Academy Award(r) winners Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe team with director Ridley Scott (Gladiator) for an epic story as powerful as it is true. Armed with ruthless, street-wise tactics and a strict sense of honor, crime boss Frank Lucas (Washington) rules Harlem's chaotic drug underworld. When outcast cop Richie Roberts (Crowe) sets out to bring down Lucas's multi-million dollar empire, it plunges both men into a legendary confrontation. American Gangster is "a brutal and brilliant film" (Pete Hammond, Maxim)
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In American Gangster Common plays Turner Lucas, brother of Frank Lucas (Washington) and father to Stevie (rapper T.I) Common is a Grammy Award-Winning artist who made his big-screen debut as a musical performer in Dave Chapppelle's Block Party in 2006. In January 2007, he made his acting debut, co-starring opposite Jeremy Piven, Ben Affleck, Alicia Keys and Ryan Reynolds, in Smokin' Aces for Universal Pictures and writer/director Joe Carnahan. Common recently wrapped filming on "Wanted", with co-stars Morgan Freeman and Angelina Jolie, and on David Ayer's The Night Watchman, starring Keanu Reeves and Forrest Whitaker.