Chris Rock's Film Career
For such a funny, talented guy, Chris Rock has never quite figured out a movie career. (Few would defend Head of State or his performance in What to Expect When You're Expecting.) But in 2014, he finally made the transition from superb stand-up to ace filmmaker: Top Five found the writer-director-star utilizing the same shocking honesty he brought to the stage but with a newfound storytelling confidence. Although a big fan of auteurs like Woody Allen, Wes Anderson and Richard Linklater, Rock told Rolling Stone, "they don't really do those movies with black people that much. So you gotta make your own."