Sunday, May 08, 2016

Auteur Watch - Rockmond Dunbar

Damn.  A long résumé.  Well, he doesn't seem to be related to Koran Dunbar... at least, he doesn't admit to it on his IMDb bio page.  But let's face it.  The word 'prodigy' isn't thrown around lightly, but it just might apply in this feller's case. 
At least, for the acting.  Directing, well... jury's still out.  I do like the lack of professionalism in the poster for Pastor Brown.  He directed this in 2009, just one year after passing through Tyler Perry's orbit in The Family that Preys.  And frankly, can you blame him?  I wouldn't be at all surprised if he tried to launch his own Madea-type character.  It would've taken off, but Tyler Perry's Lawyer Squad came in and had to shut that down.  Had to.  Right away. 
But even prodigies have to apply their energies in one direction at a time.  In Rockmond's case, do you apply it towards being the greatest living director of all time?  Or do you maintain all that stuff that got you named by TV Guide to be one of the 50 sexiest TV stars of all time?  I hope it's towards the latter, because the directing part could use some extra buttressing.

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