Bernie Mac

Bernard Jeffrey McCullough (October 5, 1957 – August 9, 2008), better known by his stage name, Bernie Mac, was an American actor and comedian. Born and raised on the South Side of Chicago, Mac gained popularity as a stand-up comedian. He joined comedians Steve Harvey, Cedric the Entertainer, and D. L. Hughley as The Original Kings of Comedy. After briefly hosting the HBO show Midnight Mac, Mac appeared in several films in smaller roles. His most noted film role was as Frank Catton in the remake Ocean's Eleven and the titular character of Mr. 3000. He was the star of The Bernie Mac Show, which ran from 2001 through 2006, earning him two Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series. His other films included starring roles in Booty Call, Friday, The Players Club, Head of State, Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle, Bad Santa, Guess Who, Pride, Soul Men, Transformers and Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa. Mac suffered from sarcoidosis, an inflammatory lung disease that produces tiny lumps of cells in the solid organs, but had said the condition was in remission in 2005. His death on August 9, 2008, was caused by complications from pneumonia. ​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Ocean's Eleven (2001)

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Less than 24 hours into his parole, charismatic thief Danny Ocean is already rolling out his next plan: In one night, Danny's hand-picked crew of specialists will attempt to steal more than $150 million from three Las Vegas casinos. But to score the cash, Danny ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Soderbergh
CAST:  George Clooney  •  Brad Pitt  •  Cecelia Ann Birt  •  Matt Damon

Less than 24 hours into his parole, charismatic thief Danny Ocean is already rolling out his next plan: In one night, Danny's hand-picked crew of specialists will attempt to steal more than $150 million from three Las Vegas casinos. But to score the cash, Danny ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Soderbergh
CAST:  George Clooney  •  Brad Pitt  •  Cecelia Ann Birt  •  Matt Damon

Above the Rim (1994)

Story of a promising high school basketball star and his relationships with two brothers, one a drug dealer and the other a former basketball star fallen on hard times and now employed as a security guard.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeff Pollack
CAST:  Duane Martin  •  Tupac Shakur  •  Bernie Mac  •  Marlon Wayans

Story of a promising high school basketball star and his relationships with two brothers, one a drug dealer and the other a former basketball star fallen on hard times and now employed as a security guard.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeff Pollack
CAST:  Duane Martin  •  Tupac Shakur  •  Bernie Mac  •  Marlon Wayans

B.A.P.S. (1997)

Two clueless homegirls move to L.A. to become dancers, but instead find themselves scamming a dying millionaire to eventually become B*A*P*S (Black American Princesses).  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Townsend
CAST:  Halle Berry  •  Martin Landau  •  Ian Richardson  •  Natalie Desselle-Reid

Two clueless homegirls move to L.A. to become dancers, but instead find themselves scamming a dying millionaire to eventually become B*A*P*S (Black American Princesses).  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Townsend
CAST:  Halle Berry  •  Martin Landau  •  Ian Richardson  •  Natalie Desselle-Reid

Bad Santa (2003)

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A miserable conman and his partner pose as Santa and his Little Helper to rob department stores on Christmas Eve. But they run into problems when the conman befriends a troubled kid.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Terry Zwigoff
CAST:  Billy Bob Thornton  •  Tony Cox  •  Brett Kelly  •  Lauren Graham

A miserable conman and his partner pose as Santa and his Little Helper to rob department stores on Christmas Eve. But they run into problems when the conman befriends a troubled kid.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Terry Zwigoff
CAST:  Billy Bob Thornton  •  Tony Cox  •  Brett Kelly  •  Lauren Graham

Booty Call (1997)

Rushon is sexually pent-up and ready to take thing things to the next level with his girlfriend, Nikki. But when he calls for a date, she asks to make it a double -- bringing along her brash friend Lysterine, whom Rushon sets up with his lewd buddy, Bunz. Things go ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeff Pollack
CAST:  Jamie Foxx  •  Tommy Davidson  •  Vivica A. Fox  •  Tamala Jones

Rushon is sexually pent-up and ready to take thing things to the next level with his girlfriend, Nikki. But when he calls for a date, she asks to make it a double -- bringing along her brash friend Lysterine, whom Rushon sets up with his lewd buddy, Bunz. Things go ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeff Pollack
CAST:  Jamie Foxx  •  Tommy Davidson  •  Vivica A. Fox  •  Tamala Jones

Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (2003)

The Angels are charged with finding a pair of missing rings that are encoded with the personal information of members of the Witness Protection Program. As informants are killed, the ladies target a rogue agent who might be responsible.  (more)

DIRECTION:  McG
CAST:  Cameron Diaz  •  Drew Barrymore  •  Lucy Liu  •  Bernie Mac

The Angels are charged with finding a pair of missing rings that are encoded with the personal information of members of the Witness Protection Program. As informants are killed, the ladies target a rogue agent who might be responsible.  (more)

DIRECTION:  McG
CAST:  Cameron Diaz  •  Drew Barrymore  •  Lucy Liu  •  Bernie Mac

Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood (1996)

When Ashtray (Shawn Wayans) moves to South Central L.A. to live with his father (who appears to be the same age he is) and grandmother (who likes to talk tough and smoke reefer), he falls in with his gang-banging cousin Loc Dog (Marlon Wayans), who along with the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paris Barclay
CAST:  Marlon Wayans  •  Tracey Cherelle Jones  •  Rappin' Granny  •  Chris Spencer

When Ashtray (Shawn Wayans) moves to South Central L.A. to live with his father (who appears to be the same age he is) and grandmother (who likes to talk tough and smoke reefer), he falls in with his gang-banging cousin Loc Dog (Marlon Wayans), who along with the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paris Barclay
CAST:  Marlon Wayans  •  Tracey Cherelle Jones  •  Rappin' Granny  •  Chris Spencer

Friday (1995)

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Craig and Smokey are two guys in Los Angeles hanging out on their porch on a Friday afternoon, smoking and drinking, looking for something to do.  (more)

DIRECTION:  F. Gary Gray
CAST:  Ice Cube  •  Chris Tucker  •  Nia Long  •  Tom 'Tiny' Lister Jr.

Craig and Smokey are two guys in Los Angeles hanging out on their porch on a Friday afternoon, smoking and drinking, looking for something to do.  (more)

DIRECTION:  F. Gary Gray
CAST:  Ice Cube  •  Chris Tucker  •  Nia Long  •  Tom 'Tiny' Lister Jr.

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

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

Guess Who (2005)

When a young African-American woman brings her fiancé home to meet her parents, she's neglected to mention one tiny detail - he's white.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kevin Rodney Sullivan
CAST:  Bernie Mac  •  Ashton Kutcher  •  Zoe Saldana  •  Judith Scott

When a young African-American woman brings her fiancé home to meet her parents, she's neglected to mention one tiny detail - he's white.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kevin Rodney Sullivan
CAST:  Bernie Mac  •  Ashton Kutcher  •  Zoe Saldana  •  Judith Scott

Head of State (2003)

When a presidential candidate dies unexpectedly in the middle of the campaign, the Democratic party unexpectedly picks a Washington, D.C. alderman, Mays Gilliam (Rock) as his replacement .  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chris Rock
CAST:  Chris Rock  •  Bernie Mac  •  Dylan Baker  •  Nick Searcy

When a presidential candidate dies unexpectedly in the middle of the campaign, the Democratic party unexpectedly picks a Washington, D.C. alderman, Mays Gilliam (Rock) as his replacement .  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chris Rock
CAST:  Chris Rock  •  Bernie Mac  •  Dylan Baker  •  Nick Searcy

House Party 3 (1994)

Hip Hop duo Kid & Play return in the second follow-up to their 1990 screen debut House Party. Kid (Christopher "Kid" Reid) is taking the plunge and marrying his girlfriend Veda (Angela Means), while his friend Play (Christopher Martin) is dipping his toes into the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Eric Meza
CAST:  Bernie Mac  •  Chris Tucker  •  Christopher Reid  •  Christopher Martin

Hip Hop duo Kid & Play return in the second follow-up to their 1990 screen debut House Party. Kid (Christopher "Kid" Reid) is taking the plunge and marrying his girlfriend Veda (Angela Means), while his friend Play (Christopher Martin) is dipping his toes into the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Eric Meza
CAST:  Bernie Mac  •  Chris Tucker  •  Christopher Reid  •  Christopher Martin

How to Be a Player (1997)

Dray is a young playboy whose only objective in life seems to be to have sex with as many girls as he can without getting caught by his girlfriend Lisa. Dray's sister Jenny and her friend Katrina plan to show him that the way he lives is wrong and organize a party ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lionel C. Martin
CAST:  Bill Bellamy  •  Lark Voorhies  •  Bernie Mac  •  Amber Smith

Dray is a young playboy whose only objective in life seems to be to have sex with as many girls as he can without getting caught by his girlfriend Lisa. Dray's sister Jenny and her friend Katrina plan to show him that the way he lives is wrong and organize a party ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lionel C. Martin
CAST:  Bill Bellamy  •  Lark Voorhies  •  Bernie Mac  •  Amber Smith

Life (1999)

Two men in 1930s Mississippi become friends after being sentenced to life in prison together for a crime they did not commit.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ted Demme
CAST:  Eddie Murphy  •  Martin Lawrence  •  Obba Babatundé  •  Nick Cassavetes

Two men in 1930s Mississippi become friends after being sentenced to life in prison together for a crime they did not commit.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ted Demme
CAST:  Eddie Murphy  •  Martin Lawrence  •  Obba Babatundé  •  Nick Cassavetes

Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008)

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Alex, Marty, and other zoo animals find a way to escape from Madagascar when the penguins reassemble a wrecked airplane. The precariously repaired craft stays airborne just long enough to make it to the African continent. There the New Yorkers encounter members of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Eric Darnell  •  Tom McGrath
CAST:  Ben Stiller  •  Jada Pinkett Smith  •  David Schwimmer  •  Chris Rock

Alex, Marty, and other zoo animals find a way to escape from Madagascar when the penguins reassemble a wrecked airplane. The precariously repaired craft stays airborne just long enough to make it to the African continent. There the New Yorkers encounter members of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Eric Darnell  •  Tom McGrath
CAST:  Ben Stiller  •  Jada Pinkett Smith  •  David Schwimmer  •  Chris Rock

Ocean's Twelve (2004)

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Danny Ocean reunites with his old flame and the rest of his merry band of thieves in carrying out three huge heists in Rome, Paris and Amsterdam – but a Europol agent is hot on their heels.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Soderbergh
CAST:  George Clooney  •  Brad Pitt  •  Catherine Zeta-Jones  •  Julia Roberts

Danny Ocean reunites with his old flame and the rest of his merry band of thieves in carrying out three huge heists in Rome, Paris and Amsterdam – but a Europol agent is hot on their heels.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Soderbergh
CAST:  George Clooney  •  Brad Pitt  •  Catherine Zeta-Jones  •  Julia Roberts

Richard Pryor: I Ain't Dead Yet, #*%$#@!! (2003)

This documentary praises comedian Richard Pryor by showing fragments of various shows Pryor made and having famous comedians talk about the importance and greatness of Pryor. Different themes are reviewed this way. Among others, they are the use of the word nigger, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Billy Grundfest
CAST:  Richard Pryor  •  Mario Cantone  •  Cedric the Entertainer  •  Dave Chappelle

This documentary praises comedian Richard Pryor by showing fragments of various shows Pryor made and having famous comedians talk about the importance and greatness of Pryor. Different themes are reviewed this way. Among others, they are the use of the word nigger, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Billy Grundfest
CAST:  Richard Pryor  •  Mario Cantone  •  Cedric the Entertainer  •  Dave Chappelle

The Original Kings of Comedy (2000)

The Original Kings of Comedy achieves the seemingly impossible task of capturing the rollicking and sly comedy routines of stand-up and sitcom vets Steve Harvey, D.L. Hughley, Cedric the Entertainer, and Bernie Mac and the magic of experiencing a live concert show. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Spike Lee
CAST:  Steve Harvey  •  D. L. Hughley  •  Cedric the Entertainer  •  Bernie Mac

The Original Kings of Comedy achieves the seemingly impossible task of capturing the rollicking and sly comedy routines of stand-up and sitcom vets Steve Harvey, D.L. Hughley, Cedric the Entertainer, and Bernie Mac and the magic of experiencing a live concert show. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Spike Lee
CAST:  Steve Harvey  •  D. L. Hughley  •  Cedric the Entertainer  •  Bernie Mac

The Players Club (1998)

Single mother Diana struggles to provide for her child and pay for her college education. When she meets two dancers from a nearby gentlemen's club, Diana's convinced there's fast money to be made stripping.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ice Cube
CAST:  LisaRaye McCoy  •  Dick Anthony Williams  •  Judyann Elder  •  Chrystale Wilson

Single mother Diana struggles to provide for her child and pay for her college education. When she meets two dancers from a nearby gentlemen's club, Diana's convinced there's fast money to be made stripping.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ice Cube
CAST:  LisaRaye McCoy  •  Dick Anthony Williams  •  Judyann Elder  •  Chrystale Wilson

What's the Worst That Could Happen? (2001)

Thief Kevin Caffery attempts to rob from the home of rich businessman Max Fairbanks. But Fairbanks catches him and steals his cherished ring that his girlfriend gave him. Caffery is then bent on revenge and getting his ring back with the help of his partners.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sam Weisman
CAST:  Martin Lawrence  •  Danny DeVito  •  John Leguizamo  •  Glenne Headly

Thief Kevin Caffery attempts to rob from the home of rich businessman Max Fairbanks. But Fairbanks catches him and steals his cherished ring that his girlfriend gave him. Caffery is then bent on revenge and getting his ring back with the help of his partners.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sam Weisman
CAST:  Martin Lawrence  •  Danny DeVito  •  John Leguizamo  •  Glenne Headly
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