8 Mile


Release Date 2002-09-08
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8 Mile

8 Mile is a 2002 American hip-hop drama film written by Scott Silver, directed by Curtis Hanson, and starring Eminem, Mekhi Phifer, Brittany Murphy, Taryn Manning, and Kim Basinger. The film is an account of a young white rapper named Jimmy "B-Rabbit" Smith Jr. living in inner city Detroit, Michigan set in 1995, and his attempt to launch a rap career in a genre dominated by African Americans. Filmed mostly on location in Detroit and its surrounding areas, the film was a critical and financial success. Eminem won the Academy Award for Best Original Song for "Lose Yourself," the song which was iconic to this film. A decade after its release, Vibe magazine called the film a "hip-hop movie masterpiece."

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Actors & Characters

Eminem Eminem B-Rabbit B-Rabbit
Mekhi Phifer Mekhi Phifer David 'Future' Porter David 'Future' Porter
Kim Basinger Kim Basinger Stephanie Smith Stephanie Smith
Brittany Murphy Brittany Murphy Alex Alex
Chloe Greenfield Chloe Greenfield Lily Smith Lily Smith
Anthony Mackie Anthony Mackie Papa Doc Papa Doc
Eugene Byrd Eugene Byrd Wink Wink
Michael Shannon Michael Shannon Greg Buehl Greg Buehl
Xzibit Xzibit Male Lunch Truck Rapper Male Lunch Truck Rapper
Omar Benson Miller Omar Benson Miller Sol George Sol George


Rodrigo Prieto Cinematography
Curtis Hanson Director
Craig Kitson Editor
Jay Rabinowitz Editor
Proof Music
Eminem Music
Jimmy Iovine Producer
Brian Grazer Producer
Curtis Hanson Producer
Scott Silver Writer