Rufus Thomas worked on a variety of projects during his entertainment career. Thomas worked on a variety of projects during his early entertainment career, including "Great Balls of Fire" (1989) starring Dennis Quaid, "I'm Dancing As Fast As I Can" (1982) starring Jill Clayburgh and "Mystery Train" (1989) starring Masatoshi Nagase. He also contributed to "Saturday Night, Sunday Morning" with A D "Gatemouth" Moore (1992), "The Cutting Edge" with D.B. Sweeney (1992) and "The Fan" (1981). In the nineties, Thomas's music continued to appear on the silver screen, including in films like the Luke Edwards comedic sports movie "Little Big League" (1994) and "All Men Are Liars" (1995). Film continued to be his passion as he played roles in "Wattstax" (2000), the comedy "Maid in Manhattan" (2002) with Jennifer Lopez and the documentary "Only the Strong Survive" (2003) with William Bell. Thomas's music was most recently featured in "Soul Men" (2008) with Samuel L. Jackson. Additionally, he appeared on the television special "Sam Phillips: The Man Who Invented Rock 'n' Roll" (1999-2000).