Ice Cube’s Most Famous Roles

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By Venetia Faye.

O’Shea Jackson, otherwise known as Ice Cube, found his fame in the late 1980s as a member of the hard-hitting “gangsta” rap group, N.W.A. After becoming solo, his career has progressed immensely and we now know him better as the entertaining actor who’s been featured in some of the funniest and action-packed films to ever be released. After making his acting debut in John Singleton’s classic,” Boyz N The Hood”,  Cube has gone on to be in over 40 movies. He is a very versatile actor, known for his variety of roles and ability to play both light hearted and intimidating roles, seen evidently through his filmography.

While he’ll always be known for his days with NWA, Ice Cube has created a solid resume in terms of his acting career. With that being said here are some of his most famous roles.

Ride Along (2014)

Ride Along was a comedy pairing loved by many and definitely confirms Ice Cube’s on- screen chemistry with comedians. The plot follows security guard and video game enthusiast Ben Barber (Kevin Hart), who is aspiring to be a member of the police force, and join his girlfriend’s brother; hard-nosed Police officer James Payton (Ice Cube). But he does not approve and in order to be considered for the force, Ben has to survive the most insane 24 hours of his life.

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