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Ving Rhames

Ving Rhames

Gender: male | Birthday: 1959-05-12 | Place of Birth:

Irving Rameses "Ving" Rhames (born May 12, 1959) is an American actor best known for his work in Bringing Out the Dead, Pulp Fiction, Baby Boy, Don King: Only in America, and the Mission: Impossible film series. Rhames was born in New York City, New York, he entered New York's School of Performing Arts, where he discovered his love of acting. After high school, he studied drama at SUNY Purchase where he met fellow actor Stanley Tucci, who gave him his nickname "Ving". He later transferred to Juilliard, where he began his career in New York theater. Rhames first appeared on Broadway in the play The Winter Boys in 1984. Ving continued his rise to fame through his work in soap operas. He found work as a supporting actor, and came to the attention of the general public by playing the role of Marsellus Wallace in Pulp Fiction (1994). Rhames was also getting public exposure on television as Peter Benton's brother-in-law on the medical drama ER, a recurring role he filled for 3 seasons. Not long after, Rhames was cast with Tom Cruise as the ace computer hacker Luther Stickell in Brian De Palma's Mission: Impossible (1996). With solid performances in two of these highly popular productions, his face was now known to moviegoers; the work offers began rolling in more frequently and he can been seen in several popular films such as Con Air and Dawn of the Dead. Rhames won a Golden Globe in 1998 for best actor in a TV miniseries for his performance in HBO's Don King: Only in America. At the ceremony Rhames gave his award to fellow nominee Jack Lemmon (who is White), saying "I feel that being an artist is about giving, and I'd like to give this to you." Lemmon was clearly touched by the gesture as was the celebrity audience who gave Lemmon a standing ovation. Lemmon, who tried unsuccessfully to give the award back to Rhames said it was "one of the sweetest moments I've ever known in my life." The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced later that they would have a duplicate award prepared for Rhames.

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Known For

Mission: Impossible - Fallout
Mission: Impossible - Fallout

Mission: Impossible - Fallout   2018

Release Date: 
2018

Rating: 0

Director: Nicoletta Mani / Nicoletta Mani /

genres: 
Action  /  Adventure  /  Thriller
Stars: 
Tom Cruise  /  Rebecca Ferguson  /  Simon Pegg
Father Figures
Father Figures

Father Figures   2017

Release Date: 
2017

Rating: 5.8

Director: Gail Hunter / Gail Hunter /

genres: 
Comedy
Stars: 
Ed Helms  /  Owen Wilson  /  J.K. Simmons
The Star
The Star

The Star   2017

Release Date: 
2017

Rating: 5.1

Director: Timothy Reckart / Timothy Reckart /

genres: 
Adventure  /  Animation  /  Comedy
Stars: 
Ving Rhames  /  Gabriel Iglesias  /  Patricia Heaton
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2   2017

Release Date: 
2017

Rating: 7.6

Director: Guillermo del Toro / Guillermo del Toro /

genres: 
Action  /  Adventure  /  Comedy
Stars: 
Chris Pratt  /  Zoe Saldana  /  Dave Bautista
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2   2017

Release Date: 
2017

Rating: 7.6

Director: Guillermo del Toro / Guillermo del Toro /

genres: 
Action  /  Adventure  /  Comedy
Stars: 
Chris Pratt  /  Zoe Saldana  /  Dave Bautista
A Sunday Horse
A Sunday Horse

A Sunday Horse   2016

Release Date: 
2016

Rating: 6.1

Director: Steve Love / Steve Love /

genres: 
Drama  /  Family
Stars: 
Nikki Reed  /  Linda Hamilton  /  William Shatner

Acting

2018
Mission: Impossible - Fallout

as    Luther Stickell

2017
Father Figures

as    Rod Hamilton

2017
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

as    Charlie-27

2017
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

as    Charlie-27

2017
The Star

as    Thaddeus (voice)

2016
A Sunday Horse

as    Mr. Valentine

2015
Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation

as    Luther Stickell

2015
Operator

as    Caller

2014
In Security

as    Officer Hall

2014
Jamesy Boy

as    Conrad

2013
Death Race: Inferno

as    Weyland

2013
Force of Execution

as    Ice Man

2013
Percentage

as    Porter

2012
7 Below

as    Jack

2012
Piranha 3DD

as    Deputy Fallon (uncredited)

2012
Soldiers of Fortune

as    Grimaud

2012
Won't Back Down

as    Principal Thompson

2011
Julia X

as    The Man

2011
Mafia

as    Renzo Wes

2011
Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol

as    Luther Stickell

2011
The River Murders

as    Captain Langley

2011
Zombie Apocalypse

as    Henry

2010
Death Race 2

as    Weyland

2010
King of the Avenue

as    Norman / De'Sha

2010
King of the Avenue

as    Norman / De'Sha

2010
2010
Operation: Endgame

as    Judgement

2010
Piranha 3D

as    Deputy Fallon

2009
Art of Submission

as    Gene

2009
Echelon Conspiracy

as    Agent Dave Grant

2009
Evil Angel

as    Carruthers

2009
Give 'em Hell, Malone

as    Boulder

2009
Phantom Punch

as    Sonny Liston

2009
Surrogates

as    Prophet

2009
The Bridge to Nowhere

as    Drug Dealer

2009
The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard

as    Jibby Newsome

2009
The Tournament

as    Joshua Harlow

2008
A Broken Life

as    The Vet

2008
Day of the Dead

as    Captain Rhodes

2008
Saving God

as    Pastor Armstrong Cane

2008
Saving God

as    Pastor Armstrong Cane

2007
Animal 2

as    James 'Animal' Allen

2007
I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry

as    Fred G. Duncan

2006
Aquaman

as    McCaffery

2006
Idlewild

as    Spats

2006
Mission: Impossible III

as    Luther Stickell

2005
Animal

as    Animal

2005
Back in the Day

as    J-Bone

2005
Shooting Gallery

as    Cue Ball Carl Bridgers

2004
Dawn of the Dead

as    Kenneth

2003
Beef

as    Narrator

2003
Sin

as    Eddie Burns

2002
Dark Blue

as    Arthur Holland

2002
Lilo & Stitch

as    Cobra Bubbles (voice)

2002
Little John

as    John Morgan

2002
Undisputed

as    George 'Iceman' Chambers

2001
Baby Boy

as    Melvin 'Mel'

2001
Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within

as    Sgt. Ryan Whitaker (voice)

2000
Holiday Heart

as    Holiday Heart

2000
Mission: Impossible II

as    Luther Stickell

1999
Bringing Out the Dead

as    Marcus

1999
Entrapment

as    Aaron Thibadeaux

1998
Body Count

as    Pike

1998
Out of Sight

as    Buddy Bragg

1997
Rosewood

as    Mann

1997
Con Air

as    Nathan Jones

1997
Dangerous Ground

as    Muki

1997
Don King: Only in America

as    Don King

1996
Mission: Impossible

as    Luther Stickell

1996
Striptease

as    Shad

1995
Kiss of Death

as    Omar

1994
Pulp Fiction

as    Marsellus Wallace

1993
Dave

as    Duane Stevenson

1993
The Saint of Fort Washington

as    Little Leroy

1992
Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot

as    Mr. Stereo

1992
Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot

as    Mr. Stereo

1991
Homicide

as    Robert Randolph

1991
The People Under the Stairs

as    Leroy

1990
Jacob's Ladder

as    George

1990
Rising Son

as    Ed

1990
The Long Walk Home

as    Herbert Cotter

1989
Casualties of War

as    Lt. Reilly

1986
Native Son

as    Jack

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