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James Brown is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter and Sound American born on 3 may 1933 at Barnwell (USA)

James Brown

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Birth name James Joseph Brown, Jr.
Nationality USA
Birth 3 may 1933 at Barnwell (USA)
Death 25 december 2006 (at 73 years) at Atlanta (USA)
Awards Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award

James Joseph Brown né le 3 mai 1933 à Barnwell en Caroline du Sud, et mort le 25 décembre 2006 à Atlanta, en Géorgie, surnommé The Godfather of Soul ou The Hardest Working Man in Show Business, est un musicien, chanteur, auteur-compositeur, danseur et producteur américain. Initiateur du funk, il a eu une très grande influence sur la soul, le rhythm and blues, le gospel ainsi que le hip-hop. James Brown est reconnu comme l'une des figures les plus influentes de la musique populaire du XX siècle et est réputé pour ses performances scéniques.

Best films

The Blues Brothers (1980)
Going My Way (1944)
Sands of Iwo Jima (1949)
Objective, Burma! (1945)

Usually with

James Brown
James Brown
(35 films)
Dan Aykroyd
Dan Aykroyd
(3 films)
John Landis
John Landis
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of James Brown (60 films)

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Robots (2005)
, 1h31
Directed by Carlos Saldanha, Chris Wedge
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Animation, Comic science fiction
Themes Comedy science fiction films, Films set in the future, Robot films
Actors Ewan McGregor, Robin Williams, Halle Berry, Greg Kinnear, Mel Brooks, Amanda Bynes
Roles Diesel (singing voice, archive recording)
Rating63% 3.1512153.1512153.1512153.1512153.151215
In Rivet Town, Herb Copperbottom, a dishwasher at Gunk's Greasy Spoon diner, races through the streets, elated that he is going to be a father. He and his wife, Lydia, after 12 hours of "labor", construct the baby. He is named Rodney, and he becomes a young inventor who dreams of making the world a better place. Rodney idolizes Bigweld, a master inventor and owner of Bigweld Industries. During Rodney's adolescence, he invents a gadget, "Wonderbot", intended to help his father clean the dishes at the restaurant. When Herb's supervisor unexpectedly confronts them, Wonderbot breaks dishes, causing Herb to be put in debt and Rodney to be dismissed. Rodney takes his invention to Robot City to see Bigweld and get a job as an inventor at Bigweld Industries, so that he can help his father pay back his supervisor. His father encourages him and confides that he has always regretted not pursuing his dream of becoming a musician. Rodney arrives in Robot City and meets Fender, a ramshackle robot who takes souvenir photos and sells maps to the stars' homes. After a spectacular but harrowing ride on the crosstown express, Rodney arrives at the gate of Bigweld Industries.
Paper Chasers, 1h27
Origin USA
Themes Films about music and musicians, Documentary films about music and musicians, Documentaire sur une personnalité, Hip hop films, Musical films
Actors James Brown, Chuck D, Damon Dash, Ludacris, Master P
Rating66% 3.344413.344413.344413.344413.34441
Paper Chasers is a depiction of the far-flung Hip hop scene, featuring such well-known artists as James Brown, Chuck D., Flavor Flav, Master P., Chris Bridges, and Russell Simmons. The title of the film it is derived from hip-hop terminology for an individual who is pursuing a lucrative goal or career, where paper money would be the reward for great effort. Director Maxie Collier and his crew traveled the United States in pursuit of musical paper chasers - music, art and fashion entrepreneurs both famous and unknown - and were lucky enough to chart the rise of hip hop superstar Ludacris. The film, which contains original music by the London-based music producer Charlie "Parker" Bucknall (57th Dynasty), had its world premiere at the 2003 Tribeca Film Festival, and was subsequently released on DVD in 2005 by Koch Home Video Entertainment One the and broadcast numerous times on the Independent Film Channel (IFC).
The New Guy, 1h28
Directed by Edward Decter
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes L'adolescence, Films about education, Films about children, Prison films, L'enfance marginalisée, Films about school violence
Actors DJ Qualls, Eliza Dushku, Zooey Deschanel, Eddie Griffin, Jerod Mixon, Parry Shen
Rating58% 2.949082.949082.949082.949082.94908
The film begins with prison inmate Luther speaking directly to the camera to an unseen individual, telling the story of Dizzy Gillespie Harrison, an 18-year-old nerdy high school senior. Dizzy is friends with Nora, Kirk, and Glen, who together started a funk rock band and are addicted to video games. They attend Rocky Creek High School, where Dizzy is picked on by basically everyone, especially star football player Barclay. This occurs before and after sex symbol Tina Osgood holds his hands, causing him to have an erection and ends up activating the trap where the jocks belittle him with no mercy. Dizzy's white briefs were yanked from underneath his pants and placed around his head - revealing the erect penis in plain sight to nearly everyone instead of "covering it." The school librarian would eventually "break" it after Dizzy refuses to "hand" over the "weapon" to her. Dizzy is misdiagnosed with Tourette's syndrome; he is then placed on medication by the school counselor who advises his father to spend every moment possible with him. While at the mall's food court, the heavily medicated Dizzy makes a fool of himself at a church revival and gets arrested.
The Tuxedo
The Tuxedo (2002)
, 1h38
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Comedy, Action, Spy
Themes Spy films, Sports films, Films about terrorism, Martial arts films
Actors Jackie Chan, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Jason Isaacs, Debi Mazar, Peter Stormare, Ritchie Coster
Roles Himself
Rating54% 2.701712.701712.701712.701712.70171
Jimmy Tong (Jackie Chan) is a taxi driver notorious for his speed and ability to get his customer anywhere in the least amount of time. His reputation lands him a job as the personal chauffeur of the mysterious but wealthy Clark Devlin (Jason Isaacs). Jimmy does not really know what his new boss' job is, but Devlin's friendly nature, imperturbable demeanor, and willingness to offer Jimmy advice wins Jimmy over and the two become friends. Jimmy has no idea that Devlin is a spy, and when an attempt to kill Devlin with a car bombing sends him into a coma, Jimmy ends up with Devlin's recent case notes and a special watch that controls Devlin's rather unusual tuxedo.
Undercover Brother, 1h26
Directed by Malcolm D. Lee
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Action, Adventure
Themes Spy films
Actors Chris Kattan, Eddie Griffin, Dave Chappelle, Denise Richards, Aunjanue Ellis, Neil Patrick Harris
Roles Himself
Rating57% 2.899772.899772.899772.899772.89977
The film begins with a back story of how black culture's popularity with the American public began to decline in the 1980s, when style and originality began to lose appeal in the public eye due to the persistent efforts of "The Man" (Robert Trumbull), a powerful Caucasian man in control of a secret organization that seeks to undermine the African-American community as well as the cultures of other minorities. The Man is infuriated that Gen. Warren Boutwell (Billy Dee Williams), a U.S. Army general based on Colin Powell, is considering running for president, and his lackey Mr. Feather (Chris Kattan) informs him of a mind control drug which The Man uses to make Boutwell abort his plans and instead open a fried chicken franchise. The B.R.O.T.H.E.R.H.O.O.D., a secret organization that battles The Man's influence, determines The Man is behind Boutwell's change of heart, and recruits a freelance agent named Undercover Brother (Eddie Griffin) to aid them.
Ambush (2001)
, 1h4
Directed by Ang Lee, Wong Kar-wai, John Woo, Alejandro González Iñárritu, Joe Carnahan, Guy Ritchie, Tony Scott, John Frankenheimer
Origin USA
Genres Action
Actors Tomás Milián, Forest Whitaker, Clive Owen, Mickey Rourke, Adriana Lima, Madonna
Rating70% 3.545313.545313.545313.545313.54531
The plots of each of the films differ, but one constant remains: Clive Owen plays "The Driver," a man who goes from place to place (in BMW automobiles), getting hired by various people to be a sort of transport for their vital needs.
Blues Brothers 2000, 2h3
Directed by John Landis
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Musical theatre, Action, Musical, Crime
Themes Films about music and musicians, Transport films, Le blues, Musical films, Road movies, Buddy films
Actors Dan Aykroyd, John Goodman, Joe Morton, J. Evan Bonifant, Nia Peeples, James Brown
Roles Reverend Cleophus James
Rating49% 2.453782.453782.453782.453782.45378
18 years after the events in the previous film, Elwood Blues (Dan Aykroyd) is being released from prison, this time a modern private prison rather than the old Joliet Prison Illinois state penitentiary of his brother Joliet Jake's previous incarceration. He is told for the first time that his brother "Joliet" Jake Blues (John Belushi) has died, as has their surrogate father figure Curtis (Cab Calloway), then finds out that the orphanage the Blues Brothers had saved has been demolished.
Holy Man
Holy Man (1998)
, 1h54
Directed by Stephen Herek
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Films about religion, Films about television
Actors Eddie Murphy, Jeff Goldblum, Kelly Preston, Eric McCormack, Robert Loggia, Kim Alexis
Roles Lui-même
Rating49% 2.451312.451312.451312.451312.45131
Ricky Hayman (Jeff Goldblum) and Kate Newell (Kelly Preston) work at the (fictional) Good Buy Shopping Network, a home shopping channel run by John McBainbridge (Robert Loggia). Sales have been down over the last two years under Ricky's management, and Kate was brought in to come up with new ideas. Ricky views Kate as a threat and she expresses her dislike for him as well. However, John has given Ricky an ultimatum to increase sales, or lose his job.
Rocky IV
Rocky IV (1985)
, 1h31
Directed by Sylvester Stallone
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action
Themes Politique, Sports films, Martial arts films, Boxing films, Political films, Le boxe anglaise, Robot films
Actors Sylvester Stallone, Dolph Lundgren, Burt Young, Talia Shire, Carl Weathers, Tony Burton
Roles Himself
Rating69% 3.4507153.4507153.4507153.4507153.450715
In 1985, Ivan Drago (Lundgren), a muscular 6-foot-5, 261-pound Soviet boxer, arrives in the United States with his wife Ludmilla (Nielsen), and a team of trainers from the USSR and Cuba. His manager, Nicolai Koloff (Pataki), takes every opportunity to promote Drago's athleticism as a hallmark of Soviet superiority. Motivated by patriotism and an innate desire to prove himself, Apollo Creed (Weathers) challenges Drago to an exhibition bout. Rocky (Stallone) has reservations, but agrees to train Apollo despite his misgivings about the fight. He asks Apollo whether the fight is against the Russian, or "you against you".
Doctor Detroit, 1h30
Directed by Michael Pressman
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Spy films
Actors Dan Aykroyd, Parley Baer, Howard Hesseman, Fran Drescher, Blackie Dammett, Donna Dixon
Roles Lui-même
Rating53% 2.6508252.6508252.6508252.6508252.650825
A introverted geek, Clifford Skridlow (Dan Aykroyd), is a professor of comparative literature at the financially strapped (fictional) Monroe College in Chicago.
The Blues Brothers, 2h7
Directed by John Landis
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Adventure, Musical, Crime
Themes Films about families, Films about music and musicians, Transport films, Films about automobiles, Le blues, Musical films, Road movies, Buddy films, Chase films
Actors John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, James Brown, Donald "Duck" Dunn, Steve Lawrence, Murphy Dunne
Roles Reverend Cleophus James
Rating78% 3.9483653.9483653.9483653.9483653.948365
"Joliet" Jake Blues (John Belushi) is released from prison after serving three years for armed robbery. Jake is irritated at being picked up by his brother Elwood (Dan Aykroyd) in the Bluesmobile, a battered former Mount Prospect police car, instead of the Cadillac the brothers used to own. The brothers visit their childhood home, a Roman Catholic orphanage, and learn that it will be closed unless $5,000 in property taxes is collected. The brothers visit an evangelical church service where Jake has an epiphany: they can legitimately raise the funds by re-forming their rhythm and blues band. Elwood calls the quest "a mission from God.
Mean Johnny Barrows, 1h15
Directed by Fred Williamson
Genres Drama, Action, Crime
Actors Fred Williamson, Elliott Gould, Stuart Whitman, James Brown, Anthony Caruso, Roddy McDowall
Rating50% 2.5218452.5218452.5218452.5218452.521845
Un vétéran du Vietnam est pris dans une guerre de foule avec quelques doubles croisés.
Whiffs (1975)
, 1h31
Directed by Ted Post
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Crime
Actors Elliott Gould, Eddie Albert, Harry Guardino, Jennifer O'Neill, Godfrey Cambridge, Richard Masur
Roles State Trooper
Rating48% 2.441632.441632.441632.441632.44163