Common

Common

  • Highest Rated: 100% The Apollo (2019)
  • Lowest Rated: 7% New Year's Eve (2011)
  • Birthday: Mar 13, 1972
  • Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA
  • Best known for his individualistic promulgation of jazz-rap during the 1990s -- a decade when gangsta rap threatened to take over much of the urban music scene -- underground rapper Common attained recognition for the sophisticated lyrics and ever-present political subtexts in his raps. Something of a critics' favorite, Common also achieved commercial success with such albums as Can I Borrow a Dollar? (1992, his debut), Like Water for Chocolate (2000), Electric Circus (2002), and Be (2005). During the first 15 years or so of his career, the Chicago native's filmed activity remained generally confined to music videos, performance films, and also urban and rap-themed documentaries such as the 2003 Soundz of Spirit, the 2004 Letter to the President, and 2005's jubilant Dave Chappelle's Block Party. By 2007, Common began branching out into dramatic roles. That year, the rapper landed supporting parts in such films as Joe Carnahan's darkly comic action thriller Smokin' Aces and Ridley Scott's period crime drama American Gangster.In 2008 he appeared in Wanted, and the next year he landed a role in the high-profile sequel Terminator Salvation. He played the part of an scary bad guy in the comedy Date Night in 2010, the same year he played the lead opposite Queen Latifah in the romantic comedy Just Wright. He was one of the many members of the ensemble cast in 2011's New Year's Eve, and lent his vocal talents to Happy Feet Two that same year. In 2012 he appeared in the family fantasy film The Odd Life of Timothy Green.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

50% The Informer Actor 2020
100% The Apollo Actor 2019
22% The Kitchen Gary Silvers 2019
60% Saint Judy Benjamin Adebayo 2019
No Score Yet Aretha! A Grammy Celebration for the Queen of Soul Actor 2019
No Score Yet They Fight Producer 2018
23% Here and Now (Blue Night) Ben 2018
36% Hunter Killer RA John Fisk 2018
97% The Hate U Give Uncle Carlos 2018
76% Smallfoot Stonekeeper 2018
86% All About Nina Rafe 2018
18% A Happening of Monumental Proportions Actor 2018
99% The Tale Martin 2018
50% Love Beats Rhymes Coltrane 2017
91% Girls Trip Himself $115.1M 2017
87% Megan Leavey Gunny Martin $13.5M 2017
No Score Yet Feel Rich: Health Is the New Wealth Actor 2017
75% Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary Actor $0.5M 2017
89% John Wick: Chapter 2 Cassian $92M 2017
No Score Yet The Words That Built America Actor 2017
27% Suicide Squad Monster T $325.1M 2016
23% Being Charlie Travis $12.4K 2016
90% Barbershop: The Next Cut Jabari $54.1M 2016
No Score Yet An American Girl Story - Melody 1963: Love Has to Win Executive Producer 2016
33% Entourage Himself 2015
32% Every Secret Thing Devlin $97.5K 2015
58% Run All Night Andrew Price 2015
50% X/Y Jason $0.2M 2015
91% The Wiz Live! Bouncer 2015
99% Selma James Bevel 2014
88% Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton: This Is Stones Throw Records Actor 2014
50% Now You See Me Evans $117.7M 2013
No Score Yet Pawn Jeff $2.6K 2013
34% LUV Vincent Producer $0.2M 2013
35% The Odd Life of Timothy Green Coach Cal $51.9M 2012
86% Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap Actor $0.3M 2012
7% New Year's Eve Soldier $54.6M 2011
45% Happy Feet Two Seymour $64M 2011
90% Beats Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest Common $1.1M 2011
45% Just Wright Scott McKnight $21.6M 2010
66% Date Night Collins $98.8M 2010
No Score Yet Bouncing Cats Actor 2010
33% Terminator Salvation Barnes $125.3M 2009
No Score Yet Brave New Voices Actor 2009
71% Wanted The Gunsmith $134.3M 2008
36% Street Kings Coates $26.4M 2008
No Score Yet Black August: A Celebration of Hip-Hop and Our Freedom Fighters Actor 2008
80% American Gangster Turner Lucas $130.2M 2007
No Score Yet Notorious B.I.G.: Bigger Than Life Actor 2007
30% Smokin' Aces Sir Ivy $35.7M 2007
No Score Yet Freestyle Fanatiks Actor 2007
No Score Yet WTF: An Okaymentary Actor 2007
No Score Yet BET Hip Hop Awards 2007 Actor 2007
92% Dave Chappelle's Block Party Actor $11.8M 2006
No Score Yet Poetry on Fire Actor 2006
No Score Yet Alicia Keys: Unplugged Actor 2005
No Score Yet Letter To The President Actor 2005
No Score Yet The Art of 16 Bars: Get Ya Bars Up Actor 2005
58% Fade to Black Actor $1.1M 2004
No Score Yet Soundz of Spirit Actor 2003
No Score Yet Lyricist Lounge: Hip Hop Video Classics Actor 2002
66% Brown Sugar Himself $27.2M 2002
No Score Yet NBA Live 2001: The Music Videos Actor 2000

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

100% Desus & Mero
2019
Guest
  • 2019
100% Sherman's Showcase
2019
Guest
  • 2019
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
Guest Performer
  • 2019
  • 2018
No Score Yet The Chi
2018
Executive Producer
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
No Score Yet America Divided
2016
Appearing Executive Producer
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2016
No Score Yet The View
1997
Guest Performer
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
Guest Performer
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2014
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
Guest
  • 2018
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Guest
  • 2018
  • 2015
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest Performer
  • 2018
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2011
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Trevor Noah
2015
Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet Today
2017
Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet The Lion Guard
2016
Voice
  • 2017
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest Performer
  • 2017
  • 2012
  • 2010
  • 2008
  • 2006
  • 2005
41% Chelsea
2016-2017
Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet Harry
2016-2018
Guest
  • 2016
100% The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore
2015-2016
Panelist Appearing
  • 2016
  • 2015
73% Hell on Wheels
2011-2016
Elam Ferguson
  • 2016
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet Charlie Rose
2013-2017
Guest
  • 2015
No Score Yet Lip Sync Battle
2015
Performer
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
1999-2015
Guest
  • 2015
  • 2011
No Score Yet Cake Boss
2009-2017
Appearing
  • 2014
No Score Yet In Performance at the White House
2010-2016
Performer
  • 2014
No Score Yet All Access: Mayweather vs. Guerrero
2013
Narrator
  • 2013
86% The Mindy Project
2012-2017
Policeman
  • 2013
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
Guest
  • 2013
  • 2010
No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly
2007
Guest
  • 2012
No Score Yet Chelsea Lately
2007-2014
Guest
  • 2011
No Score Yet The Wendy Williams Show
2008
Performer
  • 2011
  • 2010
No Score Yet The Electric Company
2009-2011
Appearing
  • 2010
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Performer
  • 2007
  • 2001
No Score Yet Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry
2001-2007
Performer
  • 2005
  • 2004
  • 2003
96% Chappelle's Show
2003-2006
Guest
  • 2004
No Score Yet One on One
2001-2006
Darius
  • 2004
No Score Yet The Chris Rock Show
1997-2000
Performer
  • 2000

QUOTES FROM Common CHARACTERS

Uncle Vincent
I'm all you got.
Scott McKnight
i know you love me
Scott McKnight
I know you love me.
Seymour
"Atticus. Time for a snack my man."
Seymour
Atticus. Time for a snack my man.
Seymour
"Your going down gravity!"
Seymour
Your going down gravity!