He has a great big, shining personality. When you see him play tense roles, he has this look on his face. His uncomfortableness is real. Boyz N The Hood was a breakout hit at a time when African American cinema was finally coming into its own, spearheaded by Singleton, Spike Lee and others. Spike Lee implied his performance, both in Jerry Maguire and at the Oscars, was in the tradition of servile African Americans ingratiating themselves with white audiences.
Oh, I cried. Sidney Poitier reached out to me.
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These blew my mind. And yet we, the entertainers who were black, were celebrated in different genres and given different opportunities.
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Gooding arguably transcended racial boundaries in his pursuit of universal recognition, but he also missed opportunities. The offers dried up and the turkeys piled up.
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For me, it was always about protecting the sanctity of that golden statue… Because I felt I needed to show people that I can do more, I can do better. He knows it now. Making OJ also enabled a reunion with Singleton, who directed one of the episodes.
On their first day together, Singleton says, he halted shooting and waved Gooding over. We started this shit together, man, and look at us now.
We had a good cry. His experience on all those straight-to-DVD clunkers gave him an education in film-making. He turned 50 at the beginning of this year. Last January, he divorced from his wife of 22 years, Sara Kapfer, with whom he has three children.
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