Chris Rock was first seen in the 1985 American musical comedy-drama film ‘Krush Groove’ directed by Michael Schultz. In 1987, he appeared in the American buddy action comedy film ‘Beverly Hills Cop II’ where he played the role of a parking valet. Even though the film received mixed reviews from critics, it emerged as a major commercial success and grossed over $276.5 million against a budget of $27 million. In 1990, he became a part of the American late-night live television sketch comedy and variety show ‘Saturday Night Live.’ He starred in 59 episodes and remained on the show until 1993. He played the role of ‘Albert Brown / M.C. Gusto’ in the 1993 American comedy film ‘CB4’ directed by Tamra Davis. The film received a mixed response from critics and grossed over $17.9 million on a budget of $6 million. Rock was also one of the writers of the film. The following year, he starred as ‘Yuck Mouth’ in the Mario Van Peebles-directed film, ‘Panther.’ The film received mixed to negative reviews from critics and was given an approval rating of 27% on Rotten Tomatoes.
In 1996, he starred in the television comedy special ‘Chris Rock: Bring the Pain’ which earned him 2 ‘Primetime Emmy Awards.’ In 1997, he created the late-night talk show ‘The Chris Rock Show.’ The show ran for 5 seasons and aired its final episode in 2000. Rock also received a ‘Primetime Emmy Award’ for his performance in the show. He voiced ‘Rodney’ in the 1998 American fantasy comedy film ‘Dr. Dolittle’ directed by Betty Thomas. Despite opening to a mixed reception, the film was quite successful at the box office. He next appeared in films like ‘Dogma’ (1999), ‘Nurse Betty’ (2000), ‘Down to Earth’ (2001), ‘Pootie Tang’ (2001), ‘Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back’ (2001), ‘Bad Company’ (2002), ‘Head of State’ (2003), and ‘Paparazzi’ (2004). In 2005, he voiced ‘Marty’ in the American computer-animated comedy film ‘Madagascar’ directed by Eric Darnell and Tom McGrath. The film was met with mixed reviews from critics but that didn’t stop it from emerging as one of the highest-grossing films of 2005. That same year, he was also seen in the American sports comedy film ‘The Longest Yard’ which was also a commercial success.
Rock continued to star in films like ‘I Think I Love My Wife’ (2007), ‘Bee Movie’ (2007), ‘Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa’ (2008), ‘Death at a Funeral’ (2010), ‘Grown Ups’ (2010), ‘Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted’ (2012), ‘Grown Ups 2’ (2013), ‘Top Five’ (2014), ‘A Very Murray Christmas’ (2015), ‘Sandy Wexler’ (2017), ‘The Week Of’ (2018), ‘The Witches’ (2020), and ‘Spiral: From the Book of Saw’ (2021). He was last seen in the 2021 American documentary film ‘The One and Only Dick Gregory’ directed by Andre Gaines. He will be next seen in the upcoming American drama film ‘Rustin.’
When two angels are banished from heaven due to disobedience, they desperately look for a way to return. They find one too, but their solution can destroy humanity. It is now on an abortion clinic counsellor with a unique background, an apostle, a stripper/muse and two prophets, Jay and Silent Bob to stop the two angels from returning to heaven.
This biographical comedy drama film revolves around the story of Rudy Ray Moore, who is a performer who creates an outrageous character named Dolemite. Within a short time, he becomes an underground sensation, as well as a kung-fu star.
This action crime thriller film tells the story of two policemen who try to take down a notorious drug lord on their own, after they see that he has managed to escape the law for a very long time.
David Swinton is a mecha—highly advanced robot—programmed to experience love. He lives with Henry and Monica as their son because the couple’s real son, Martin, is in a comatose condition. David’s life is good but when Martin returns, the couple abandon him. David now wants to become real so that his human mother can love him.
Disgraced former NFL quarterback Paul Crewe lands in prison and is coerced by corrupt Warden Rudolf Hazen to form a beatable football team consisting of inmates. Crewe must unite the inmates if they are to survive brutality at the hands of the guards and win a game against Hazen’s own team of prison guards.
In this 1970s Blaxploitation film, Jack Spade declares vengeance on Mr. Big, a white crime leader and gold chains seller, because of whom Jack's brother died due to overdose from a gold chain.
Jay and Silent Bob discover that a movie adaptation of the comic, which is based on them, is being planned by Miramax Films. Furious at the negative feedback the movie is generating, the two decide to go to Hollywood to stop the film from being made or at least get a royalty. En route, they meet up with a hitchhiker, jewel thieves and are chased by a Wildlife Marshal.
LAPD Sergeant Martin Riggs is having a baby with his girlfriend Lorna Cole, while his partner Sergeant Roger Murtagh is trying to come to terms with his daughter Rianne’s pregnancy. However, they are forced to go to war against Chinese mobster Wah Sing Ku, who has started targeting them and their loved ones.
Detective Axel Foley returns to Beverly Hills after learning about an assassination attempt on Police Captain Andrew Bogomil. He also makes a connection between the attack and a series of high-end-store robberies known as the Alphabet Crimes, and assists Detective Billy Rosewood and Sergeant John Taggart in tracking down an illegal arms dealer and his beautiful hitwoman.
Andre Allen, recovering alcoholic, who started his career as stand-up comedian and went on to become successful star of action-comedies, is venturing into serious films. He is spending the day with New York Times reporter Chelsea Brown for an interview. As the day with Chelsea unwinds, Andre is confronted with his past and is veered back to his roots as stand-up comedian.
After witnessing her husband's murder, a Kansas waitress suffers a nervous breakdown and takes on the personality of a character from her favourite TV show. She begins to identify herself as a nurse and stalks the actor who plays a doctor on the show.
Albert, Euripedes and Otis want to establish themselves as a successful rap group, but things don’t seem to be going well for them. Things turn upside down when Gusto, a nightclub owner is arrested, and Albert steals his identity, after which they manage to rise to fame.
Five friends win their junior high basketball championship, and celebrate at a lake house with their coach. Thirty years later, when the coach dies, the friends decide to meet again with their families and spend the Fourth of July weekend together at the lake house. However, each is a grownup with his/her own unique personality and problems. Can they survive together?
Mays Gilliam, an alderman in Washington DC, unexpectedly finds himself as the new presidential candidate after the previous one dies in the middle of a campaign.
Down to Earth is a comedy film which revolves around an aspiring comedian who dies before his actual time. Therefore he is given a second shot at life, by being placed in the body of a wealthy but much-disliked businessman.
After the death of Harvard-educated CIA agent during a top-secret mission, the agency decides to enlist his twin brother Jake Hayes, a street hustler who is not aware that he had a twin brother. Jake has to complete his brother’s work within 9 days, so senior Agent Oakes is sent in to train him, who soon realizes how tough the challenge is.
Zohan, an Israeli, wants to be a hairstylist; but works as a Special Agent. One day, after a fierce fight with his Palestinian enemy, Phantom, he fakes his own death and escapes to New York. He becomes a hair stylist at a salon owned by Dalia and later falls in love with her. But his past resurfaces and he now has to struggle to keep his new life.
A funeral service is held for Aaron’s father after he passes away. However, the ceremony turns into a disaster due to family secrets getting exposed and misplaced bodies.
Richard is a married man, but thinks of spending time with other women. His morals are tested when he is visited by the former mistress of an old friend.
Three years after the events of the first film, the childhood friends reconnect once more after Lenny Feder relocates his family to his hometown Stanton where Eric, Kurt, and Marcus live with their families. However, this time around, the grown ups will be learning lessons from their kids on the last day of school.
Sergeant Bilko is a con man who is in charge of the motor pool at an army base. He provides gambling faculties for the soldiers staying there. Things get very complicated when an old enemy from his past shows up for inspection.
When a white orphan boy washes ashore near their village in Japan, a group of Ninjas adopts him, remembering an old legend, which says that a white boy will come and become a master. But to their dismay, he grows up inept and fat. Then one day, when others are away, a beautiful Californian woman comes to the village, asking for help.
This 2012 romantic comedy film follows the lives of five interconnected couples, who are looking forward to the surprises and thrills of having a baby for the first time. They eventually realize that parenthood demands a lot more than they imagined.
Bo Laramie is a rising movie star in Hollywood. Rex Harper, a paparazzo is trying his best to get a provocative photograph of Bo or his wife. He chases Bo and his family one night, which leads to an accident. It injures Bo’s wife badly and his son gets paralyzed. Bo decides to avenge the people responsible for the suffering of his family.
Dr. Doolittle, a noted surgeon, hits his head on the windshield while swerving his car to avoid running over a dog. It triggers in him a long dormant gift, enabling him to understand what animals and birds are saying and communicate with them. Although initially skeptical, he finally learns to appreciate his gifts and starts treating both animals and humans.
Successful advertising executive Marcus Graham is also an infamous womanizer and a male chauvinist. But soon after a company merger, he realizes that his new boss, Jacqueline, is more than a match for him in all these departments. When he starts receiving the same treatment that he habitually meted out to others, it affects his work, making him re-assess his life’s choices.
When an orphaned boy goes to rural Alabama town to live with his Grandma, he has a run in with some dazzling witches. The wise Grandma immediately takes him away to stay in a nearby hotel. But fatefully, the world’s Grand High Witch chooses the same hotel to hold a convention of the world’s witches to reveal her wicked plans.
Pootie Tang rises to fame for his heroic acts, and becomes a good influence for the children of America. However, LecterCorp, an industrialist learns about his positive influence to society, and therefore sends his right-hand lady to seduce Pootie Tang.
Sarah and Tyler are just one week away from getting married, and their fathers with opposing personalities come together to celebrate their wedding. Things get funny as the two are forced to spend the longest week of their lives together.
This comedy film tells the story of Sandy Wexler, a talent manager, who is working in Los Angeles in the 1990s, representing several eccentric clients. His life takes a turn when he falls for one of his clients, Courtney Clarke, a talented singer, after discovering her at an amusement park.
Marty the zebra, Alex the lion, Melman the giraffe and Gloria the hippopotamus are best friends at New York's Central Park Zoo. Marty yearns for a life in the wilderness. His attempt to escape the zoo eventually lands the four on a ship en route to Africa. However, when the ship capsizes, they land in Madagascar and now have to learn to survive in the wild.
An animated comedy, Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted is the third film in the series and showcases four animals still trying to get back to their home in Central Park Zoo of New York. In this instalment, Alex, Marty, Gloria and Melman join a travelling circus in Europe, all the while trying to evade capture by an overzealous animal control officer.
In their attempt to fly back to New York City aboard the rickety airplane, the Madagascar animals run out of fuel and crash-land in Africa, where Alex is reunited with his parents. However, the zoo-lion disappoints his father being unable to complete the rite of passage, while his homesick friends eagerly wait for the penguins to fix the plane.
Careless zookeeper Frank DeTorre, who tends to overeat, become a cause of concern to his daughter, Shane. Eating a germ-infested egg, Frank contracts a deadly virus 'Thrax,' which plots to finish Frank in 48 hours. The ‘City of Frank’ inside Frank’s body is protected by enthusiastic white blood cell cop Osmosis ‘Ozzy’ Jones. Partnering with cold-pill Drix, now Ozzy must kill Thrax to save Frank.
After graduating from college, bee Barry B. Benson finds the prospects of a career in honey making most uninspiring. Breaking the bee-rule, he talks to a human, florist Vanessa Bloome, who saves his life. As he learns from her that humans consume honey and have been exploiting bees since centuries, Barry gathers evidence to file a suit against humans.
Chris Rock Awards
|Chris Rock: Kill the Messenger - London, New York, Johannesburg||Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Special||2009|
|The Chris Rock Show||Outstanding Writing for a Variety or Music Program||1999|
|Chris Rock: Bring the Pain||Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special||1997|
|Chris Rock: Bring the Pain||Outstanding Writing for a Variety or Music Program||1997|
|Winner||Best Comedy Album||2006|
|Winner||Best Comedy Album||2004|
|Winner||Best Spoken Comedy Album||2000|
|Winner||Best Spoken Comedy Album||1998|