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Bernie Mac is a Actor, Writer and In Memory Of American born on 5 october 1957 at Chicago (USA)

Bernie Mac

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Birth name Bernard Jeffrey McCullough
Nationality USA
Birth 5 october 1957 at Chicago (USA)
Death 9 august 2008 (at 50 years) at Chicago (USA)

Bernard Jeffrey "Bernie" McCullough (October 5, 1957 – August 9, 2008), better known by his stage name Bernie Mac, was an American stand-up comedian, actor and voice artist. Born and raised on the South Side of Chicago, Mac gained popularity as a stand-up comedian. He joined comedians Steve Harvey, Cedric the Entertainer, and D. L. Hughley in The Original Kings of Comedy.

After briefly hosting the HBO show Midnight Mac, Mac appeared in several films in smaller roles. His most noted film role was as Frank Catton in the remake Ocean's Eleven and the titular character of Mr. 3000. He was the star of The Bernie Mac Show, which ran from 2001 through 2006, earning him two Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series. Mac's other films included starring roles in Booty Call, Friday, The Players Club, Head of State, Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle, Bad Santa, Guess Who, Pride, Soul Men, Transformers and Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa.

Mac suffered from sarcoidosis, a disease in which abnormal collections of chronic inflammatory cells (granulomas) form as nodules in multiple organs, particularly the lungs and lymph nodes. Lung scarring or infection may lead to respiratory failure and death. Mac had mentioned the condition was in remission in 2005. His death on August 9, 2008 was caused by complications from pneumonia.

Best films

Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008)
(In Memory Of)
Ocean's Thirteen (2007)
(Actor)
Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (2003)
(Actor)
Guess Who (2005)
(Actor)
Head of State (2003)
(Actor)

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Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Bernie Mac (31 films)

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Actor

Old Dogs
Old Dogs (2009)
, 1h28
Directed by Walt Becker
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Buddy films, Children's films, Jumeaux ou jumelles
Actors Robin Williams, John Travolta, Kelly Preston, Seth Green, Lori Loughlin, Matt Dillon
Roles Jimmy Lunchbox
Rating53% 2.65222.65222.65222.65222.6522
Dan Rayburn (Robin Williams) and Charlie Reed (John Travolta) are best friends and co-owners of a successful sports marketing firm. Seven years prior, Dan, recently divorced, married Vicki (Kelly Preston) after being whisked away by Charlie for a tropical vacation. The wedding, however, is short lived. Seven years later, Vicki resurfaces to tell Dan that their short marriage resulted in something he never suspected: twins Zach (Conner Rayburn) and Emily (Ella Bleu Travolta).
Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, 1h29
Directed by Tom McGrath, Eric Darnell
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about animals, Seafaring films, Transport films, Film d'animation mettant en scène un animal, Mise en scène d'une girafe, Films about lions, Films about birds, Films about apes, Films about penguins, Buddy films, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, David Schwimmer, Jada Pinkett Smith, Sacha Baron Cohen, Cedric the Entertainer
Roles Zuba (voice)
Rating65% 3.298753.298753.298753.298753.29875
As a cub, Alex the Lion was called Alakay and was the son of Zuba, the alpha lion. Though Zuba tries to teach Alakay to be a hunter, the cub is more interested in dancing, and is captured by poachers when Makunga, Zuba's rival, challenges Zuba to a fight for the position of alpha lion. Alakay is forced into a crate, and taken away despite Zuba's attempts to rescue him. The crate falls into the ocean where it drifts to New York. There, Alakay is renamed Alex and sent to the Central Park Zoo where he grew up, meeting Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, and Gloria the Hippopotamus. Most of the events of the first film are then described through a series of news flashes.
Soul Men
Soul Men (2008)
, 1h40
Directed by Malcolm D. Lee
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Comedy-drama, Musical theatre, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Transport films, Musical films, Road movies
Actors Samuel L. Jackson, Sharon Leal, Bernie Mac, Sean Hayes, Jennifer Coolidge, Adam Herschman
Roles Floyd Henderson
Rating63% 3.1979553.1979553.1979553.1979553.197955
Two former backup soul singers, Louis Hinds (Samuel L. Jackson) and Floyd Henderson (Bernie Mac), who have not spoken to each other in 30 years, reluctantly agree to travel across the country together to a reunion concert to honor their recently deceased lead singer, Marcus Hooks (John Legend). Cleo (Sharon Leal), a beautiful young woman in an abusive relationship, accompanies them as a new singer; she is believed to be Floyd's daughter but is really Louis'. A few problems come their way, involving Cleo's wanna-be gangsta rapper boyfriend, Lester (Affion Crockett), Floyd's fling with Rosalee (Jennifer Coolidge) and a lot more leading up to their big performance at the Apollo Theater, and the duo reform a bond that they lost 30 years ago.
Ocean's Thirteen, 1h53
Directed by Steven Soderbergh
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Action, Crime
Themes Heist films, Gangster films, Escroquerie
Actors George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Andy García, Don Cheadle, Bob Einstein
Roles Frank Catton
Rating68% 3.4485553.4485553.4485553.4485553.448555
Reuben Tishkoff is conned by Willy Bank, his former business partner, by being forced to sign over the ownership rights of the new hotel-casino they were building together, "The Bank". Reuben suffers a heart attack and becomes bedridden. Daniel Ocean offers Bank a chance to set things right, given his long history in Las Vegas and the fact that he "shook hands with Sinatra," though Bank refuses. To avenge Reuben, he gathers his partners-in-crime and plans to ruin Bank on the opening night of the hotel.
Transformers, 2h24
Directed by Michael Bay
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Action, Adventure
Themes Jeu, Transport films, Films set in the future, Films about extraterrestrial life, Films about toys, Road movies, Chase films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Alien invasions in films, Robot films, Disaster films
Actors Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson, Rachael Taylor, Anthony Anderson
Roles Bobby Bolivia
Rating69% 3.498373.498373.498373.498373.49837
Many years ago, the planet Cybertron was consumed by a civil war by the two Transformer factions, the Autobots led by Optimus Prime, and the Decepticons led by Megatron. Optimus jettisoned the AllSpark, a mystical artefact that brings life to the planet, into space, but Megatron pursued it. Megatron crashed in the Arctic Circle and froze, discovered in 1897 by explorer Archibald Witwicky. Witwicky activated Megatron’s navigational system, which scanned the AllSpark’s coordinates into his glasses. The glasses end up in the possession of his great-great-grandson Sam Witwicky. In the present day, Sam buys his first car, a rusting Chevrolet Camaro, but discovers it has a life of its own.
Pride
Pride (2007)
, 1h44
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama
Themes Sports films, Buddy films
Actors Terrence Howard, Gary Anthony Sturgis, Bernie Mac, Tom Arnold, Kimberly Elise, Evan Ross
Roles Elston
Rating63% 3.150993.150993.150993.150993.15099
It is 1974 and life is not easy for a black male to find employment, even college-educated Jim Ellis (Terrence Howard). While struggling to find anything better, Jim, a former competitive swimmer, is working on the decrepit Marcus Foster Recreation Center operated by the Philadelphia Department of Recreation. The center includes a dilapidated swimming pool, which Ellis rehabilitates. Ellis's presence and activities cause friction with a bitter, overprotective janitor named Elston (Bernie Mac). One day, Jim invites a group of black teens who have just been thrown off the basketball court in the Center's yard in for a swim. Andre (Kevin Phillips), Hakim (Nate Parker), Reggie (Evan Ross), Puddin’ Head (Brandon Fobbs), and Walt (Alphonso McAuley) prove to be fairly capable swimmers and with a few pointers, could become great swimmers. With some help from Elston, Jim decides to try to save the swimming pool by starting the city's first all African-American swim team, the P.D.R. team (Pride, Determination, Resilience). When the team acquires Willie (Regine Nehy), a female swimmer more talented than any of the boys, the prospects of competing against much more experienced rival white teams begin to improve. Jim also develops a romantic interest in a beautiful city councilor (Kimberly Elise), Hakim's sister and guardian. Throughout their struggles in and out of the swimming pool, Jim and Elston encourage and mentor the kids, helping them not only to become successful at swimming but also to struggle against prejudice, crime, and poverty.
Guess Who
Guess Who (2005)
, 1h45
Directed by Kevin Rodney Sullivan
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Children's films
Actors Ashton Kutcher, Bernie Mac, Zoe Saldana, Judith Scott, Hal Williams, Robert Curtis Brown
Roles Percy Jones
Rating59% 2.950972.950972.950972.950972.95097
Theresa Jones (Zoe Saldana) takes her boyfriend, Simon Green (Ashton Kutcher) home to meet her parents on the occasion of her parents' 25th wedding anniversary, planning to reveal that they are engaged. However, what Theresa has also left out is that Simon is white. Her father, Percy (Bernie Mac), dislikes Simon almost immediately because of his race (Joneses are black). Wishing to impress Percy, Simon lies to him about being a NASCAR Pit driver for Jeff Gordon, not realizing that Percy is one of his biggest fans. After catching Theresa and Simon in a compromising position, Percy tries to force Simon into a hotel, but all the hotels in town are booked. Instead, he allows Simon to sleep in his basement on the couch, where Percy also sleeps.
Lil' Pimp
Lil' Pimp (2005)
, 1h20
Directed by Mark Brooks
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Animation
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Films about prostitution
Actors Lil' Kim, Mark Brooks, Bernie Mac, Ludacris, William Shatner, Danny Bonaduce
Roles Fruit Juice (voice)
Rating48% 2.418412.418412.418412.418412.41841
A little redhead, freckled 9-year-old boy (whose name is not mentioned during the movie, but is revealed in the very end of the movie, as well as in the credits, to be Lil' Pimp) is unable to adapt to suburban life, as his only friend is a foul mouthed gerbil and faces constant rejection by his peers. He accidentally meets a prostitute under the name of Sweet Chiffon, who takes him to her working place, a bar named "the Playground", where he befriends the pimp "Fruit Juice", who gives him a small amount of "pimp glitter". He decides he wants to become a pimp.
Mr. 3000
Mr. 3000 (2004)
, 1h44
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Sports films, Baseball films
Actors Brian J. White, Angela Bassett, Bernie Mac, Michael Rispoli, Ian Anthony Dale, Evan Jones
Roles Stan Ross
Rating55% 2.798332.798332.798332.798332.79833
Stan Ross (Bernie Mac) is the franchise player of the Milwaukee Brewers baseball team After recording his 3,000th hit, the selfish, narcissistic Ross immediately retires, leaving the team without one of its star players in the middle of the 1995 playoff race, showing every bit of disregard for his teammates' feelings. During the next nine years, Ross uses his nickname as a business tool, owning several profitable properties under the name "Mr. 3000" that make him increasingly wealthy.
Ocean's Twelve, 2h5
Directed by Steven Soderbergh
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Comedy thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Heist films, Gangster films, Escroquerie
Actors George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Andy García, Don Cheadle
Roles Frank Catton
Rating65% 3.2508253.2508253.2508253.2508253.250825
Terry Benedict (Andy García) locates all eleven members of Danny Ocean's (George Clooney) gang, demanding they return the $160 million they stole from his casinos plus $38 million interest. Short by half, the group schemes to stage another heist in Europe to avoid problems with United States authorities. They are tipped off by an informant named Matsui (Robbie Coltrane) about the location of the first stock certificate ever. After a complex series of schemes they find the document has already been stolen by "The Night Fox", another master thief. Europol Detective Isabel Lahiri (Catherine Zeta-Jones) is called in to investigate the theft and realizes that her talking earlier about a particular burglary with Rusty (Brad Pitt) during their relationship, would have given Rusty the idea of how to solve the complication the gang would have come up against. Surprising the group at their accommodation, she warns them they cannot beat the Night Fox or his mentor, the mysterious master-thief "LeMarc", both of whom excel in practicing the "long-con". She has been hunting both for years.
Bad Santa
Bad Santa (2003)
, 1h31
Directed by Terry Zwigoff
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Crime
Themes Films about alcoholism, Medical-themed films, Christmas films, Films about drugs
Actors Billy Bob Thornton, Tony Cox, Lauren Graham, Lauren Tom, John Ritter, Brett Kelly
Roles Gin
Rating70% 3.5460353.5460353.5460353.5460353.546035
Willie T. Stokes (Billy Bob Thornton) and his dwarfed assistant Marcus (Tony Cox) are professional thieves. Every year, Willie disguises himself as a department store Santa Claus and Marcus disguises himself as an elf in order for both of them to rob shopping malls blind at night. Willie is an alcoholic, a sex addict, and is gradually unable to perform his Santa duties appropriately with children, much to Marcus' dismay. When they are hired at the fictional Saguaro Square Mall in Phoenix, the vulgar remarks made by Willie shock the prudish mall manager Bob Chipeska (John Ritter), who brings it to the attention of security chief Gin Slagel (Bernie Mac).
Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle, 1h46
Directed by McG
Origin USA
Genres Martial arts, Comedy, Action, Adventure, Crime, Martial arts
Themes Feminist films, Sports films, Martial arts films, Political films, Buddy films
Actors Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore, Lucy Liu, Crispin Glover, Bernie Mac, Justin Theroux
Roles Jimmy Bosley
Rating49% 2.456522.456522.456522.456522.45652
After rescuing U.S. Marshal Ray Carter (Robert Patrick) in Mongolia, the Angels, Dylan (Drew Barrymore), Natalie (Cameron Diaz), and Alex (Lucy Liu) are hired to locate a set of titanium rings called H.A.L.O. (Hidden Alias List Operation) stolen from the Department of Justice that, when put together in a machine, will display a list of all individuals in the witness protection program. Many people, including Justice Department official William Rose Bailey (Bruce Willis), who possessed one of the rings, were murdered in the process. Having discovered that one of the protected witnesses, Alan Caulfield (Eric Bogosian), was murdered in his house in San Bernardino, the Angels investigate the scene and discover evidence suggesting that Caulfield was smothered with a bag and the killer is a surfer with a scar on his left leg. Meanwhile, Natalie and her now boyfriend Peter Kominsky (Luke Wilson) are moving in together, with some help from Alex's boyfriend Jason Gibbons (Matt LeBlanc), whose relationship with Alex is on a "time out".
Head of State, 1h35
Directed by Chris Rock
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Politique, Political films, White House in fiction
Actors Chris Rock, Lynn Whitfield, Tracy Morgan, Bernie Mac, Dylan Baker, Wes Johnson
Roles Mitch Gilliam
Rating55% 2.7506352.7506352.7506352.7506352.750635
Mays Gilliam is an alderman of the 9th Ward in Washington D.C.. After being fired from his post and dumped by his girlfriend, Kim, Mays is surprisingly chosen as the party candidate for the presidency (after his party's original presidential and vice-presidential nominees die when their two separate planes crash into each other) to run against sitting vice-president Brian Lewis. Assuming the election was already lost, the party decided to pick a likable but unwinnable minority candidate to improve their chances in the next presidential election. At first, Mays feels he will not be able to succeed as President because he would be representing the entire African-American populace, and does not want to do anything to mess it up. However, Mays begins to rise in the polls after his brother persuades him to speak out for what he believes. He begins to talk about issues such as welfare, money, society, etc. After Lewis runs a series of attack ads including one saying Mays supports cancer, Mays begins to fight back using what he claimed was "kissing" his opponent (taken from Bugs Bunny-Elmer Fudd cartoons). A part of this strategy includes dubbing a videotape of Osama bin Laden saying he hates America but loves Brian Lewis. This strategy gains Mays even more points in the polls. As voting day draws closer, Mays eventually learns the reason why he was chosen as the party candidate, and fires some disloyal campaign operatives (although they reconciled with him afterwards), as well as choosing his brother as his running mate. He later has a debate with his opponent in which he manages to win the crowd over by speaking truth about the American life. Finally, Mays ends up winning the election and the presidency. The film ends with a shot of Mount Rushmore with Mays Gilliam's head added; complete with bling.
Ocean's Eleven, 1h56
Directed by Steven Soderbergh
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Comedy thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Heist films, Gangster films, Escroquerie
Actors George Clooney, Matt Damon, Andy García, Brad Pitt, Holly Marie Combs, Steven Soderbergh
Roles Frank Catton
Rating76% 3.8476653.8476653.8476653.8476653.847665
Following release from prison, Daniel "Danny" Ocean (George Clooney) violates his parole by traveling to California to meet his partner-in-crime and friend Rusty Ryan (Brad Pitt) to propose a caper. The two go to Las Vegas to pitch the plan to wealthy friend and former casino owner Reuben Tishkoff (Elliott Gould). The plan consists of simultaneously robbing the Bellagio, The Mirage, and the MGM Grand casinos. Reuben's familiarity with casino security makes him very reluctant to get involved, but when he starts to think of it as a good way to get back at his rival, Terry Benedict (Andy García), who owns all three casinos, Reuben agrees to finance the operation. Because the casinos are required by the Nevada Gaming Commission to have enough cash on hand to cover all their patrons' bets, the three predict that, on the upcoming night of a highly anticipated boxing match, the Bellagio vault will contain more than $150,000,000.