RZA

RZA

  • Highest Rated: 100% Survivors Guide to Prison (2018)
  • Lowest Rated: 18% Meet the Blacks (2016)
  • Birthday: Jul 5, 1969
  • Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA
  • Rapper RZA (born Robert Diggs but alternately credited, at various junctures, as Prince Rakeem, Bobby Steels, The Rzarector, and The Abbott) initially rose to fame as a member of the rap group All in Together Now, then branched out into a career as a solo artist. Though he achieved tremendous commercial success in this capacity, RZA nonetheless made his most enduring musical impact not as a performer but as a producer, of the rap supergroup the Wu-Tang Clan. His spare, lean, and razor-sharp approach to rap production for the group laid the groundwork and set the bar for dozens of other rap acts throughout the 1990s. Cinematically, RZA placed his strongest emphasis on contributions to soundtracks, scoring and lending featured music to such opuses as the Jim Jarmusch-helmed crime drama Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (1999), Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill Vol. 1 (2003) and Kill Bill Vol. 2 (2004), and the urban farce Soul Plane (2004). Though RZA's acting roles officially began with a bit part in Jarmusch's Coffee and Cigarettes (2003), he went on to grace the supporting casts of films as diverse as Scary Movie 3 (2003), Derailed (2005), and The Take (2007). Also in 2007, RZA tackled a supporting role as Moses Jones in Ridley Scott's period crime drama American Gangster, starring Denzel Washington.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

56% The Dead Don't Die Dean 2019
41% MFKZ Actor 2018
100% Survivors Guide to Prison Actor 2018
No Score Yet Cut Throat City Director 2018
50% Love Beats Rhymes Director 2017
78% Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping Himself 2016
44% Mr. Right Shotgun Steve $25.9K 2016
18% Meet the Blacks Executive Producer 2016
No Score Yet AWOL-72 Det. Adams 2015
No Score Yet The Man with the Iron Fists 2 Screenwriter Thaddeus Executive Producer 2015
No Score Yet L'homme aux poings de fer 2 Screenwriter Thaddeus 2015
No Score Yet L'homme aux poings de fer 2 Screenwriter 2015
19% Warrior King 2 (The Protector 2) LC 2014
26% Brick Mansions Tremaine 2014
29% G.I. Joe: Retaliation The Blind Master $122.6M 2013
51% The Man With the Iron Fists Blacksmith Screenwriter Director Producer $15.7M 2012
68% A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas Lamar $34.5M 2011
51% The Next Three Days Mouss $21.2M 2010
22% Repo Men T-Bone $13.2M 2010
No Score Yet Wu-Tang Saga Actor 2010
69% Funny People Chuck $51.9M 2009
50% Life Is Hot in Cracktown Sammy 2009
No Score Yet Afro Samurai: Resurrection Actor 2009
No Score Yet Wu: The Story of the Wu Tang Clan Actor 2008
33% Gospel Hill Lonnie 2008
80% American Gangster Moses Jones $130.2M 2007
No Score Yet Blood of a Champion Executive Producer 2006
No Score Yet Up and Above Actor 2006
21% Derailed Winston Boyko $36M 2005
30% Be Cool Himself $55.6M 2005
No Score Yet The Art of 16 Bars: Get Ya Bars Up Actor 2005
No Score Yet Excavating Taylor Mead Actor 2005
No Score Yet RZA - Live in Germany Actor 2004
64% Coffee and Cigarettes RZA $2M 2004
No Score Yet Bjork: Inside Bjork Actor 2003
35% Scary Movie 3 Himself 2003
No Score Yet Hip Hop 101: The Game Actor 2003
82% Ghost Dog - The Way of the Samurai Samurai in Camouflage 2000
60% Rhyme & Reason Actor 1997
No Score Yet Snake Shadow Lama Fist Actor 1976

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

100% Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics and Men
2019
  • 2019
80% Wu-Tang: An American Saga
2019
Creator Screenwriter Executive Producer
  • 2019
94% Fresh Off the Boat
2015
Himself
  • 2018
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
Performer
  • 2018
85% The Simpsons
1989
Voice
  • 2017
41% Gang Related
2014
Cassius Green
  • 2014
No Score Yet The Wendy Williams Show
2008
Guest
  • 2014
No Score Yet Chelsea Lately
2007-2014
Guest
  • 2012
No Score Yet Conan
2010
Guest
  • 2012
  • 2011
57% Californication
2007-2014
Samurai Apocalypse Samurai 'Sam' Apocalypse
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
No Score Yet Colbert Report
2005-2014
Guest
  • 2009
No Score Yet The Bonnie Hunt Show
2008-2010
Performer
  • 2009
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
1999-2015
Guest
  • 2005
50% Wanda at Large
2003
Six-Finger Assassin

QUOTES FROM RZA CHARACTERS

Tremaine
Sometimes you don't gotta be a rocket scientist. You just gotta have a rocket.
Tremaine
Not only do I got to shoot the sheriff, but I also got to shoot the deputy!