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RZA is a Actor, Director, Writer, Sound and Additional Music American born on 5 july 1969 at Brownsville, Brooklyn (USA)

RZA

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Birth name Robert Fitzgerald Diggs
Nationality USA
Birth 5 july 1969 (50 years) at Brownsville, Brooklyn (USA)

Robert Fitzgerald Diggs (born July 5, 1969), better known by his stage name RZA (/ˈrɪzə/ RIZ-ə), is an American music producer, multi-instrumentalist, author, rapper, actor, director, composer, and screenwriter. A prominent figure in hip hop, RZA is the de facto leader of the Wu-Tang Clan. He has produced almost all of Wu-Tang Clan's albums as well as many Wu-Tang solo and affiliate projects. He is a cousin of the late group-mate, Ol' Dirty Bastard and GZA (who also formed the group with RZA). He has also released solo albums under the alter-ego Bobby Digital, along with executive producing credits for side projects. In addition to the Wu-Tang Clan and his solo releases, RZA was also a founding member of the horrorcore Hip Hop group Gravediggaz where he used the name The RZArector. Furthermore, he has acted in several movies, including Coffee and Cigarettes, American Gangster, Gospel Hill, Life Is Hot in Cracktown, Ghost Dog, Funny People, Derailed, Due Date and Repo Men. He also appeared in the Showtime TV series Californication. His directorial debut is for the film he co-wrote and in which he plays the title role, The Man with the Iron Fists, also starring Russell Crowe. On November 1, 2012, he introduced the movie at a preview screening in the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, Queens, the evening before the Universal picture opened nationwide.

The magazine The Source placed him on its list of the 20 greatest producers in the magazine's twenty-year history. He also made the "Elite 8" in the search for The Greatest Hip-Hop Producer of All Time by Vibe. NME placed him on their list of the 50 Greatest Producers Ever.

Biography

RZA is a Five Percenter and is usually seen wearing the 5% nations flag necklace around his neck. He is commonly seen and heard dealing with 5% culture (which include the Supreme Mathematics and the Supreme Alphabet). He also has taken on various aspects of Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism, Islam, and Christianity as stated in his book The Wu-Tang Manual which he talks about thoroughly in The Tao of Wu in order to expand his spiritual growth. He has gone on to state that Qur'an, The Bible, and Lotus Sutra are three of his favorite books, stating that each of the three contain enlightenment. One of his favorite hobbies consists of watching martial arts films, and he is considered to be an "encyclopedia of martial arts films", due to his vast knowledge of the genre. His favorite movies include Five Deadly Venoms, The 36th Chamber of Shaolin, Ninja Scroll, Fist of the North Star. His second well-known hobby is chess, and he is a Director of Development and champion of the Hip-Hop Chess Federation.

On children and domestic problems, RZA said:


I got children of my own, you know what I mean? Domestic problems at home. If you start coming home at night from helping all your fans and people and then you've got problems at the house, that will kill any man's spirit. Say you're Bobby Digital, you're RZA, and your girl fornicates on you—you feel like shit. 'Who the fuck? How the fuck?' And say it's some nigga who sells weed—'I'm a millionaire and you're fucking with a regular motherfucker?' That takes a lot from your spirit. That slowed me down, and then the passing of my mother—the two big blows of the year 2000. It really kept me back a few years—I had to go and find myself again. I never told anybody that. You got an exclusive on that one! And I think that's enough right there.

RZA is vegan. He has promoted the vegan lifestyle on behalf of PETA.

RZA has been a resident of Millstone Township, New Jersey.

Best films

Django Unchained (2012)
(Thanks)
American Gangster (2007)
(Actor)
Blade: Trinity (2004)
(Original Music Composer)

Usually with

Lucy Liu
Lucy Liu
(4 films)
Eli Roth
Eli Roth
(1 films)
Russell Crowe
Russell Crowe
(3 films)
Jim Jarmusch
Jim Jarmusch
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of RZA (33 films)

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Actor

Mr. Right
Mr. Right (2016)
, 1h32
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Action, Romance
Themes Mafia films, Gangster films
Actors Sam Rockwell, Anna Kendrick, Tim Roth, RZA, James Ransone, Anson Mount
Roles Shotgun Steve
Rating63% 3.150883.150883.150883.150883.15088
A girl falls in love with a perfect guy, Mr. Right, who turns out to be a hitman.
Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping
Directed by Jorma Taccone, Akiva Schaffer
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Musical
Actors Sarah Silverman, Tim Meadows, Andy Samberg, Imogen Poots, Jorma Taccone, Akiva Schaffer
Roles Himself
Rating66% 3.349183.349183.349183.349183.34918
A rapper's album bombs, leaving him with little career choice other than to re-form his old boy band.
Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping, 1h26
Directed by Jorma Taccone, Akiva Schaffer
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Musical
Actors Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, Jorma Taccone, Sarah Silverman, Tim Meadows, Imogen Poots
Roles Himself
Rating66% 3.349183.349183.349183.349183.34918
Conner, une popstar dont le second album est un flop conséquent, décide de reformer le groupe The Style Boyz, auquel il appartenait.
The Man with the Iron Fists 2, 1h29
Directed by Roel Reiné
Origin USA
Genres Martial arts, Kung fu, Action
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films, Kung fu films, Wuxia films
Actors Grace Huang, RZA, Andrew Lin Hoi, Carl Ng, Dustin Nguyen, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa
Roles The Blacksmith
Rating44% 2.2120452.2120452.2120452.2120452.212045
Thaddeus the blacksmith is on his way to the monks at Wu Chi Temple on a quest on inner peace when he is attacked by the brother of Silver Lion and his henchmen. Thaddeus manages to defeat them all but receives a near fatal wound from Silver Lion's brother's claw. He succumbs to his wounds and is seen drifting on a log down a river.
Brick Mansions, 1h30
Directed by Camille Delamarre
Origin France
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Sports films, Films set in the future, Political films, Dystopian films
Actors Paul Walker, David Belle, RZA, Carlo Rota, Bruce Ramsay, Ayisha Issa
Roles Tremaine
Rating57% 2.852592.852592.852592.852592.85259
In 2018, in a dystopian Detroit, abandoned brick mansions left from better times now house only the most dangerous criminals. Unable to control the crime, the police have constructed a colossal containment wall around this area to protect the rest of the city. For undercover cop Damien Collier (Paul Walker), every day is a battle against corruption. For ex-convict Lino (David Belle), every day is a fight to live an honest life. Their paths never should have crossed, but when drug kingpin Tremaine (RZA) kidnaps Lino’s girlfriend, Damien reluctantly accepts Lino's help and together they struggle to stop a sinister plot that involves a stolen bomb set to destroy the entire city.
G.I. Joe: Retaliation, 1h50
Directed by Jon Chu
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, War, Thriller, Action, Adventure
Themes Jeu, Politique, Sports films, Films about terrorism, Martial arts films, Films about toys, Political films, White House in fiction
Actors Dwayne Johnson, Bruce Willis, D. J. Cotrona, Lee Byung-hun, Adrianne Palicki, Ray Park
Roles Blind Master
Rating57% 2.8965052.8965052.8965052.8965052.896505
Duke (Channing Tatum) has become the leader of the G.I. Joe unit, which is framed for stealing nuclear warheads from Pakistan by Zartan (Arnold Vosloo), who is impersonating the President of the United States (Jonathan Pryce). The unit is subsequently decimated in a military air strike with Duke among the casualties. The only survivors are Roadblock (Dwayne Johnson), Flint (D.J. Cotrona), and Lady Jaye (Adrianne Palicki).
The Protector 2, 1h26
Directed by Prachya Pinkaew, Panna Rittikrai
Origin Thailande
Genres Drama, Martial arts, Action, Martial arts
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films
Actors Tony Jaa, Yanin Vismitananda, Marrese Crump, Petchtai Wongkamlao, Dan Chupong, Rhatha Phongam
Roles Mr. LC
Rating53% 2.6543352.6543352.6543352.6543352.654335
After the events of Tom-Yum-Goong, Kham (Tony Jaa) has resumed a quiet village life with his "brother"/elephant, Khon, back in Thailand. Within the village, lives a local oddball that loves playing with electrical devices, named Job. He has lived there along with Kham and the villagers for some time and has earned the trust of the locals. Unknown to him, he's an agent of an arms dealer known as Mr. LC (RZA). A fan of Kham's exploits five years ago, LC had Job keep tabs on Kham without his knowledge. Things would change for Kham when a merchant, Suchart Vilawandei (Adinan Buntanaporn), wanted to buy Khon, but Kham refused to sell Khon. Suchart gave his business card to Kham in case he changed his mind about selling Khon, however, things would go terribly wrong after Kham was invited by the villagers to eat with him.
The Man with the Iron Fists, 1h36
Directed by RZA
Origin USA
Genres Martial arts, Kung fu, Action, Martial arts
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films, Kung fu films, Wuxia films
Actors Russell Crowe, Lucy Liu, Jamie Chung, Pam Grier, Byron Mann, Rick Yune
Roles Blacksmith
Rating53% 2.699622.699622.699622.699622.69962
In nineteenth century China, Jungle Village is home to several warring clans. The village blacksmith creates deadly weapons for the clans, intending to use his payments to purchase the freedom of his lover Lady Silk, and leave the village. The region's governor tasks the Lion Clan's leader Gold Lion with protecting a large shipment of gold that must pass through the village. Gold is betrayed by his lieutenants Silver Lion and Bronze Lion, who plan to steal the gold. They use the chaos ensuing from a fight with the Hyena Clan to allow their co-conspirator Poison Dagger—the governor's aide—to assassinate Gold, after which Silver becomes the Lions' leader. Gold's son Zen-Yi learns of his father's murder and sets off to the village to seek revenge.
A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas, 1h29
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Adventure
Themes Pregnancy films, Medical-themed films, Christmas films, Films about drugs, Films about sexuality, Buddy films
Actors John Cho, Kal Penn, Neil Patrick Harris, Danneel Ackles, Paula Garcés, David Krumholtz
Roles Lamar
Rating62% 3.1487453.1487453.1487453.1487453.148745
Three years after escaping Guantanamo Bay, best friends and roommates Harold Lee and Kumar Patel have since gone their separate ways. Harold has become a successful businessman on Wall Street, given up smoking cannabis, and married his Latina girlfriend Maria. Kumar on the other hand is poor, and still lives in the messy apartment he once shared with Harold. Kumar has recently been dumped by his girlfriend Vanessa, who arrives at Kumar's apartment to inform him that she is pregnant with his child. Maria's father and Harold's father-in-law, Mr. Perez, decides to stay at Harold and Maria's house for the Christmas holiday. Mr. Perez, who doesn't like Harold, also brings over his prized Christmas tree that he has been growing for eight years, and gives Harold a small lecture about the tree's importance. Kumar receives a package with Harold's name on it at his apartment, and decides to deliver it to Harold. At Harold's house, they discover the item inside is a large marijuana joint.
Due Date
Due Date (2010)
, 1h35
Directed by Todd Phillips
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Pregnancy films, Films about drugs, Films about sexuality, Transport films, Films about automobiles, Road movies, Buddy films
Actors Robert Downey Jr., Zach Galifianakis, Michelle Monaghan, Juliette Lewis, Jamie Foxx, RZA
Roles Airport Screener
Rating64% 3.248963.248963.248963.248963.24896
Peter Highman (Robert Downey, Jr.) is on a plane, flying home to be with his wife Sarah (Michelle Monaghan), who is due to give birth. Sitting behind Peter is a man named Ethan Tremblay (Zach Galifianakis), who is going to LA to be an actor and is planning to scatter his recently deceased father's ashes at the Grand Canyon. When Ethan misuses the words "terrorist" and "bomb" while talking to Peter, they are both escorted off the plane. This is only the first of a series of misadventures caused by the drastically dysfunctional Ethan. Peter, now on the No Fly List and missing his wallet, agrees to drive with Ethan to Los Angeles.
Repo Men
Repo Men (2010)
, 1h51
Directed by Miguel Sapochnik
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Crime
Themes Films about computing, Films set in the future, Political films, Cyberpunk films, Dystopian films
Actors Jude Law, Forest Whitaker, Liev Schreiber, Alice Braga, Carice van Houten, Chandler Canterbury
Roles T-Bone
Rating62% 3.1499953.1499953.1499953.1499953.149995
In 2025, a corporation called "The Union" has perfected bio-mechanical organs to replace diseased organs. If a customer falls behind on payments, a "repo man" reclaims the artificial organ (artiforg) from the body; the procedure frequently results in the death of the customer.
The Next Three Days, 2h10
Directed by Paul Haggis
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime, Romance
Themes Prison films, Films about capital punishment
Actors Russell Crowe, Elizabeth Banks, Brian Dennehy, Olivia Wilde, Liam Neeson, Ty Simpkins
Roles Mouss
Rating73% 3.698093.698093.698093.698093.69809
Lara Brennan (Elizabeth Banks) is convicted of murdering her boss and is sentenced to life in prison. The evidence seems impossible to dispute: her car is parked right next to the car of her boss, she is seen leaving the crime scene seconds before the body is discovered, the murder weapon (a fire extinguisher) has her fingerprints on it and she has the victim's blood on the back of her overcoat. Following the failure of her appeal, Lara's husband John Brennan (Russell Crowe), a professor at a community college, becomes obsessed with the idea of breaking her out of jail, while their son Luke ceases to acknowledge her during their prison visits, saddening Lara. One day, she attempts suicide, and tells John that she cannot survive a life in prison. John promises that this will not be her life.
Life Is Hot in Cracktown
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Crime
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about drugs, Films about sexuality, Erotic films, LGBT-related films, Films about prostitution, Transgender in film, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Kerry Washington, Evan Ross, Shannyn Sossamon, Brandon Routh, Lara Flynn Boyle, RZA
Roles a drug dealer named Sammy, who does business with Romeo
Rating61% 3.0509353.0509353.0509353.0509353.050935
The film intertwines several unsettling stories of people in a Manhattan neighborhood ravaged by crack cocaine.
Funny People, 2h26
Directed by Judd Apatow
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about cancer
Actors Adam Sandler, Seth Rogen, Leslie Mann, Eric Bana, Jason Schwartzman, Jonah Hill
Roles Chuck
Rating62% 3.1480853.1480853.1480853.1480853.148085
George Simmons (Adam Sandler) is a middle-aged former stand-up comedian turned movie star. Despite his millions he is sad and lonely and most of his recent film work is low-brow and dumb. He is diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia and offered an experimental treatment that has only an eight-percent chance of therapeutic response. Believing he is about to die, he returns to his roots to do stand-up comedy.