Get Rich or Die Tryin' (2005) Poster


On the 8 November 2005 edition of Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993), 50 Cent said that this film is "about 75% accurate".
50 Cent talked Terrence Howard into doing his nude scene.
In real life Viola Davis is only 10 years older than 50 Cent, although she plays his grandma in the movie.
50 Cent watched all of Jim Sheridan's films to prepare for his role. His personal favorite was The Boxer (1997).
50 Cent's acting debut.
Writer Terence Winter was very unhappy with the movie, claiming his screenplay is not the one that ended up on screen.
Bono introduced Jim Sheridan to 50 Cent because Sheridan expressed a desire to meet and work with 50.
Samuel L. Jackson was offered the role of Levar but turned it down. He told an interviewer that while he liked 50's music, he did not feel that 50 Cent earned the right to star in a film by Jim Sheridan. However, Jackson later co-starred with 50 in Home of the Brave (2006).
50 Cent hired an acting coach but Jim Sheridan had the woman removed from the set. Sheridan told 50 "If this fails, it won't be because you can't act. It's because I didn't direct you right."
The movie gets its title from 50 Cent's debut album of the same name.

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