Cuba M. Gooding, Jr. is a popular American actor, known for his Academy award winning role in “Jerry Maguire”. He was born on 2nd January, 1968 in New York, United States of America and started his career in 1988.

Early Career

Popular and fantastic Hollywood actor Cuba Goodling Jr. started his career in 1988, appearing in the minor role of Barber Shop Customer in the movie titled “Coming to America”. In 1989, he played the role of Stanley in the movie titled “Sing”, followed by a significant role in “Boyz n the Hood” in 1991. He appeared in his breakthrough role in the epic movies “Gladiator”, playing the role of Abraham Lincoln Haines.

Following the success of “Gladiator”, he earned a role in “A Few Good Men” and achieved worldwide fame and recognition. In 1994, he appeared in another significant role in “Outbreak” and in TV movie titled “The Tuskegee Airmen” in 1995. The biggest breakthrough in his career came in 1996, when Cuba Gooding played the role of Rod Tidwell in “Jerry Maguire”, which won him critical acclaim and several awards. In 2000, he performed the role of Senior Chief Carl Brashear in the movie titled “Men of Honor” and earned critical acclaim.

Career Highlights

In 1994, Cube Gooding Jr. won his first NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor nomination for the movie titled “Outbreak”. In 1996, his performance in “Jerry Maguire” won him his maiden Academy Award in the category for best supporting actor in addition to Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor and Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor nomination. In 2000, he won BET Award for best actor for the movie “Men of Honor”.

Best Movies of Cuba Gooding Jr.

  • Outbreak
  • Gladiator
  • Jerry Maguire
  • What Dreams May Come
  • Men of Honor
  • As Good as It Gets
  • Radio
  • Pearl Harbor
  • American Gangster
  • Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story

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