Yes, it’s another time of the week where we get to hangout with our favorite stars. From the music industry to the movie industry and even to the political scenes.
This week we are hanging out with the world popular actor. We know him majorly for his movie character as “Blade”.
His name is Wesley Trent Snipes. He was born July 31 1962. this means that his birthday is just few days away.
His prominent film roles include New Jack City (1991), White Men Can’t Jump (1992), Passenger 57 (1992), Demolition Man (1993), U.S. Marshals (1998) and the Marvel Comics character Blade in the Blade film trilogy (1998–2004), The Expendables 3 (2014 film) and for his role on The Player (2015).
Although his major movie is”Blade” then the movie moved up to series where he produced Blade Trinity.
Wesley is currently married to Nikki Park, after he divorced his first wife, he currently has five children.
Wesley Trent Snipes was discovered by an agent while acting in a competition. That was his introduction into the movie world as he acted in the movie Goldie Hawn in 1986.
Some many years later he produced his biggest movie of all time, “Blade” and till today the movie is still selling accumulating over $ 150 million worldwide.
Wesley is one actor that has been turned down several times like when he auditioned & lobbied hard for the role of Leroy Green in the 1985 cult classic movie The Last Dragon but the role was given to Taimak instead.
Snipes’s performance in the Micheal Jackson’s music video “Bad” caught the eye of director Spike Lee and he later got some major roles in movies like Mo’better blues and Jungle fever.
In 2005, he sued New Line Cinema and David S. Goyer, the film’s studio and director, respectively. He claimed that the studio did not pay his full salary, that he was intentionally cut out of casting decisions, and that his character’s screen time was reduced in favor of co-stars Ryan Reynolds and Jessica Biel. The suit was later settled, but no details were released.
He has discussed reprising the role of Blade as part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Trinity was his last theatrical release in the U.S. until 2010.
In 1997, he won the Best Actor Volpi Cup at the 54th Venice Film Festival for his performance in New Line Cinema’s One Night Stand. He also received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and an honorary doctorate in humanities and fine arts from his alma mater, SUNY/Purchase.
On April 24, 2008, Snipes was sentenced to three years in prison for willful failure to file federal income tax returns under 26 U.S.C. § 7203. Kahn was sentenced to 10 years in prison and Rosile was sentenced to four and half years in prison.
Wesley is one major Actor that the world will forever live to respect. Despite the downs and ups he still stands out in his unique style.
For you out there pushing and falling, never relent because the next try might be the big break. Stay up!
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