Roger Guenveur Smith

Roger Guenveur Smith (born July 27, 1955) is an American actor, director, and writer. Description above from the Wikipedia article Roger Guenveur Smith, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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All About the Benjamins (2002)

Bucum Jackson (Cube) is a bounty hunter with a lot of attitude and no interest in taking on a partner. Working at Martinez Bail Bonds, Jackson has unorthodox methods of tracking down low-life criminals, but they work, and one day he hopes to become his own boss and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kevin Bray
CAST:  Ice Cube  •  Mike Epps  •  Tommy Flanagan  •  Carmen Chaplin

American Gangster (2007)

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Following the death of his employer and mentor, Bumpy Johnson, Frank Lucas establishes himself as the number one importer of heroin in the Harlem district of Manhattan. He does so by buying heroin directly from the source in South East Asia and he comes up with a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ridley Scott
CAST:  Denzel Washington  •  Russell Crowe  •  Chiwetel Ejiofor  •  Josh Brolin

Do the Right Thing (1989)

Salvatore "Sal" Fragione is the Italian owner of a pizzeria in Brooklyn. A neighborhood local, Buggin' Out, becomes upset when he sees that the pizzeria's Wall of Fame exhibits only Italian actors. Buggin' Out believes a pizzeria in a black neighborhood should ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Spike Lee
CAST:  Ossie Davis  •  Danny Aiello  •  Giancarlo Esposito  •  Richard Edson

Eve's Bayou (1997)

Summer heats up in rural Louisiana beside Eve’s Bayou, 1962, as the Batiste family tries to survive the secrets they’ve kept and the betrayals they’ve endured.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kasi Lemmons
CAST:  Samuel L. Jackson  •  Jurnee Smollett  •  Meagan Good  •  Lynn Whitfield

Fatwa (2006)

In the midst of a personal crisis, junior senator Maggie Davidson (Holly) ascertains that she's the subject of a terrorist plot.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Carter
CAST:  Lauren Holly  •  John Doman  •  Roger Guenveur Smith  •  Angus Macfadyen

Final Destination (2000)

After a teenager has a terrifying vision of him and his friends dying in a plane crash, he prevents the accident only to have Death hunt them down, one by one.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Wong
CAST:  Devon Sawa  •  Ali Larter  •  Kerr Smith  •  Tony Todd

Get on the Bus (1996)

Several Black men take a cross-country bus trip to attend the Million Man March in Washington, DC in 1995. On the bus are an eclectic set of characters including a laid-off aircraft worker, a man whose at-risk son is handcuffed to him, a black Republican, a former ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Spike Lee
CAST:  Ossie Davis  •  Charles S. Dutton  •  Andre Braugher  •  Richard Belzer

He Got Game (1998)

A basketball player's father must try to convince him to go to a college so he can get a shorter sentence.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Spike Lee
CAST:  Denzel Washington  •  Ray Allen  •  Milla Jovovich  •  Rosario Dawson

King of New York (1990)

A former drug lord returns from prison determined to wipe out all his competition and distribute the profits of his operations to New York's poor and lower classes in this stylish and ultra violent modern twist on Robin Hood.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Abel Ferrara
CAST:  Christopher Walken  •  David Caruso  •  Laurence Fishburne  •  Victor Argo

Malcolm X (1992)

A tribute to the controversial black activist and leader of the struggle for black liberation. He hit bottom during his imprisonment in the '50s, he became a Black Muslim and then a leader in the Nation of Islam. His assassination in 1965 left a legacy of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Spike Lee
CAST:  Denzel Washington  •  Angela Bassett  •  Albert Hall  •  Al Freeman, Jr.

Panther (1995)

Panther is a semi-historic film about the origins of The Black Panther Party for Self-Defense. The movie spans about 3 years (1966-68) of the Black Panther's history in Oakland. Panther also uses historical footage (B/W) to emphasize some points.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mario Van Peebles
CAST:  Kadeem Hardison  •  Bokeem Woodbine  •  Courtney B. Vance  •  Angela Bassett

School Daze (1988)

Fraternity and sorority members clash with other students at a historically black college during homecoming weekend.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Spike Lee
CAST:  Laurence Fishburne  •  Joe Seneca  •  Giancarlo Esposito  •  Jasmine Guy

Shade (2003)

Tiffany, Charlie and Vernon are con artists looking to up the ante from their typical scams. They figure a good way of doing this is taking down Dean "The Dean" Stevens, a well-known cardsharp, in a rigged game. However, they first need enough money to enter a game ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Damian Nieman
CAST:  Stuart Townsend  •  Joe Nicolo  •  Gabriel Byrne  •  Carl Mazzocone Sr.

Deep Cover (1992)

The black policeman Russell Stevens applies for a special anti-drug squad which targets the highest boss of cocaine delivery to LA: the Colombian foreign minister's nephew. Russell works his way up from the bottom undercover, until he reaches the boss. The first ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bill Duke
CAST:  Laurence Fishburne  •  Jeff Goldblum  •  Charles Martin Smith  •  Lira Angel

Summer of Sam (1999)

Spike Lee's take on the "Son of Sam" murders in New York City during the summer of 1977 centering on the residents of an Italian-American South Bronx neighborhood who live in fear and distrust of one another.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Spike Lee
CAST:  John Leguizamo  •  Adrien Brody  •  Mira Sorvino  •  Jennifer Esposito

Poetic Justice (1993)

In this film, we see the world through the eyes of main character Justice, a young African-American poet. A mail carrier invites a few friends along for a long overnight delivery run.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Singleton
CAST:  Janet Jackson  •  Tupac Shakur  •  Regina King  •  Joe Torry

Tales from the Hood (1995)

A strange funeral director tells four strange tales of horror with an African American focus to three drug dealers he traps in his place of business.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rusty Cundieff
CAST:  Clarence Williams III  •  Corbin Bernsen  •  David Alan Grier  •  Wings Hauser

Mercenary for Justice (2006)

Mercenary John Seeger is one of the best in the business. John and his crew battle some soldiers on Galmoral Island in Southern Africa as they're trying to rescue the French Ambassador -- there's a coup going on. Some of John's soldiers unload their machine guns ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Don E. FauntLeRoy
CAST:  Steven Seagal  •  Jacqueline Lord  •  Roger Guenveur Smith  •  Luke Goss

Hamlet (2000)

To be or not to be, etc.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Campbell Scott  •  Eric Simonson
CAST:  Campbell Scott  •  Blair Brown  •  Roscoe Lee Browne  •  LisaGay Hamilton

I Believe in America (2007)

Three generations of one family, all involved at different levels with the Puerto Rican underground movement for independence, struggle with their need for identity and their need for a peaceful life, as the dying revolutionary movement struggles with new ideas and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael J. Narváez
CAST:  Jamie Harris  •  Melissa Leo  •  Coati Mundi  •  Roger Guenveur Smith
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