OCCUPATION: Comedian, actor, producer
NUMBER OF TIME COVERS: 0
PREVIOUS APPEARANCES ON THE TIME 100: 1
PRO: His thoughtful, relatively subdued Rohmer remake, I Think I Love My Wife, left audiences cold, but signaled a new seriousness that pleased many critics. His quasi-autobiographical sitcom, Everybody Loves Chris, is rumored for renewal in the 2008-09 season.
CON: During the trial of indicted Hollywood P.I. Anthony Pellicano, prosecutors played a recording of a 2001 phone conversation between Pellicano and an agitated Rock, who feared he was facing a rape allegation pretty unfunny stuff. Naturally, it was all over the Internet in nanoseconds.
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