Beating the Odds

- By Bossip Staff Categories: News

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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.

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  • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/e084de98d1f3d8ab064d94a7476117fd?s=80&r=any WyzePro

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  • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/e084de98d1f3d8ab064d94a7476117fd?s=80&r=any 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.

  • http://www.google.com 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…

  • Laughter

    Honestly, I don’t know how much of this is true…… I mean, why would Bill Cosby (of all people) intentionally try to hold back another working black man when his whole M.O. has been the progression of our people? Plus, the site that posted that could easily be making it up. Note, they said he won an academy award for “Hustle & Flow”……. WROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONG!!!!!! Look it up.

  • Kim

    @ always knew, What are you talking about? If who stuck together? Terrence Howard has no clue what it means for black people to stick together so why should anyone give a darn about his a@@.

  • http://www.myspace.com/ocky_j Octavia

    I can believe that. Cosby does have that ego.

  • SUNNYDAYZ

    LIGHT SKINNED BROTHERS ARE MAKING A COME BACK SIKE!!!! NO SERIOUSLY HE IS AN ACTOR TRYING TO DO HIS THING IN THIS BUSINESS IT IS HARD ALL YOU SEE IF WHITE FOLK AND THE SAME ASS BLACK ACTORS AND ACTRESSES ..WE NEED NEW FACES OUT THERE THERE ARE SO MANY TALENTED YOUNG PEOPLE LOOKING FOR A START …NEXT HE HAD HIS SHINE TIME TO FALL BACK MAKE ROOM FOR OTHERS WHO CARES ABOUT TERRANCE GAYWARD

  • Gaydar Detective

    @ Larry

    I agree with you 100% Terrance Howard used to be one of my favorites until he changes and started acting like a stuck up punk. He was really funny in I think it was “Best Man” or whichever movie that was when he was the funniest and best actor in the whole movie. He makes me wanna changed the channel when I see his arrogant ass now a days.

  • and what...?

    I think Bill Cosby has better things to do than try to ruin a 19 year old’s career. The casting agent probably decided on his own that the kid (wonder if he was full of black/self-hate then) wasn’t worth the trouble.

  • Just_Wanna_Know

    Why is he talking about this mess? And why did he take it so personal? Maybe his scenes weren’t funny enough. Maybe once the editing was done it was determined there was not enough time for his part so it was cut. Don’t get me wrong, I think Bill can be a trip at time but the man didn’t have to be disrespected cause TH felt like throwing a fit.

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    LOVE HIM!

  • My son's parole officer said it's gonna be alright!

    I still don’t fully understand the story but whatever, I still love you Terrance.

  • JustMY2CENTS

    Terrence Howard DID not…I repeat…DID NOT win an Academy Award. He was NOMINATED but he DID NOT WIN. Whoever wrote this story needs be fired for all the typos and false information.

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