Jack Black

By Ben Welch

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  • ISBN: 9781906191085
  • Publication Date: 1 Jan 1998
  • Format: Paperback
  • Publisher: John Blake Publishing Ltd
  • Imprint: Music Press Books

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There are few actors working in Hollywood today as distinctive as Jack Black. With his hyper-dynamic, explosive comedic performances, he has become one of the most prolific and celebrated talents in mainstream American cinema. High-profile roles in blockbusters such as "School of Rock", "King Kong", and "Kung Fu Panda" have made him one of the highest paid actors in the world. Yet, unusually, paralleled with this onscreen fame has been the massive success of his band Tenacious D - alongside faithful cohort Kyle Gass - which has seen Jack enjoy a platinum album, sell out Madison Square Garden and play the main stage at the Reading and Leeds Festivals. Jack's rise to prominence has not been without its difficulties. From an inauspicious first role in a video game commercial, through a desperately troubled youth and a long spell as an extra, Jack has had to bring all of his talent into service to earn his current seat among the galaxy of Hollywood stars and rock legends. This is the first book to tell that surprising, compelling and entertaining story.

About the author

Ben Welch is an award-winning short film director - in early 2008 he won the 'Best Comedy' award at the First Light Awards, judged by Kevin Spacey, Alan Rickman, Nira Parks, Sam Mendes and Orlando Bloom. He also writes for various film magazines.

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