Detroit, MI – November eight marks 16 years since Eminem portrayed Jimmy “B-Rabbit” Smith Jr. within the now-classic movie eight Mile. The anniversary was evidently on Shady’s thoughts, so he headed to Twitter to share an outdated throwback picture of B-Rabbit flipping off the digicam.
“B-Rabbit in the home,” the caption reads. “#TBT Throwback to 16 years in the past at present. #8mile.”
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Directed by Scott Silver, eight Mile was loosely based mostly on Shady’s life and co-starred Mekhi Phifer, the late Brittany Murphy, Michael Shannon and Kim Basinger. The movie opened at No. 1 with $51,240,555 in its opening weekend, which was the second highest opening for an R-rated film within the United States on the time.
“Lose Yourself” earned Em an Oscar on the 2003 Academy Awards within the Best Original Song class. The soundtrack additionally included contributions from D12, JAY-Z, Xzibit, Macy Gray, Nas, Rakim and Gang Starr, amongst others.
It debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 upon its launch, promoting over 702,000 copies bought in its first week.
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