Chris Rock added to list of 2012 Oscar presenters

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Producers of the 84th Academy Awards telecast announced yesterday that Chris Rock has been added to the growing list of presenters at this year’s ceremony.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, “Rock joins Bradley Cooper, Tom Cruise, Angelina Jolie, Tom Hanks, Jennifer Lopez and the cast of Bridesmaids as a presenter in the ceremony, which is being held Feb. 26.”

Rock actually hosted the Oscars telecast back in 2005. The actor made fun of the black film market’s limited range during his opening monologue. “At least they make movies for white people to enjoy,” said Rock. “Real movies with plots, with actors–not rappers. With real names like ‘Catch Me if you can,’ and ‘Saving Private Ryan.’ Black movies don’t have real names. You get names like ‘Barbershop.’ That’s not a name, that’s just a location.”

Rock’s film credits include “Grown Ups,” “New Jack City,” and “Lethal Weapon 4.” The actor can be seen next in “2 Days in New York” (opening Mar. 28), and the film adaptation of “What To Expect When You’re Expecting.”

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