Actor Profile: Omar Epps

BEST PERFORMANCE:
I’m gonna go with Love and Basketball. I thought it was a really strong drama when I saw it some 10+ years ago, and even though I remember Sanaa Lathan more from that film, I still remember Omar Epps being really great in it. I could also choose his role in House, but he was always being upstaged by Hugh Laurie.
I think the first movie I saw Omar Epps in was actually Major League 2, but the first film I realized I was watching him in was Scream 2. Even though he wasn’t a big name in 1997, I still knew who he was an an actor, even if his role wasn’t very big in Scream 2. I admittedly have not seen Resurrection.

MOST ICONIC ROLE:
Dr Eric Foreman on House. I think most people know him from House.

MOST UNDERRATED PERFORMANCE:
In Too Deep. The movie is meh, but he’s pretty good in it. And while I’m at it, The Wood wasn’t a bad film either.

BEST PERFORMANCE I’VE HEARD WAS GREAT, BUT HAVEN’T SEEN:
Brother, directed by Takeshi Kitano. I always heard good things about the film. It has a 7.2 on IMDB, which isn’t bad.

WORST PERFORMANCE:
Breakfast Of Champions was an awful, awful movie, but I don’t actually remember him from that. I think I may have blocked him from my mind. So I’ll also nominate Big Trouble, which I do remember him from, and I remember him also not being funny.

Roles I’ve Seen:
1) Major League II (1994)
2) Scream 2 (1997)
3) Breakfast Of Champions (1999)
4) The Mod Squad (1999)
5) The Wood (1999)
6) In Too Deep (1999)
7) Love and Basketball (2000)
8) Dracula 2000 (2000)
9) Big Trouble (2002)
10) Alfie (2004)
11) Against The Ropes (2004)
12) House M.D. (2004-2012)

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