Sean Combs

  1. Chris Rock, Lethal Weapon 4, 1998.    One sequel is enough! Roger Ebert’s Chicago Tribune review made #1 a hit way beyond Warner’s meagre expectations He felt #4 was mere out-takes… All the usual black suspects – Combs (aka Puff Daddy in those day), Eddie Murphy, Will Smith, Chris Tucker, Larenz Tate – rejected the gay cop, Lee Butters. Rock rolled, but as, suddenly, the father of Danny Glover’s grandchild! As usual Glover said: “I’m too old for this shit!” This time he meant it, as he and Mel Gibson finally reached the ages of Murtaugh and Riggs as scripted in 1986.
  2. Jamie Foxx, Any Given Sunday, 1999.    When Puff Daddy didn’t work out (nor P Diddy, Puffy, Diddy, Brother Love and B Love..!) for the  third-string quarterback, Steamin’ Willie Beamen,  director director Oliver Stone shocked Warners by choosing the star of the studio’s hit TV series. “Executives  didn’t seem to realise they had a valuable asset.”  Jamie  won an Oscar six years later as Ray Charles in Ray.
  3. Cuba Gooding Jr, The Fighting Temptations, 2003.  P assed on the  Madison Avenue exec must build  creating a gospel choir. To obtain an inheritance.
  4. Rob Lawrence Brown, Odd Thomas, 2012. Change of Shamus Cocobolo in  the life of Odd, a clairvoyant fry cook Anton Yelchin. (His parents forgot to add T for Todd).  With monickers like these, you just know it all derives (badly) from a Dean R Koontz book.


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