Kevin Hart, one of the biggest names in big screen comedy, is 38 today. To mark his birthday, we bring you five of his very best cinema performances…
Kevin Hart: What Now?
Did you know that Kevin Hart isn't just a movie star, he's also one of America’s biggest-name standups? If you didn’t then you need to check out this must-see concert film, that shows why he’s easily up there with Eddie Murphy and Chris Rock.
About Last Night
This modern reimagining of the 1986 rom-com classic follows two couples as they journey from the bar to the bedroom and are eventually put to the test in the real world. Kevin plays Bernie, played in the original by James Belushi.
“Bernie put Jim Belushi on the map, and one can see Hart's star rising even higher with his portrayal,” wrote Odie Henderson on rogerebert.com. “He's fantastic here, coming into his own as a leading man. Hart's stand-up relies on a lot of self-deprecation, but some of his funniest moments onstage are when he's just being mean and confessing his sins.”
The Wedding Ringer
A massive box office success, this incredibly funny movie stars Josh Gad as a loveable but socially awkward groom-to-be with a problem: he has no best man. With less than two weeks to go until he marries the girl of his dreams, Doug is referred to Jimmy Callahan (Hart), owner and CEO of Best Man, Inc., a company that provides flattering best men for socially challenged guys in need…!
A comic pairing made in Heaven, this stars Will Ferrell as a millionaire who is jailed for fraud and bound for San Quentin. But to prepare him for life behind bars, he turns to Darnell Lewis (Hart), a car wash attendant who accidentally frightened him in a parking lot.
If you can stomach the gross-out humour (it’s about as un PC as you can get!), it’s one of the funniest comedies of the past few years.
Another ginormous box office hit for Kevin Hart, this one has him teamed up with Dwayne Johnson as a couple of former school pals who get lured into the world of international espionage.
Even The Guardian was fond of this one, calling it “entertaining, good-humoured fun, with Hart putting on his squeaky, helium-voiced panic.”
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Hart’s next movie, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle hits Cineworld on 29 December.