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Cuba Michael Gooding Jr. (born January 2, 1968) is an American actor best known for his Academy Award-winning role in Jerry Maguire.

Born in the Bronx and raised in Los Angeles, Gooding started his career as a dramatic actor in films such as Boyz n the Hood and A Few Good Men. He later became known for starring in comedies like Rat Race, Snow Dogs, Boat Trip and Daddy Day Camp. In The New '10s, he returned to his dramatic roots in The Butler and Selma and won acclaim for his performance as O.J. Simpson in The People v. O.J. Simpson.

Gooding's father, Cuba Gooding Sr., was lead vocalist for the '70s soul/R&B group The Main Ingredient, known for their hits "Everybody Plays the Fool" and "Just Don't Want to Be Lonely".


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  • Acting in the Dark: No one except O.J. Simpson truly knows whether or not he is guilty of murder. So when Gooding took on the role in The People v. O.J. Simpson, he decided to play one take as Simpson being guilty and one take as him being innocent. It is unknown which takes were used in the show.
  • Catchphrase: He has been indelibly linked to the phrase "Show me the money!" ever since appearing in Jerry Maguire.
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