Martin Fitzgerald Lawrence is an American actor, film director, film producer, screenwriter, and comedian. He came to fame during the 1990s, establishing a Hollywood career as a leading actor, most notably the films Bad Boys, Blue Streak, Big Momma’s House and Bad Boys II. Lawrence has acted in numerous movie roles and starred in his own television series, Martin, which ran from 1992 to 1997.
Lawrence was born in Frankfurt am Main, Hesse, Germany on April 16, 1965 to American parents. He was given his first name after civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. and his middle name after U.S. President John F. Kennedy. His father, John Lawrence, served in the U.S. Military. After his parents divorced when he was eight, Lawrence rarely saw his father, who worked as a police officer at the time.
His mother, Chlora , began working several jobs to support her family. During his teen years, Lawrence excelled at boxing. He lived in Maryland, and attended Thomas G. Pullen School of Creative and Performing Arts (Landover, Maryland), Fairmont Heights High School (Fairmount Heights, Maryland), Eleanor Roosevelt High School, and also Friendly High School in Fort Washington, Maryland, becoming a Mid-Atlantic Golden Gloves boxing contender.
Lawrence moved to Los Angeles and found his way to the legendary Kings Wood comedy club. Shortly after appearing at the Wood, he won a performance spot on Star Search, a popular show in the United States. He did well on the show and made it to the final round before ultimately losing. However, executives at Columbia TriStar Television saw Martin’s performance and offered him the role of “Maurice” on the television sitcom What’s Happening Now!!; this was his first acting job.
Upon cancellation of that show, Lawrence found bit parts in various films and television roles. His breakthrough role was as Cee in the Spike Lee film Do the Right Thing. Other roles followed in films such as the House Party series and the Eddie Murphy vehicle Boomerang.
During this period, entertainment mogul Russell Simmons selected him to host the groundbreaking series Def Comedy Jam on HBO. Def Comedy Jam gave many comedians (including Chris Tucker, Dave Chappelle, Bernie Mac and Cedric the Entertainer) mainstream exposure.
In 2006, Lawrence appeared on Inside the Actors Studio, during which Lawrence briefly brought back to life some of the characters he’d portrayed on Martin.In 2008, Lawrence starred in Disney’s College Road Trip co-starring with Raven Symone. This particular film was his first G-rated film. Even though it was his first film to be G-rated, it is not his first time appearing in a children’s film. He previously starred in Rebound (2005), as well as a voiceover role in Open Season (2006) opposite Ashton Kutcher.
At the 2009 BET Awards he appeared in a spoof movie trailer with Jamie Foxx for a fictional movie The Skank Robbers that featured, their respective television characters Sheneneh Jenkins and Ugly Wanda. in 2010, Fox announced that it was producing a film based on the sketch, featuring Foxx, Lawrence, and actress Halle Berry.
In 2010, it was announced that Lawrence would reprise his role as FBI agent Malcolm Turner in Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son, the third film in the Big Momma’s House series, which was released in 2011.
On July 10, 2010, Lawrence married longtime girlfriend Shamicka Gibbs at his Beverly Hills home. The couple’s daughters, Lyana and Ameria (then aged 9 and 7), served as flower girls. Actors Eddie Murphy and Denzel Washington were among the 120 wedding guests;Shanice serenaded the couple by singing the Minnie Riperton classic Lovin’ You.
In the mid-1990s, during the filming of A Thin Line Between Love and Hate, Lawrence lashed out in a violent outburst on the set. He became increasingly erratic and was arrested after he reportedly brandished a pistol and screamed at tourists on Ventura Boulevard in Los Angeles. He was also arrested at Burbank Airport for carrying a loaded gun in his suitcase.In March 1997, Lawrence was arrested again after assaulting a man in a Hollywood nightclub.
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“Can you imagine producing a film in 2010 and they have to have a special show at 4 am in the morning and it was houseful day after day” this is what Pranai Rai of NDTV said about Rajini’s magnum opus movie Enthiran before calling both superstar Rajinikanth and India’s home minister P. Chidambaram on stage. Mr. P. Chidambaram presented the award to the most humble man on earth, Rajinikanth. Superstar Rajini while speaking at the function said he considered Enthiran as the best movie and it was god’s grace that people were liking his movies and liking him. P. Chidambaram while speaking at the event said that he(Rajini) could have entered into politics in 1996 but he missed that but he could still enter into politics. Bollywood stars like Ajay Devgan, Vidya Balan, Katrina Kaif and our south indian actress Trisha were happy for mere sharing the stage with the mega star. It is the first time in the history of indian cinema that such an award is presented to a southern superstar. But undeniably Rajini is the only superstar for the past three decades.
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Do you want to produce the next generation of film and television programmes? Do you see yourself developing your career as a researcher, associate producer or production manager? Or perhaps you have plans to run your own independent production company? If so, this is the course for you. For more information on this course please see www.bournemouth.ac.uk
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Question by MelowGold8: What 4 year colleges have a good film producing and/or music producing programs?
I don’t want to apply to any art colleges. I would like to apply to a bigger school with different programs in case I change my mind. What are some 4 year colleges that are known for their film school. (For example: Colorado University, University of Southern California, University of Chicago)
Answer by Ape
I’ve heard good things about San Diego State University’s film program. You can major with an emphasis in production, it’s a tough one to get into, though. It is one of SDSU’s impacted programs. Some student won at Sundance didn’t they???
But heck, go to USC if you can!!!
What do you think? Answer below!
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Indie film producer Suzanne Lyons pilots you through the actual making of low budget films to show you how easy and fun it can be. Laid out in a step-by-step, A to Z, matter-of-fact style that shows how the producer’s role can be easy, how to treat the film as a business, and especially how to avoid the painful pitfalls faced by so many producers, this book gives you the essential tools you need to make your film a success from the ground up.
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