Keith David (born June 4, 1956) is an American film, television, and voice actor most known for his roles as Goliath in the cartoon Gargoyles as well as voice overs for Navy recruitment commercials.
David was born Keith David Williams in Harlem, New York City to Delores (Dickenson) and Lester Williams. He first knew he was going to become an actor after playing the Cowardly Lion in a school production of The Wizard of Oz and went on to study at Manhattan's School of the Performing Arts.
In 1980–81, David honed his craft touring the country with John Houseman's The Acting Company in productions of A Midsummer Night's Dream and Samuel Beckett's Waiting For Godot. Less than two years later he went on to star as Childs, opposite Kurt Russell in John Carpenter's The Thing, and his lengthy on-screen career had begun. In the '80s run of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, he portrayed Keith the Southwood Carpenter in the Neighborhood of Make-Believe segments. He also played Keith, the game coin...
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First Sunday is a movie in which two men conspire to rob their church. It is currently in pre-production, with filming due to start on 14th May 2007. It is set to be released in January 2008, in America, and throughout Europe in April 2008.At present, the only cast members are Ice Cube, Katt Williams, Tracy Morgan and P.J. Byrne. Ice Cube said in an interview he hoped it would star himself and Mike Epps.The director is David E. Talbert, who is also writing and producing the film. This will be his first feature film....,
Image:T.i. in atl.jpg ATL is an American movie that was released on March 31, 2006. The cast includes rapper Clifford "T.I." Harris as Rashad, Lauren London as New New, Antwan Andre Patton (also known as Big Boi of OutKast), Evan Ross, Mykelti Williamson, Jason Weaver and Keith David. In its opening weekend, the film grossed a total of $12.55 million, ranking third in the United States box office, and went on to gross $23.3 million nationwide. It was released there on DVD on July 18, 2006, and came directly to DVD in Australia in September.
The film was directed by Chris Robinson with a screenplay by Tina Gordon Chism from a story by Antwone Fisher.
The plot focuses on four friends preparing for life after high school and how different challenges bring about turning points in each of their lives.
Rotten Tomatoes gave it a 64% fresh critical rating, with a 63% from "Cream of the Crop" critics, and a 63% from users . Metacritic gave it a score of 63/100 . It received a B- on...,
Mr. & Mrs. Smith is a 2005 action/comedy film, directed by Doug Liman and written by Simon Kinberg.
The action opens with John and Jane Smith, a couple who have been married for five or six years, attending marriage counseling. There, they tell the story of their first meeting in Bogotá, Colombia, where they met while both were secretly on the run from Colombian authorities. They quickly fell in love and were married.
In reality, however, John and Jane are both skilled assassins working for different firms, each using the marriage as a cover and concealing their true profession from their spouse. When both are assigned to kill a man named Benjamin Danz (AKA "The Tank"), they encounter each other on the job and discover the truth. Both employers task one Smith to eliminate the other, and each must choose between their personal and professional lives.
A two-disc, unrated version of the film was released on DVD on June 6, 2006. On the original DVD version during a commentary with...,
Dark Fury is a made-for-DVD animated movie. It was directed by Peter Chung, and features Vin Diesel performing the voice of Richard B. Riddick.
Shortly after escaping the planet from Pitch Black, Riddick, Jack and Abu (the Imam) are picked up by a ship. They quickly discover that it's a mercenary ship, making Jack's remark at the end of the previous movie prophetic ("First you're a boy and then you're a girl and now you're a psychic."). Although Riddick attempts to conceal his identity from the mercenaries, they quickly voice-print him and realize his identity.
Captured by the mercenaries, the trio of survivors rapidly discover that their captors have unusual plans for them. The ship's owner, Antonia Chillingsworth (Tress MacNeille) is a collector of criminals, whom she freezes and keeps as statues that are, in her view, art. Although the criminals are frozen, they are still alive and conscious. To her Riddick is the ultimate "masterpiece" for her collection. Riddick, Jack, and Abu...,
BarberShop is a motion picture directed by Tim Story, produced by State Street Pictures, and released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer on September 13, 2002. Starring Ice Cube, Cedric the Entertainer, and Anthony Anderson, the movie revolves about social life in a south Chicago barbershop. Barbershop also proved to be a star-making vehicle for acting newcomers Eve and Michael Ealy, and provided Ice Cube with a character different from the tough thugs he was so often called upon to portray in movies.Tagline: Everyone's gettin' lined up.On a cold winter Saturday in south-side Chicago, Calvin Palmer, Jr. (Ice Cube) decides he's had enough of trying to keep open the barbershop his father handed down to him. He can't borrow enough money to keep the place open, it's not bringing in enough revenue, and he's more interested in coming up with get-rich-quick schemes to bring in easy money. Without telling his employees or the customers, Calvin sells his barbershop to a greedy...,
Bioraptor redirects here.For other uses of the word Bioraptor see BioraptorsPitch Black (also known as The Chronicles of Riddick: Pitch Black) is a 2000 science fiction action movie directed by David Twohy.
In the film, a dangerous criminal (Richard B. Riddick) is being transported to prison in a cargo spacecraft. When the spaceship is damaged in a meteor shower and makes an emergency crash landing on an empty desert planet, Riddick escapes. However, when predatory flying alien creatures called 'Bioraptors' (dubbed 'Big Boys' by Riddick) begin attacking the survivors, Riddick joins forces with the crew to develop a plan to escape the planet.
As the movie opens, the Hunter Gratzner, a cargo spacecraft with basic accommodations for 40 passengers en route to the Scorpio system, accidentally crosses through a meteor shower while on auto-pilot and suffers catastrophic damage. With the captain having been killed during the initial meteor strike, the docking pilot (Fry) wants to dump the...,
Volcano is a disaster action film starring Tommy Lee Jones, Anne Heche, and Don Cheadle. It was directed by Mick Jackson, and was released in the United States on April 25, 1997, just months after the release of Dante's Peak, another film about a volcano with a similar plot. Geologists consider Volcano to be scientifically inaccurate compared to Dante's Peak.Taglines:Tommy Lee Jones stars as Mike Roark, a Los Angeles emergency official who takes charge when a volcano grows out of the La Brea Tar Pits. A river of lava flows down Wilshire Boulevard, through the Metro Red Line subway tunnel, and creates a fountain of lava next to the Beverly Center shopping mall in Beverly Hills. The lava destroys one subway train in the Red Line, kills the Metro chairman by melting him, burns cars, firemen, homes, and fire trucks, and burns down the Los Angeles Art Museum.In spite of placing himself and his teenage daughter in danger, Mike decides to save the city by diverting the river of lava (with...,
This article is about the American action movie. For the American hip hop group, see Dead Prez. For the Jay-Z song, see "Dead Presidents II."Dead Presidents is a 1995 action-thriller film written and directed by the Hughes Brothers (Albert and Allen Hughes), and stars Larenz Tate, Keith David, Chris Tucker, Freddy Rodriguez, N'Bushe Wright and Bokeem Woodbine.
Dead Presidents is based partly on the real life experiences of Haywood T. Kirkland, whose true story was detailed in the book Bloods: An Oral History of the Vietnam War by Black Veterans by Wallace Terry. Certain characters from the film are based on real acquaintances of Kirkland, who served time in prison after committing robbery in facepaint. Haywood eventually changed his name to Ari Sesu Merretazon and was released from prison for good behavior and contributing to the prison community.
Dead Presidents opens in 1969, as Anthony (Larenz Tate) is about to graduate from high school. Not wanting to go to college, but...,
Final Analysis is an American neo-noir drama released in 1992, directed by Phil Joanou, and written by Wesley Strick. It was executive produced by Richard Gere and Maggie Wilde.The film tells of Isaac Barr (Richard Gere), a top notch San Francisco Freudianesque psychiatrist, who has Diana Baylor (Uma Thurman) on the patient's couch. He's treating her for frightening and horrific childhood memories which include images of her drunken father and his death in a fire for which she was blamed.
One night, the stunning Heather Evans (Kim Basinger) enters Barr's office and says she's Baylor's sister. She asks Barr for information about her sister's case.
It's implied that as part of the treatment Isaac speaks to Heather to find out more about her sister's past experiences and to determine if she might provide information Diana has forgotten.
Not long after Heather seduces Isaac and a steamy affair follows.
The problem: Heather is married to Jimmy Evans (Eric Roberts) a violent and wealthy...,
Men at Work is an action/comedy film written and directed by Emilio Estevez. Carl Taylor (Charlie Sheen) and James St. James (Emilio Estevez) are a pair of garbagemen who uncover an illegal toxic dumping operation in their own city. The movie begins with the pair collecting trash as they usually do with tossed garbage cans in the street and noise to wake up everyone they can. A pair of local cops hassels them almost everyday but they seem to have gotten used to it by now.
After work the pair peeps on a girl with a telescope and discover that she is being mistreated by the man who is with her. Determined to right the wrong, one of them shoots the man in the rear with a pellet gun from far away. They both then hide and laugh. Shortly after their incident the man is killed and ends up found the next day by the film's enterprising trash men. They decide that turing in the body would implicate themselves as they shot him with a pellet gun earlier.
The trash men ask the advice of a crazed...,
They Live is a 1988 film directed by John Carpenter, who also wrote the screenplay under the pseudonym “Frank Armitage”. The movie is based on the short story Eight O’Clock in the Morning by Ray Nelson.
Part science fiction and part black comedy, the plot deals satirically with the perceived notion of a declining economy, within a culture of greed and conspicuous consumption commonly associated with the 1980s. It posits a world in which some of the monied elite (i.e., the "yuppies") are actually aliens oppressing the poverty-stricken lower classes through subliminal media advertising.
John Nada (Roddy Piper) is a homeless laborer who finds work on a Los Angeles construction site, but has no place to stay. One of the workers, Frank Armitage (Keith David), takes him to spend the night at a local shantytown. While being shown around that night, he notices some odd behavior at a small church across the street. Investigating the next day, he discovers that the soup kitchen they are...,
Bird is an Academy Award-winning 1988U.S.film directed by Clint Eastwood.
The film is a biopic, a tribute to the life and music of jazz saxophonist Charlie Parker, written by Joel Oliansky. It is constructed as a collage of scenes from Parker's life, from his childhood in Kansas City, through his marriage to Chan Richardson, to his early death at the age of thirty-four.
Forest Whitaker's performance as Parker earned him the Best Actor award at the Cannes Film Festival and a Golden Globe nomination.  In addition, the film also won an Academy Award for Best Sound.
Platoon is an Academy Award winning 1986 Vietnam War film written and directed by Oliver Stone and starring Charlie Sheen, Tom Berenger, Willem Dafoe, Kevin Dillon, John C. McGinley and Johnny Depp. The story is drawn from Stone's experiences as an Army combat infantryman in Vietnam and was written by him upon his return as a counter to the vision of the war portrayed in John Wayne's The Green Berets. The film won the Academy Award for Best Picture of 1986.
A young US Army soldier, Private Chris Taylor (Charlie Sheen), arrives in South Vietnam with several other replacements and is assigned to the 25th Infantry Division (which had a very successful combat record in Vietnam). As the new men step off the plane upon arrival in Vietnam, they see the seasoned veterans who have just finished their tours of duty (with the "Thousand Yard Stare" fully developed), taunting the new guys as they board a transport plane home. Along with fellow soldier Private Gardner,...,
The Thing is a 1982 science fiction film, directed by John Carpenter. Ostensibly a remake of the 1951 Howard Hawks film The Thing from Another World, Carpenter’s film is actually more faithful to the original novella, “Who Goes There?” by John W. Campbell, Jr. (writing under the pseudonym of Don A. Stuart). The film’s musical score was composed by Ennio Morricone, a rare instance of Carpenter not scoring one of his own films. Carpenter considers the film to be the first part of his Apocalypse Trilogy, followed by 1987’s Prince of Darkness and 1995’s In the Mouth of Madness.
An American Antarctic research station is infiltrated by an alien creature with the ability to perfectly imitate any animal or human that it physically contacts. The crew of the station come to distrust each other as they cannot discern who is human and who is not. One by one they are killed, either by the creature or by each other.
The crew realize that if the creature were to reach the outside world, it would...,
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