Christopher “Ludacris” Bridges got his start in music as a DJ and rapper yet his creativity was destined for the big screen. He's had his fair share of hits, as well as a few misses (yeah, we saw John Henry) but his abilities as a performer always shine through. “People are definitely respecting on what I've done on the Hollywood side of things. It's extremely hard to make that transition, so now that I'm here, I'm loving it. ” Here are 5 of Luda's best acting performances in feature films.
This star-studded action flick came out in 2008 and featured Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis, and a cameo from fellow musician Nelly Furtado.
Hustle & Flow
His role as Skinny Black helped drive the action for Terrence Howard's character in this fan favorite. His experience in the record industry must have played a part in his character development.
This sci-fi action movie cast Luda as a member of a radical faction trying to liberate the players of a deadly video game and expose its creators sinister plot to control people against their will.
The Fast and the Furious Franchise
While this entry is technically several films, his role a Tej Parker has made these over-the-top action movies funnier and more entertaining. He first appeared in 2 Fast 2 Furious but Fast Five is a personal favorite. F9 is due in April, 2021.
This Lionsgate production got the Oscar for Best Picture in 2006. Ludacris played opposite Larenz Tate as the character Anthony. His actions at the end put a silver lining on an otherwise dark cloud of a movie.
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