Evolution of Marlon Wayans

Just the title of this flipbook alone is hilarious.


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Holding It Down\r - Although his roots are in comedy, Marlon Wayans has dabbled in movie roles beyond that genre. Whether he's making you laugh or cry, Marlon has proven that he can hold his own in a movie with or without his brothers. \r\r(Photo: Valerie Macon/Getty Images)

1996 - In 1996, the "hood" movie parody Don't Be A Menace was released. It starred Marlon and Shawn and was directed by Keenen.(Photo: Ivory Ways Production)

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Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood (1996)\r - Considered one of the greatest parody films of all time, Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood poked fun at many of the early '90s 'hood films, with a particular emphasis on Boyz N the Hood. With Marlon and Shawn Wayans acting as the primary stars, the film also represented a passing of the torch from their older brother, Keenan Ivory, who had directed and starred in the blaxpoitation parody I'm Gonna Git You Sucka.\r \r(Photo: Miramax Films)

The 6th Man (1997)

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The 6th Man (1997) - After the unexpected death of a teammate, members of a college basketball team struggle to win and keep it together. After praying for help, shooting guard Kenny Tyler (Marlon Wayans) is visited by the ghost of the deceased player who helps the team turn their act around. (Photo: Touchstone Pictures)

Scary Movie - Craig was an assistant to his uncle Keenen for the blockbuster parody Scary Movie.(Photo: Wayans Brothers Entertainment)

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Scary Movie (2000)\r - Perhaps one of the longest running parody franchises in Hollywood history, the Wayans brothers starred in this trashy but classic spoof of late '90s slasher horror films.\r \r(Photo: Dimension Films)

Dungeons & Dragons (2000)

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Dungeons & Dragons (2000) - Based on the popular role-playing game, Wayans landed the role of Snail in this high-octane fantasy feature.  (Photo: New Line Cinema)

Requiem for a Dream (2000)

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Requiem for a Dream (2000) - In perhaps his most dramatic role to date, Wayans portrayed Tyrone, a drug addict and dealer whose life unravels because of his lifestyle. (Photo: Artisan Entertainment)

2009 - Second Generation's Damien Dante directed Dance Flick, which featured Damon Wayans Jr., Shawn, Marlon, Keenen and George Gore.(Photo: Wayans Bros. Entertainment)

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Dance Flick (2009) - Not only Marlon, but the Wayans family took part in this spoof of just about every dance movie in history. The movie also marked the first time that Damien Dante Wayans (Marlon's nephew) has directed a film.(Photo: Paramount Pictures)

G.I. Joe - Most fellas grew up playing with G.I. Joe figurines and watching the cartoon on TV, then the movie came to life in 2009. G.I. Joe: Retaliation is hitting theaters this summer and stars Channing Tatum and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. Get ready!(Photo: Courtesy Paramount Pictures)

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G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009)\r - Although not well-received critically, fans of the '80s cartoon series enjoyed the big-screen adaption of one of the greatest franchises in sci-fi action history. Wayans took on the role of Ripcord, a newcomer to the G.I. Joes.\r \r(Photo: Paramount Pictures)