No, I’m talking about James Brown. I’m talking about the guy who you will undoubtedly see in every movie associated with African-American culture. Every genre–drama, comedy, thriller–this guy’s done it. I decided a few weeks ago, after using him as the butt of one of my many jokes, that I would honor him. Quite frankly, he gets no love from the movie industry and it’s about time that he got his just due. You all know him and love him. I present to you…..
If you tell me you don’t know who is man you, you’ve clearly been banned from all movie theaters or atleast the rental of straight-to-dvd movies for the last 15 years. Look on atleast 85 percent of “African American Interest” movies’ cast rosters and you’ll see Powell’s name on there somewhere. Let’s take a look at some of his more memorable performances (in my eyes):
1. Pinky-Next Friday and Friday After Next
Favorite Line(s): “Say one mo’ mf’ing word, and this shit is OVA!”
“I got a mf’ing girlfriend and a wife on the side!”
2. Cutty-Dead Presidents
Favorite Line(s): “Don’t you EVA…bite the hand that feeds you, n*gga!!!”
3. (Punk-ass) Chauncey-Menace II Society
Favorite Line: “I’on even get outta til 2:30!”
“Did I stutter??”
4. Dad-Who Made the Potato Salad? (I know, I know. Sigh)
Favorite Line: No comment, especially about Eddie Griffin.
Those are just a few of many, many films, sitcoms and stageplays Clifton Powell has been apart of. His resume looks a lot like some of ya’ll’s credit reports: hella long. Check it out and respect his hustle. We love you, Pinky!