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Did You Know That "50 Cent" Auditioned For 'American Gangster'? Watch His Audition Tape

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by Natasha Greeves
October 23, 2013 4:26 PM
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Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson

Courtesy of Defamer.com, here's a look at Curtis '50 Cent' Jackson's audition tape for American Gangster - the 2007 drama directed by Ridley Scott, based on the criminal career of gangster and drug lord Frank Lucas, which starred Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe.

Jackson is said to have auditioned for the role that Chiwetel Ejiofor played in the film - Huey Lucas, one of Frank Lucas' brothers, who helped run his drug empire.

When this audition tape was made, Jackson's only acting credit was in 2005's Get Rich Or Die Trying - years before his 10-picture, $200 million agreement with George Furla's Hedge Fund Film Partners, via his Cheetah Vision Films production company. 

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2 Comments

  • Shanae | October 24, 2013 4:38 PMReply

    As crazy as this sounds, I think I would have enjoyed 50 Cent in the movie. Even if he would not have been any any good.

  • CareyCarey | October 24, 2013 5:55 PM

    Nope, that does not sound crazy to me. I've seen most if not all of 50 Cents performances on the big screen. In roles opposite big hitters like Robert DiNiro and Forest Whitaker, in all fairness, 50 cents was very convincing. Two days ago I watched him in The Frozen Ground starring Nickolas Cage. Again, he showed the skills of an accomplished actor.

    I know, I know, I've heard the argument that he's a rapper, not an actor, but so goes the history of Will Smith, Common, Queen Latifah and Andre Benjamin, just to name a few actors who have used their ability to entertain in many art forms... and do so with great success.

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