When Kid Cudi burst onto the scene with “Day ‘n' Nite” there was little doubt that his talent lent itself to the screen. The short film he made for the video would eventually lead to TV roles on HBO's How to Make it in America and others before making the leap to the big screen. Here are 5 movies starring Scott “Kid Cudi” Mescudi.
Vincent N Roxxy
In this 2016 action drama, Cudi starred alongside Zoe Kravitz as a character named Suga. While it didn't make much noise, the film added to his resume.
This 2015 adaptation of the hit HBO show featured Cudi playing a character named Allen, Ari's assistant.
Fellow Entourage actor Adrien Grier starred in this 2013 dramady. His character was Lev Berkowitz, one of the people trying to survive an apocalyptic terror attack.
Two Night Stand
Cudi played a character named Cedric in this 2013 Rom-Com. Miles Teller took the lead. It is summarized as being about, “[a] snowstorm forces two people who made an online connection to unwillingly extend their one-night stand as the blizzard goes through the night.” His character is the boyfriend of the female lead's best friend.
Need for Speed
Who could forget all of Cudi's one-liners from the cockpit of a helicopter in this action-packed car racing movie alongside Aaron Paul and Rami Malek? His role as Benny, the genius sidekick with a plan, helped the movie go on to gross a worldwide total of $203,277,636.
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