Movies: Terrence Howard

Hustle & Flow, Crash

He exudes a charismatic musk as DJay, the pimp turned rapper in the indie film Hustle & Flow. Those soft eyes, the feline athleticism, a voice that can caress subtlety into any dialogue—viewers get a taste of that, and in a minute they say, "This guy's a natural star." And a second later: "Who is he?"

He is Terrence Howard, and in the past year, Hollywood has started to figure him out. His work as Dlay, for which he received a Golden Globe nomination, and as Cameron, the movie director on the receiving end of racism in Crash, has earned him...

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