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Wyclef Jean is a Actor, Executive Producer and Sound Haitien born on 17 october 1969 at Croix-des-Bouquets (Haiti)

Wyclef Jean

Wyclef Jean
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Birth name Wyclef Jeanelle Jean
Nationality Haiti
Birth 17 october 1969 (49 years) at Croix-des-Bouquets (Haiti)

Wyclef Jeanelle Jean (/ˈwaɪklɪf ˈʒɑːn/; [wajklɛf ʒã]; born October 17, 1969) is a Haitian hip hop recording artist, musician, actor, and politician. At age nine, Jean moved to the USA with his family and has spent much of his life in the country. He first received fame as a member of the acclaimed New Jersey hip hop group the Fugees. Jean has won three Grammy Awards for his musical work.

On August 5, 2010, Jean filed for candidacy in the 2010 Haitian presidential election, although the Electoral Commission subsequently ruled him ineligible to stand as he had not met the requirement to have been resident in Haiti for five years.

Jean's efforts at earthquake relief, highly publicized in 2010 throughout Haiti and the United States, were channeled through his charitable organization, Yéle Haiti. The charity, which performed a variety of charitable works in Haiti between 2005 and 2010, effectively closed in 2012 after much controversy.

Wyclef Jean, together with Carlos Santana, Avicii and Alexandre Pires, was chosen to perform the closing ceremony at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. Their single Dar Um Jeito (We will Find A Way) the official World Cup anthem was released April 29, 2014.

Best films

Life (1999)
(Original Music Composer)

Usually with

Brian Hooks
Brian Hooks
(1 films)
Michel Gondry
Michel Gondry
(1 films)
Jabba
Jabba
(1 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Wyclef Jean (18 films)

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Actor

Black November, 1h35
Origin Nigeria
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Films set in Africa, Environmental films, Politique, Political films
Actors Hakeem Kae-Kazim, Mickey Rourke, Kim Basinger, Sarah Wayne Callies, Vivica A. Fox, Nse Ikpe Etim
Roles Timi Gabriel
Rating55% 2.761162.761162.761162.761162.76116
The film opens in a Warri prison in the Niger Delta where a noose is being set up to hang Ebiere (Mbong Amata). It switches to Los Angeles, California; Tom Hudson (Mickey Rourke), CEO of Western Oil is kidnapped on his way to the airport by a movement group tagged "United People's Front for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta People of Nigeria". The kidnap is carried out by Tamuno (Enyinna Nwigwe - the leader of the movement, Timi (Wyclef Jean), Opuwei (Akon), Timi (Razaaq Adoti) and Pere (Robert Peters) after orchestrating an accident near the second street tunnel. Also kidnapped is a reporter, Kristy (Kim Basinger) and her cameraman. Tom Hudson, his wife (Kristin Peterson) and Kristy, together with several others at the accident scene are captured and held hostage within this tunnel which has already been closed off on both sides by the group. Seven hours, no communication is heard from the tunnel - the police, the anti-terrorism unit and the general public have no idea who the "terrorists" are or what they want. Meanwhile in the tunnel, Tamuno tells Tom that they are in Los Angeles to save Ebiere and declares that if Ebiere is eventually hung in Nigeria, then the "truly guilty" ones should go with her. He releases the women and children and instructs Kristy to record what is happening in the tunnel.
Soundtrack for a Revolution, 1h22
Directed by Bill Guttentag
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Themes Films about music and musicians, Films about racism, Documentary films about racism, Documentary films about law, Documentary films about historical events, Documentary films about music and musicians, Documentaire sur une personnalité, Documentary films about politics, Musical films, Political films
Actors John Legend, Wyclef Jean, Joss Stone, Angie Stone, Harry Belafonte
Roles Himself (performer)
Rating75% 3.768143.768143.768143.768143.76814
L'histoire du mouvement pour les droits civiques aux États-Unis a toujours été rythmé par de la musique, des mélodies salvatrices, des chants pour la liberté. A travers les différents groupes musicaux de l'époque, "Soundtrack for a Revolution" retrace les combats des esclaves noirs de l'époque.
Be Cool
Be Cool (2005)
, 1h58
Directed by F. Gary Gray
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Mob film, Crime
Themes Films about music and musicians, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Musical films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Vince Vaughn, Kenan Thompson, Harvey Keitel, Cedric the Entertainer
Roles Wyclef Jean
Rating56% 2.8493652.8493652.8493652.8493652.849365
Chili Palmer (John Travolta) helps Edie Athens (Uma Thurman), the widow of an executed friend, Tommy Athens (James Woods), to resurrect a record company using the talents of young and talented female vocalist and songwriter, Linda Moon (Christina Milian). The plot is complicated by several facts:
Dirty
Dirty (2005)
, 1h34
Directed by Chris Fisher
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about drugs, Gangster films
Actors Cuba Gooding Jr., Clifton Collins, Jr., Keith David, Wyclef Jean, Aimee Garcia, Wood Harris
Roles Baine
Rating55% 2.79972.79972.79972.79972.7997
Officer Armando Sancho (Clifton Collins, Jr.), a former Mal Creado ("badly created") gang member who is forced to choose between his conscience and his loyalty. Recruited into an undercover, anti-gang unit of the LAPD, Sancho brings his street smarts onto the force that he has sworn to protect. With his partner Salim Adel (Cuba Gooding, Jr.), the two patrol LA's streets the only way they know how—with force.
Dave Chappelle's Block Party, 1h43
Directed by Michel Gondry
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Musical theatre, Documentary, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Documentary films about music and musicians, Documentaire sur une personnalité, Concert, Hip hop films, Musical films
Actors Dave Chappelle, Erykah Badu, Keyshia Cole, Common, Mos Def, Big Daddy Kane
Roles Wyclef Jean
Rating71% 3.597633.597633.597633.597633.59763
The film follows Chappelle during the summer of 2004, up until September 18, 2004, when he threw a block party on the corner of Quincy Street and Downing Street in the Clinton Hill neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York City. The film features nearby sites including the Broken Angel House in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn as well as areas in Fort Greene, Brooklyn and Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. The film was produced before Chappelle's highly publicized decision to walk away from a $50 million deal to continue his hit Chappelle's Show, and gained prominence after the announcement.
One Last Thing..., 1h36
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Crime
Actors Michael Angarano, Cynthia Nixon, Sunny Mabrey, Gina Gershon, Matt Bush, Gideon Glick
Roles Emmett Ducasse
Rating66% 3.346953.346953.346953.346953.34695
Dylan (Michael Angarano), a high school student with an inoperable brain tumor, lives with his widowed mother Carol (Cynthia Nixon) in Marcus Hook, Pennsylvania. He is invited on television by a wish-granting organization and stuns viewers with his wish: he wants to spend a weekend alone with supermodel Nikki Sinclaire (Sunny Mabrey).
Full Clip
Full Clip (2004)
, 1h35
Directed by Christopher Morrison
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action
Actors Xzibit, Tom Lister, Jr., Busta Rhymes, Mark Boone Junior, DeRay Davis, Wyclef Jean
Roles Narrator
Rating33% 1.6953151.6953151.6953151.6953151.695315
Full Clip is a 1970s style blaxploitation action movie (A "BuckTown" remake). Joshua Pope (Busta Rhymes) returns to his home in a small town to claim the inheritance his father has left him. Once there, however, he finds that the local police have corrupted the town and are ruling with an iron fist. So, with the help of an old friend (Xzibit) and his cohorts, Pope sets out to reclaim the town he once loved.
The Country Bears, 1h28
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Musical theatre, Adventure, Musical
Themes Films about animals, Films about music and musicians, Mise en scène d'un ours, Musical films, Buddy films, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Haley Joel Osment, Christopher Walken, Elizabeth Daily, Stephen Tobolowsky, Daryl Mitchell, Elton John
Roles Himself
Rating41% 2.055462.055462.055462.055462.05546
The Country Bears are an all-bear country rock band who have broken up in 1991 after years of popularity. Number one fan Beary Barrington (voiced by Haley Joel Osment), a young bear raised by a human family, feels left out for being different. His father (Stephen Tobolowsky) tells him that his family will love him no matter what, and that differences lead everyone to their purposes. But Beary's older brother Dex (Eli Marienthal) gives him the truth about his background.
Shottas
Shottas (2002)
, 1h35
Genres Drama, Action, Adventure, Crime
Themes Medical-themed films, Seafaring films, Films about drugs, Transport films, Buddy films, Gangster films
Actors Ky-Mani Marley, Paul Campbell, Paul Campbell, Wyclef Jean, Jabba
Roles Richie Effs
Rating63% 3.1583053.1583053.1583053.1583053.158305
The film tells the story of two young men, Biggs (Errol) (Kymani Marley) and Wayne (Spragga Benz), who grow up together in the tough and dangerous streets of (Waterhouse) Kingston. They rob a soda truck and shoot the truck driver while they are still children.
Carmen: A Hip Hopera
Directed by Robert Townsend
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Hip hop films, Musical films
Actors Mekhi Phifer, Beyoncé, Mos Def, Rah Digga, Wyclef Jean, Shad Moss
Roles Fortune Teller
Rating48% 2.4153252.4153252.4153252.4153252.415325
Carmen Brown (Beyoncé Knowles) is a seductive, aspiring actress who mistakenly causes trouble everywhere she goes. She gets involved with Sgt. Derek Hill (Mekhi Phifer), who is engaged to the cocktail waitress, Caela (Reagan Gomez-Preston). At Lou's Bar, Carmen gets into a fight with a jealous woman. Hill's superior, Lieutenant Miller (Mos Def) orders Hill to bring Carmen to jail. Carmen tries unsuccessfully to seduce Hill, but she convinces him to let her stop at her apartment to put her mother's ring in a safe place so it does not get stolen in jail. There, she puts on lingerie and wins him over. He is caught in the morning (with Carmen nowhere to be found) by Lieutenant Miller (who is now revealed to be a crooked cop), who brings Caela with him as he arrests Hill. Caela slaps Hill and tells him she hates him.

Producer

Shottas
Shottas (2002)
, 1h35
Genres Drama, Action, Adventure, Crime
Themes Medical-themed films, Seafaring films, Films about drugs, Transport films, Buddy films, Gangster films
Actors Ky-Mani Marley, Paul Campbell, Paul Campbell, Wyclef Jean, Jabba
Roles Executive Producer
Rating63% 3.1583053.1583053.1583053.1583053.158305
The film tells the story of two young men, Biggs (Errol) (Kymani Marley) and Wayne (Spragga Benz), who grow up together in the tough and dangerous streets of (Waterhouse) Kingston. They rob a soda truck and shoot the truck driver while they are still children.

Sound

Venus and Serena
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Themes Sports films, Tennis films
Rating62% 3.100183.100183.100183.100183.10018
Venus and Serena takes an unfiltered look into the remarkable lives of the greatest sister-act professional tennis has ever seen. In a sport where they were not welcomed, the indomitable Williams sisters faced the opposition with grace and courage not only breaking new ground for female and African American athletes everywhere, but dominating the women's game for over a decade. The film tells the inspiring story of how these two women, against all odds, but the help of visionary parents, made it to the top.
Dead Tone
Dead Tone (2007)
, 1h40
Directed by Brian Hooks, Deon Taylor
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror, Slasher
Actors Jud Tylor, Antwon Tanner, Brian Hooks, Cherie Johnson, Wil Horneff, Jonathan Chase
Rating47% 2.3530152.3530152.3530152.3530152.353015
The film begins with a sleepover of children. They prank call people while playing the game Seventy Five. Meanwhile, their parents are in the other room having drinks. The rules of the game are that you must keep a random person on the line for 75 seconds, and they must believe what you’re saying. As the night goes on the kids go to bed, a man whom the kids recently called calls back, before jumping from a closet and killing all the parents in the house with an axe as the children hide in their bedrooms.