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Bill Nunn is a Actor American born on 20 october 1953 at Pittsburgh (USA)

Bill Nunn

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Birth name William Goldwyn Nunn
Nationality USA
Birth 20 october 1953 at Pittsburgh (USA)
Death 24 september 2016 (at 62 years)

William G. "Bill" Nunn III (born October 20, 1953) is an American actor best known for his roles as Radio Raheem in Spike Lee's film Do the Right Thing and Robbie Robertson in the Sam Raimi Spider-Man film trilogy.


Bill Nunn est notamment connu pour son rôle de « Radio Raheem » dans Do the Right Thing de Spike Lee en 1988, et comme le garde du corps de Nino Brown, Duh Duh Duh Man dans New Jack City.

Best films

Sister Act (1992)
Do the Right Thing (1989)

Usually with

Spike Lee
Spike Lee
(4 films)
Stan Lee
Stan Lee
(3 films)
Sam Raimi
Sam Raimi
(3 films)
Bill Lee
Bill Lee
(3 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Bill Nunn (43 films)

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Won't Back Down, 2h1
Directed by Daniel Barnz
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about education, Feminist films, Political films, Buddy films, Films about school violence
Actors Maggie Gyllenhaal, Viola Davis, Holly Hunter, Ned Eisenberg, Oscar Isaac, Rosie Perez
Roles Principal Holland
Rating63% 3.197083.197083.197083.197083.19708
Two determined mothers, a car dealer/bartender (Maggie Gyllenhaal) and a teacher (Viola Davis), look to transform their children's failing inner city school. Facing a powerful and entrenched bureaucracy and corruption from the teachers' union president (Holly Hunter) and the school's principal (Bill Nunn), they risk everything to make a difference in the education and future of their children.
A Raisin in the Sun, 2h11
Directed by Kenny Leon
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Sean Combs, Phylicia Rashād, Audra McDonald, Sanaa Lathan, John Stamos, Bill Nunn
Roles Bobo
Rating65% 3.295293.295293.295293.295293.29529
1959. Walter se sent à l'étroit dans l'appartement qu'il partage avec sa mère Lena, sa soeur Beneatha, sa femme Ruth et son fils Travis. Il rêve d'investir dans un magasin de spiritueux et il aimerait que sa mère, qui doit toucher 10 000 dollars de son défunt mari, lui prête un peu d'argent. Mais cette dernière préfère acheter une maison. Une fois la propriété acquise, cette famille afro-américaine découvre qu'elle n'est vraiment du goût du voisinage, qui est entièrement blanc...
Spider-Man 3, 2h19
Directed by Sam Raimi
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Films about children, Films about computing, Films about spiders, Spider-Man films, Superhero films, Cyberpunk films, Super-héros inspiré de comics, Children's films
Actors Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco, Thomas Haden Church, Topher Grace, Daniel Gillies
Roles Joseph 'Robbie' Robertson
Rating63% 3.1511453.1511453.1511453.1511453.151145
Peter Parker plans to propose to Mary Jane Watson, who has just made her Broadway musical debut. A meteorite crashes near the two in Central Park, and an extraterrestrial symbiote attaches itself to Peter's moped. While fleeing police, escaped prisoner Flint Marko falls into a particle accelerator that fuses his DNA with surrounding sand, allowing him to shapeshift at will as the Sandman. Peter's best friend, Harry Osborn, who blames him for his father's death, attacks Peter using weapons based on his father's Green Goblin technology. Harry injures his head and suffers partial amnesia, forgetting that Peter is Spider-Man and his desire for revenge. During a festival honouring Spider-Man, Marko robs an armored car. NYPD Captain George Stacy tells Peter and Aunt May that Marko was Uncle Ben's killer, and Dennis Carradine was only an accomplice. While a vengeful Peter sleeps, the symbiote bonds with him. Peter wakes up hanging from a skyscraper. His costume becomes black and his powers increase, but the symbiote brings out Peter's dark side. Wearing the new suit, Spider-Man locates Marko and battles him in a subway tunnel, reducing him to mud using water.
Randy & the Mob
Directed by Ray McKinnon
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action
Themes Mafia films, Gangster films
Actors Lisa Blount, Walton Goggins, Ray McKinnon, Bill Nunn, Burt Reynolds, Tim DeKay
Roles Wardlowe Gone
'Good ol’ boy' Randy Pearson can’t seem to help getting in over his head with his various businesses. His latest scheme to keep his businesses afloat goes awry when a long-standing debt becomes due to a couple of low level Italian mobsters. And the IRS wants to talk to Randy too! Randy’s forced to swing into action, but his only hope is a helping hand from his carpal-tunneled, baton-teaching wife, Charlotte; his estranged, gay twin brother, Cecil, and Tino Armani, a mysterious modern day prophet with a knack for high fashion, Italian cooking and clogging. They serve as a powerful reminder of the strength of Southern roots, where love and family can usually be counted on to trump all adversities.
Firehouse Dog, 1h51
Directed by Todd Holland
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Films about dogs, Disaster films
Actors Josh Hutcherson, Bruce Greenwood, Dash Mihok, Steven Culp, Claudette Mink, Bill Nunn
Roles Joe Musto
Rating55% 2.7547852.7547852.7547852.7547852.754785
Dog superstar Rexxx lives the high life-with adoring crowds, a loving owner and an array of best-selling blockbusters under his belt. However, when his owner, Trey (Dash Mihok) tries to convince him to perform a skydiving stunt, the plane malfunctions and Rexxx is sent tumbling from the sky, landing in a truck full of tomatoes. Whilst Trey mourns his apparent death and begins to regret not treating him like a 'real dog', Rexxx settles into an abandoned warehouse, desperately missing his owner.
Idlewild (2006)

Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Musical, Crime
Themes Mafia films, Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Gangster films
Actors André 3000, Big Boi, Paula Patton, Terrence Howard, Faizon Love, Malinda Williams
Roles GW
Rating60% 3.0479653.0479653.0479653.0479653.047965
Percival (3000) and Rooster (Boi) have been good friends since childhood. However, as they grow up, they each begin to live separate lives. Percival works at his father Percy Senior's (Vereen) morgue preparing dead bodies during the day, and works at a local club called Church (owned by Ace (Love)) at night playing the piano. Rooster grows up and involves himself in gambling, partying and business deals; he also gets married to Zora (Williams) and has a family. In addition, Rooster also works at the Church club as a performer. Another performer at the club is Taffy (Gray) who is a drunk, loudmouth, jealous diva, who is slowly falling out of the limelight.
Spider-Man 2, 2h8
Directed by Sam Raimi
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Films about children, Films about computing, Films about spiders, Spider-Man films, Superhero films, Cyberpunk films, Super-héros inspiré de comics, Children's films
Actors Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco, Alfred Molina, J. K. Simmons, Rosemary Harris
Roles Joseph 'Robbie' Robertson
Rating74% 3.74763.74763.74763.74763.7476
Peter Parker struggles to balance his crime-fighting duties as Spider-Man with the demands of his normal life. He loses a job, faces financial difficulties, and struggles to attend his physics lectures at Columbia University on time. Estranged from both love interest Mary Jane Watson and best friend Harry Osborn, who intends to seek revenge on Spider-Man for his father Norman's death, Peter additionally discovers his Aunt May is facing foreclosure.
The Hungry Bachelors Club, 1h33
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Actors Jorja Fox, Bill Nunn, Peter Murnik, Candice Azzara, Paul Provenza, William Morgan Sheppard
Roles Moses Grady
Rating65% 3.2624953.2624953.2624953.2624953.262495
Delmar Youngblood is a single mother with a passion for cooking; she dreams of opening her own restaurant called Food for the Heart, but in reality has a low-paid job as an insurance adjuster. Her best friend and roommate Hortense believes she would be a perfect wife for lawyer Stanley Diggers, though he wishes to advance his career before making a commitment. With their culinary talents and gift for hospitality, the two women host regular dinner parties for an assortment of family and friends. These include Jethro, Delmar's brother, who is a Mayan anthropology professor with an obsession for vintage Cadillacs, and his best friend Marlon, a freelance writer. There is also their pianist mother, Hannibal Youngblood, and her boyfiend, Mr. Ringold. When a friend of Hannibal's unexpectedly dies on one of these gatherings, her estranged daughter Missy Bainbridge comes to collect the body, and strikes up a relationship with Jethro.
Runaway Jury, 2h7
Directed by Gary Fleder
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Themes Children's films
Actors John Cusack, Gene Hackman, Dustin Hoffman, Rachel Weisz, Bruce Davison, Bruce McGill
Roles Lonnie Shaver
Rating70% 3.5490053.5490053.5490053.5490053.549005
In New Orleans, a failed day trader at a stock brokerage firm shows up at the office and opens fire on his former colleagues, then kills himself. Among the dead is Jacob Wood. Two years later, with attorney Wendell Rohr, Jacob's widow Celeste takes Vicksburg Firearms to court on the grounds that the company's gross negligence led to her husband's death.
Spider-Man (2002)
, 2h1
Directed by Sam Raimi
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes L'adolescence, Films about animals, Films about education, Films about children, Films about computing, Films about spiders, Spider-Man films, Superhero films, L'enfance marginalisée, Cyberpunk films, Super-héros inspiré de comics, Children's films, Films about school violence
Actors Tobey Maguire, Willem Dafoe, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco, Cliff Robertson, J. K. Simmons
Roles Joseph 'Robbie' Robertson
Rating73% 3.698873.698873.698873.698873.69887
High-school senior Peter Parker visits a genetics laboratory with his friend Harry Osborn and love interest, Mary Jane Watson for a school field trip. There, Peter is bitten on the hand by a genetically engineered "super spider". Shortly after arriving home to his Aunt May and Uncle Ben, he goes unconscious. Meanwhile, Harry's father, scientist Norman Osborn, owner of Oscorp, is attempting to preserve his company's critically important military contract. He experiments on himself with a new but unstable performance-enhancing chemical vapor that increases his speed, strength, and stamina. However, it also drives him insane and he kills his assistant, Mendel Stromm. The next morning, Peter finds that his previously impaired vision has improved and his body has metamorphosized into a more muscular physique. At school, he finds that his body can produce webs and his quickened reflexes let him avoid injury during a confrontation with bully Flash Thompson. Peter discovers he has developed superhuman speed, strength, the ability to stick to surfaces, and a heightened ability to sense danger.
People I Know, 1h40
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Films about television
Actors Al Pacino, Kim Basinger, Ryan O'Neal, Téa Leoni, Richard Schiff, Bill Nunn
Roles The Reverend Lyle Blunt
Rating53% 2.699942.699942.699942.699942.69994
Eli Wurman (Al Pacino) is a Jewish publicist on the out, but all he knows is how to hustle and cajole, threaten and persuade. The hazy mania of his everyday life is fuelled by a steady stream of prescription drugs and alcohol.
The Substitute: Failure Is Not an Option, 1h31
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action
Themes Films about education, Films about school violence
Actors Treat Williams, Angie Everhart, Patrick Kilpatrick, Bill Nunn, Tim Abell, J. Don Ferguson
Roles Luther
Rating47% 2.3640052.3640052.3640052.3640052.364005
Karl Thomasson (Williams), an ex-Special Forces soldier and retired mercenary, is now working as a police detective. One day, he is approached by his old army buddy Teague who gives him a mission: working undercover at a military school where Ted, Teague's nephew, is one of the cadets. Teague believes that the cadets and the student faculty are part of a white supremacist cult being run at the school. Karl accepts the mission and begins working as a history teacher at the school, seeking to expose and eradicate the cult.
The Tic Code, 1h31
Directed by Gary Winick
Origin USA
Genres Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Jazz films, Musical films
Actors Gregory Hines, Chris Marquette, Robert Iler, Polly Draper, Tony Shalhoub, Carol Kane
Roles Kingston
Rating66% 3.337143.337143.337143.337143.33714
The film tells the story of a young boy, Miles Caraday (Marquette), a jazz piano prodigy who has Tourette syndrome, and his divorced mother Laura Caraday (Draper). Miles has a school friend, Todd (Desmond Robertson) who seems not to be bothered by Miles' condition. Miles wants to become a jazz pianist against the wishes of his classical-oriented instructor Miss Gimpole (Carol Kane). At a local nightspot, Miles becomes friends with a jazz saxophonist, Tyrone Pike (Hines), who also has Tourette's but has learned ways to cover up his condition.
Lockdown (2000)
, 1h45
Directed by John Luessenhop
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Films about music and musicians, Prison films, Hip hop films, Gangster films
Actors Richard T. Jones, Gabriel Casseus, De'Aundre Bonds, David "Shark" Fralick, Master P, Melissa De Sousa
Roles Charles
Rating61% 3.0981253.0981253.0981253.0981253.098125
Avery Montgomery (Jones) is taking time off from college to spend time with his girlfriend Krista (Melissa De Sousa), and help raise their young son. Despite the lack of black swimmers, Avery develops to a championship level, and as a result of a particularly impressive win he gets the opportunity for a possible scholarship.
Foolish (1999)
, 1h37
Directed by Dave Meyers
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Films about music and musicians, Hip hop films, Gangster films
Actors Master P, Eddie Griffin, Frank Sivero, Daphnée Duplaix, Jonathan Banks, Andrew Dice Clay
Roles Jimmy Beck
Rating49% 2.4516252.4516252.4516252.4516252.451625
Quentin "Fifty Dollah" Waise (Master P) is involved in a crime ring that earns him good money but worries his grandmother (Marla Gibbs), who dotes on him and encourages him to follow a more righteous path. Fifty Dollah's brother Miles "Foolish" Waise (Eddie Griffin), whose grandmother Odetta (Marla Gibbs) gave him the nickname, is an aspiring comedian, but his inability to get his career going convinces his older sibling he's wasting his talents. The movie pays homage to several of Griffin's idols, such as Redd Foxx, Robin Harris and Sammy Davis, Jr. who appear as feet under restroom stalls while he prepares to perform.