Chris Rock

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Quotes (25)

  • Chris: No one wants to sleep with me. Girls are like, 'I want you to read this book.' It's never, 'We should go to a hotel.'

  • Chris: I had a one minute part in this movie I'm Gonna Get You Sucka (1988) and its probably the most memorable role I've ever had. People still come up to me and mention it. This just goes to show you that it's not the size of the role that counts, it's what you do with it.

  • Chris: My father was a strict disciplinarian. Whenever I said I just wanted to be somewhere early, he would say: 'There's no such thing as early, it's just on time and late'.

  • Chris: Being a comedian is sort of like being a psychic. You tell us three things about yourself and we'll tell you three more things you didn't know.

  • Chris: It's my responsibility to rock the house every single time. No matter what.

  • Chris: I wanted to be the president of the United States, that was my dream growing up. But my parents said that I might get shot in the head.

  • Chris: If you've never wanted to kill your mate, you've never been in love.

  • Chris: Comedy is the blues for people who can't sing.

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Trivia (34)

  • In 2009, Chris won another Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Special in his work on Chris Rock: Kill the Messenger.

  • In 1999, Chris won another Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Variety or Music Program in his work on The Chris Rock Show.

  • In 1997, Chris won 2 Emmy Awards for Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special and Outstanding Writing for a Variety or Music Program in his work on Chris Rock: Bring the Pain.

  • Chris says he and his co-star Tyler James Williams on Everybody Hates Chris get along very well, and they meet each other off and on set.

  • Chris mentioned his best acting experience was with Morgan Freeman in Nurse Betty (2000).

  • At first, Chris did not tell his parents about working the comedy clubs until 3 or 4 in the morning. His parents confronted him one night on suspicion he was out doing drugs. When Chris confessed he was just doing stand-up comedy, his parents were very relieved.

  • Chris was offered the job of hosting The Academy Awards four times before finally accepting it.

  • Chris Rock and Chris Farley were hired by Lorne Michaels for Saturday Night Live on the same day. Chris shared an office and dorm with Chris Farley, Adam Sandler, and David Spade during his stay with the show.

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