FRIDAY AFTER NEXT
ICE CUBE is a dynamic force in both the world of film and music. The head of
his own production company, Cube Vision, he co-wrote, produced and starred in
four previous features for New Line Cinema, including the cult hit Friday,
its successful sequel Next Friday and The Players Club, for which
he made his directorial debut. He also co-wrote and produced All About the
Benjamins, which was released earlier this year.
The success of the Friday franchise has cemented Cube's place in
Hollywood. Released in 1995, the film did modestly well at the box-office.
However, it surprised the industry by becoming a cult hit on home video. This
spawned the hit sequel, Next Friday. A phenomenal success, Next Friday
opened as a number one box office hit and went on to debut as number one in its
home video release. The Friday franchise has brought in around $200
million with combined theatrical, home video, soundtrack and DVD revenues to
Cube also recently starred in the hit MGM film, Barbershop. This
ensemble comedy tells the story of a day in the life of a barbershop on the
South Side of Chicago. Cube stars as the owner of the barbershop with Eve, Sean
Patrick Thomas and Cedric the Entertainer rounding out the cast.
Cube recently wrapped production on Torque for Warner Brothers,
director Joseph Kahn and producer Neal Moritz (The Fast And The Furious).
The film, which will be released next Spring, is a fast-paced adventure set in
the world of motorcycle racing. Cube stars as Trey Wallace, the leader of the
Machine, one of the most powerful and feared biker gangs in the country. Martin
Henderson, Jay Hernandez and Matt Schulze also star.
Ice Cube starred in the critically acclaimed Three Kings with George
Clooney and Mark Wahlberg. He received excellent reviews for his performance in
the film, which was picked as one of the Ten Best Films of 1999 by Time,
Newsweek and the National Board of Review. Cube made his highly regarded motion
picture debut in John Singleton's Academy Award nominated, Boyz In The Hood,
a role which won him the Chicago Film Critics Award for "Most Promising New
Actor." 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.
Cube continues to be one of the most recognized hip-hop artists in the
recording industry. His thriving music career includes the double-platinum
success of both discs of his double album "War and Peace." As a solo
artist, Cube recorded such hit albums as "Lethal Injection,"
"Bootlegs & B-Sides," "The Predator" and "Amerikkka's
Most Wanted." His collaborative effort with Mack-10 and WC (Westside
Connection) produced the platinum-plus album "Bow Down." A collection
of his greatest hits, featuring two new songs, was released by Priority Records
in December 2001.
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