TUPAC AMARU SHAKUR FULL CAREER FILMOGRAPHY
Tupac began his film career with a little known appearance in a Chevy Chase film 'Nothing But Trouble,' which also starred Demi Moore. He appeared alongside Digital Underground. Tupac later played a starring role as the character 'Bishop', a troubled teen, in the move 'Juice.' He went on to star with high profile star Janet Jackson in the John Singleton produced 'Poetic Justice,' which allowed Tupac to show a softer side, a side which few had seen. 'Above the Rim,' 'Bullet,' 'Gridlock'd', and 'Gang Related' all followed, proving Tupac was much more then just a talented musician. 'Menace II Society' and 'Higher Learning' were two more movies that Tupac was supposed to play lead roles in. However, whilst Tupac was on the set of 'Menace II Society' in it's early stages, he had a conflict with a producer of the movie. The conflict lead to Tupac assaulting and spitting in the face of the producer, and he lost the role as a result. After hearing about this, John Singleton, decided to drop Tupac for the role in 'Higher Learning', fearing the controversy that would surround his choice of giving Tupac a role!
Title: Juice - Paramount Pictures
Cast: Omar Epps (Q), Tupac Shakur (Bishop), 'Huggy' Hopkins (Steel)
Summary: 4 Harlem teens, Q, Bishop, Raheem and Steel, are out skipping school one day when they find out an old friend was killed in a shootout at a bar. After this, Bishop tells his friends that they have no respect, or juice. To get some, they rob a grocery store, but Bishop accidentally shoots the clerk. They run into an alley where Raheem tells Bishop to give him the gun, they fight, and Raheem gets shot. Only the other 3 know what happened, and Bishop wants to get rid of them too.
Title: Poetic Justice - Columbia Pictures
Cast: Janet Jackson (Justice), Tupac Shakur (Lucky), Regina King (Iesha)
Summary: After witnessing the murder of her first and only boyfriend, young Justice decides to forget about college and become a South Central Los Angeles hairdresser. Avoiding friends, the only way for her to cope with her depression is by composing beautiful poetry. On her way to a convention in Oakland, she is forced to ride with an independent-minded postal worker whom she has not gotten along with in the past. After various arguments between them and their friends, they start to discover that their thoughts on violence, socially and domestically, are the same. Justice may finally feel that she is not as alone as before.
Title: Above The Rim - New Line Pictures
Cast: Duane Martin (Kyle-Lee), Leon (Shep), Tupac Shakur (Birdie), Marlon Wayans (Bugaloo)
Summary: Story of a promising high school basketball star and his relationships with two brothers, one a drug dealer and the other a basketball star now employed as a security guard. This is argueably Tupac's best role as an actor, and the best film as a whole he starred in, with an excellent plot and great characters, check this film if you havent already.
Title: Gridlock'd - Grammercy Pictures
Cast: Tupac Shakur (Spoon), Tim Roth (Stretch), Thandie Newton (Cookie)
Summary: After a friend overdoses, Spoon and Stretch decide to kick their drug habits and attempt to enroll in a government detox program. Their efforts are hampered by seemingly endless red tape, as they are shuffled from one office to another while being chased by drug dealers and the police.
Title: Gang Related - Orion Pictures
Cast: James Belushi (Divinci), Tupac Shakur (Rodriguez), Dennis Quaid (William)
Summary: Two cops kill an undercover DEA agent by mistake, and frantically try to cover their tracks by framing a homeless man for the crime. That involves juggling evidence, coaching witnesses, and improvising to keep their desperate scheme from unraveling.
Title: Bullet - Trimark Pictures
Cast: Mickey Rourke (Butch "Bullet" Stein), Frank Senger (Guard), Tupac Shakur (Tank)
Summary: In this gangland action thriller, a pair of urban underworld thugs struggle to come to terms with both their intense, violent rivalry and their grudging respect for one another.