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Richard Roundtree is a Actor and Thanks American born on 9 july 1942 at New Rochelle (USA)

Richard Roundtree

Richard Roundtree
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Nationality USA
Birth 9 july 1942 (77 years) at New Rochelle (USA)

Richard Roundtree (born July 9, 1942) is an American actor. He has been called "the first black action hero" for his portrayal of private detective John Shaft in the 1971 film, Shaft, and its sequels, Shaft's Big Score (1972) and Shaft in Africa (1973).

Biography

Born in New Rochelle, New York, Richard Roundtree graduated from New Rochelle High School in 1961 and played for the school's undefeated and nationally ranked football team. He attended Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Roundtree was diagnosed with the rare disease male breast cancer in 1993 and underwent a double mastectomy and chemotherapy.

Best films

Django Unchained (2012)
(Thanks)
George of the Jungle (1997)
(Actor)
Shaft (2000)
(Actor)
Earthquake (1974)
(Actor)
Shaft (1971)
(Actor)

Usually with

Gordon Parks
Gordon Parks
(4 films)
Larry Cohen
Larry Cohen
(4 films)
Isaac Hayes
Isaac Hayes
(4 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Richard Roundtree (58 films)

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Actor

Shaft
Shaft (2019)

Directed by Tim Story
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Crime
Actors Richard Roundtree, Samuel L. Jackson, Jessie Usher, Alexandra Shipp, Regina Hall, Avan Jogia
Roles John Shaft I
Rating64% 3.2010553.2010553.2010553.2010553.201055
John Shaft III est un expert en informatique du FBI, spécialiste en cybercrime. Il ne voit que très rarement son père, John Shaft II, lui-même neveu du célèbre John Shaft. Père et fils vont cependant devoir faire équipe pour une enquête après le meurtre d'un amis d'enfance de Shaft Jr. nommé J.J..
Speed Racer, 2h15
Directed by Lana et Lilly Wachowski
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Comedy, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Sports films, Transport films, Films about automobiles, Auto racing films, Road movies, Chase films
Actors Emile Hirsch, Christina Ricci, John Goodman, Nicholas Elia, Susan Sarandon, Matthew Fox
Roles Ben Burns
Rating59% 2.999022.999022.999022.999022.99902
Speed Racer (Emile Hirsch) is an 18-year-old whose life and love has always been automobile racing. His parents Pops (John Goodman) and Mom (Susan Sarandon) run the independent Racer Motors, in which his brother Spritle (Paulie Litt), mechanic Sparky (Kick Gurry), and girlfriend Trixie (Christina Ricci) are also involved. As a child Speed idolized his record-setting older brother, Rex Racer (Scott Porter), who was killed while racing in the Casa Cristo 5000, a cross-country racing rally. Now embarking on his own career, Speed Racer is quickly sweeping the racing world with his skill behind the wheel of his brother's cars, the Mach 5 and his own Formula One car the Mach 6, but remains primarily interested in the art of the race and the well-being of his family.
Ladies of the House, 2h
Directed by James A. Contner
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Florence Henderson, Michael Ensign, Judith Baldwin, Donna Mills, Pam Grier, Lance Henriksen
Rating60% 3.007983.007983.007983.007983.00798
A house owned by a church to be sold to fund the day care center's need of major remodeling. The pastor enlists three women to take on the project: Birdie, Rose, and Elizabeth. Initially they want to hire someone to do it all, but as their budget is limited, they realize they must to do it themselves. As they remodel the decrepit house, Elizabeth (Donna Mills) discovers her marriage is over, Birdie (Pam Grier) deals with her husband's retirement, and Rose (Florence Henderson) copes with the news that her husband (Lance Henriksen), has been diagnosed with cancer. They also make unlikely friendships with men at the local hardware store, and their intimidating neighbor, Junior.
All The Days Before Tomorrow, 1h40
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Alexandra Holden, Joey Kern, Richard Roundtree
Roles doctor/guardian angel - helping Wes to understand vagaries
Rating62% 3.100423.100423.100423.100423.10042
Point of Entry, 1h29
Directed by Stephen Bridgewater
Origin USA
Actors Holly Marie Combs, Patrick Muldoon, Roark Critchlow, Max Burkholder, Richard Roundtree, Traci Lords
Roles Det. Miles Porter
Rating51% 2.562852.562852.562852.562852.56285
Richard et Kathie ont décidé de changer de vie. Ils déménagent dans l'Arizona avec leur fils Sam dans une belle et grande maison. Et tous ont récemment subi un traumatisme : Kathie a été agressée à son domicile. Peu à peu, Kathie se reconstruit et parvient à trouver un travail auprès d'un auteur célèbre, Caleb Theroux. Parallèlement, Miles Porter, un inspecteur de la police, est à la recherche d'un meurtrier qui a laissé un livre étrange à côté du corps de la victime.
Brick
Brick (2005)
, 1h50
Directed by Rian Johnson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Noir, Crime
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about drugs
Actors Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Nora Zehetner, Emilie de Ravin, Noah Fleiss, Matt O'Leary, Richard Roundtree
Roles Assistant V.P. Trueman
Rating73% 3.6980353.6980353.6980353.6980353.698035
High school student Brendan Frye lives a lonely existence following his break up with ex-girlfriend Emily Kostich and the betrayal of his friend Jerr to the authorities. One morning, Brendan discovers a note leading him to a pay phone, where he receives a phone call from a terrified Emily. While begging him for help, she mentions a "brick", "poor Frisco", "Tug", and "the Pin", before abruptly and fearfully hanging up. Her fear appears to have been caused by a passing black Ford Mustang, from which a distinctive-looking cigarette was thrown. Upon asking for information from his acquaintance named Brain, Brendan's search for Emily leads him to Kara, an ex-girlfriend of his - which further leads him to a Halloween party attended by a flirtatious Laura and her boyfriend, Brad Bramish.
Painkiller Jane, 1h30
Directed by Sanford Bookstaver
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Action
Themes Superhero films
Actors Emmanuelle Vaugier, Eric Dane, Walker Howard, Richard Roundtree, Richard Harmon, Callum Keith Rennie
Roles Colonel Watts
Rating52% 2.607162.607162.607162.607162.60716
A Special Forces unit, known as the Painkiller Unit, is exposed to a biochemical weapon while on a mission in Sovetskaia, Chechnya. After attempting to retreat, the entire unit is ambushed and executed by a group of armed men in protective hazmat suits. One member of the unit, Captain Jane Browning (Emmanuelle Vaugier), not only survives the execution, but recovers from the viral infection, and develops an abnormally rapid healing factor, increased dexterity, speed, strength, enhanced senses, mental abilities and a photographic memory.
Max Havoc: Curse of the Dragon, 1h30
Directed by Albert Pyun
Genres Martial arts, Action, Martial arts
Themes Seafaring films, Sports films, Transport films, Martial arts films, Yakuza films, Gangster films
Actors Mickey Hardt, David Carradine, Joanna Krupa, Vincent Klyn, Marie Matiko, Richard Roundtree
Roles Tahsi
Rating46% 2.3117652.3117652.3117652.3117652.311765
The story centers around Max Havoc (Mickey Hardt), an ex-kickboxing champion known as "Mad Max", turned globetrotting sports photographer. Max quit kickboxing after accidentally killing a fellow boxer during an unlikely comeback in the ring, but still suffers from flashbacks to the fight. After a bar scuffle over a biker girl (Nikki Ziering), his agent (Diego Walraff) sends him to Guam for a publicity photo shoot. There, Max encounters Tahsi (Richard Roundtree), his former kickboxing coach, now an antiques dealer, and promises to catch up with him later. While photographing an outrigger canoe race from a jet ski, Max rescues Christy Goody (Tawney Sablan), a vacationer who was about to be unwittingly run over by the canoes. In the process, he knocks over one of the canoes, earning the wrath its head rower, Moko (Pyun veteran Vincent Klyn). He is also admonished by Jane (Joanna Krupa), Christy's sister, for his brazen driving. However, she later apologizes and agrees to a dinner date.
Al's Lads
Al's Lads (2002)

Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Action
Actors Marc Warren, Ralf Little, Al Sapienza, Warwick Davis, Scott Maslen, Ron Donachie
Roles Boom-Boom
Rating57% 2.8609852.8609852.8609852.8609852.860985
Three Englishmen working as waiters on a cruise ship in 1927 are given a chance to work for the Al Capone gang.
BaadAsssss Cinema, 1h
Directed by Isaac Julien
Origin USA
Genres Documentary, Action
Themes Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the film industry
Actors Samuel L. Jackson, Larry Cohen, Pam Grier, Tamara Dobson, Quentin Tarantino, Isaac Hayes
Roles Himself
Rating67% 3.390513.390513.390513.390513.39051
With archive film clips and interviews, this brief look at a frequently overlooked historical period of filmmaking acts as an introduction rather than a complete record. It features interviews with some of the genre's biggest stars, like Fred Williamson, Pam Grier, and Richard Roundtree. Director Melvin Van Peebles discusses the historical importance of his landmark film Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song. For a contemporary perspective, the excitable Quentin Tarantino offers his spirited commentary and author/critic bell hooks provides some scholarly social analysis.
Boat Trip
Boat Trip (2002)
, 1h34
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Seafaring films, Films about sexuality, Transport films, LGBT-related films, Buddy films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Cuba Gooding Jr., Roselyn Sánchez, Horatio Sanz, Vivica A. Fox, Maurice Godin, Roger Moore
Roles Felicia's Dad
Rating49% 2.450952.450952.450952.450952.45095
Jerry and Nick are two best buddies whose love lives have hit rock bottom. After Nick runs into a friend who is getting married to a beautiful, younger girl he met on a singles cruise, he decides to take a similar cruise with Jerry. Things do not go as planned though, after a vengeful travel agent books them on a cruise for gay men.
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
Rating58% 2.9490352.9490352.9490352.9490352.949035
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.
Joe and Max, 1h49
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films, Boxing films
Actors Leonard Roberts, Til Schweiger, Peta Wilson, Richard Roundtree, David Paymer, Bruce Weitz
Roles Jack Blackburn
Rating67% 3.39643.39643.39643.39643.3964
In 1936 African American boxer Joe Louis (Leonard Roberts), trained by Jack Blackburn (Richard Roundtree), is undefeated and apparently invincible. Then Jewish-American boxing manager Joe Jacobs (David Paymer) obtains a film of his fight against Paulino Uzcudun in Madison Square Garden. Jacobs delivers the film to his client, German heavyweight champion Max Schmeling (Til Schweiger). A pioneer of video analysis, Schmeling discovers how Louis always neglects his guard when he has just delivered a certain blow. Schmeling decides to seek a fight with Louis. The next year they fight in the United States. The German, who is nine years Louis's senior, surprises everybody by winning.
Antitrust
Antitrust (2001)
, 1h48
Directed by Peter Howitt
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Films about computing, Films about the labor movement
Actors Ryan Phillippe, Tim Robbins, Rachael Leigh Cook, Claire Forlani, Richard Roundtree, Nate Dushku
Roles Lyle Barton
Rating60% 3.0496053.0496053.0496053.0496053.049605
Working with his three friends at their new software development company Skullbocks, Stanford graduate Milo Hoffman is contacted by CEO Gary Winston of NURV (Never Underestimate Radical Vision) for a very attractive programming position: a fat paycheck, an almost-unrestrained working environment, and extensive creative control over his work. Accepting Winston's offer, Hoffman and his girlfriend, Alice Poulson, move to NURV headquarters in Portland, Oregon.
Corky Romano, 1h23
Directed by Rob Pritts
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Comedy thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Mafia films, Gangster films
Actors Chris Kattan, Vinessa Shaw, Peter Berg, Chris Penn, Richard Roundtree, Fred Ward
Roles Howard Shuster
Rating46% 2.3498652.3498652.3498652.3498652.349865
Veterinary technician Corky Romano (Chris Kattan) having been banished from his family after the death of his mother, is unaware of their underworld connections until he receives a call from his father, "Pops" (Peter Falk) a Mafia crime lord. Pops has been indicted on racketeering charges, and, knowing that the prosecutors have a strong case against him, has concluded that the only solution is to somehow destroy the evidence held by the FBI.