Get Rich or Die Tryin' (2005) Poster


50 Cent watched all of Jim Sheridan's films to prepare for his role. His personal favorite was The Boxer (1997).
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.
Viola Davis, who play's Marcus' grandmother, is 10 years older than 50 Cent.
50 Cent's acting debut.
Bono introduced Jim Sheridan to 50 Cent because Sheridan expressed a desire to meet and work with 50.
Terence Winter was very unhappy with the movie, claiming his screenplay is not the one that ended up on screen.
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 from50 Cent's debut album.
According to Jim Sheridan, 50 Cent caused a commotion on the set by throwing money to onlookers on the street. Sheridan told 50 to stop, but 50 kept on, causing a loud crowd around the set. 50 later apologized to Sheridan and everyone on the crew who was directly affected by his actions.
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