Dave Chappelle is an American actor who first rose to fame for his comedic gags. Known for his provocative, racially-charged humor, Chappelle soon established a name for himself as comedian which helped him carve a career in film acting.
Chappelle’s big screen debut came in 1993 with the film ‘Robin Hood: Men in Tights’. His supporting role of Ahchoo was well liked by the audience and critics alike and gave a head start to his acting career which saw him in a streak of successful films. Chappelle role of a nightclub comedian in the box office blockbuster ‘The Nutty Professor’ was a highlight of his early career. This led to his present filmography which had him in successful films such as ‘Con Air’, ‘You've Got Mail’, ‘Blue Streak’ and ‘Undercover Brother’.
Chappelle’s first lead role was in the 1998 comedy film ‘Half Baked’, which he co-wrote as well. In 2003, he started his flagship show on television ‘Chappelle’s Show’. The show lasted for 28 episodes over a period of three years. As of 2017, he was last seen in the big screen in 2015 for the film ‘Chi Raq’ as Morris.
After their friend gets arrested for killing a horse of the New York police, by feeding it junk food, three friends come up with a series of crazy schemes to bring him out of prison.
Ex-army ranger, Sergeant Cameron Poe, is granted parole and must fly back to his wife and child on board the Jailbird, a flight carrying some of the most violent prisoners. He must also survive a plot by Cyrus the Virus Grissom who wants to escape with all the prisoners.
Captured during the Crusades, Robin Hood escapes and returns to England, which is now run by Prince John in the absence of King Richard. He leads a rebellion when he learns that John killed his family and snatched his estate, but soon draws the attention of Maid Marian, who is seeking a man to open her chastity belt.
Kathleen Kelly, who runs a popular local bookstore, is annoyed by arrogant Joe Fox, who opens a branch of the large Fox Books chain across the street, threatening her business. The two, despite having partners, also anonymously chat online and fall in love with each other, but after learning her true identity, Fox must assuage her hatred for him.
Jewel thief, Miles Logan, hides his booty of big stolen diamond in a building under construction, before being arrested. Released from the prison after 2 years, he returns to the site which now is the new police headquarters. He poses as a transferred detective to gain entry to retrieve the diamond; but is then paired with a naïve detective to investigate robberies.
As the new year approaches, a group of people in their twenties try to deal with their relationships, desires, loneliness, etc.
This action comedy film tells us the story of a private detective known as Undercover Brother, who is recruited to infiltrate a secret underground movement headed by a person who is simply known as ‘The Man’.
Brilliant but extremely obese scientist, Sherman Klump, develops a formula that allows people to lose weight. When he uses the formula on himself, he experiences instantaneous but temporary weight loss and develops an alternate personality, Buddy Love. Unfortunately, Buddy turns out to be rude, brash, and extravagant causing mayhem in Sherman’s life.
Dave Chappelle Awards
|Saturday Night Live||Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series||2017|
|Dave Chappelle: Sticks & Stones||Outstanding Variety Special (Pre-Recorded)||2020|
|Dave Chappelle: Sticks & Stones||Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special||2020|
|Dave Chappelle: Equanimity||Outstanding Variety Special (Pre-Recorded)||2018|
|Winner||Best Comedy Album||2018|
|Winner||Best Comedy Album||2019|
|Winner||Best Comedy Album||2020|