Robert Townsend, actor, comedian, film director, and writer. He wrote, directed and produced 'Hollywood Shuffle', a satire based on the hardships and obstacles that black actors undergo in the film industry. His other roles include 'The Five Heartbeats', 'The Parent 'Hood', 'The Mighty Quinn'.
In early 2001, Beyoncé landed a major role in the MTV made-for-television film, Carmen: A Hip Hopera. Set in Philadelphia, the film is a modern interpretation of the 19th century opera Carmen by French composer Georges Bizet.
A contemporary, urban retelling of the classic story, CARMEN: A HIP-HOPERA follows the life of a police sergeant whose world is turned upside down when an irresistible woman enters his life. Through song, the star-studded cast tells the tale of their passionate romance and tragic demise. | The idea was great but I wish this film was executed better, in terms of the acting.