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Nelson George is a Actor, Director, Writer and Associate Producer American born on 1 september 1957 at Brooklyn (USA)

Nelson George

Nelson George
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Nationality USA
Birth 1 september 1957 (62 years) at Brooklyn (USA)

Nelson George (born September 1, 1957) is an African-American author, columnist, music and culture critic, journalist, and filmmaker. He has been nominated twice for the National Book Critics Circle Award.

Biography

George attended St. John's University, after which he served as a music editor for Billboard magazine from 1982 to 1989. While there, George published two books; Where Did Our Love Go: The Rise and Fall of the Motown Sound in 1986, and The Death of Rhythm & Blues in 1988. He also wrote a column, entitled "Native Son," for the Village Voice from 1988 to 1992. He first got involved in film when, in 1986, he helped to finance director Spike Lee's debut feature She's Gotta Have It.

A lifelong resident of Brooklyn, New York, George currently lives in Fort Greene.

Best films

CB4 (1993)
(Histoire)

Usually with

Chris Rock
Chris Rock
(3 films)
Ice-T
Ice-T
(3 films)
Queen Latifah
Queen Latifah
(1 films)
Halle Berry
Halle Berry
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Nelson George (14 films)

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Actor

Bad 25
Bad 25 (2012)
, 2h3
Directed by Spike Lee
Origin USA
Genres Documentary, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Documentary films about music and musicians, Documentaire sur une personnalité, Musical films
Actors Michael Jackson, Spike Lee, Mariah Carey, Rubén Blades, Glen Ballard, Sheryl Crow
Rating79% 3.988913.988913.988913.988913.98891
The film includes behind the scenes clips of the recording session of Jackson's seventh studio album, Bad. It also features various people that had worked with Jackson during the Bad era (1986–1989) talking about the production of the album and the tour, acting or starring in some of Jackson's Bad singles and music videos including Sheryl Crow who was the duet partner with Jackson on the Bad World Tour for "I Just Can't Stop Loving You", Siedah Garrett, the original duet artist, talks about her experience with Jackson and many others. There are also interviews with influenced entertainers and artists.
500 Years Later, 1h48
Directed by Owen 'Alik Shahadah
Genres Documentary
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about slavery, Films about racism, Documentary films about racism, Documentary films about law, Documentary films about historical events, Documentaire sur une personnalité, Documentary films about politics, Political films
Actors Bill Cosby, M. K. Asante, Nelson George
Rating67% 3.381413.381413.381413.381413.38141
The film visits five continents, and over twenty countries while charting the legacy of slavery and identifies a direct, or indirect link to crime, drugs, HIV/AIDS, poor education, inferiority complex, low expectations, poverty, corruption, poor health, and underdevelopment to African people globally.
Bastard Out of Carolina, 1h37
Directed by Anjelica Huston
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about children, Films about child abuse
Actors Jennifer Jason Leigh, Jena Malone, Ron Eldard, Glenne Headly, Dermot Mulroney, Grace Zabriskie
Roles Justice of the Peace
Rating73% 3.696593.696593.696593.696593.69659
Ruth Anne, nicknamed "Bone", is a young girl growing up in Greenville, South Carolina. Born out of wedlock to Anney, Bone lives with her mother and their extended family in a poor part of town. Anney loves Bone, but is still very much a child herself, tired out from working and needy for attention and adoration. Bone and Anney nearly always have to face the shame of the "ILLEGITIMATE" stamp on Bone's birth certificate. Later, when the county courthouse burns down, Anney is happy that a copy of Bone's birth certificate no longer exists, much less has "ILLEGITIMATE" stamped on it.

Director

A Ballerina's Tale, 1h25
Directed by Nelson George
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Themes Dance films, Films about music and musicians, Documentary films about music and musicians
Actors Victoria Rowell
Rating63% 3.1961253.1961253.1961253.1961253.196125
The film follows the daily life of Copeland with emphasis on her role as one of the first African-American female soloists to present what Mekado Murphy of The New York Times describes as the process of the dancer. The film begins with archival footage of a young Copeland at a small ballet studio and focuses on her cultural impact and professional ascension without delving into her personal history.
Life Support
Directed by Nelson George
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Medical-themed films, HIV/AIDS in film
Actors Queen Latifah, Wendell Pierce, Raw Leiba, Evan Ross, Anna Deaver Smith, Tracee Ellis Ross
Rating69% 3.494493.494493.494493.494493.49449
Ana Wallace (Queen Latifah) was diagnosed with HIV 11 years ago. She got the virus from shooting cocaine with her boyfriend, Slick (Wendell Pierce). Slick had the virus first but did not tell Ana he had it. Ana is devoted to her work at Life Support, an AIDS outreach group, but she struggles to repair her relationship with her teenage daughter, whom she lost custody of 11 years ago due to her drug addiction.

Scriptwriter

Life Support
Directed by Nelson George
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Medical-themed films, HIV/AIDS in film
Actors Queen Latifah, Wendell Pierce, Raw Leiba, Evan Ross, Anna Deaver Smith, Tracee Ellis Ross
Roles Writer
Rating69% 3.494493.494493.494493.494493.49449
Ana Wallace (Queen Latifah) was diagnosed with HIV 11 years ago. She got the virus from shooting cocaine with her boyfriend, Slick (Wendell Pierce). Slick had the virus first but did not tell Ana he had it. Ana is devoted to her work at Life Support, an AIDS outreach group, but she struggles to repair her relationship with her teenage daughter, whom she lost custody of 11 years ago due to her drug addiction.
CB4
CB4 (1993)
, 1h29
Directed by Tamra Davis
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Hip hop films, Musical films, Gangster films
Actors Khandi Alexander, Allen Payne, Chris Rock, Deezer D, Phil Hartman, Chris Elliott
Roles Histoire
Rating62% 3.1492653.1492653.1492653.1492653.149265
Three young friends and aspiring rappers, Albert (Chris Rock), Euripides (Allen Payne), and Otis (Deezer D) want to make their big break. The trio have talent, but no marketable image. In order to get their name heard, they appeal to local crime kingpin and nightclub owner Gusto (Charlie Murphy) along with his sidekick and henchman 40 Dog (Ty Granderson Jones) to ask for a spot on the bill at his club, but during a failed meeting the police rush in and throw Gusto in jail.
Strictly Business, 1h23
Directed by Kevin Hooks
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romance
Actors Tommy Davidson, Joseph C. Phillips, Anne-Marie Johnson, David Marshall Grant, Jon Cypher, Samuel L. Jackson
Roles Writer
Rating54% 2.7045952.7045952.7045952.7045952.704595
Party boy Bobby is a mail clerk in a big firm, but he has a trump card, an executive at the firm he works for; Waymon, an African-American who is almost a partner in the firm. They make a deal: Waymon will try to move Bobby to the trainee broker program if he will help him meet Natalie(original party girl) the girl of his dreams. There's only one problem, everyone will have to change, to adapt

Producer

Top Five
Top Five (2014)
, 1h42
Directed by Chris Rock
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Films about music and musicians, Films about television, Hip hop films
Actors Rosario Dawson, Chris Rock, Doug Stanhope, Gabrielle Union, Kevin Hart, Sherri Shepherd
Roles Associate Producer
Rating63% 3.1987953.1987953.1987953.1987953.198795
New York Times reporter Chelsea Brown is spending a day interviewing comedian and recovering alcoholic Andre Allen, star of the hit film franchise Hammy The Bear, about a cop in a bear suit. He is attempting a foray into serious films with Uprize, in which he portrays Haitian Revolution figure Dutty Boukman, and sensitive to criticism, particularly by Times critic James Nielson, whose previous reviews of Andre's work have been negative and insulting. As the interview begins in his limousine, Andre recalls his lowest point, when he was in Houston in 2003 and met Jazzy Dee, who supplied him with drugs, alcohol and women. Yet after Jazzy refused to pay the women, they contended they were raped, leading to Andre's arrest.
Good Hair
Good Hair (2009)
, 1h36
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Documentary
Actors Chris Rock, Maya Angelou, Nia Long, Al Sharpton, Raven-Symoné, Ice-T
Roles Executive Producer
Rating68% 3.448443.448443.448443.448443.44844
Everyday People
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Jordan Gelber, Ron Butler, Reg E. Cathey, MuMs da Schemer
Roles Executive producer
Rating66% 3.3472153.3472153.3472153.3472153.347215
The plot takes place on a day in Brooklyn. The owner of a neighborhood diner has decided to shut down his restaurant but, on the last day of its business, he decides to give it a second thought after realizing that people's lives depend on it. In the meantime, this sudden shutdown notice puts a heavy impact on the employees, as many of them become uncertain about their future. The movie does not have an explicit ending as to whether the diner was shut down or not.
Just Another Girl on the I.R.T., 1h32
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Pregnancy films, Films about sexuality, Transport films, Rail transport films
Actors Ariyan A. Johnson
Roles Associate Producer
Rating63% 3.1506253.1506253.1506253.1506253.150625
Chantel Mitchell (Ariyan A. Johnson) is an African-American, 17-year-old high school junior who lives in Brooklyn, New York. Chantel is very smart, although her sharp tongue, abundant ego, and occasional naivete undermine her efforts. Her ultimate dream is to leave her poor neighborhood, go to college, and eventually become a doctor. Throughout the movie, Chantel breaks the fourth wall and states that she wants to be seen as more than just another teenage black girl on the subway. The "I.R.T." in the film's refers to the IRT Lexington Avenue Line of the New York City Subway system (I.R.T. stands for "Interborough Rapid Transit Company"). However, there is only one scene in the film where Chantel is actually in the subway.
CB4
CB4 (1993)
, 1h29
Directed by Tamra Davis
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Hip hop films, Musical films, Gangster films
Actors Khandi Alexander, Allen Payne, Chris Rock, Deezer D, Phil Hartman, Chris Elliott
Roles Producer
Rating62% 3.1492653.1492653.1492653.1492653.149265
Three young friends and aspiring rappers, Albert (Chris Rock), Euripides (Allen Payne), and Otis (Deezer D) want to make their big break. The trio have talent, but no marketable image. In order to get their name heard, they appeal to local crime kingpin and nightclub owner Gusto (Charlie Murphy) along with his sidekick and henchman 40 Dog (Ty Granderson Jones) to ask for a spot on the bill at his club, but during a failed meeting the police rush in and throw Gusto in jail.