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Though he has had smaller roles in more than 30 films and acted in multiple movies released in 2005, two critically acclaimed performances could make 2005 remembered as "the year of Terrence Howard."

In the racially charged Best Picture-nominated film Crash, Terrence plays Cameron, a black television director struggling with his identity and racism. His role in Hustle & Flow has been called "career defining" with the Academy® honoring Terrence with a Best Actor nomination. In this independent film, Terrence plays DJay, a small-time pimp who dreams of becoming a rap star.