Ving Rhames

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  • Irving Rameses "Ving" Rhames

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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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Ving Rhames (* 12. Mai 1959 in New York City als Irving Rameses Rhames) ist ein US-amerikanischer Schauspieler und bekannt durch die Rolle des Marsellus Wallace in dem Kultfilm Pulp Fiction und der Darstellung des Luther Stickell in der Kinoversion der Mission: Impossible-Reihe. Rhames wuchs im New Yorker Stadtteil Harlem auf. Schon 1964 gab er sein Debüt vor der Kamera in der Fernsehserie Another World. 1983 machte er den Abschluss an der Juilliard School of Drama in New York in dem Fach darstellende Künste. In den folgenden Jahren spielte er Theater und war in einigen kleineren TV-Produktionenzu sehen, unter anderem in dem Fernsehfilm Go Tell It On The Mountain (1984), einer Verfilmung von James Baldwins gleichnamigem Roman. Er hatte auch Gastauftritte in Fernsehserien wie Miami Vice, New York Undercover und Der Equalizer. Ab 1994 hatte er eine regelmäßige Rolle in der Arzt-Serie Emergency Room – Die Notaufnahme. Im Moment spielt er die Rolle des Dr. Jorge Villanueva in der Serie Monday Mornings die am 2. Februar 2013 in den USA und am 7. Februar 2013 auf dem Bezahlsender TNT Serie in Deutschland gestartet ist. Sein großer Durchbruch gelang Rhames 1994 mit der Rolle des Gangsterbosses Marsellus Wallace in Quentin Tarantinos Kultfilm Pulp Fiction. Es folgte 1995 Kiss of Death mit Nicolas Cage und Samuel L. Jackson. Im Jahr darauf war er zum ersten Mal als Computerexperte Luther Stickell in Mission: Impossible zu sehen. Auch in den fünf Fortsetzungen in den Jahren 2000, 2006, 2011, 2015 und 2018 spielte er mit. Ebenfalls 1996 spielte er neben Demi Moore die Rolle eines Rausschmeißers in Striptease. 1997 arbeitete er erneut mit Cage zusammen, diesmal in dem Actionfilm Con Air. 1998 erhielt er für seine Hauptrolle in der Fernseh-Miniserie Don King: Only in America den Golden Globe. Doch er reichte die Trophäe an Jack Lemmon weiter. Im gleichen Jahr war er auch in Steven Soderberghs Out of Sight neben George Clooney und Jennifer Lopez zu sehen. Nach einigen weiteren Filmen war er 2002 auch in dem Polizei-Thriller Dark Blue an der Seite von Kurt Russell zu sehen. 2004 spielte er in dem Remake des Horrorstreifens Dawn of the Dead mit. 2007 spielte er einen homosexuellen Feuerwehrmann in der Komödie Chuck und Larry – Wie Feuer und Flamme. Quelle: Wikipedia

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CharacterMovie / TV ShowGenresReleaseRating
Luther StickellMission: Impossible - Fallout73% · 4,802
Charlie-27Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 276% · 14,396
Luther StickellMission: Impossible - Rogue Nation71% · 5,833
Luther Stickell (uncredited)Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol70% · 6,757
Fred G. DuncanI Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry59% · 1,378
Luther StickellMission: Impossible III66% · 4,101
Luther StickellMission: Impossible II61% · 4,049
Nathan JonesCon Air67% · 2,448
Luther StickellMission: Impossible69% · 5,384
Marsellus WallacePulp Fiction85% · 17,990
Duane StevensonDave65% · 397
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