Jack Black

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Jack Black

Born

8/28/1969, Santa Monica, California

Birth Name

Jack Black

Gender

Male
  • The 79th Annual Academy Awards
8.6
out of 10
User Rating
152 votes

Biography

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Jack grew up in Santa Monica. He is best known for being an actor. He also sings, he is one half of duo Tenacious D. Jack has appeared in the movies Dead Man Walking (1995), Cradle Will Rock (1999), Demolition Man (1993), The Cable Guy (1996), Jesus' Sonmore

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Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Jack: (revealing he dislikes promoting films he is ashamed of doing) When it's a bad movie you want to release it quietly. You try to keep it a secret like an STD.

    • Jack: I also put Coco Pops in my butt. Why? For comedy and experiment. I was a scientist and I discovered you could put a lot of them up your butt. When I saw my rear end in my nude scene in 'Margot at the Wedding', it actually had a double chin. I've joined a gym because the next time you see me naked I'll be trim.

    • Jack: (on the birth of their second child, Jack jnr.) I have a new one. It's eating every three hours.

    • Jack: (confirming he was set to become a dad for the 2nd time) Yes, Tanya's expecting. I'm taking things on a day-by-day basis. I've been told that two children are three times as hard as one child, but then strangely three children are easier than one!

    • Jack: I don't get hung up on weight.

    • Jack: If my boobs were on a girl, guys would be going mad for them… I can enjoy them anytime I want!

    • Jack: I have a pet goal to get the cover of Rolling Stone - that's the coveted sweet spot that they only give to skinny guys. But dude, they'll give it to us if the movie's (Tenacious D In The Pick Of Destiny) a hit.

    • Jack (arriving in Australia to promote Tenacious D's film "The Pick Of Destiny"): It's a love letter to our fans which starts in Kyle's apartment and ends in hell. It is a great piece of cinema that will get its due in time.

    • Jack: You know how some babies are born addicted to drugs? Well, I was born addicted to attention.

    • Jack: With the acting, it's somebody else's brainchild, and I'm just sort of helping flesh it out. There's a special satisfaction to being the brains behind the operation.

    • Jack: I played, like, a year of piano until I learned the Pink Panther theme. That was my goal. Once I was good enough, I quit. Now my music has to have some rock.

    • Jack: Are you ready to have your mind blown apart by the most awesome show in the universe. ... Tonight is your night to rage against the machine.

    • Jack: (on marrying his wife) Well, she wasn't actually my sweetheart in high school. I really liked her then. I was fond of her, but I didn't have the courage to even ask her out, so she never turned me down. We were just friends.
      Over the years I would see her every couple of years at a concert or something. We had mutual friends, and she would perform with her sisters (Petra and Rachel, in a musical trio called That Dog. And then one day at a concert I asked her to go on a date with me, and we started dating. The rest is history!

    • Jack: (on his wife's birth) My wife was a triplet, so there was a chance there would be more than one, but I have my hands full with one baby. I'm excited and a little nervous. I haven't read any books on fathering and discipline and all that.

    • Jack: (on Mexican wrestlers) In my research I noticed almost all Mexican wrestlers are hairless, including their arm pits. So I waxed my body, except my armpits. I probably should have waxed those too.

    • Jack: (on the stunts for "Nacho Libre") I did most of my wrestling. The only stunts I left for the professionals were when my character was engulfed in flames completely and when he drive off the mountain into the water 150 metres below. That wasn't me, and you can tell. He's a little skinnier...

    • Jack: (on the stunts for "Nacho Libre") I did get injured. I was diving out the wrestling ring to tackle my opponent in one scene and hit my head on a metal chair. There was blood. I almost started to cry, but I held it in.

    • Jack: (on learning Mexican wrestling for "Nacho Libre") I though I might get physically injured. I had to overcome my fear of bodily harm at the hands of some wrestler. But I trained hard, so I was ready physically for the punishment.

    • Jack: (on Mexican wrestling, known as Lucha) I wish I could take the credit for inventing my character, but he is loosely based on a real person. Fray Tormenta was a Mexican priest who was also a wrestler named Brother Storm. But none of the things in the movie happened to him. To explain my pale skin, we made my mother a Scandinavian missionary and my dad a Mexican deacon. And I based Nacho's looks on Ricardo Montalban in Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan and David Hasseoff in Knight Rider.

    • Jack: (on training for "Nacho Libre") I trained very hard with a pro wrestler in LA. We went and then I trained in Mexico for a few weeks before we started filming. Lucha is very big in Japan, too, which leaved us room for a possible sequel!

    • Jack: The moment you start analyzing your own rock is the moment your rock is dead. That's why rock is now pretty much dead. Too much analyzation. No rockalyzation!

    • Jack: Never for a second did I think of myself as the sexiest guy in the world. When I was a kid, I thought I was the strongest man in the world. Then, the fastest runner and then the smartest person in the world. One by one my delusions got shut down. Now I just see myself as the lamest guy in the world.

    • Jack: I played, like, a year of piano until I learned the Pink Panther Theme. That was my goal. Once I was good enough, I quit. Now my music has to have some rock.

    • Jack: I draw my inspiriation from deep within the mind of the superfreak.

    • Jack: The movie Spinal Tap rocked my world. It's for rock what The Sound of Music was for hills. They really nailed how dumb rock can be.

    • Jack: You must never underestimate the power of the eyebrow.

    • Jack: I think of myself as an entertainment arsenal. Like I have my acting bazooka and my music machete. And you don't know what I'm going to come at you with.

    • Jack: We're in the dark ages if J-Lo can have a music career because of her ass. And let's face it, that's it.

    • Jack: Don't be celebrities, because then you go cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs. You don't want that, do you?

    • Jack: Never for a second did I think of myself as the sexiest guy in the world. When I was a kid, I thought I was the strongest man in the world. Then, the fastest runner and then the smartest person in the world. One by one my delusions got shut down. Now I just see myself as the lamest guy in the world.

    • Jack: I had a bit of a lost weekend while we were doing King Kong. Overall I'm very responsible on set. I'm not one of those dudes who come drunk to the set.

    • Jack: There's nothing you can really do to prepare to rock. Do you prepare to eat a delicious meal? Are you hungry? Then you're gonna eat it.

    • Jack: (revealing his privates were hurt after a run-in with wrestlers on the set of 'Nacho Libre') I had a good experience with Satan's Cavemen - the wrestlers who came up to my navel. They were tremendous athletes, too, and they kicked my arse good. They flung me around like a rag doll. They punctured my privates, but for the good of the film.

    • Jack: (prior to hosting the 2006 MTV Music Video Awards) Prepare yourself for a rip-snortin' humdinger.

    • Jack: I'd rather be the king of kids, than the prince of fools.

    • Jack: If Beethoven and Bach hooked up with Mozart and made a band, they could be a distant runner up to The D.

    • Jack: (on offers for photographs from magazines) We do have some offers from some major magazines. Popular Mechanics was talking about something. To tell you the truth, I'm a little insulted, 'cause nobody cares about my sweet baby. The market is flooded. Nobody cares about Baby Black!

    • Jack: Does spandex come in a size? I am probably an XL, but I went with a medium just to really suction-cup it all together.

    • Jack (on fatherhood): I'm already having headaches like, Where is he going to go to pre-school? Am I gonna put cameras in every room of my house to spy on the babysitters to make sure that they don't shake the baby? I started watching TV shows that scare me a little bit. I love video games, but then yesterday I was reading about how they can be addictive and kids shouldn't play with them.

SUBMIT REVIEW
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    10
    A talented actor but what was he thinking with Nacho Libre?
  • This dude is one of the funniest people that ever started in a comedy movie.

    7.5
    This dude is like one of the funniest people ever like Adam Sandler.I mean,he's funny in Kung Fu Panda.He deserves to win that Kids Choice Award for 2009 because he's one of the very funny people to ever star in one of the funniest movies of America.I like this dude like Adam Sandler or Seth Rogen or Ben Stiller.He is one of the best funny people to ever host the Kids Choice Awards and do some funny stuff in funny movies.Well,next to Adam Sandler he is.I really like this dude because he is one of the funniest people ever born.moreless
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