Jack Black and Michael Cera star in this comedy set in prehistoric times about two klutzy hunter-gatherers who can't manage to shoot an arrow straight. When they are banned from their own village, they take off on a journey through the ancient world, and meet up with such legendary Biblical figures as Abraham and Isaac. Paul Rudd (I Love You, Man) appears as Abel. Directed by Harold Ramis. With Juno Temple, and Olivia Wilde. Categories: Adventure, Comedy. Year: 2009.
Jack Black in Year One
After Jerry's (Jack Black) brain becomes magnetized and he accidentally erases all the tapes in his friend Mike's (Mos Def) video store, the odd duo sets out to film their own versions of popular films. Initially, they just want to keep their one dependable customer, an elderly woman (Mia Farrow) who is losing her mind, but when the word gets out they become the stars of their neighborhood. Directed by Michel Gondry. With Danny Glover and Melonie Diaz. Categories: Comedy. Year: 2008.
Jack Black in Be Kind Rewind
Po (Jack Black), a lazy, overweight panda, gets to fulfill his dream when he is chosen to leave his family's noodle shop and study kung fu alongside his idols, Tigress (Angelina Jolie), Crane (David Cross), Mantis (Seth Rogen), Viper (Lucy Liu) and Monkey (Jackie Chan), under the guidance of their guru, Master Shifu (Dustin Hoffman). When the evil snow leopard Tai Lung (Ian McShane) threatens the Valley of Peace, it's up to Po to fulfill an ancient prophesy and learn how to use his apparent weaknesses to help him save the day. Directed by Mark Osborne and John Stevenson. With Dan Fogler and Michael Clarke Duncan. Categories: Animation, Action, Comedy, Family. Year: 2008.
Jack Black in Kung Fu Panda
After heading deep into the jungles of Southeast Asia to film the most expensive war movie of all time, the film's self-absorbed stars, Tug Speedman (Ben Stiller), Jeff Portnoy (Jack Black) and Kirk Lazarus (Robert Downey Jr.), are abandoned by their frustrated director (Steve Coogan) and find themselves in a real war. Thinking that the gun fire and explosions are just part of the film, Speedman and company play along, eventually becoming the soldiers they are portraying in order to make it out alive. Directed by Ben Stiller. With Brandon T. Jackson, Jay Baruchel, Bill Hader and Nick Nolte. Categories: Action, Comedy, War. Year: 2008.
Jack Black in Tropic Thunder
Margot (Nicole Kidman), a successful writer, has never gotten along with her sister, Pauline (Jennifer Jason Leigh). Pauline has always envied and looked up to the imperious Margot. Now that Pauline is engaged to an underemployed musician (Jack Black), Margot heads to the wedding with her adolescent son, saying she wants to support her sister. But she criticizes Pauline so harshly, she makes Pauline doubt whether she should go through with the marriage. Directed by Noah Baumbach, who made the highly praised dysfunctional family drama, The Squid
Jack Black in Margot at the Wedding
Dewey Cox (John C. Reilly) is a beloved but troubled musician whose songs captivate the nation. On his rocky road to stardom, Cox experiences all the highs and lows of celebrity: female adoration, famous friends, drug abuse and failed marriages. But, after all his trial, Cox becomes a national icon and earns the love of a good woman (Jenna Fischer). Directed by Jake Kasdan. With Paul Rudd, Jack Black, Jason Schwartzman, Justin Long, David Krumholtz, David Koechner, Kristen Wiig and John Michael Higgins. Categories: Comedy, Music. Year: 2007.
Jack Black in Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story
Amanda (Cameron Diaz) and Iris (Kate Winslet) are two women living in different countries who share the same problem: Men. By coincidence, they end up swapping homes for a much need vacation. Once the switch is made, each meets a local guy and quickly falls in love. Directed by Nancy Meyers. With Jack Black, Jude Law, Edward Burns and Rufus Sewell. Categories: Comedy, Romance. Year: 2006.
Jack Black in The Holiday
Filmmaker Carl Denham (Jack Black) sets off with his crew to Skull Island to film his latest epic with leading lady Ann Darrow (Naomi Watts). Filming is interrupted, however, when natives kidnap Ann and a giant gorilla name Kong appears. Later, after being captured and put on display in New York, the giant beast escapes and searches for Ann while the city erupts in panic. Directed by Peter Jackson. With Adrien Brody, Colin Hanks and Jamie Bell. Categories: Action, Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Thriller. Year: 2005.
Jack Black in King Kong
Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell), a self-centered, sexist news reporter, rules the airwaves in 1970s San Diego. Beloved by the community and comfortable in his position of power, Burgundy's world comes crashing down when Veronica Corningstone (Christina Applegate), a strong, opinionated newswoman, sabotages his career and takes over the evening news. Kicked to the curb, Burgandy falls apart, becoming a shell of his former self, until a news emergency gives him one last shot to regain his crown. Directed Adam McKay. With Steve Carell, David Koechner, Paul Rudd and Fred Willard. Categories: Cult Classics, Comedy. Year: 2004.
Jack Black in Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy
Oscar (Will Smith) is a fast-talking little fish in a tidal wave of trouble after Frankie (Michael Imperioli), the son of notorious mafia shark Don Lino (Robert De Niro), is killed by a dropped anchor while trying to make Oscar his next meal. On the run from the vengeful crime boss, Oscar teams up with Lino's timid, vegetarian son, Lenny (Jack Black), to try and save himself from ending up in Don Lino's powerful jaws. Directed by Bibo Bergeron, Vicky Jenson and Rob Letterman. With Renée Zellweger, Angelina Jolie, Martin Scorsese, Ziggy Marley and Vincent Pastore. Categories: Animation, Comedy, Family. Year: 2004.
Jack Black in Shark Tale
Hal (Jack Black), a superficial male chauvinist, only dates beautiful women, partly based on the advice he received from his father just before his death. When he confesses his problems to famous self-help guru Anthony Robbins, Hal is hypnotized into seeing a woman's inner beauty on the outside. Before long, Hal meets Rosemary (Gwyneth Paltrow), a ridiculously obese woman, who in Hal's eyes is a perfect 10. Hal and Rosemary's relationship goes perfectly until Mauricio (Jason Alexander), Hal's macho best friend, points out the truth and attempts to undo the hypnosis. Directed by Bobby Farrelly and Peter Farrelly. With Joe Viterelli, Bruce McGill and Molly Shannon. Categories: Comedy, Romance. Year: 2001.
Jack Black in Shallow Hal