50 Cent is one of the most successful rappers-turned-actors of all time.
50 Cent's output in the drama world the last decade has been phenomenal. Not only has he starred in major studio films and television series, but he's managed to produce, star, write and sometimes even fund a steady string of relatively successful B-movie crime thrillers.
50 has appeared in over twenty films alongside A-listers like Al Pacino, Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis, Ray Liotta, Viola Davis and Robert DeNiro. On top of that, over his films have grossed a total of $303,304,740 (and counting). "I don't want to put myself in a box, I did that with music," 50 said in reference to acting. Beyond the drug dealer or hit man (customary roles for rappers), he is persistently looking to expand his performing skills.
The following column evaluates 50 Cent's very best acting roles. With many rappers such as the late Tupac Shakur, Will Smith, Ice Cube, Queen Latifah, Common, LL Cool J, Ice-T, DMX, Snoop Dogg, T.I., Cam'ron, Method Man, Andre 3000, RZA, Mos Def and Mark Wahlberg sliding into the acting world, 50 Cent continues to prove why he's one of the more dependable to make the transition.