Al Green

For many music fans, Al Green was the dominant voice in soul music during the 1970s, thanks to his silky vocals and simmering production on such classics as "Call Me," "Let's Get Married," "Let's Stay Together," "Take ... Read more »
Born: 04/13/1946 in Forrest City, Arkansas, USA

Filmography

Music (103)

Pawn Sacrifice 2015 (Movie)

("It Ain't No Fun To Me") (Song)

Pawn Sacrifice 2015 (Movie)

("It Ain't No Fun To Me") (Song Performer)

Soul Boys of the Western World 2015 (Movie)

("Take Me To The River") (Song)

Blood Ties 2014 (Movie)

("Simply Beautiful") (Song Performer)

Chef 2014 (Movie)

("Tired Of Being Alone") (Song Performer)

Chef 2014 (Movie)

("Tired Of Being Alone") (Song)

The Late Show With David Letterman 2008, 2014 (Tv Show)

Performer

American Reunion 2012 (Movie)

("Tired Of Being Alone") (Song)

Hope Springs 2012 (Movie)

("Let's Stay Together") (Song)

Hope Springs 2012 (Movie)

("Let's Stay Together") (Song Performer)

The Paperboy 2012 (Movie)

("Love And Happiness") (Song)

Think Like A Man 2012 (Movie)

"I Can't Get Next To You" (Song Performer)

Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection 2012 (Movie)

"Let's Stay Together" (Song)

Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection 2012 (Movie)

"Let's Stay Together" (Song Performer)

Jumping the Broom 2011 (Movie)

("Simply Beautiful") (Song)

Jumping the Broom 2011 (Movie)

("Simply Beautiful") (Song Performer)

No Strings Attached 2011 (Movie)

("Take Your Time") (Song)

No Strings Attached 2011 (Movie)

("Take Your Time") (Song Performer)

Lottery Ticket 2010 (Movie)

("Standing In The Rain") (Song)

Lottery Ticket 2010 (Movie)

("Standing In The Rain") (Song Performer)

Rabbit Hole 2010 (Movie)

("Lay It Down") (Song)

Rabbit Hole 2010 (Movie)

("Lay It Down") (Song Performer)

The Book of Eli 2010 (Movie)

("How Can You Mend A Broken Heart") (Song Performer)

He's Just Not That Into You 2009 (Movie)

("Stay With Me (By The Sea)") (Song)

He's Just Not That Into You 2009 (Movie)

("Stay With Me (By The Sea)") (Song Performer)

Sex and the City 2008 (Movie)

("How Can You Mend A Broken Heart") (Song Performer)

Mr. Untouchable 2007 (Movie)

("Love and Happiness") (Song)

Mr. Untouchable 2007 (Movie)

("Love and Happiness") (Song Performer)

Talk to Me 2007 (Movie)

("Call Me (Come Back Home)") (Song)

Talk to Me 2007 (Movie)

("Call Me (Come Back Home)") (Song Performer)

The Brave One 2007 (Movie)

("I Can't Get Next To You") (Song Performer)

Madea's Family Reunion 2006 (Movie)

("Love and Happiness") (Song)

Madea's Family Reunion 2006 (Movie)

("Love and Happiness") (Song Performer)

The Guardian 2006 (Movie)

("Love and Happiness") (Song)

Munich 2005 (Movie)

("Let's Stay Together") (Song)

Munich 2005 (Movie)

("Let's Stay Together") (Song Performer)

The Hitchhiker's Guide To the Galaxy 2005 (Movie)

("Here I Am (Come and Take Me)") (Song)

The Hitchhiker's Guide To the Galaxy 2005 (Movie)

("Here I Am (Come and Take Me)") (Song Performer)

Hellboy 2004 (Movie)

("Let's Stay Together") (Song Performer)

Hustle & Flow 2004 (Movie)

("Jesus Is Waiting") (Song)

Hustle & Flow 2004 (Movie)

("Jesus Is Waiting") (Song Performer)

Jersey Girl 2004 (Movie)

("Lets Stay Together") (Song)

Jersey Girl 2004 (Movie)

("Lets Stay Together") (Song Performer)

Soul Food 1993 - 1996, 1998 - 2001, 2003 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Theme Music

The Cookout 2004 (Movie)

("Love Is A Beautiful Thing") (Song Performer)

Willie Nelson & Friends: Outlaws And Angels 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Performer

How To Lose a Guy in 10 Days 2003 (Movie)

("Let's Stay Together") (Song)

How To Lose a Guy in 10 Days 2003 (Movie)

("Let's Stay Together") (Song Performer)

Love Don't Cost a Thing 2003 (Movie)

("Tired Of Being Alone") (Song)

Love Don't Cost a Thing 2003 (Movie)

("Tired Of Being Alone") (Song Performer)

Radio 2003 (Movie)

("Sha La La (Make Me Happy)") (Song)

Radio 2003 (Movie)

("Sha La La (Make Me Happy)") (Song Performer)

Sorority Boys 2002 (Movie)

("Love Is a Beautiful Thing") (Song Performer)

Two Weeks Notice 2002 (Movie)

("Love Is A Beautiful Thing") (Song Performer)

All Access: Front Row. Backstage. Live! 2001 (Movie)

("Take Me to the River") (Song Performer)

Disappearing Acts 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Song

On the Line 2001 (Movie)

(Song Performer)

Down to You 2000 (Movie)

("Let's Stay Together") (Song Performer)

High Fidelity 2000 (Movie)

(Song)

High Fidelity 2000 (Movie)

("I'm Glad You're Mine") (Song Performer)

The Ladies Man 2000 (Movie)

("Let's Stay Together") (Song Performer)

The Virgin Suicides 2000 (Movie)

("How Can You Mend A Broken Heart") (Song Performer)

Edtv 1999 (Movie)

("Here I Am (Come and Take Me)") (Song Performer)

Edtv 1999 (Movie)

(Song)

Heart 1999 (Movie)

(Song)

Heart 1999 (Movie)

("Tired of Being Alone") (Song Performer)

Mickey Blue Eyes 1999 (Movie)

(Song)

Mickey Blue Eyes 1999 (Movie)

("Let's Stay Together") (Song Performer)

Notting Hill 1999 (Movie)

("How Can You Mend a Broken Heart") (Song Performer)

This Year's Love 1999 (Movie)

(Song)

This Year's Love 1999 (Movie)

("Here I am Come and Take Me") (Song Performer)

A Civil Action 1998 (Movie)

("Take Me to the River") (Song)

Safe Men 1998 (Movie)

(Song)

Safe Men 1998 (Movie)

("Jesus is Waiting") (Song Performer)

Love Jones 1997 (Movie)

(Song)

Love Jones 1997 (Movie)

("You Ought to Be with Me") (Song Performer)

Traveller 1997 (Movie)

(Song)

Traveller 1997 (Movie)

("Love and Happiness") (Song Performer)

Michael 1996 (Movie)

("Love God (and Everybody Else)") (Song Performer)

The Promised Land 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Song Performer

Blue Chips 1994 (Movie)

(Song)

Blue Chips 1994 (Movie)

("Let's Stay Together") (Song Performer)

Pulp Fiction 1994 (Movie)

("Let's Stay Together") (Song)

Pulp Fiction 1994 (Movie)

("Let's Stay Together") (Song Performer)

Bound By Honor 1993 (Movie)

(Song)

Bound By Honor 1993 (Movie)

("Take Me To the River") (Song Performer)

Judgment Night 1993 (Movie)

("Let's Stay Together") (Song)

Mad Dog and Glory 1993 (Movie)

(Song)

Mad Dog and Glory 1993 (Movie)

("Love and Happiness") (Song Performer)

Menace II Society 1993 (Movie)

(Song)

Menace II Society 1993 (Movie)

("Love and Happiness") (Song Performer)

Passed Away 1992 (Movie)

("Love and Happiness") (Song)

Good Sports 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Theme Song Performer

Gospel According to Al Green 1988 (Movie)

(Music)

Gospel According to Al Green 1988 (Movie)

(Performer)

Rocket Gibraltar 1988 (Movie)

(Song)

Rocket Gibraltar 1988 (Movie)

("So Tired of Being Alone") (Song Performer)

Scrooged 1988 (Movie)

("Put a Little Love in Your Heart") (Song Performer)

9 1/2 Weeks 1986 (Movie)

(Song)

9 1/2 Weeks 1986 (Movie)

("Love and Happiness") (Song Performer)

Stop Making Sense 1984 (Movie)

("Take Me to the River") (Song)

At the River I Stand (TV Show)

Song Performer
Actor (45)

The 51st Annual Grammy Awards 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Performer

BET Awards '08 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Genius: A Night For Ray Charles 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Justin Timberlake: Down Home in Memphis 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Music 101: The Green Room 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

VH1 Big in '03 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

All Access: Front Row. Backstage. Live! 2001 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

On the Line 2001 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

The Beatles Revolution 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The Great American History Quiz: 50 States 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

100 Greatest Songs of Rock & Roll 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Ally McBeal 1993 - 1994, 1998 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

New York Undercover 1993 - 1996, 1998 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Christmas in Washington 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1995 Billboard Music Awards 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Performer

The 37th Annual Grammy Awards 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Performer

Beverly Hills Cop III 1994 (Movie)

Minister (Actor)

The Paula Poundstone Show 1993 - 1994 (Tv Show)

Actor

VH1 Honors 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Apollo Theater Hall of Fame 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Saturday Night, Sunday Morning 1991 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Tribute to John Lennon 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

The 5th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Performer

The 31st Annual Grammy Awards 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Performer

Gospel According to Al Green 1988 (Movie)

(Actor)

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

The 29th Annual Grammy Awards 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Performer

Elvis Memories 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

Motown Returns to the Apollo 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

Putney Swope 1969 (Movie)

1st Cowboy (Actor)

The Pride of St. Louis (Movie)

Joe [uncredited] (Actor)

United We Stand (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

For many music fans, Al Green was the dominant voice in soul music during the 1970s, thanks to his silky vocals and simmering production on such classics as "Call Me," "Let's Get Married," "Let's Stay Together," "Take Me to the River" and "Here I Am (Come and Take Me). " Green began singing gospel as a youth, and like Ray Charles and Sam Cooke before him, brought the intensity of church music to his paeans to late-night love. After a slow start in the late 1960s, he hit his stride with 1972's Let's Stay Together, which generated a chart-topping single with the title track. From 1973 to 1976, Green dominated the R&B charts while also enjoying considerable success in the pop field. But an injurious assault by a girlfriend who then committed suicide left Green feeling unmoored for the remainder of the decade. To soothe his soul, he became an ordained preacher in 1979 while abandoning soul for gospel through much of the 1980s. He made a tentative return to secular recordings in 1989 before committing himself fully to soul in 1994. Green struggled to land a hit until 2008, when Lay It Down became his first record to break into the Top 10 on the albums chart in over 35 years. Though he experienced numerous highs and lows throughout his career, Al Green's sweet, soulful and undeniably sexy voice remained his greatest strength.

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