Black History Month: Best African-American Film Debuts

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Tupac Shakur in Juice

Always a rapper with a largely positive message, 'Pac surprised critics and fans when he so convincingly played explosive, gun-crazed thug Bishop in 1992's Juice. Some even blame the influence of the character on his increasing tendency toward trouble — leading to his untimely death in 1996 — thereafter.

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