Jack Black (b. 1969), is an American actor (King Kong & Nacho Libre) and musician, notably of Tenacious D.
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Be Kind Rewind is an upcoming 2007 comedy film directed by Michel Gondry and starring Jack Black and Mos Def.
Jerry (Jack Black) is a junkyard worker who attempts to sabotage a power plant that he believes is melting his brain. But when his plan goes awry, the magnetic field that he creates accidentally erases all of the videotapes in a local video store where his best friend Mike (Mos Def) works. Fearing that the mishap will cost Mike his job, the two friends team up to keep the store's only loyal customer, a little old lady with a tenuous grasp on reality (Mia Farrow) from realizing what has happened by recreating and re-filming every movie that she decides to rent. From Ghostbusters, Back to the Future, RoboCop, Rush Hour 2, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Boyz n the Hood, and The Lion King. Jerry and Mike become the biggest stars in their neighborhood by starring in the biggest movies ever made.
Them is a film directed by Edgar Wright and starring Jack BlackOne woman's journey to unmask the secret rulers of the world. White and Wright are using elements of it to hatch the story White will write. ...
Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny is a movie starring Tenacious D, a comedic band that features Jack Black and Kyle Gass. It is directed by musician and puppeteer Liam Lynch. The film was released on November 22, 2006.
It also stars Jason Reed as Lee, Kirk Ward as a police officer from the TV show Tenacious D, and Ben Stiller (also one of the film's producers) as "Guitar Store Dude". The film also features Foo Fighters' frontman Dave Grohl as the Devil, Ronnie James Dio as himself, Meat Loaf as Jack Black's father, Colin Hanks, Tim Robbins, SNL cast members Amy Poehler and Fred Armisen, and comedians Paul F. Tompkins, and Neil Hamburger. John C. Reilly also appears, in an uncredited role as the Sasquatch.
As a young man, (Jack Black) is the black sheep of his religious, Fundamentalist Christian family in the oppressive town of Kickapoo, Missouri. After his father (Meat Loaf) berates him for his love of rock and roll and for singing a profanity-laced song about slaying (and sexually...
Nacho Libre is an American comedy film that was released on June 16, 2006, by Paramount Pictures, though it was released in select theaters earlier. The script was written by Jared Hess, Jerusha Hess, and Mike White. It was loosely based on the story of Fray Tormenta ("Friar Storm"), aka Rev. Sergio Gutierrez Benitez, a real-life Mexican Catholic priest who had a 23-year career as a masked luchador. He competed in order to support the orphanage he directed. The producers are Jack Black, David Klawans, Julia Pistor, and Mike White. The release date was originally set to be May 2006, but was changed by Paramount to avoid competition from Fox's X-Men: The Last Stand and one of Paramount's other films, Mission: Impossible III. It was then placed between the releases of Disney/Pixar's Cars (June 9) and Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures' Superman Returns (June 28). The film was rated PG by the MPAA for "rough action and crude humor, including dialogue." It was released on DVD on October...,
King Kong is a 2005 remake of the 1933 King Kong film about a fictional giant ape called Kong. It was directed by Peter Jackson and written by Jackson, Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens, and its cast included Naomi Watts in the role of Ann Darrow, Jack Black as Carl Denham, Adrien Brody as Jack Driscoll and, through performance capture, Andy Serkis as Kong. Serkis also played Lumpy, the galley chef on the USS Venture.
In 1933, Great Depression-era New York City, actress Ann Darrow has just lost her job at the local theater and is recruited by film director Carl Denham because of the presence of her favorite writer Jack Driscoll. They set sail to a remote Indian Ocean island known as Skull Island, inhabited by prehistoric creatures and the mighty giant gorilla Kong.
The film's budget climbed from an initial $150 million US to a record-breaking $207 million. The film was released on December 14, 2005 and made an opening of $50.1 million. Kong turned out to be very profitable as domestic...,
Shark Tale is an Academy Award-nominated computer-animated film produced by DreamWorks Animation, and released in 2004. It features the voices of Will Smith, Jack Black, Renée Zellweger, Angelina Jolie, Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro. Its original title was Sharkslayer, but the producers thought that this might provoke a degree of misunderstanding among the target audience of the film, children and families. Shark Tale is also one of the first three feature-length films to get the Game Boy Advance Video treatment.
Tagline:Behind every little fish is a great white lie.The story begins with an underachieving fish named Oscar (Will Smith) going to work and slipping up with a mistake again. With that, he is called to his boss', Mr. Sykes (Martin Scorsese), office to discuss the fact that he owes money and has to pay it back by the next day. As he explains to his best friend, Angie (Renée Zellweger) (who harbors a secret love for him), he is offered the chance to pay back the money by...,
Envy is a 2004 comedy film, starring Ben Stiller and Jack Black and was directed by Barry Levinson. The film was poorly received by both critics and audiences in the U.S. The film had been stalled for some time, and it was only the success of School of Rock that prompted the distributors to release the film to theatres. Many scenes were cut out of the film due to bad test screenings, evidence of this can be viewed in the Envy trailers. Ving Rhames's role as a private investigator was also deleted from the film. Originally scheduled for release on May 30, 2003, it was finally released 11 months later on April 30, 2004. Filming of the movie took place in the summer of 2002.
Tim and Nick (played by Stiller and Black) are best friends who are also neighbors and co-workers at 3M. Nick is constantly coming up with crazy ideas to get rich quick, and when he invents the Vapoorizer, a spray that instantly removes dog excrement, he actually succeeds.
As Nick's wealth continues to grow, so...,
School of Rock is a 2003 comedy film starring Jack Black. The film was written specifically for Black by Mike White and directed by Richard Linklater, who himself met about 300-500 out of the estimated 10,000 kids who auditioned. School of Rock features musical talent comparable to a child prodigy, from actors as young as 10, to old as 14, who play guitar, bass, drums, and keyboard remarkably well, in addition to having real vocalists.The film was very well-received by critics, gaining a 90% rating at Rotten Tomatoes. It was number 98 on Bravo's "100 Funniest Movies".Black plays Dewey Finn, a talented, yet excitable 29-year-old heavy metal/hard rock singer and guitarist with a reputation for being difficult to work with. His flamboyant on-stage antics, however, get him kicked out of his band, "No Vacancy." His roommate Ned Schneebly, a substitute teacher (played by White), threatens eviction under heavy pressure from his overbearing girlfriend (played by Sarah Silverman) unless Dewey,
Orange County is an American movie released in 2002. The movie was distributed by Paramount Pictures and produced by MTV Films and Scott Rudin. The movie was directed by Jake Kasdan and written by Mike White. The MPAA rated the movie PG-13 for language, drug content, and sexuality.
Tagline: Orange county is not just a place, it's a state of mind.
Shaun Brumder (Colin Hanks) is a local surfer kid from Orange County, California who, after the death of his best friend, becomes disillusioned with his life and looks for another path. He stumbles upon a book titled "Straight Jacket", and decides to become an author. He dreams are of going to Stanford University to study with the book's author, Marcus Skinner, and to get away from his dysfunctional household. When his application is rejected after his dim-witted guidance counselor sends in the wrong transcript, Shaun goes to great lengths to get into Stanford by any means possible, with a little help from his girlfriend Ashley (Schuyler Fisk...,
Shallow Hal is a 2001 romantic comedy film starring Gwyneth Paltrow, Jack Black and Jason Alexander. It was directed by Peter Farrelly and Bobby Farrelly, and filmed in and around Charlotte, North Carolina as well as Sterling and Holden, Massachusetts.An ordinary man named Hal (Black) and his friend Mauricio (Alexander) both share an interest in beautiful women, and try to act cool and hip when around them, but most women interpret their wild dance moves as obnoxious and want nothing to do with them. At work, Hal's co-workers accuse him of being shallow and caring about nothing but physical appearance, and ask him "when he's gonna get it." Hal wants to see women for their inner beauty, but his appreciation of physical beauty gets in the way. While going to work one day, by an unexpected and crazy twist of fate, Hal meets the famous American life coach Tony Robbins while stuck in an elevator, and has a nice talk with him about himself and Tony. Robbins, understanding Hal's situation, ...,
Saving Silverman is a 2001 black comedy film, directed by Dennis Dugan. It stars Steve Zahn, Jack Black, Jason Biggs (as the eponymous "Darren Silverman"), Amanda Peet, Amanda Detmer and R Lee Ermey. Neil Diamond has a cameo role playing himself.
Outside the USA, the film was titled "Evil Woman".
Darren, J.D. and Wayne are long time best friends and Neil Diamond fans who have formed their own tribute band. Darren meets the lovely Judith, whose controlling behavior soon threatens the band and Darren's friendships. J.D. and Wayne are convinced that Judith is the wrong woman for Darren. But when a wedding date is announced, and Darren's high school crush returns to town to take her final vows as a nun, the friends are in a race against time to rescue Darren so he can reunite with his "one and only". Nothing is out of bounds as deceit, trickery, bribery, kidnapping, shock rods, dart guns, and pop star intervention all come into play.
Darren Silverman (Biggs), Wayne Lefessier (Zahn) and J...,
Bob Roberts is a 1992 film directed and written by Tim Robbins. It is a satirical mockumentary on the rise of a right-wing candidate for the United States Senate. The main character, Bob Roberts, played by Robbins, leaves his hippie parents to enroll in a military academy. Bob is well financed, due mostly to his dubious business dealings in the past and is well known from his music, which proposes a conservative vision in a rebel's persona, which was described early on in the film by a local TV presenter as “deviant brilliance; a work of machiavellian art”. The film centers around his bid for the position of Senator from Pennsylvania. The film portrays the U.S. political process in a less-than-favorable light, suggesting that shady deals, hypocrisy and deceit are mainstays of U.S. politics.Bob Roberts is based on a short segment of the same name and character that Robbins did for the television sketch comedy program Saturday Night Live on December 13, 1986, and is the first film in...,
Jack Black was born in Redondo Beach, California, Los Angeles County