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Rusty Cundieff is a Actor, Director and Scriptwriter American born on 13 december 1960 at Pittsburgh (USA)

Rusty Cundieff

Rusty Cundieff
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Nationality USA
Birth 13 december 1960 (58 years) at Pittsburgh (USA)

George Arthur "Rusty" Cundieff (born December 13, 1960) is an American film and television director, actor, and writer known for his work on Fear of a Black Hat (1993), Tales from the Hood (1995), and Chapelle's Show (2003-2006).

Biography

Cundieff was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to Christina and John A. Cundieff. He studied journalism at Loyola University in New Orleans and the philosophy of religion at the University of Southern California. While at USC, Cundieff was a member of Alpha Phi Alpha, a historically African American fraternity.

He is married to Trina Davis Cundieff, with whom he has two children: Simone Christina and Thelonious Jon Davis.

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Filmography of Rusty Cundieff (8 films)

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Actor

Sprung
Sprung (1997)
, 1h45
Directed by Rusty Cundieff
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Tisha Campbell-Martin, Rusty Cundieff, Paula Jai Parker, Joe Torry, John Witherspoon, Clarence Williams III
Roles Montel
Rating50% 2.5101252.5101252.5101252.5101252.510125
Set in 1990s Pittsburgh. Montel (Rusty Cundieff) and Clyde (Joe Torry) are friends who couldn't be less alike. An introverted photographer, Montel wants to meet the one right girl for him and settle down to build a family, while Clyde is a flamboyant womanizer just out for a good time. At a party, they meet Adina (Paula Jai Parker), a sexy golddigger seeking a wealthy husband with robotic determination, and her shy law clerk friend Brandy (Tisha Campbell-Martin). The couples pair off in predictable combinations, but while the brief encounter between Clyde and Adina quickly implodes when she discovers that Clyde's success is an act and his Porsche is borrowed, the relationship between Montel and Brandy blooms into a true romance. Eventually, they decide to move in together, motivating Clyde and Adina to reunite in a selfish scheme to break their best friends up using whatever treacherous means they can employ.
Fear of a Black Hat, 1h29
Directed by Rusty Cundieff
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Documentary
Themes Films about music and musicians, Hip hop films, Musical films, Gangster films
Actors Larry B. Scott, Mark Christopher Lawrence, Rusty Cundieff, Kasi Lemmons, Faizon Love, Deezer D
Roles Ice Cold
Rating71% 3.5965253.5965253.5965253.5965253.596525
This film is a comedic mockumentary depicting the perspective of a filmmaker as she trails a hardcore gangsta rap group called N.W.H. ("Niggaz With Hats"), a play on the name of the popular group N.W.A In many ways, Fear of a Black Hat is similar to the satirical film about early 1980s heavy metal This is Spinal Tap.
School Daze, 2h1
Directed by Spike Lee
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Musical theatre, Musical
Themes Musical films
Actors Laurence Fishburne, Giancarlo Esposito, Tisha Campbell-Martin, Darryl M. Bell, Jasmine Guy, Joe Seneca
Rating59% 2.951942.951942.951942.951942.95194
Vaughn "Dap" Dunlap (Fishburne) is a politically conscious black American student at Mission College, a leading historically black college whose motto is "Uplift the Race". The college administration is portrayed as inept.
Hollywood Shuffle, 1h18
Directed by Robert Townsend
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about television
Actors Anne-Marie Johnson, Robert Townsend, Helen Martin, John Witherspoon, Grand L. Bush, Starletta DuPois
Roles Audition Actor / Slave #1 / Zombie Pimp / Eddie Murphy-Type
Rating69% 3.496423.496423.496423.496423.49642
Bobby Taylor (Robert Townsend) is a middle class black male aspiring to become an actor. He practices his lines in the bathroom, with his younger brother Stevie (Craigus R. Johnson) watching as he plays a stereotypical “jive” character for the audition for "Jivetime Jimmy's Revenge", a movie about street gangs. Bobby's grandmother (Helen Martin) overhears the “jive talk” and shows her disapproval. His mother (Starletta DuPois), is more supportive, telling Bobby that he is going to be late for the audition. Bobby assures his mother that if he lands the part, everything will change. As Bobby is about to leave the house, he finds his grandmother on the couch.

Director

Movie 43
Movie 43 (2013)
, 1h34
Directed by Elizabeth Banks, Frères Farrelly, Brett Ratner, Rusty Cundieff, Steven Brill, Griffin Dunne, Bob Odenkirk, Steve Carr, Peter Farrelly, James Gunn
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films
Actors Richard Gere, Dennis Quaid, Greg Kinnear, Kate Winslet, Halle Berry, Common
Rating43% 2.150852.150852.150852.150852.15085
Movie 43 is a series of different skits containing different scenes and scenarios.
Sprung
Sprung (1997)
, 1h45
Directed by Rusty Cundieff
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Tisha Campbell-Martin, Rusty Cundieff, Paula Jai Parker, Joe Torry, John Witherspoon, Clarence Williams III
Rating50% 2.5101252.5101252.5101252.5101252.510125
Set in 1990s Pittsburgh. Montel (Rusty Cundieff) and Clyde (Joe Torry) are friends who couldn't be less alike. An introverted photographer, Montel wants to meet the one right girl for him and settle down to build a family, while Clyde is a flamboyant womanizer just out for a good time. At a party, they meet Adina (Paula Jai Parker), a sexy golddigger seeking a wealthy husband with robotic determination, and her shy law clerk friend Brandy (Tisha Campbell-Martin). The couples pair off in predictable combinations, but while the brief encounter between Clyde and Adina quickly implodes when she discovers that Clyde's success is an act and his Porsche is borrowed, the relationship between Montel and Brandy blooms into a true romance. Eventually, they decide to move in together, motivating Clyde and Adina to reunite in a selfish scheme to break their best friends up using whatever treacherous means they can employ.
Fear of a Black Hat, 1h29
Directed by Rusty Cundieff
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Documentary
Themes Films about music and musicians, Hip hop films, Musical films, Gangster films
Actors Larry B. Scott, Mark Christopher Lawrence, Rusty Cundieff, Kasi Lemmons, Faizon Love, Deezer D
Rating71% 3.5965253.5965253.5965253.5965253.596525
This film is a comedic mockumentary depicting the perspective of a filmmaker as she trails a hardcore gangsta rap group called N.W.H. ("Niggaz With Hats"), a play on the name of the popular group N.W.A In many ways, Fear of a Black Hat is similar to the satirical film about early 1980s heavy metal This is Spinal Tap.

Scriptwriter

Sprung
Sprung (1997)
, 1h45
Directed by Rusty Cundieff
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Tisha Campbell-Martin, Rusty Cundieff, Paula Jai Parker, Joe Torry, John Witherspoon, Clarence Williams III
Rating50% 2.5101252.5101252.5101252.5101252.510125
Set in 1990s Pittsburgh. Montel (Rusty Cundieff) and Clyde (Joe Torry) are friends who couldn't be less alike. An introverted photographer, Montel wants to meet the one right girl for him and settle down to build a family, while Clyde is a flamboyant womanizer just out for a good time. At a party, they meet Adina (Paula Jai Parker), a sexy golddigger seeking a wealthy husband with robotic determination, and her shy law clerk friend Brandy (Tisha Campbell-Martin). The couples pair off in predictable combinations, but while the brief encounter between Clyde and Adina quickly implodes when she discovers that Clyde's success is an act and his Porsche is borrowed, the relationship between Montel and Brandy blooms into a true romance. Eventually, they decide to move in together, motivating Clyde and Adina to reunite in a selfish scheme to break their best friends up using whatever treacherous means they can employ.
Fear of a Black Hat, 1h29
Directed by Rusty Cundieff
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Documentary
Themes Films about music and musicians, Hip hop films, Musical films, Gangster films
Actors Larry B. Scott, Mark Christopher Lawrence, Rusty Cundieff, Kasi Lemmons, Faizon Love, Deezer D
Roles Writer
Rating71% 3.5965253.5965253.5965253.5965253.596525
This film is a comedic mockumentary depicting the perspective of a filmmaker as she trails a hardcore gangsta rap group called N.W.H. ("Niggaz With Hats"), a play on the name of the popular group N.W.A In many ways, Fear of a Black Hat is similar to the satirical film about early 1980s heavy metal This is Spinal Tap.
House Party 2, 1h34
Directed by George Jackson
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Hip hop films, Musical films, Buddy films
Actors Martin Lawrence, Christopher "Kid" Reid, Christopher Judge, Christopher "Play" Martin, Tisha Campbell-Martin, Iman
Roles Story
Rating52% 2.601022.601022.601022.601022.60102
After Play gives Kid's college scholarship check to a con artist Sheila Landreaux posing as a record executive. Kid, Play, Bilal, Stab, Zilla,& Pee Wee go to the record company to cut and record a demo until the cops arrive and tell them don't give no money to Sheila, Kid and Play fight each other over the scholarship check. The con artists Sheila and Rick sweet talk,manipulate and trick Sydney's college roommate Zora into signing a record deal with them. Kid is doing a page assignment for Professor Sinclair while Play, Bilal, and Jamal are having fun with girls in Kid's dorm room. Kid is given one week by the dean (Dean Kramer) to pay his tuition fee or face being kicked out of college. The dean takes Kid's student ID, The deans assistant Miles helps Kid with an extension and a job in the kitchen working for Mr.Lee in order to stay in college and to make expenses meet. Kid steals the key to the faculty dining hall. In order to raise the money, Kid, Play, Bilal and Kid's roommate, Jamal secretly hold a pajama themed party for the students in the faculty dining hall to raise money for Kid to stay in college until Play sees the con artists and Kid sees Miles with Sydney. Kid, Play and campus security go upstairs to stop the con artists and Miles. Kid fights Miles on the faculty dining roof. The dean and the police comes in to stop the party. Play tells the dean where Kid's check went to the con artists, Rick and Sheila are arrested and Miles is arrested and fired from his job. The dean tells Kid,Play,Bilal and Jamal to clean up the faculty dining hall or they will face expulsion. Mr.Lee arrives and he is disappointed at Kid for throwing the party in the faculty dining hall without permission and threatens Kid until he gives the money to Mr.Lee for the damages. Kid goes to his pop's grave in the cemetery feeling down until Play arrives, Kid still mad at Play for the check and moves out of the college dorm until Play arrives with the tuition money and gives it to Kid and apologizes to him and they become friends, Kid moves back to his dorm to finish college. Meanwhile,Kid's former high school rivals Stab, Zilla & Pee Wee take jobs as campus security in order to make Kid's life miserable one more time as Kid tries to balance work and study along with his relationship with Sydney.