Cuba Gooding Jr. on Red Tails : "You Won’t Be Able to Stay In Your Seats."

Cuba Gooding Jr. on Red Tails : "You Won’t Be Able to Stay In Your Seats."

The actor says the George Lucas directed Tuskegee Airmen pic is "insane."

Published June 1, 2011

Cuba Gooding Jr. has had a very busy film career since 2007’s American Gangster, but most of the movies have been of the straight-to-DVD variety. However that’s all about to change with the release of the highly anticipated big screen Tuskegee Airman epic, Red Tails directed by George Lucas.


In an exclusive interview with, Gooding says that the upcoming movie spectacular, which also stars Terrance Howard, Ne-Yo and Method Man is on par with some of the best films he’s ever done.


He says, “In my career I’ve done a couple of movies that have blown up the zeitgeist of cinema and hit social consciousness, like Boyz N The Hood or Men Of Honor or Jerry Maguire. These are movies where people are affected by either a scenario or scene or environment they’ve never been exposed to, or it just hits them and in their everyday life they can identify with. We actors live for that, and we’ve done that again with George Lucas’ Red Tails.”


And with Lucas at the helm Gooding says audiences can expect a “breathtaking” film with airplane scenes that are out of this world.


“Visually you haven’t seen the things that George is doing with these fighter sequences. It’s insane,” he told “I don’t want it to sound like it’s going to be a historical thing, which it is, but visually, I’m telling you, if you stay in your seat while you’re watching this movie I’ll be shocked.”



(Photo: Gregg DeGuire/PictureGroup)

Written by Ronke Idowu Reeves


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