Thomas Jacob Black popularly known as Jack Black is an American musician, comedian and actor. He was born on 28th August, 1969 in California, United States of America and started his career as an actor, appearing in the prime time television with low profile roles in shows including “The X-Files”, “Mr. Show”, “Northern Exposure” and “Life Goes On”. Coming from a modest career beginning, Jack Black went on to become an actor to reckon with and earned nominations for a various awards.

Early Career

Jack Black started his professional acting career as a Television actor but later on he earned small and crucial roles in movie like “Airborne”, “Water world”, “Demolition Man”, “Dead Man Walking”, “The Fan” and “Mars Attacks”. His breakout role came in John Cusack’s “High Fidelity”, which according to Jack Black brought him into the limelight to get leading roles in movies like “Shallow Hal”, “Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny”, “Gulliver’s Travels”, “Year One” and “Nacho Libre”.

Career Highlights

Jack Black had a career breakthrough with his role in “The School of Rock”, which earned him critical acclaim and his first Golden Globe Nomination in the category for best actor in Musical or Comedy Film. Following that performance he earned an important role in Peter Jackson directed remake of “King Kong” in 2005 and in “The Big Year” costarring Own Wilson.

He earned Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favourite Supporting Actor for his role in “The Love Letter” (1999) and nominated for Golden Globe, MTV, Teen Choice and People’s Choice Awards for various movies.

Top Ten Movies of Jack Black

  • Airborne
  • Demolition Man
  • High Fidelity
  • Jumanji
  • The Cable Guy
  • The Love Letter
  • School of Rock
  • King Kong
  • Nacho Libre
  • Kung Fu Panda 2

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