Common

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Lonnie Corant Jaman Shuka Rashid Lynn, Jr.[1] (born March 13, 1972), better known by his stage name Common (formerly Common Sense), is an American hip hop recording artist, actor, poet, and film producer. Common debuted in 1992 with the album Can I Borrow a Dollar? and maintained a significant underground following into the late 1990s, after which he gained notable mainstream success through his work with the Soulquarians.[2] In 2011, Common launched Think Common Entertainment, his own record label imprint, and, in the past, has released music under various other labels such as Relativity, Geffen and GOOD Music, among others.

Common's first major-label album, Like Water for Chocolate, received widespread critical acclaim and tremendous commercial success.[3] His first Grammy Award was in 2003, winning Best R&B Song for "Love of My Life", with Erykah Badu.[4] Its popularity was matched by May 2005's Be, which was nominated for Best Rap Album, at the 2006 Grammy Awards. Common was awarded his second Grammy for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group, for "Southside" (featuring Kanye West), from his July 2007 album Finding Forever. His best-of album, Thisisme Then: The Best of Common, was released on November 27, 2007.

Common won the 2015 Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song and the 2015 Academy Award for Best Original Song, for his song "Glory" from the 2014 film Selma, in which he co-starred as Civil Rights Movement leader James Bevel. Common's acting career also includes starring significant roles in the films Smokin' Aces, Street Kings, American Gangster, Wanted, Terminator Salvation, Date Night, Just Wright, Happy Feet Two, New Year's Eve, Run All Night, Being Charlie, and John Wick: Chapter 2. He also narrated the award-winning documentary Bouncing Cats, about one man's efforts to improve the lives of children in Uganda through hip-hop/b-boy culture.[5] He starred as Elam Ferguson on the AMC western television series Hell on Wheels.

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Megan Leavey
 
Megan Leavey is a 2017 American biographical drama film directed by Gabriela Cowperthwaite and written by Pamela Gray, Annie Mumolo and Tim Lovestedt, based on the true events about young female Marine Megan Leavey and a combat dog named Rex.
Suicide Squad
 
Suicide Squad is a 2016 American superhero film based on the DC Comics antihero team of the same name, distributed by Warner Bros.
Terminator Salvation
 
Terminator Salvation is a 2009 American science fiction war film directed by McG, starring Christian Bale and Sam Worthington, with Anton Yelchin, Moon Bloodgood, Bryce Dallas Howard, Common, Michael Ironside and Helena Bonham Carter in supporting roles.
Selma
 
Selma is a 2014 American historical drama film directed by Ava DuVernay and written by Paul Webb.

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Minor Film Appearances & References5

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Awards & Nominations61

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Common tells CU Boulder crowd to strive for greatness
  –  February 20, 2018
Musician and actor Common came to the University of Colorado on Tuesday ... He said that he was drawn to hip-hop music and eventually decided to pursue it as a career over the objections of his mother, who was a schoolteacher and wanted her son to stay ...
Common, hip-hop artist and actor, to speak at CU Boulder
  –  February 7, 2018
Common, known for his award-winning hip-hop music, poetry and acting, is scheduled to command a University of Colorado stage later this month. The Academy Award, Golden Globe, Emmy and Grammy-winning performer will give a talk at 7 p.m. Feb. 20 at Macky ...
Common tells CU Boulder crowd to strive for greatness
  –  February 20, 2018
Common has won an Academy Award, a Golden Globe, an Emmy and a Grammy for his work. Although he started his career in hip-hop under the name Common Sense, he has branched ... He said that he was drawn to hip-hop music and eventually decided to pursue ...
Common tells CU Boulder crowd to strive for greatness
  –  February 20, 2018
Common, whose given name is Lonnie Rashid Lynn Jr., said that in order for a person to achieve ... He said that he was drawn to hip-hop music and eventually decided to pursue it as a career over the objections of his mother, who was a schoolteacher and ...
Common tells CU Boulder crowd to strive for greatness
  –  February 20, 2018
Common, whose given name is Lonnie Rashid Lynn Jr., said that in order for a person to achieve ... He said that he was drawn to hip-hop music and eventually decided to pursue it as a career over the objections of his mother, who was a schoolteacher and ...

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