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Place of Birth Queens, New York City, New York, USA
Birthday 1975-07-06
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Also Known As Curtis James Jackson III
Curtis Jackson
Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson

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Curtis James Jackson III (born July 6, 1975), better known by his stage name 50 Cent, is an American rapper and actor. He rose to fame with the release of his albums Get Rich or Die Tryin' (2003) and The Massacre (2005). Get Rich or Die Tryin' has been certified eight times platinum by the RIAA and has sold over 15 million copies worldwide. His album The Massacre has been certified five times platinum by the RIAA and has sold 11 million copies worldwide. Born in South Jamaica, Queens, Jackson began drug dealing at the age of twelve during the 1980s crack epidemic. After leaving drug dealing to pursue a rap career, he was shot at and struck by nine bullets during an incident in 2000. After releasing his album Guess Who's Back? in 2002, Jackson was discovered by rapper Eminem and signed to Interscope Records. With the help of Eminem and Dr. Dre, who produced his first major commercial successes, Jackson became one of the world's highest selling rappers. In 2003, he founded the record label G-Unit Records, which signed several successful rappers such as Young Buck, Lloyd Banks, and Tony Yayo. Jackson has engaged in feuds with other rappers including Ja Rule, Fat Joe, Jadakiss, Cam'ron, Rick Ross, and former G-Unit members The Game and Young Buck. He has also pursued an acting career, appearing in the semi-autobiographical film Get Rich or Die Tryin' in 2005, the Iraq War film Home of the Brave in 2006, and Righteous Kill in 2008. 50 Cent was ranked as the sixth best artist of the 2000–2009 decade by Billboard magazine. The magazine also ranked him as the fourth top male artist and as the third top rapper behind Eminem and Nelly. Billboard magazine also ranked him as the sixth best and most successful Hot 100 Artist of the 2000–2009 decade and as the number one rap artist of the 2000–2009 decade. Billboard ranked his album Get Rich or Die Tryin' as the twelfth best album of the 2000–2009 decade and his album The Massacre as the 37th best album of the 2000–2009 decade. He is currently working on his fifth studio album, Black Magic, which currently has no official release date but is expected to be released later in 2011.

Acting

2018Escape Plan 2: Hades as Hush
2018Den of Thieves as Levi Enson
2016Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping as Himself
201650 Cent: Rap Star as Himself
2015Southpaw as Jordan Mains
2015Spy as 50 Cent
2015Champs as Himself
2015Not Afraid: The Shady Records Story as Himself
2014The Prince as The Pharmacy
2013Last Vegas as 50 Cent
2013Escape Plan as Hush
2013The Frozen Ground as Pimp Clate Johnson
2012Money, Power, Respect: Hip Hop Billion Dollar Industry as Himself
2012How to Make Money Selling Drugs as Himself
2012Fire with Fire as Lamar
2012Freelancers as Malo
2011Setup as Sonny
2011Blood Out as Detective Hardwick
2011All Things Fall Apart as Deon
2010Morning Glory as Himself
2010Twelve as Lionel
2010Caught in the Crossfire as Tino
2010Gun as Rich
201013 as Jimmy
2009Before I Self Destruct as Clarence
2009Streets of Blood as Stan Green
2009DJ Juice - The King is Back Mixtape Blend Dvd Vol. 70
2009DJ Cinema Presents: Masterpiece Theater Blend Dvd
2009Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 as Navy Seal Commander (voice)
2009Dead Man Running as Thigo
2008Righteous Kill as Spider
2006Home of the Brave as Jamal Aiken
2006Black and Blue: Legends of the Hip-Hop Cop as Himself
2005Beef III as Himself
2005Get Rich or Die Tryin' as Marcus
2005The Infamous Times, Volume I: The Original 50 Cent as 50 Cent
200550 Cent: Who Dares Wins as Himself
2004Beef II as Himself
2003Beef as Himself
2003Born To Ball as Himself
200350 Cent - Shoot First as Himself
200350 Cent - The New Breed as Himself


Other Roles

2013The Frozen Ground - Producer
2012Fire with Fire - Producer
2012Freelancers - Producer
2011Setup - Producer
2011All Things Fall Apart - Producer
2011All Things Fall Apart - Writer
2010Caught in the Crossfire - Executive Producer
2010Gun - Producer
2010Gun - Writer
2009Before I Self Destruct - Director
2009Before I Self Destruct - Screenplay
200350 Cent - The New Breed - Executive Producer


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