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Did You Know That “50 Cent” Auditioned For ‘American Gangster’? Watch His Audition Tape

Did You Know That "50 Cent" Auditioned For 'American Gangster'? Watch His Audition Tape

Courtesy of, here’s a look at Curtis50 CentJackson’s audition tape for American Gangster – the 2007 drama directed by Ridley Scott, based on the criminal career of gangster and drug lord Frank Lucas, which starred Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe.

Jackson is said to have auditioned for the role that Chiwetel Ejiofor played in the film – Huey Lucas, one of Frank Lucas’ brothers, who helped run his drug empire.

When this audition tape was made, Jackson’s only acting credit was in 2005’s Get Rich Or Die Trying – years before his 10-picture, $200 million agreement with George Furla’s Hedge Fund Film Partners, via his Cheetah Vision Films production company. 


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