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Here’s yet another high-profile hip-hop artist set to take on a major role in a blockbuster film:

“Chicago rapper Common has landed a high-profile role in an upcoming new installment of The Terminator franchise of movies. Common, born Lonnie Rashid Lynn, will star in ‘Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins.’

The fourth installment of The Terminator focuses on John Connor, who leads the human race in an epic battle against the machines. Common will star in the movie as a freedom fighter alongside the central character, John Connor, who is being played by actor Christian Bale.

‘I’m not a hip-hop dude who wants to act. I’m an artist,’ Common [said], adding that he has his eyes set on an Oscar Award. ‘The Oscar seems very prestigious,’ Common said. ‘With all due respect to the Grammys, there are more music categories and it’s easier to get a ticket to the show. Also if you look at it as someone coming from Chicago, there are only so many black artists who receive Oscars.'”

Sounds like he thinks he may actually win an Oscar one day. Hat’s off to Common for dreaming the impossible dream, but with all these hip-hop artists crossing over to the big screen, the average black actor is left by the wayside.


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