BET Star Cinema Fun Facts: March 12 to March 18, 2012

Learn fun facts about this week's movies!

Notorious  - This 2009 story was an enjoyable trip down memory lane for rap lovers. In addiotion to telling the life story of Notorious B.I.G, the film also shows how Puffy launched Bad Boy Records.(Photo: Fox Searchlight Pictures)

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Notorious (2009) - Jamal “Gravy” Woolard gained an additional 65 pounds to look more like Biggie in preparation for the role. (Photo: Fox Searchlight Pictures)

Dead Presidents (1995)

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Dead Presidents (1995) - Did you know: Dead Presidents was partly inspired by Ari Sesu Merretazon, a real-life Vietnam War veteran that was forced to turn to a life of crime upon returning from service.(Photo: Hollywood Pictures)

Boyz N The Hood - One word: classic.(Photo: Courtesy Columbia Pictures)

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Boyz N the Hood (1991) - The first and last scenes pay tribute to the film Stand By Me.(Photo: Columbia Pictures)

Eve's Bayou (1996) - Now established as a Hollywood power player, Jackson stepped into the role of producer for Eve's Bayou. He also starred in this drama set in Louisiana, playing a doctor whose daughter witnesses him having an affair.(Photo: Courtesy Trimark Pictures)

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Eve's Bayou (1997) - Eve’s Bayou made it onto Time magazine’s list of the 25 Most Important Movies on Race back in 2008.(Photo: TriMark Pictures)