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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is a Actor American born on 17 april 1947 at New York City (USA)

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
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Nationality USA
Birth 17 april 1947 (77 years) at New York City (USA)
Awards NBA Most Valuable Player Award

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (born Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor, Jr.; April 16, 1947) is a retired American professional basketball player who played 20 seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA) for the Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Lakers. During his career as a center, Abdul-Jabbar was a record six-time NBA Most Valuable Player (MVP), a record 19-time NBA All-Star, a 15-time All-NBA selection, and an 11-time NBA All-Defensive Team member. A member of six NBA championship teams as a player and two as an assistant coach, Abdul-Jabbar twice was voted NBA Finals MVP. In 1996, he was honored as one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History. NBA coach Pat Riley and players Isiah Thomas and Julius Erving have called him the greatest basketball player of all time.

After winning 71 consecutive basketball games on his high school team in New York City, Lew Alcindor attended college at UCLA, where he played on three consecutive national championship basketball teams and was a record three-time MVP of the NCAA Tournament. Drafted by the one-season-old Bucks franchise in the 1969 NBA Draft with the first overall pick, Alcindor spent six seasons in Milwaukee. After winning his first NBA championship in 1971, he adopted the Muslim name Kareem Abdul-Jabbar at age 24. Using his trademark "skyhook" shot, he established himself as one of the league's top scorers. In 1975, he was traded to the Lakers, with whom he played the last 14 seasons of his career and won five NBA championships. Abdul-Jabbar's contributions were a key component in the "Showtime" era of Lakers basketball. Over his 20-year NBA career his team succeeded in making the playoffs 18 times and past the 1st round in 14 of them; his team reached the NBA Finals 10 times.

At the time of his retirement in 1989, Abdul-Jabbar was the NBA's all-time leader in points scored (38,387), games played (1,560), minutes played (57,446), field goals made (15,837), field goal attempts (28,307), blocked shots (3,189), defensive rebounds (9,394), and personal fouls (4,657). He remains the all-time leading scorer in the NBA, and is ranked 3rd all-time in both rebounds and blocks. In 2007 ESPN voted him the greatest center of all time, and in 2008 they named him the "greatest player in college basketball history". Abdul-Jabbar has also been an actor, a basketball coach, and a best-selling author. In 2012, he was selected by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to be a U.S. global cultural ambassador.

Best films

Game of Death (1978)
(Actor)

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Bruce Lee
Bruce Lee
(4 films)
David Zucker
David Zucker
(3 films)
Sammo Hung
Sammo Hung
(3 films)
Robert Clouse
Robert Clouse
(2 films)
Robert Wall
Robert Wall
(4 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (21 films)

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Actor

O.J.: Made in America
Directed by Ezra Edelman
Origin USA
Genres Documentary, Historical, Crime
Themes Sports films, Documentary films about sports, Documentaire sur une personnalité
Actors Peter Hyams, David Zucker, Walter Mosley, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Leslie Nielsen, Beatrice Arthur
Roles Self (archive footage)
Rating88% 4.4464454.4464454.4464454.4464454.446445
« JO: Made in America » retrace l'histoire de la race au cours des dernières décennies à travers la lentille de la montée et la chute de OJ Simpson. Il est peut-être la définition histoire culturelle de l'Amérique du 20e siècle, qui se concentre autour de deux des plus grands de notre pays fixations: race et célébrité. « JO: Made in America » explorera ces thèmes en traçant un parcours personnel, de la façon dont Orenthal James Simpson premier est devenu une star de football, la raison pour laquelle le pays est tombé en amour avec lui en dehors du terrain, à son être accusé du meurtre de son ex femme et son acquittement subséquent et pourquoi il est maintenant assis en prison 20 ans plus tard pour un autre crime.
Kobe Doin' Work, 1h23
Directed by Spike Lee
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Themes Sports films, Basketball films, Documentary films about sports, Documentaire sur une personnalité
Actors Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Spike Lee
Roles Self
Rating65% 3.2972453.2972453.2972453.2972453.297245
Kobe Doin’ Work is an 84-minute exploration of Kobe Bryant’s work ethic, his in game mentality, and his bluntness that makes Kobe a great competitor. [1] It focuses on Kobe Bryant during one day of the 2007–08 Los Angeles Lakers season. Bryant granted filmmaker Spike Lee and 30 cameras unprecedented access to his life for one day. Kobe: Doin' Work premiered on ESPN on May 16, 2009.The documentary follows Kobe Bryant during the 2007–08 NBA season throughout the April 13, 2008 game against the San Antonio Spurs.[2] The game in which Kobe was documented and given a microphone to capture live in game moments was a heated game with the rival Spurs. Kobe shot 6 of 14 from the field, scored 20 points, and played 32 minutes. The game was a crucial game in the end of the regular season, as the Los Angeles Lakers hoped to keep first place in the Western Conference with a record of 55-25. Spike Lee was interviewed asking why he chose Kobe Bryant to direct this documentary, in which Lee replied, "I'm a big basketball fan. It was obvious. He was having an MVP-type year, in which he did win the MVP. Also the Lakers looked like they were going to take it to the Finals. And I wanted them to beat the Celtics. I hate the Celtics. But the Celtics won. But I don't think I was taking a gamble by choosing Kobe." (Lee, NBA.com)3. Kobe agreed to let Lee microphone him during the game, in which he also played in the game. According to Spike Lee, "He (Kobe) said several times how much fun it was just doing it." (Lee, NBA.com)3. The 83-minute documentary ran on ESPN commercial free.[3] The documentary also focuses on Bryant and the team in huddles and during time-outs. The cameras also get full access of coach Phil Jackson in the locker room with the team during half-time.[4] Bryant provided the voiceover for the documentary on February 2, 2009, hours after he scored 61 points against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden, (then a single-game record at the arena, which has been broken since).[5] Spike Lee said that he was excited for Kobe to do the commentary following a game at Madison Square Garden, but no one expected a 61-point performance from Bryant. "I know that if he had a terrible game the commentary would not have been the same. Guaranteed. But Kobe said he made a point to make sure not to lose the game or he would hear it from me." (Lee, 8th paragraph)3. Kobe indeed said in an after game interview that he was going to give the game his all in order to show Spike Lee a thing or two about Bryant’s skills on the court against the Knicks. "On a lighter note, I'm going to review this documentary I'm doing with Spike Lee tonight after the game and I didn't feel like sitting next to him and hearing him talking trash about the Knicks, so that was added incentive as well. Seriously. He's going to get an earful tonight." (Bryant, 8th paragraph, ESPN.
Weapons
Weapons (2007)
, 1h22
Directed by Adam Bhala Lough
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Crime
Actors Nicholas Cannon, Paul Dano, Jade Yorker, Riley Smith, Mark Webber, Brandon Mychal Smith
Roles P.J.
Rating48% 2.417572.417572.417572.417572.41757
The film starts off in a violent crime committed against Reggie (Cannon), who ends up having his head blown off while eating a burger in a fast-food restaurant. After his death, the film opens up in a Pulp Fiction-esque story arc, unveiling why Reggie died in the beginning of the film—and ultimately, who killed him.
Bruce Lee: A Warrior's Journey, 1h50
Directed by Bruce Lee
Origin USA
Genres Martial arts, Documentary, Action, Martial arts
Themes Sports films, Films about television, Martial arts films, Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the film industry, Documentaire sur une personnalité
Actors Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, George Lazenby, Sammo Hung, Robert Baker
Roles Self
Rating79% 3.9834053.9834053.9834053.9834053.983405
Bruce Lee, légendaire artiste martial, est le sujet central de ce documentaire de Lee John Little (lui -même fan de Bruce Lee). Au travers d'interviews, de scènes d'action et de prises de vues en coulisses tirées du dernier film inachevé de Bruce Lee, le Jeu de la Mort, Little nous dépeint un portrait détaillé de l'acteur de films d'action le plus renommé du monde.
BASEketball, 1h39
Directed by David Zucker
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Sports films, Baseball films, Basketball films, Buddy films
Actors Matt Stone, Trey Parker, Dian Bachar, Yasmine Bleeth, Jenny McCarthy, Robert Vaughn
Roles Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Rating64% 3.248313.248313.248313.248313.24831
Coop (Trey Parker) and Remer (Matt Stone) are 23 and unemployed. They arrive uninvited at a party hosted by a former high school classmate of theirs. After finding out that their classmates have matured, Coop and Remer find themselves outside drinking beer and shooting hoops. Two former classmates challenge them to a game. The two see that their opponents are very good at basketball, so they say they will only play a new game they picked up "in the hood".
Rebound: The Legend of Earl 'The Goat' Manigault
Directed by Eriq La Salle
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Sports films, Basketball films
Actors Don Cheadle, James Earl Jones, Michael Beach, Daryl Mitchell, Forest Whitaker, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Roles Self
Rating75% 3.7929953.7929953.7929953.7929953.792995
Grâce à ses dons inouïs et à une inventivité surprenante, Eric Manigault s'est rapidement imposé sur les trottoirs de Harlem comme le joueur de basket le plus prometteur de sa génération. En sombrant dans la drogue, il va briser définitivement tout espoir de carrière. Il saura saisir sa chance au deuxième rebond, pour enfin devenir une légende.
Forget Paris, 1h41
Directed by Billy Crystal
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Sports films, Basketball films
Actors Billy Crystal, Debra Winger, Joe Mantegna, Julie Kavner, Cynthia Stevenson, Richard Masur
Roles Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Rating64% 3.2481753.2481753.2481753.2481753.248175
At a restaurant in New York City, Andy (Joe Mantegna) prepares to introduce his friends to his fiancée, Liz (Cynthia Stevenson). As the couple waits for the rest of the party to arrive, Andy begins telling Liz the strange story of how his friends Mickey (Billy Crystal) and Ellen (Debra Winger) came to know each other and fall in love. As each of Andy's friends arrive, more of the story is unfolded to Liz.
Slam Dunk Ernest, 1h33
Directed by John R. Cherry III
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Themes Sports films, Basketball films
Actors Jim Varney, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Stevie Vallance, Cylk Cozart, Miguel A. Nunez, Jr., Jay Brazeau
Roles Archangel
Rating46% 2.3008352.3008352.3008352.3008352.300835
Ernest (Jim Varney) takes a job with a cleaning service at the local mall, and he soon seeks to join his co-workers' basketball team, "Clean Sweep", as they compete in the city league tournament. He is reluctantly accepted by the team, but given only a minor role as their cheerleader and mascot. In his despair, he is visited by an angel (played by basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar), and given a pair of magical shoes, but is warned, "Don't misuse the shoes." As a matter of fact, the shoe store's owner, Zamiel Moloch happens to be a demon in disguise. He would eventually prevent Ernest's sportsmanship with the basketball players by luring Ernest to arrogance.
D2: The Mighty Ducks, 1h46
Directed by Sam Weisman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Action
Themes Sports films, Ice hockey films, Children's films, Sports d'hiver
Actors Emilio Estevez, Joshua Jackson, Michael Tucker, Joss Ackland, Jan Rubes, Kathryn Erbe
Roles Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Rating61% 3.0506453.0506453.0506453.0506453.050645
Former peewee ice hockey coach Gordon Bombay is a star in the minor leagues and is expected to make it to the National Hockey League soon. However, after a career-ending knee injury, he returns to Minneapolis. Bombay is then offered a chance to coach a team representing the United States in the Junior Goodwill Games. Team USA consists of many of the old Ducks, in addition to five new players with special talents.
The Stand (TV miniseries), 6h6
Directed by Mick Garris
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Fantasy, Adventure, Horror, Romance, Apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction
Themes Medical-themed films, Post-apocalyptic films, Films about religion, Transport films, Films set in the future, Demons in film, Films about viral outbreaks, Political films, Road movies, Dystopian films, Disaster films
Actors Gary Sinise, Molly Ringwald, Jamey Sheridan, Rob Lowe, Laura San Giacomo, Miguel Ferrer
Roles Monster Shouter
Rating70% 3.548883.548883.548883.548883.54888
At a government laboratory in rural California, a weaponized version of influenza (called Project Blue) is accidentally released, immediately wiping out everyone on staff except for military policeman Charles Campion and his family, who flee the base. However, Campion is already infected by the superflu, nicknamed "Captain Trips", and spreads it to the outside world. That evening, Campion crashes his car at a gas station in East Texas where Stu Redman (Gary Sinise) and some friends have gathered. When they investigate, they find Campion dying of the flu next to his wife and baby daughter, who are already dead. Campion tells Stu with his dying breath that he was followed from the base by a mysterious figure, and states "You can't outrun the Dark Man". The next day, the U.S. military arrive to quarantine the town. While the other townspeople quickly become ill and die, Stu remains healthy and is confined at a CDC facility in Vermont order to study a possible cure. This proves futile and the superflu rages unchecked, causing civilization to collapse and killing over 99% of the population of the entire world in less than two months.
The Curse of the Dragon, 1h30
Directed by Fred Weintraub
Genres Documentary, Action
Actors Bruce Lee, George Takei, Jackie Chan, Chuck Norris, Brandon Lee, Steve McQueen
Roles Self
Rating68% 3.4452053.4452053.4452053.4452053.445205
La gloire de Bruce LEE et l'enthousiasme qu'il a suscité pour les arts martiaux à travers ses films restent toujours inégalés, 20 ans après sa mort prématurée. Ce documentaire montre le véritable Bruce LEE en action, sur scène et en privé, avec : des séquences classiques de combat, ses percées phénoménales en tournois en 1964, les séances de préparation pour les combats d'Opération Dragon, des interviews des élèves, de ses amis et de vedette comme Chuck NORRIS, ou Kareem ABDUL-JABBAR... les souvenirs de Brandon LEE son fils, et un reportage sur les coïncidences étranges liant leurs morts respectives, jusqu'à ses funérailles à Hong-Kong et à Seattle, sans oublier la cérémonie posthume Hollywood Walk of Fame en 1993.
Troop Beverly Hills, 1h43
Directed by Jeff Kanew
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Adventure
Actors Shelley Long, Craig T. Nelson, Betty Thomas, Mary Gross, Jenny Lewis, Stephanie Beacham
Roles Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Rating58% 2.9488452.9488452.9488452.9488452.948845
On the last day of school in 1988, Phyllis Nefler (Shelley Long) is a Beverly Hills wife recently separated from her husband, Freddy (Craig T. Nelson), a wealthy owner of an auto shop chain. Freddy feels Phyllis has become a self-absorbed "shopaholic" who never follows through on her commitments, and that she has drifted from the caring, imaginative personality that made him marry her. To prove him wrong, Phyllis decides to become the new den mother of their daughter, Hannah's (Jenny Lewis) unruly, leaderless local girl scout troop of Wilderness Girls. While Phyllis is boutique-hopping along Rodeo Drive, the council is overlooking her application, then approving it as they believe Phyllis has the makings of an excellent den leader. Although Phyllis severely lacks the skills found in most troop leaders, she resolves to teach the girls how to survive in "the wilds of Beverly Hills," even customizing new merit badges for her troop. One campout results in the troop getting hit by a rain squall, which Phyllis and the girls flee to the Beverly Hills Hotel. Despite her unorthodox ways, Phyllis demonstrates an unwavering commitment to the girls' well-being and acts as a surrogate mother/friend to the girls, who are often neglected by their own wealthy and distracted parents. However, during an award ceremony on a yacht, a woman gets knocked overboard and asks for a life saver and Phyllis responds which flavor. Fred remarks he was hoping to see Hannah learn a few outdoors and civil defense skills, such as first aid, and he is unsure about that under Phyllis' mentorship. Her unorthodox methods also run afoul of another scout leader, Velda Plendor (Betty Thomas), a mean-spirited, retired army nurse who runs her troop, the Culver City "Red Feathers" (of which her own daughter, Cleo (Dinah Lacey) is a member), like a military unit. Because Velda has considerable pull at the regional council level, she declares Phyllis' customized merit badges ineligible and sends her assistant troop leader, Annie Herman (Mary Gross), to infiltrate Troop Beverly Hills.