Alongside Kanye West and Lupe Fiasco, 50 Cent dropped one of the classic rap debuts of the 21st century in 2003 with Get Rich or Die Tryin'. And while his 2005 film debut of the same name isn't as highly respected, 50's acting chops were lauded by several critics, including the late Roger Ebert.
In the nine years since then, Curtis Jackson has acted in nearly 20 films, most of which haven't received the same amount of attention his biopic did. While you're probably familiar with 50's string of highly-publicized beefs, did you know he's acted alongside Robert De Niro not once but twice? And that he played himself in a romcom starring Harrison Ford, Diane Keaton and Rachel McAdams?
In case you haven't been following Fif's acting career as closely as his music, we present 5 Movies You Didn’t Know 50 Cent Was In. And BTW, check out his G-Unit reunion track and his ferocious video for the title track from his first indie album, Animal Ambition.
Despite boasting the onscreen pairing of Robert De Niro and Al Pacino—plus the talents of John Leguizamo, Brian Dennehy and 50—this crime thriller failed to impress critics and attracted a small audience. As you can tell from the trailer above, 50 Cent's presence in this film was not overly publicized, so if you didn't catch it, you probably didn't realize the Queens rapper has acted alongside Pacino and De Niro. Not too shabby!