Snoop Dogg

  1. Michael Jai White, Spawn, 1996.    All the obvious heavyweights – Cuba Gooding Jr, Will Smith, Wesley Snipes, Tony Todd (Candyman), Denzel Washington  and Tarantino favourites Samuel L Jackson, Ving Rhames – were seen for the movies’ first black superhero. (The later filmed Black Pantherwas born first, in a 1966 comic – 26 yearsbefore Spawn).  Plus the usual rappers LL Cool J, Snoop Dogg, Tupac Shakur. And the inevitable unknown: Allen Payne, from New Jack City (with Snipes). Not easy, said White, to win audience sympathy for “the most tragic character I’ve encountered,” a government assassin back from hell. Hence, Spawn 2and Spawn 3: The Ultimate Battlenever battled.White was good; John Leguizamo  (unrecognisable as Clown) had better lines.“I say destroy the cosmos: ask questions later.”“I’ve got more tricks than a hooker!”“Every time someone farts, a demon gets his wings.” 
  2. Mike Epps, Resident Evil: Apocalypse2004. The rapper-cum-actor  changed his mind  –  said scenarist Paul WS Anderson. 


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