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10 Great Jack Black Performances
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For all its history and general holiness, the one thing the Bible lacks is a walk-through appearance from a hunter-gatherer with a potty mouth and a flair for the absurd. Which is where Jack Black comes in. With Year One dumping Black into the biblical bunfight, we've had a look back at his mightiest - and maddest - moments.

WORDS CHRIS HEWITT

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Black had had a couple of minor roles before this - including a part in Bob Roberts, marking the first in his long-running collaboration with Tim Robbins - but his biggest early role, by far, came as the hissable school bully bad guy in this ultra-cheap and quite, quite awful sequel.

Best moment: When Black gets beaten up by the kid from Free Willy at the end, complete with comedy 'boing!' sound effects - you know, the ones that Spielberg almost used in the opening battle of Saving Private Ryan.

Does he sing? Nope - though we'd love to hear his take on Limahl's theme song from the original.

None more Black? A raised eyebrow here, a wicked sneer there, but otherwise Black - perhaps mindful that this was his first real big gig - plays it disappointingly straight with very few glimpses of his trademark whirling dervish style.

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1 Jack Black's Top 5
Posted on Friday February 1, 2013, 15:05 by MadSwan75
Top 5 FUNNIEST/TALENTED performers in HollywoodLand... 1....JIM CARREY. 2....JACK BLACK. 3....ROBIN WILLIAMS. 4....EDDID MURPHY. 5....WILL FERRELL. Do you agree????? Read More

2 RE: wait..
Posted on Wednesday January 13, 2010, 18:12 by TheSpleen
L: shmoobaka how is there not mention of BioDome? IODOME! They sure caused some trouble inside that bubble! Read More

3 RE: 10 Great Jack Black Performances
Posted on Wednesday September 23, 2009, 10:13 by Hymers2k9
i am going to be the 1st to try and actually name 10 Jack Black films... 10.Anchorman 9.Nacho Libre 8.Be Kind Rewind 7.King Kong 6.Tenacious D The Pick Of Destiny 5.Shark Tale 4.Shallow Hal 3.Kung Fu Panda 2.Tropic Thunder 1.School Of Rock before anyone spots flaws i realise that he is only in anchorman for like 3 minutes and shark tale and kung fu panda are animations but they are still JB performances all over! Read More

4 wait..
Posted on Tuesday September 1, 2009, 19:15 by shmoobaka
how is there not mention of BioDome? Read More

5 RE: school of rock ftw
Posted on Wednesday June 24, 2009, 20:06 by Blue Ryan
Remember this is the guy who did school of rock. One of the finest comedy films of the decade. I enjoy his performances other than tropic thunder where he was pretty rubbish Read More

6 RE: Nacho Libre... one of my favourites
Posted on Tuesday June 23, 2009, 12:47 by BishopQuaker
I can't even think of 10 Jack Black films I've seen! I'll probably get shotdown for this but I thought School of Rock was a good film Read More

7 RE: Jared Hess
Posted on Tuesday June 23, 2009, 08:30 by dancjtodd
L: kurum "Although Nacho Libre isn't an entirely successful attempt to blend the innocent appeal of School Of Rock (Mike White wrote both movies) with the off-beat dynamics of Napoleon Dynamite (Jared Hess directed both)..." I thought Richard Linklater directed School of Rock? sp; Empire are saying Jared Hess directed both Napoleon Dynamite and Nacho Libre, not School of Rock & Napoleon Dynamite. Read More


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