Cuba Gooding Jr.

Cuba Gooding Jr.


1/2/1968, The Bronx, New York City, New York, USA

Birth Name

Cuba M. Gooding Junior


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Cuba Gooding, Jr. is an African-American actor. He is the son of Cuba Gooding, Sr., lead singer of soul group The Main Ingredient, and older brother of actor Omar Gooding. Cuba Gooding Jr. was in Pearl Harbor, playing a military boxer. His family moved to Los Angeles after…more


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    • Cuba: I speak to my agent about great roles, and he's like, 'They are all going to Will Smith.

    • Cuba : Before I was an actor I was a break dancer, one of those street performers you see. I guess, my introduction into the professional world of performing was a stint as back up dancer for Lionel Richie and I performed at the closing ceremony at the '84 Olympics.

    • Cuba: I understand it all. I can write my own ticket for one or two movies. But if they're not the right ones, my ticket gets yanked. I understand that's how it works, and I'm okay with it.

    • Cuba: We lived in a big house and had chauffeurs, we'd go backstage at the concerts and then in the fifth grade . . . bang! Rock bottom.

    • Cuba : I came in there and did everything I had to do and the rest was history. So it was never like me sitting going 'Ah, there's Tom!' To me, it was like that son of a bitch was holding me back from doing what I had to do - on his final audition for Jerry Maguire.

    • Cuba: I have never made a decision based on race and never will. I am admiring of my fellow peers, black film-makers and black actors and actresses. When Halle and Denzel won Oscars, I felt pride because I was black, but never did I analyse their win based on colour.

  • he's a great academy award winner.

    this guys movies are good.he deserves to win that oscar for best supporting actor back then.he's good in daddy day camp.this dude is like an oscar guy and i haven't heard that he's in a 2009 movie.i mean,come on,he was in american do you expect that?anyways,i think this dude is talented at dramas like radio.when does he have a new film?he is so talented at movies in the new millenium.this guy is oscar worthy for stuff and he is a great actor at movies.i kinda seen him in radio but i fell asleep.this dude is a oscar talented guy.moreless
  • A great actor.

    I have to say that this guy can act. I don't understand why Cuba Gooding Jr. has not been in bigger movies. I certainly think he is a better actor than many other bigger names, but considering the fact that he plays certain roles, it's easier to undertsand, in a way. I have to admit that some of his movies have played a part in him not being a bigger star. Snow Dogs? Seriously, that movie almost killed his caeer. I think he did it for the money, but still. Overall, he is a very good actor who should be playing more prominent roles. Thank you.moreless