The Acting career of 2-Pac...
In addition to rapping and hip hop music, Shakur acted in films. He made his first film appearance in the motion picture Nothing But Trouble, as part of a cameo by the Digital Underground. His first starring role was in the film Juice. In this story, he played the character Bishop, a trigger happy teen, for which he was hailed by Rolling Stone's Peter Travers as "the film's most magnetic figure." He went on to star with Janet Jackson in Poetic Justice (for which he was nominated outstanding actor in 1994, but did not win) and with Duane Martin in Above the Rim. After his death, three of Shakur's completed films, Bullet, Gridlock'd and Gang Related, were released.
He had also been slated to star in the Hughes brothers' film Menace II Society but was replaced by Larenz Tate after assaulting Allen Hughes as a result of a quarrel. Director John Singleton mentioned that he wrote the script for Baby Boy with Shakur in mind for the leading role. It was eventually filmed with Tyrese Gibson in his place and released in 2001, five years after Shakur's death. The film features a mural of Shakur in the protagonist's bedroom as well as featuring the song "Hail Mary" in the film's score.
Year / Title / Role / Notes 1991 Nothing But Trouble Himself (Brief appearance) 1992 Juice Bishop First starring role 1992 Drexell's Class Himself Season 1: "Cruisin'" 1993 A Different World Piccolo Season 6: "Homie, Don't You Know Me?" 1993 Poetic Justice Lucky Co-starred with Janet Jackson 1993 In Living Color Himself Season 5: "Ike Turner and Hooch" 1994 Above the Rim Birdie Co-starred with Duane Martin 1995 Murder Was the Case: The Movie Sniper (Uncredited). Segment "Natural Born Killaz". 1996 Bullet Tank Released one month after Shakur's death 1997 Gridlock'd Ezekiel 'Spoon' Whitmore Released several months after Shakur's death 1997 Gang Related Detective Rodríguez Shakur's last performance in a film 2003 Tupac: Resurrection Himself Official documentary film 2009 Notorious Himself (archive footage) Portrayed by Anthony Mackie 2011/2012 Tupac 126 Himself (archive footage) The official biographical motion picture of Tupac Shakur.
The film is currently being produced.
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Shakur's life has been recognized in big and small documentaries each trying capture the many different events during his short lifetime, most notably the Academy Award–nominated Tupac: Resurrection, released in 2003.
1997: Tupac Shakur: Thug Immortal
1997: Tupac Shakur: Words Never Die (TV)
2001: Tupac Shakur: Before I Wake...
2001: Welcome to Deathrow
2002: Tupac Shakur: Thug Angel
2002: Biggie & Tupac
2002: Tha Westside
2003: 2Pac 4 Ever
2003: Tupac: Resurrection
2004: Tupac vs.
2004: Tupac: The Hip Hop Genius (TV)
2006: So Many Years, So Many Tears
2007: Tupac: Assassination
2009: Tupac: Assassination II: Reckoning