Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
Roger Moore Says Idris Elba as James Bond is "Unrealistic" Because He's Not "English-English" Roger Moore Says Idris Elba as James Bond is "Unrealistic" Because He's Not "English-English" Dr Dre Hopes the N.W.A. Movie Will Correct Notions of the Group's Treatment of Women + Working on Inspired Album, More Dr Dre Hopes the N.W.A. Movie Will Correct Notions of the Group's Treatment of Women + Working on Inspired Album, More TV Casting Directors React to Deadline's "Ethnic Castings" Article (A Fad That Will Eventually Pass?) TV Casting Directors React to Deadline's "Ethnic Castings" Article (A Fad That Will Eventually Pass?) Taraji P. Henson Will Host 'Saturday Night Live' for the First Time in April (How Many Black Women Have Hosted?) Taraji P. Henson Will Host 'Saturday Night Live' for the First Time in April (How Many Black Women Have Hosted?) For White TV Writers Who Have Considered Racism When *Ethnic* Diversity Is Too Much For White TV Writers Who Have Considered Racism When *Ethnic* Diversity Is Too Much 'Key & Peele' "Substitute Teacher" Sketch to be Developed as a Feature Film 'Key & Peele' "Substitute Teacher" Sketch to be Developed as a Feature Film New Documentary Will Trace History of "Black Dandyism" (Trailer) New Documentary Will Trace History of "Black Dandyism" (Trailer) Best Performances By Black Actors/Actresses Ever? (Survey) Best Performances By Black Actors/Actresses Ever? (Survey) Tyler Perry Studios Forms Film, TV & Infrastructure Alliance w/ 4 Other Major Atlanta Studios Tyler Perry Studios Forms Film, TV & Infrastructure Alliance w/ 4 Other Major Atlanta Studios Watch: Kenyan Filmmaker Ng'endo Mukii Tackles 'Globalized' Beauty & African Self-Image in Award-Winning Short Film 'Yellow Fever' Watch: Kenyan Filmmaker Ng'endo Mukii Tackles 'Globalized' Beauty & African Self-Image in Award-Winning Short Film 'Yellow Fever' HBO Orders Steve McQueen's 'Codes of Conduct' to 6-Episode Limited Series HBO Orders Steve McQueen's 'Codes of Conduct' to 6-Episode Limited Series Apparently, Many of You Aren't Pleased With the "All-New" 'Single Ladies'... What's Going on? Apparently, Many of You Aren't Pleased With the "All-New" 'Single Ladies'... What's Going on? Alfre Woodard and Gbenga Akinnagbe are a Dysfunctional Mother-Son Pair in Trailer for 'Knucklehead' Alfre Woodard and Gbenga Akinnagbe are a Dysfunctional Mother-Son Pair in Trailer for 'Knucklehead' 'Single Ladies' Returns Tonight to a Rebranded Centric - "The First Network Designed for Black Women" 'Single Ladies' Returns Tonight to a Rebranded Centric - "The First Network Designed for Black Women" What to Expect in Season 2 of 'Empire' (Less Opulence; Spike Lee May Direct, Oprah May Guest-Star, More) What to Expect in Season 2 of 'Empire' (Less Opulence; Spike Lee May Direct, Oprah May Guest-Star, More) 73 New TV Pilots & Series with Black Actors in Starring and/or Supporting Roles Ordered for Next Season. Here's the Full List 73 New TV Pilots & Series with Black Actors in Starring and/or Supporting Roles Ordered for Next Season. Here's the Full List HBO Seeks Diverse, Emerging Writers for HBOAccess Writing Fellowship HBO Seeks Diverse, Emerging Writers for HBOAccess Writing Fellowship Aaron McGruder Finally Explains Why He Left 'The Boondocks' Aaron McGruder Finally Explains Why He Left 'The Boondocks' Netflix Explains Why It Doesn't Always Have That Film Or TV Show You Really Want To See (Video) Netflix Explains Why It Doesn't Always Have That Film Or TV Show You Really Want To See (Video) Tichina Arnold Says She Talked To Martin Lawrence About Doing A 'Martin' Movie... Tichina Arnold Says She Talked To Martin Lawrence About Doing A 'Martin' Movie...

Sean "Diddy" Combs Chasing Denzel Washington/Will Smith Dreams; May Be Starring In "Hangover 3"

Photo of Tambay A. Obenson By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act April 25, 2012 at 11:30AM

That's Oscar-winner Sean "Diddy" Combs to you; Combs won his first Oscar in February after signing on an executive producer on sports documentary Undefeated, which won the Best Documentary Feature Academy Award.
11
Diddy

That's Oscar-winner Sean "Diddy" Combs to you; Combs won his first Oscar in February after signing on an executive producer on sports documentary Undefeated, which won the Best Documentary Feature Academy Award.

Or maybe I should say, that's Sean "Diddy" Combs, the man Forbes magazine says is the hip-hopper closest to becoming a billionaire, with an estimated net worth of $550 million.

This morning, courtesy of the Chicago Suntimes, talking about Sean "Diddy" Combs:

Without question, Sean “Diddy” Combs is a renaissance man of many talents, ranging from music star and mogul to shrewd entrepreneur to actor — especially with solid performances in “Get Him to the Greek” and “A Raisin in the Sun.” Now I’ve learned Combs is into making his mark even bigger in front of the camera, with a longtime associate telling me Monday: “Diddy wants to become the next Denzel Washington or Will Smith.” While reportedly about to ink a deal to star in “The Hangover 3” for director Todd Phillips , Combs really wants to use his extensive Hollywood connections to land much meatier roles — both dramatic and comedic.

Also worth noting, from one of his reps talking to the New York Post, “I can tell you Sean is in L.A. aggressively working on his film career and a follow-up to Greek.

This is the first I'm hearing about any connection between him and The Hangover 3; not like we need a 3rd movie in that franchise.

But I should note that Diddy is attached to play a "major role" in an adaptation of George Pelecanos' Shoedog (a crime drama) along with The Wire regulars Chad ColemanAnwar Glover, and Andre RoyoJohn McNaughton (Wild Things, Mad Dog and Glory) will direct the Stealth Media Group-backed film.

He's got nothing else lined up, according to his IMDB resume.

So if all this talk about him chasing big screen dreams, the likes of Denzel Washington's or Will Smith's, is correct, I suppose we should expect to start hearing Mr Combs' name mentioned a lot here more here on S&A, from here-on.

Given what I've seen of his ability thus far, I'm not sold on his acting. I'd say he's better at comedy than drama; and I'd suggest that he consider using his name and stature to produce, instead of act. 

BUT, I can't knock the man's goals and dreams; and if acting is one of them, he certainly has every right to pursue.


Shadow & ActNewsletter