After initially garnering attention for his charismatic and boisterous delivery on some of the biggest radio hits the rap game has ever seen, it was only natural that all that character could not be contained to the confines of a recording studio. A mere glance at Luda’s credits will tell you that his acting career is almost expertly calculated - kicking things off by getting involved in one of the biggest film franchises Hollywood has ever seen ("Fast and the Furious"), while still finding room for roles with more gravitas ("Crash," "Hustle & Flow"). He’s even lined up to play the NBA’s first African-American player Nat “Sweetwater” Clifton in a biopic. Sounds like Oscar bait to me.
Luda broke out in the acting world with his role in the 2003's "2 Fast 2 Furious" - the first incarnation of his character Tej, which he went on to play three more times (and counting).
In 2004, Mr. Bridges took a serious turn with a key role in that year's Best Picture winner at the Academy Awards - "Crash."