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Ice Cube: My Favorite Comedies

The ”Lottery Ticket” star likes ”48 Hrs.” and ”The Blues Brothers”

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The 41-year-old star and exec producer of Lottery Ticket (out Aug. 20) reveals his go-to laughfests.

1. 48 Hrs. (1982)
”Eddie Murphy was a little smarter, faster, and edgier than everyone else. Finally we had a comedian who didn’t have to wear the clown suit.”

2. Trading Places (1983)
”It showed a world that I wasn’t privy to — how Eddie acted is how I would have reacted in real life.”

3. Let’s Do It Again (1975)
”The tone of the Friday movies came from this — it’s an upbeat reality where the comedy’s not over-the-top but is found in the situation.”

4. Car Wash (1976)
”The music [by Norman Whitfield and the funk band Rose Royce] cemented this cool little movie in my head.”

5. The Blues Brothers (1980)
”That was the first time you’d seen that much destruction in a movie.”