Ving Rhames

Gender: male | Birthday: 1959-05-12 | Place of Birth:

Irving Rameses "Ving" Rhames (born May 12, 1959) is an American actor best known for his work in Bringing Out the Dead, Pulp Fiction, Baby Boy, Don King: Only in America, and the Mission: Impossible film series. Rhames was born in New York City, New York, he entered New York's School of Performing Arts, where he discovered his love of acting. After high school, he studied drama at SUNY Purchase where he met fellow actor Stanley Tucci, who gave him his nickname "Ving". He later transferred to Juilliard, where he began his career in New York theater. Rhames first appeared on Broadway in the play The Winter Boys in 1984. Ving continued his rise to fame through his work in soap operas. He found work as a supporting actor, and came to the attention of the general public by playing the role of Marsellus Wallace in Pulp Fiction (1994). Rhames was also getting public exposure on television as Peter Benton's brother-in-law on the medical drama ER, a recurring role he filled for 3 seasons. Not long after, Rhames was cast with Tom Cruise as the ace computer hacker Luther Stickell in Brian De Palma's Mission: Impossible (1996). With solid performances in two of these highly popular productions, his face was now known to moviegoers; the work offers began rolling in more frequently and he can been seen in several popular films such as Con Air and Dawn of the Dead. Rhames won a Golden Globe in 1998 for best actor in a TV miniseries for his performance in HBO's Don King: Only in America. At the ceremony Rhames gave his award to fellow nominee Jack Lemmon (who is White), saying "I feel that being an artist is about giving, and I'd like to give this to you." Lemmon was clearly touched by the gesture as was the celebrity audience who gave Lemmon a standing ovation. Lemmon, who tried unsuccessfully to give the award back to Rhames said it was "one of the sweetest moments I've ever known in my life." The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced later that they would have a duplicate award prepared for Rhames.

Movies of Ving Rhames

Mission: Impossible - Fallout
Mission: Impossible - Fallout

Mission: Impossible - Fallout   2018

Release Date: 2018-07-26

Rating: 0

Production Companies: Paramount Pictures / Bad Robot /

Director: Nicoletta Mani / Nicoletta Mani /

Stars: 
Tom Cruise  /  Rebecca Ferguson  /  Simon Pegg
Father Figures
Father Figures

Father Figures   2017

Release Date: 2017-12-21

Rating: 5.8

Production Companies: Alcon Entertainment / Montecito Picture Company, The /

Director: Gail Hunter / Gail Hunter /

Stars: 
Ed Helms  /  Owen Wilson  /  J.K. Simmons
The Star
The Star

The Star   2017

Release Date: 2017-11-15

Rating: 5.1

Production Companies: Sony Pictures Animation / Franklin Entertainment /

Director: Timothy Reckart / Timothy Reckart /

Stars: 
Ving Rhames  /  Gabriel Iglesias  /  Patricia Heaton
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2   2017

Release Date: 2017-04-19

Rating: 7.6

Production Companies: Walt Disney Pictures / Marvel Studios /

Director: Guillermo del Toro / Guillermo del Toro /

Stars: 
Chris Pratt  /  Zoe Saldana  /  Dave Bautista
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2   2017

Release Date: 2017-04-19

Rating: 7.6

Production Companies: Walt Disney Pictures / Marvel Studios /

Director: Guillermo del Toro / Guillermo del Toro /

Stars: 
Chris Pratt  /  Zoe Saldana  /  Dave Bautista
A Sunday Horse
A Sunday Horse

A Sunday Horse   2016

Release Date: 2016-02-15

Rating: 6.1

Production Companies:

Director: Steve Love / Steve Love /

Stars: 
Nikki Reed  /  Linda Hamilton  /  William Shatner
Operator
Operator

Operator   2015

Release Date: 2015-08-21

Rating: 5.1

Production Companies:

Director: Amariah Olson / Amariah Olson /

Stars: 
Mischa Barton  /  Luke Goss  /  Ving Rhames
Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation
Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation

Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation   2015

Release Date: 2015-07-23

Rating: 7.1

Production Companies: Paramount Pictures / Skydance Productions /

Director: Lisa Vick / Lisa Vick /

Stars: 
Tom Cruise  /  Jeremy Renner  /  Simon Pegg
In Security
In Security

In Security   2014

Release Date: 2014-04-28

Rating: 4.9

Production Companies:

Director: Adam Beamer / Adam Beamer /

Stars: 
Ethan Embry  /  Vinnie Jones  /  Michael Gladis
Jamesy Boy
Jamesy Boy

Jamesy Boy   2014

Release Date: 2014-01-03

Rating: 6.2

Production Companies:

Director: Trevor White / Trevor White /

Force of Execution
Force of Execution

Force of Execution   2013

Release Date: 2013-12-31

Rating: 5.1

Production Companies: Steamroller Productions / Voltage Pictures /

Director: Mara Herdmann / Mara Herdmann /

Stars: 
Steven Seagal  /  Danny Trejo  /  Ving Rhames
Percentage
Percentage

Percentage   2013

Release Date: 2013-04-24

Rating: 5.1

Production Companies: Flavor Unit Entertainment / Killa Films /

Director: Alex Merkin / Alex Merkin /

Stars: 
Cam'ron  /  Omar Gooding  /  Macy Gray
Death Race: Inferno
Death Race: Inferno

Death Race: Inferno   2013

Release Date: 2013-01-04

Rating: 5.4

Production Companies:

Director: Ria Van Heerden / Ria Van Heerden /

Stars: 
Luke Goss  /  Ving Rhames  /  Danny Trejo
Won't Back Down
Won't Back Down

Won't Back Down   2012

Release Date: 2012-09-28

Rating: 6.2

Production Companies: 20th Century Fox / Gran Via Productions /

Director: Daniel Barnz / Daniel Barnz /

Stars: 
Viola Davis  /  Maggie Gyllenhaal  /  Ving Rhames
Soldiers of Fortune
Soldiers of Fortune

Soldiers of Fortune   2012

Release Date: 2012-06-07

Rating: 4.8

Production Companies:

Director: Maksim Korostyshevsky / Maksim Korostyshevsky /

Stars: 
Christian Slater  /  Ving Rhames  /  Colm Meaney
Piranha 3DD
Piranha 3DD

Piranha 3DD   2012

Release Date: 2012-05-11

Rating: 4.1

Production Companies: Dimension Films / Mark Canton Productions /

Director: Amber Harley / Amber Harley /

Stars: 
Danielle Panabaker  /  Matt Bush  /  Katrina Bowden
7 Below
7 Below

7 Below   2012

Release Date: 2012-04-16

Rating: 3.6

Production Companies: Efish Entertainment / Vitamin A Films /

Director: Kevin Carraway / Kevin Carraway /

Stars: 
Val Kilmer  /  Ving Rhames  /  Luke Goss
Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol
Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol

Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol   2011

Release Date: 2011-12-07

Rating: 6.8

Production Companies: Paramount Pictures / Skydance Productions /

Director: Jakub Dvorak / Jakub Dvorak /

Stars: 
Tom Cruise  /  Jeremy Renner  /  Simon Pegg
Zombie Apocalypse
Zombie Apocalypse

Zombie Apocalypse   2011

Release Date: 2011-10-29

Rating: 3.9

Production Companies: Asylum, The /

Director: Nick Lyon / Nick Lyon /

Stars: 
Ving Rhames  /  Taryn Manning  /  Lesley-Ann Brandt
Julia X
Julia X

Julia X   2011

Release Date: 2011-09-24

Rating: 4.7

Production Companies: Dixie Theatrical Corporation /

Director: P.J. Pettiette / P.J. Pettiette /

Pimp Bullies
Pimp Bullies

Pimp Bullies   2011

Release Date: 2011-06-30

Rating: 2.5

Production Companies: Antena Latina Films / Antena Latina Films /

Director: Alfonso Rodríguez / Alfonso Rodríguez /

Stars: 
Ving Rhames  /  Steven Bauer  /  Kristen Quintrall
The River Murders
The River Murders

The River Murders   2011

Release Date: 2011-06-30

Rating: 5.1

Production Companies:

Director: Cheryl Cowan / Cheryl Cowan /

Stars: 
Ray Liotta  /  Ving Rhames  /  Christian Slater
Mafia
Mafia

Mafia   2011

Release Date: 2011-01-01

Rating: 3.8

Production Companies: Jamie Kennedy Entertainment /

Director: Ryan Combs / Ryan Combs /

Stars: 
Ving Rhames  /  Pam Grier  /  Sean Derry
Death Race 2
Death Race 2

Death Race 2   2010

Release Date: 2010-11-12

Rating: 5.6

Production Companies: Moonlighting Films / CC Capital Arts Entertainment SRL /

Director: Sean Bean / Sean Bean /

Stars: 
Luke Goss  /  Sean Bean  /  Danny Trejo
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