A Common Situation

- By Bossip Staff

Posted by Bossip Staff

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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  • dontaskme4shyt

    Enuff of the terminator movies already, please!!!

  • blkwmn

    “Just beat it!”

  • fsfeioreg

    He is said to be found by his fans on a celeb dating site named ” M a r r y M i l l i o n a i r e . C o m ” They said most of his fans like to go that site to chat about this stars.

  • Earth Sign

    Thats whats up Common. Common is actually one of the few hip hop artist that can act. Do your thing man, and make that paper.

  • The Real Lauren, the only Lauren, I know u wanna be me, its cute.

    You need a hat on boo boo…but other than that he is fine as wine and a good actor, not great yet, but good, GO Lonnie!

  • Sir Left Foot Lucious (fka Keepin' It Real - D'Original)

    Yeah, you can only rap for so long…

    Ain’t nobody trying to hear you rap when your 40s, what you gonna rap about?

    That’s right, use rap as a platform to move into other areas of entertainment and/or to stack your chips and then do whatever you please…

  • swoosh


  • 6 Figgaz

    Hey, whatever. All I’m sayin’ is that it’s high time this knucka changed up his look…

  • http://braibrai@yahoo.com ms braided beauty the real one

    you know i got to give my Chicago brother some luv up in here… plus he is fine as heck also…. he gets plenty of love back in Chi-town!!!!! believe that!!!!!


    What’s up with Common’s outfit??? He looks like he jacked John Legends wack ass swagger.

  • $m♥K.E.Y.

    he was a good actor in his small roles

    he has potential, lets see where he goes…

  • HomoMafia

    Nice one, ever since Smokin’ Aces I’ve been waiting for Common to appear in more movies. He was excellent in Street Kings he could have done with more screen time. I’ll keep an eye out for this!

  • that one girl

    Common is looking 2 good in this pic.

  • HomoMafia

    Oh yeah he looks good too!

  • WordzOfaProphet

    I definitly love Common. He’s actually a pretty good actor and he can get it if he wants to cuz he good like that.

  • http://braibrai@yahoo.com ms braided beauty the real one

    I use to see Common riding the Chicago El before he got famous and he was always a gentleman,, plus i use to see R Kelly under the Chicago El subway singing with a cup for change before he got famous but hey we all had to start somewhere… Kellz was a hella singer then he always drew a crowd!!!!

  • rr

    WOW! a beat it jacket, jeans & dress shoes….






    TOP 10 BAR 4 BAR

  • Jahpson

    he is an ok actor. Mos Def and Queen latifah are the rappers that can really act.

    what is up with his shoes? not a good look

  • Lush-Us Lipps

    Big Ups to Common! I’m sure he’ll do well in his acting career. Chi-Town Love!

  • as seen on t.v.

    im glad that he is getting more into acting…i liked him in smoking aces & that part in street kings…

  • Suga Mo

    Congrat Rah, Imma always show you love. BUT I hate the jacket man!!!! We can do better than this…LOL

    For real he should take it back to that I used to love her, DC, ben chilli bowl action. 😉

  • Suga Mo

    We used to hang something ago and he very cool ppl. me, him his boys and my girl used to place spades, adn chill. It good to see how far he come.

  • Suga Mo

    *Play spades and chill*

  • Lady Architect

    One thing someone pointed out to me was how the most politically controversial rap artists are getting crazy movie roles to keep them occupied ie. Queen Latifah, Mos Def, and Common. What yall think about that?

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