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Black, Jack 1969-

Works: 185 works in 1,069 publications in 12 languages and 47,956 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Action and adventure films  Children's films  Animated films  Romantic comedy films  Film adaptations  Fiction  Juvenile works  Film remakes 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Commentator, vac, Narrator, Author, Singer, Interviewee, Producer, Former owner
Classifications: PN1995.9.C55, 791.4372
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King Kong by Peter Jackson( Visual )

75 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 3,367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young and beautiful actress Ann Darrow is from the world of 1930s vaudeville, who is down on her luck. She meets Carl Denham, an over-ambitious filmmaker, who brings her on an exploratory expedition to Skull Island where she finds compassion and the true meaning of humanity with an ape named Kong. Together, beauty and beast finally meet their fate in New York, where the filmmaker has taken and displayed the ape in the quest of finding his fame by using commercial exploitation which ultimately leads to catastrophe, including the man who falls in love with Ann and plays an unlikely hero by trying to save her from Kong and her destiny
Shark tale by Will Smith( Visual )

27 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 2,796 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oscar is a lowly tongue-scrubber at the local Whale Wash, who becomes an improbable hero when he tells a great white lie. To keep his secret, Oscar teams up with an outcast vegetarian Great White shark, Lenny, and the two become the most unlikely of friends. When his lie begins to unravel, it's up to Oscar's loyal friend Angie and Lenny to help him stand up to the most feared shark in the water and find his true place in the reef
The school of rock by Richard Linklater( Visual )

61 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 2,262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When his band votes him out due to his embarrasing musical antics, Dewey has to make the rent somehow. After intercepting a call for his substitute-teacher roomie Ned, Dewey finds himself in front of a class of elite elementary school students. Dewey decides to take on the music program and makes it his goal to teach them the gospel of rock and roll. His ulterior motive is to get them to compete against his former band for a cash prize
The holiday by Nancy Meyers( Visual )

37 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 2,012 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amanda lives in Los Angeles and is a movie trailer editor. Iris lives in Surrey, England and is a journalist. The two live five thousand miles apart and have never met, but are dealing with the same problem: men. Amanda just broke up with her cheating boyfriend. Iris has pined for her ex. They both come upon a website that advocates home exchange and the two swap houses for two weeks at Christmas - both with a goal to forget their troubled love lives. Love ends up finding them anyways. Amanda starts a romance with Iris' older brother, Graham, a book editor and Iris starts a romance with a friend of Amanda's, movie composer Miles. With new found romance, both their lives change forever
Tropic thunder by Ben Stiller( Visual )

47 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 1,882 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Watch John 'Four Leaf' Tayback as he fights a gruesome battle during the Vietnam War. But, this is actually a scene from 'Tropic Thunder, ' a big-budget adaptation of Tayback's wartime memoir. Starring as the central platoon are Speedman, Lazarus, Chino and Portnoy, as well as young character actor Kevin Sandusky. To play the character of African American Sgt. Osiris, Lazarus dyes his skin dark and refuses to break from character. When a scene goes awry, the film's director, Damien Cockburn goes off. With filming a month behind schedule only five days into shooting, the real 'Four Leaf' takes Cockburn aside and suggests that he drop the actors in a real jungle and use hidden cameras to capture the action. Chaos and insanity ensue
High fidelity by Stephen Frears( Visual )

61 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in 9 languages and held by 1,738 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rob Gordon's record store is semi-failing, and his long-time girlfriend has just walked out on him. In order to figure out where things went wrong, he examines his past relationships with other women
Bernie by Richard Linklater( Visual )

26 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,703 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the tiny, rural town of Carthage, TX, assistant funeral director Bernie Tiede was one of the town's most beloved residents. He taught Sunday school, sang in the church choir and was always willing to lend a helping hand. Everyone loved and appreciated Bermie, so it came as no surprise when he befriended Marjorie Nugent, an affluent widow who was as well known for her sour attitude as her fortune... The people of Carthage were shocked when it was reported that Marjorie Nugent had been dead for some time, and Bernie Tiede was charged with the murder"
Napoleon Dynamite by Jared Hess( Visual )

35 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ignacio, a monastery cook, lives his dream by becoming Nacho Libre, one of Mexico's most feared wrestlers
Gulliver's travels Gulliver's fun pack by Rob Letterman( Visual )

45 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 1,445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When a shipwreck lands a lowly mailroom clerk named Gulliver (Black) on the fantastical island of Lilliput, he transforms into a giant--in size and ego! Gulliver's tall tales and heroic deeds win the hearts of the tiny Lilliputians, but when he loses it all and puts his newfound friends in peril, Gulliver must find a way to undo the damage. Through it all, Gulliver may just learn that it's how big you are on the inside that counts"--Container
The big year by Peter Mayle( Visual )

24 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Looking to shake up their routine lieves, three amateur bird watchers compete to become the ultimate "birder" by spotting the greatest number of species within a single calendar year. But the friendly rivalry soon turns into a hilariously complicated cross-country adventure as each man begins to realise that the quest for success comes at a price - and that's not chicken feed!"--Container
Shallow Hal by Bobby Farrelly( Visual )

41 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in 9 languages and held by 1,275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jack Black is Shallow Hal, a superficial skirt chaser who - thanks to an impromptu hypnosis by self-help guru Tony Robbins - doesn't realise that his stunningly beautiful girlfriend is actually a 300 pound not so hottie
Be kind rewind by Michel Gondry( Visual )

40 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two local outcasts attempt to save a local video store. Amateur film director Mike must find a way to save the business after his magnetized friend, Jerry, erases every movie in the store. Using an outdated video camera and their own special effects, the two embark on an adventure to remake all the movies, from "Ghostbusters" to "Driving Miss Daisy," turning the two town misfits into local celebrities
Year one by Harold Ramis( Visual )

23 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,084 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tribal nitwits, Zed and Oh, are two guys living in the year one. Neither one can hunt nor gather, so they are thrown out of their Neanderthal community and dung-and-stick huts. Zed eats the forbidden fruit and the two become curious about what may lay outside of their limited little world. They decide to embark on a journey through the ancient world. On their travels they meet Cain and Abel, Abraham and Isaac. They wind up in Sodom where their girlfriends have been turned into slaves and are about to be sacrificed by the high priest
Ice age by Chris Wedge( Visual )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,031 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A band of creatures fleeing the coming frost tries to reunite a human baby with its tribe
Margot at the wedding by noah baumbach ( '09 ) movie( Visual )

17 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 990 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Margot and her son, Claude, come to attend the wedding of her sister, Pauline, it seems as if a family rift is being mended. Despite their best efforts, Margot and Pauline revert to their most dysfunctional selves. It does not help that Pauline's fiancé is woefully depressed and Margot's lover is as narcissistic as she is. Margot's estranged husband can't seem to recognize that Margot cringes at his every effort at reconciliation. Margot and Claude have both a loving and poisonous relationship and she begins to pull Claude down with her as she sinks in self-absorption
Orange County by Jake Kasdan( Visual )

25 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 905 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inspired by acclaimed author Martin Skinner, Shaun Brumber realizes his life ambition and through a host of hilarious circumstances attempts to realize his dream
Secrets of the furious five by Raman Hui( Visual )

14 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and Chinese and held by 903 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

He may have defeated the ferocious Tai Lung, but our Dragon Warrior must now face Shifu's biggest challenge with the help of Viper, Tigress, Monkey, Crane and Mantis, teaching a martial arts class of rambunctious bunny kittens. We learn it takes more than fast feet and fists to become a kung fu master
Kung fu panda by Jennifer Yuh( Visual )

22 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 748 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Po is a fuzzy and clumsy panda who dreams of joining the world of martial arts. When he is trained to be the next Dragon Master by his idols, will he fail ... or become an unlikely hero? Bonus features include commentary, featurettes, and more
Kung Fu Panda 3( Visual )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Po's long-lost panda father suddenly reappears, the reunited duo travels to a secret panda paradise to meet scores of hilarious new panda characters. But when the supernatural villain Kai begins to sweep across China defeating all the kung fu masters, Po must do the impossible-learn to train a village full of his fun-loving, clumsy brethren to become the ultimate band of Kung Fu Pandas
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Alternative Names
Black, Jack 1969-

Black, Thomas

Black, Thomas 1969-

Black, Thomas Jacob 1969-

Džeks Bleks

Jack Black acteur américain

Jack Black Amerikaans acteur

Jack Black amerikai színész, komikus és zenész

Jack Black amerykański aktor i muzyk

Jack Black attore, musicista e doppiatore statunitense

Jack Black US-amerikanischer Schauspieler

Tenacious D 1969-

Thomas Black

Τζακ Μπλακ

Джак Блек

Джек Блек

Джек Блэк американский актёр, комик и музыкант

Жэк Блэк

Ջեք Բլեք

ג'ק בלאק

جاك بلاك

جک بلک خواننده-ترانه‌سرا، صداپیشه، فیلمنامه‌نویس، موسیقی‌دان، بازیگر، و خواننده آمریکایی

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ജായ്ക്ക് ബ്ലായ്ക്ക്

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Shark taleThe school of rockThe holidayHigh fidelityYear oneJack Black : rock 'n' roll, comedy & kung fu