Marcc Rose as Tupac Shakur
Who was Tupac? The influential poet, rapper, and actor, who, before his death, loomed large as an icon of West Coast hip-hop. He shot to stardom with such vivid albums as 2Pacalypse Now and All Eyez on Me, and found on-screen success with roles in Juice, Above the Rim, and Poetic Justice. "With an unapologetic rawness, Pac embraced those contradictions that prove we ain't just a character out of someone else's storybook," label-mate Snoop Dogg said, at Shakur's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction, calling him "strong and vulnerable, hard-headed and intellectual, courageous and afraid, loving and vengeful, revolutionary, and -- oh, yeah, don't get it fucked up -- gangsta." Shakur died in 1996, at the age of 25, in a Las Vegas hospital, six days after sustaining four gunshot wounds from a drive-by shooting near the Strip.
Who's playing him? Rose, who channels Shakur's charisma and energy with aplomb -- he also (briefly) appeared as the rapper in 2015's Straight Outta Compton.