Creator: Ving Rhames
What does Ving Rhames look like?Irving Rameses "Ving" Rhames was born May 12, 1959 in New York City. He discovered a love of acting in High School, and got his start in the Broadway play The Winter Boys, and from there worked in a number of Soap Operas and supporting roles until his big break as crime boss Marcellus Wallace in Pulp Fiction. He has since worked in the Mission: Impossible movies, Con Air, Dawn of the Dead, and even Lilo & Stitch, among many other roles. Unfortunately, much of his more recent output has consisted of Direct-to-Video "movies".
Tropes relating to Ving Rhames include:
- Bald of Awesome: Usually crossing with Black Bald Leader Guy.
- Guttural Growler: "Step aside, Butch," is absolutely hair-raising the way he says it.
- Mean Character, Nice Actor: He got a Golden Globe for playing Don King (who is... not a nice guy), but gave the award to Jack Lemmon (nominated in the same category for 12 Angry Men), who said it was "one of the sweetest moments I've ever known in my life."
- Scary Black Man: In the movies, at least.