series, Friday
After Next, scheduled for release November 27,
Cube made his highly regarded motion picture debut in John Singleton's
Academy AwardÂ®-nominated Boyz in the Hood. For the role, he won the
Chicago Film Critics Award for "Most Promising New Actor." Later Ice
Cube starred in the critically acclaimed Three Kings with George Clooney
and Mark Wahlberg. He received excellent reviews for his performance, while Time,
Newsweek and the National Board Review picked the film as one of the Ten
Best of 1999. Other film credits include John Carpenter's Ghosts of Mars,
Anaconda with Jennifer Lopez and Jon Voight, Trespass, The Glass Shield,
Higher Learning and Dangerous Ground.
In addition to his movie career, Cube continues to be one of the most
recognized hip-hop artists in the recording industry. As a solo artist, Cube
recorded such hit albums as "Lethal Injection," "Bootlegs &
B-Sides," "The Predator" and "Amerikkka's Most
Wanted." Collaborating with Mack- 10 and WC (Westside Connection), Cube
produced the platinum-plus album "Bow Down." Priority Records released
a collection of his greatest hits featuring two new songs in December 2001, and
his thriving music career also includes the double-platinum success of his
double album "War and Peace."
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