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Fitty Cent Loses “Fitty” Pounds

photo of 50 cent after massive weight loss for new movie

No, ladies and gentlemen, your eyes are not deceiving you. This is not a photo of Dave Chappelle under age-progression photography. It’s a photo of “serious actor,” 50 Cent, who will probably want to drop that whole numbered-name thing if his acting career does go off and go by his real name: Curtis Jackson. File that away in the old memory banks, because he’s aiming to become a big-time A-list actor.

And you know what? I’ve made fun of him in the past, because I’m just not a big rap fan, for one, and his on-stage persona kind of obnoxious-ed me out (I did see him perform once, accidentally; I was drunk and wandering), but I think that he might have a serious shot at doing this damned thing. For his upcoming role in Things Fall Apart, he plays a cancer-stricken football player and not only is he starring in it and giving the role some pretty serious thought, he wrote the screenplay, too.

So are you going to give 50 Curtis his chance at stardom? Think he can take off the gun-toting, angry visage of gangster-thug rapdom and pull on a sleek, New York-sex-in-the-afternoon role of super movie star-dom only to join the ranks of George Clooney, Brad Pitt and Tom Hanks?

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  • I heard a great interview iwth 50, errr Curtis, once; he had shown up sans jewelry, dressed in an understated way, and he was asked about his decided lack of bling. He explained, at some length, about the role of branding in rap music and how “the kids come to the show to see a show,” but he isn’t like that in his regular life (or at least not anymore). Anyway, I think he’s an amazing talent. I’d love to see him go beyond the rap (even though I’m a big fan); really excited for this movie.

  • I am slightly less impressed than I was when I first read the title ‘Things Fall Apart’ and thought it was based on the amazing novel by Chinua Achebe. It still looks interesting, nonetheless.

    • Yeah, I thought it was based on the novel of the same name, too, and I was just as disappointed. But it looks good, like you said.

  • Omg…. I didn’t believe it was him but those lips… Those lips are definately his lips.. lol..
    I adore 50Cent, i honestly can’t stand most of his songs, but his persona? come on! the guy melts my heart when he talks about his son and his ex wife with such respect, and he is so funny too. I hope he doesn’t lose that hot body of his by losing weight this way but i’m definately watching this movie, just cus of him…

  • saw a more recent photo of him on another site and he has already put on at least half the weight he lost. guess this photo was some while back

  • Theres a second picture of him like that on the Daily Mail page, and it seems, as if his tatoos have magicly disappeared. His arms are totally tattoo free.

    So I wonder, is it really him?