Richard Roundtree
American actor
Richard Roundtree
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'A hug for your soul': Babyface, Common and others celebrate black movie music at the Hollywood Bowl
LATimes - 6 months
As movies go, “Shaft” and “Waiting to Exhale” are about as different as can be. In the former, Richard Roundtree plays a private detective battling enemies on the streets of New York. In the latter, Whitney Houston is a show-biz professional in love with the wrong guy. But on Wednesday night at...
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Report: BET picks up Atlanta-based ‘Being Mary Jane’ with Gabrielle Union
ajc - over 4 years
Actress Gabrielle Union will be spending more time in Atlanta because her show “Being Mary Jane” has been picked up by BET, according to Deadline.com. The story says the drama is expected to begin production early next year. The pilot was shot in Atlanta in the spring. [The Georgia Film, Music and Digital Entertainment Office spokeswoman Stefanie Paupeck says she has not heard anything from BET yet about the status of "Being Mary Jane"] In the show, Union plays an Anderson Cooper-type journalist who has her own cable show. “She’s a bit of a black sheep in her family in reverse,” Union said in a phone interview in April. “She’s by far the most successful in her family.” But she has man problems to boot. Other actors on the show include Lisa Vidal (”The Event,”) Aaron D. Spears (”The Bold and the Beautiful) and Richard Roundtree (”Shaft”). The series is created by Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil of Akil Productions, which produces “The Game.” Union has spent a lot of time i ...
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Mike Ryan: 'Compared To The Remake, The Original Is Citizen Kane'
Huffington Post - over 4 years
Right now, as this is typed, a remake of Paul Verhoeven's 1990 quasi-classic Total Recall is playing in theaters. This remake is also called Total Recall and, like the original, the plot centers on a man named Doulas Quaid who may or may not be a spy. Unlike the original film, it's not particularly enjoyable to watch, for quite a few reasons. So many reasons, in fact, that Matt Singer of Indiewire's Criticwire blog and myself decided that an obsessive chat about the new Total Recall was needed. (And, yes, spoilers lie ahead.) Mike: I feel we should discuss Bryan Cranston's hair. As little as I was into this movie, his hair just took me to another terrible place. Matt: A terrible place that never, ever moves, even in the middle of a knife fight. His hair was impossibly bad. It was the best argument in this Total Recall that the whole film is a dream -- no way someone in the real world has that hair. Mike: Agree. But that's the other thing: This movie makes is less ...
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REVIEW: Sister Act… holy moly, it’s habit forming!
Biggleswade Today - over 4 years
Sister Act is without doubt one of the most entertaining shows to hit Milton Keynes Theatre in the past nine months, writes Alan Wooding. Having been held up as one of the funniest films of the 1990s, since 2009 it has wowed theatre audiences after its relaunch on the West End stage as a full-blown musical. The touring version of Sister Act opened in Milton Keynes this week for a two-week run and immediately sparked great audience reaction. They simply loved the all-singing, all-dancing nuns and the varied selection of sound-alike soul and disco hits. I say sound-alike because unlike the film, which relied on a soundtrack of 1970s hits, the whole musical has been reworked and rewritten by composer Alan Menken and a lyricist Glenn Slater in the manner you would expect from the likes of Barry White, The Commadores, Diane Ross or the Stylisticks. It’s hugely entertaining from start to finish and, having been produced by Whoopi Goldberg – the star of the original film with a script is ...
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'Django Unchained' Trailer: 'The 'D' Is Silent' (VIDEO)
Moviefone Blog - over 4 years
The trailer for Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained" has finally arrived. The spaghetti Western follows the titular lead Django (the "D" is silent), played by Jamie Foxx, and a bounty hunter named Schultz (Christopher Waltz) who have teamed up to seek revenge on plantation owner, Calvin Candie (DiCaprio). Recently, Foxx described his cowboy character as a combination of “Richard Roundtree [Shaft] meets Clint Eastwood.” Tarantino's upcoming film has already had its fair share of buzz -- seven minutes of the film screened at this year's Cannes Film Festival to rave reviews. The new trailer, which you can watch above, delivers everything we expect from a Tarantino flick: awesome soundtrack, lots of killing and clever catch phrases. "Django Unchained" hits theaters December 25. [via ScreenCrush]
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'Django Unchained': Leonardo DiCaprio, Jamie Foxx In Quentin Tarantino Film (PHOTOS)
Moviefone Blog - almost 5 years
The first images of Leonardo DiCaprio as an evil plantation owner and Jamie Foxx as a badass slave in Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained" have arrived thanks to EW -- and they don't disappoint. Foxx describes his cowboy character as a combination of two of the most iconic anti-heroes of all time: “Richard Roundtree [Shaft] meets Clint Eastwood.” DiCaprio plays a goateed, hammer-wielding heavy named Calvin Candie who likes to make his slaves fight to the death, a character that might give even "Inglourious Basterds" bad guy Christoph Waltz a run for his money in the villainy department. “Candie is a business man who owns a plantation called Candie Land, and that's where my wife ends up being,” Foxx says. To find her, “we have to get in good with Candie, by me playing a valet for Christoph's character.” Waltz plays a German Bounty hunter named Schultz whom Django recruits to help get revenge against his owners. "He teaches Django certain things he needs to become a whole ma ...
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“Being Mary Jane” – Cast Of BET’S First One Hour Drama Revealed
All Hip Hop - almost 5 years
BET recently revealed the cast for their new one-hour original drama, titled “Being Mary Jane.” Production on the new show started on April 23, with Gabrielle Union tapped as the main star. In addition to Gabrielle Union, Omari Hardwick, Tika Sumpter, BJ Britt, Lisa Vidal and Richard Roundtree round out the cast of the new TV series. Mara Brock Akil and Husband Salim Akil “Being Mary Jane” is produced by husband and wife duo Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil of Akil Productions, who also produced the hit series “The Game.” According to a synopsis BET released today (April 25), “Being Mary Jane” centers around “the work, social and family life of a successful African American career woman who has achieved a decorated career as the host of a fast paced 24-hour national cable news network. As Mary Jane juggles her life, her work and her commitment to family, viewers follow how far she’s willing to go to find those puzzle pieces that she, and society, insist are missing from her lif ...
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5 great winners of the best original song Oscar
Seattle Pi - almost 5 years
5 great winners of the best original song Oscar Sam Harris became a minor star by belting out a soaring version of it on "Star Search" in the mid-'80s, and Katharine McPhee made it one of her signature tunes on "American Idol." Written by Leigh Harline and Ned Washington and sung by Cliff Edwards in the voice of perky sidekick Jiminy Cricket, this is probably the greatest song ever to come from a Disney animated movie. — "Moon River" from "Breakfast at Tiffany's" (1961): When Audrey Hepburn sings it alone on the fire escape of her Manhattan apartment, it's intimate, sweet and plaintive, an indication of the insecure woman looking for love that she tries to suppress through her glamorous persona and wild nights. When it swells during the film's climactic conclusion — in an alley in the pouring rain, as Hepburn finds the cat she cast aside and clutches it to her chest while giving George Peppard a passionate kiss — it's heartbreaking. Isaac Hayes is at his smoot ...
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Anpassa din tv-tablå - Dagens Nyheter
Google News - over 5 years
Gästskådespelare: Chris O'Donnell, Roxanne Hart, Richard Roundtree. Allt fler vill bokblogga. Från ett forum för fem boknördar till en verklig maktfaktor i en allt hårdare bokbransch. Skräcksåpa. "Lill-Babs" Svensson, Caroline af Ugglas och Patrick
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Anpassa din tv-tablå - Dagens Nyheter
Google News - over 5 years
Gästskådespelare: Chris O'Donnell, Roxanne Hart, Richard Roundtree. Those Dancing Days lägger ned. Bandet tar en paus på obestämd tid för att plugga, jobba och utforska ny musik. Krockar med rättegångsdatum. Janet Jackson missar en stjärnspäckad gala
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Richmond Co. schools taking cyberbullying seriously with new policies - WRDW-TV
Google News - over 5 years
"What we do now is we monitor social networks and we are encouraging administrators as well as students to contact us if they are being bullied so we can immediately start investigation," said Lt. Richard Roundtree of Richmond County School Public
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East Coast Earthquake: In the mood for these flicks? - The Star-Ledger - NJ.com
Google News - over 5 years
The all-star cast included Charlton Heston, Ava Gardner, George Kennedy, Lorne Greene, Geneviève Bujold, Richard Roundtree, Marjoe Gortner, Barry Sullivan, Lloyd Nolan, Victoria Principal, Monica Lewis and Walter Matthau. "San Francisco" (1936): Set in
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Joe and Max - Rivalen im Ring - ARD.de
Google News - over 5 years
Schmeling-Darsteller Til Schweiger bereitete sich durch intensives Boxtraining auf seine Rolle vor. Sein Gegner wird von Leonard Roberts gespielt, "Shaft"-Darsteller Richard Roundtree verkörpert Louis' Trainer Jack
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Darnell 'Dr. Dunk' Hillman, el 'King Africa' de la ABA - solobasket.com
Google News - over 5 years
Boom de actores negros (Pam Grier, Tamara Dobson, Richard Roundtree...); de secuelas tamizadas de afroamericano (Blackula, Cleopatra Jones...). Esta corriente servía también para potenciar a las nuevas estrellas del soul, funk, R&B como el mencionado
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Blu-ray Review: Jumping The Broom - Blogcritics.org (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
... what many white folks commonly refer to as “a black film” has become less and less appealing for many — especially by those white folks, who are usually expecting to see any combination of Richard Roundtree, Pam Grier and funky waka-chi-waka music
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Blaxploitation Era Icons: Where Are They Now? - Huffington Post
Google News - over 5 years
Showing a glimpse of inner-city realism and over-the-top glamour, films starring Fred Williamson, Pam Grier and Richard Roundtree became box-office sensations. But whatever happened to the stars of the films now known as blaxploitation flicks?
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Richard Roundtree
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2008
    Age 65
    Most recently, Roundtree had a supporting role in the 2008 Speed Racer film as a racer-turned-commentator who is an icon and hero to Speed.
    More Details Hide Details He also appeared in the two-parter in Season 1 of the Second Generation of Knight Rider as the father of FBI Agent Carrie Ravai, and currently co-stars as the father of Being Mary Jane aired on BET since 2013
  • FIFTIES
  • 1999
    Age 56
    He portrayed Booker T. Washington in the 1999 television movie Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years.
    More Details Hide Details Since 2000, Roundtree has appeared in the television series The Closer as Colonel D.B. Walter U.S.M.C. (retired), the father of a sniper, and in Heroes as Simone's terminally ill father, Charles Deveaux. Next, Roundtree appeared as Eddie's father-in-law in episodes of Lincoln Heights.
  • 1997
    Age 54
    In 1997-98, Roundtree had a leading role as Phil Thomas in the short-lived Fox ensemble drama, 413 Hope St..
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    He also appeared in 1997's George of the Jungle and played a high-school vice-principal in the 2005 movie, Brick.
    More Details Hide Details His voice was utilized as the title character in the hit PlayStation game Akuji the Heartless, where Akuji must battle his way out of the depths of hell at the bidding of the Baron.
  • 1995
    Age 52
    The episode was "Ashes to Ashes", Roundtree playing Robinson Ashe Jr. Roundtree appeared in David Fincher's critically acclaimed 1995 movie Seven, and in the 2000 Shaft again as John Shaft with Samuel L. Jackson playing the title character, the original Shaft's nephew.
    More Details Hide Details Roundtree guest-starred in several episodes of the first season of Desperate Housewives as an amoral private detective.
  • FORTIES
  • 1991
    Age 48
    During that period, however, he reemerged on the small screen as a cultural icon. On September 19, 1991, Roundtree appeared in an episode of Beverly Hills, 90210 with Vivica A. Fox.
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  • 1984
    Age 41
    He played another private detective in 1984's City Heat opposite Clint Eastwood and Burt Reynolds.
    More Details Hide Details Although Roundtree worked throughout the 1990s, many of his films were not well-received, but he found success elsewhere in stage plays.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1977
    Age 34
    On television, he played the slave Sam Bennett in the 1977 television series Roots and Dr. Daniel Reubens on Generations from 1989 to 1991.
    More Details Hide Details Before becoming an actor, he was a football player and a model.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1961
    Age 18
    Born in New Rochelle, New York, Richard Roundtree graduated from New Rochelle High School in 1961 and played for the school's undefeated and nationally ranked football team.
    More Details Hide Details He attended Southern Illinois. Roundtree was diagnosed with the rare disease male breast cancer in 1993 and underwent a double mastectomy and chemotherapy. Roundtree was a leading man in early 1970s blaxploitation films, his best-known role being detective John Shaft in the action movie, Shaft (1971) and its sequels, Shaft's Big Score (1972) and Shaft in Africa (1973). Roundtree also appeared opposite Laurence Olivier and Ben Gazzara in Inchon (1981).
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1942
    Born
    Born on July 9, 1942.
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