Beating the Odds

- By Bossip Staff Categories: News

Posted by Bossip Staff

This cat is lucky to be where he is today. Terrance Howard’s career was nearly destroyed before it even took off.

Click HERE to find out what major Back celeb “blacklisted” buddy boy and nearly ended all chances of him making it as an actor.


  • WyzePro


  • WyzePro

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    Oscar-winning actor Terrence Howard almost destroyed his acting career before it starting, the star has revealed. The “Crash” actor recently shared a story about his first acting gig with the legendary “Cosby Show” in 1988.

    “I was 19 and had just moved to New York from Cleveland, I got on The Cosby Show on my second audition ever,” Howard describes.

    The actor was let down to find out that the scenes he taped were cut from the final show. He was reportedly so angry that he confronted the show’s star and producer Bill Cosby.

    He explains, “I told him, ‘I’m a man just like you.’ He didn’t like it, and the casting agent never took my calls again.”

    Howard claims that Cosby blacklisted him because of the incident. The young actor didn’t work for four years, but finally managed to recover. He now has a successful acting career, which includes a Academy Award for his role in “Hustle & Flow.”

  • lil latte(had her puppies on 4th of july)

    It’s hard out here for a pimp…LOL

  • keely

    wow. bill cosby sounds like a true hater. that’s great that he bounced back and recovered. he is a great actor.

  • new2this

    I really like him, and he may be weird and all, but i like’s him :) them eyes..

  • Encyclopedia Brown

    How about you tell the story and stop putting links to WackSteez

  • finesseyoswagger

    lol @wyze pro 4 posting the story

  • azdelish

    @ wyzepro Terrance is not an oscar winner. He was nominated but did not win..

  • always knew

    crab in a barrel..That’s too bad, glad he stuck with it and over came obstacles…Too bad we just can’t stick together…..Maybe oneday, maybe someday???…

    Glad to see you believed in you and still made it…

  • L

    It all depends on how he really stepped to Bill. If he did it in a disrespectable manner, then its understandable that the word would get out that people shouldnt work with him. You have to wait until you make it to act a fool. That goes for any job.

  • L

    That should’ve said…disrectful manner…my bad.

  • Man, I just don't care

    Terrence is a talented to actor. He could play any role convincingly.

    He should have kept that previous incident to himself though, or at least not said any names.

  • L

    Now I cant type…disrespectful. I’m just gonna keep my comments to myself.

  • azdelish

    @ WYZEPRO…

    In 2005 Jamie foxx won the oscar

  • Bozo D. Clown

    Doesn’t it stand to reason that, after this fool clowns Bill Cosby like that, the casting agent from THE COSBY SHOW wouldn’t take his calls? Keep in mind, this was before we all got pissed at Bill for telling the truth…

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