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Jack Black has cemented himself as one of the most versatile and sought-after talents in entertainment with multiple high-profile projects in the works. Most recently, Black could be heard reprising the role of “Po” for the third installment of DreamWorks Animation’s smash franchise Kung Fu Panda. Previously, Black starred alongside Tim Robbins in HBO’s dark comedy series The Brink and starred in the critically-acclaimed independent film Bernie, a role for which he earned a 2013 Golden Globe nomination for “Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Comedy Or Musical” and a 2013 Independent Spirit Awards nomination for “Best Male Lead.” Black also topped the box office with Tropic Thunder; School of Rock, which earned Black his first Golden Globe nomination for “Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Comedy Or Musical”; and the Academy Award-winning blockbuster film King Kong. Off screen, Black formed his own successful production company Electric Dynamite under which a number of new projects are currently in development. A true multi-hyphenate, Black continues to tour both domestically and internationally as the lead singer of the rock-folk comedy group Tenacious D, which he created with longtime friend and collaborator Kyle Gass. The duo released their self-titled album with Epic Records in Fall 2001 and was quickly certified at gold-selling status. Their first feature film, Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny, was released in November 2006 and led to two follow-up documentaries.
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