Sunday, March 18, 2007

"Get me something I don't deserve"

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I was a little hard on Chris Rock when I heard he was getting a two-hour edition of Inside the Actors Studio. Although I think among African-American comedians Dave Chappelle is more likely to produce something culturally influential (again), Rock's interview revealed an artist serious about not repeating himself and stretching as an actor and comedian.

I'd also forgotten how much I liked the movie Nurse Betty, in which Rock plays one-half of a father/son hitman team with Morgan Freeman. Rock took the role for a chance to work with Freeman and Neil LaBute when he could have been doing (in his words) "Rappers on a Bus."

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