Academy Award-Winning Actor Cuba Gooding, Jr. Will Visit Campus Friday
January 23, 2012
Office of Communications
Actor to Show Clips from His New Movie and Answer Questions
He earned national attention when he uttered the catchphrase “Show me the money!” as part of his Academy Award-winning performance in Jerry Maguire. On Friday, actor Cuba Gooding, Jr. is coming to campus to show scenes from his new movie, Red Tails, and take questions from the audience.
The University of Massachusetts Boston Chancellor’s Office is hosting both Gooding and producer Rick McCallum. In addition to sharing clips from Red Tails, the two will also show portions of the film’s documentary companion, Double Victory. Red Tails, which is now in theaters, tells the story of the Tuskegee Airmen, an all-black World War II fighter pilot squad.
The discussion starts at 2:30 p.m. on January 27 in the Campus Center Ballroom. A reception will follow.
In addition to his role in Jerry Maguire, Gooding also starred in Boyz n the Hood, A Few Good Men, and Outbreak.
Due to the high interest in this event, seating is not guaranteed. If you require disability-related accommodations, including dietary restrictions, please visit www.ada.umb.edu.
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Posted by Kendra | Monday, January 23 2012 at 7:00 pm
So excited to be able to meet one of my favorite actors! Men of Honor, filmed in 2000, has inspired me! It is a constant reminder that with great determination, anything is possible!
Posted by Christian | Tuesday, January 24 2012 at 11:15 pm
UMass Boston hosted an appreciation of the original Tuskegee airmen a few years ago. Meeting them in person was a genuine thrill… Can you believe some of these men are living around the corner in Dorchester and Roxbury? Maybe we’ll see some of them, too.
Laurence Fishburne’s 1995 film The Tuskegee Airmen was a memorable and striking introduction to their story, and I hope Red Tails can do the same for a new generation.
Posted by Carolina Gonzalez | Thursday, January 26 2012 at 12:11 pm
I cant wait to be a part of this event and as a senior it is a great way to start the semester!
Posted by Jen | Thursday, January 26 2012 at 8:37 pm
Posted by Kevin C. | Friday, January 27 2012 at 3:58 am
Boyz n the Hood is one of the best films I’ve ever seen. Cuba is phenomenal in that.