Michael B. Jordan, not to be confused with the basketball player, is an American actor who most recently starred in the feature film, Fruitvale, which premiered at this yearâ€™s Sundance Film Festival and received a great response. The movie, re-named Fruitvale Station, comes to select theaters today and is set to be released elsewhere later this year. Iâ€™ve heard from many sources that Jordan did an outstanding job with the film and thereâ€™s a good chance weâ€™ll be hearing buzz about the film and his acting around Oscar time. I think itâ€™s only fair that we give this actor the recognition he deserves and try not to mix him up with the other Michael Jordan, shall we?
Michael B. Jordan, born February 9, 1987, and Michael Jordan, born February 17, 1963, both share the astrological sign Aquarius but thatâ€™s probably the only thing they have in common. For the sake of the actor, who once wrongfully received a hefty royalty check in the mail addressed to the other guy, let me give you a little run down of the only 10 differences between Michael Jordan (MJ) and Michael B. Jordan (MBJ):
1. What they’re known For:
MJ is best known for playing professional basketball with the Chicago Bulls, leading them to numerous wins with record scoring and iconic slam dunking. MBJ is best known for his acting roles on TV as a drug dealer on the HBO series The Wire and as a quarterback on the NBC series Friday Night Lights.
2. Where they’re from:
MJÂ was born in Brooklyn, NY and then moved to Wilmington, NC with his family when he was a toddler.Â MBJÂ was born in Santa Ana, CA and then moved to Newark, NJ with his family 2 years later.
3.Â What awards they’ve won:
MJ has won the NBA Championship 3 years in a row with the Chicago Bulls from 1991 to 1993. MBJ has been nominated 3 times for the NAACP Image Award in the â€śOutstanding Male Actor in a TV Daytime Drama Seriesâ€ť category.
4. How their fathers influenced them:
MJ gets his signature habit of sticking out his tongue when making baskets from his dad. MBJ gets his name from his dad.
5: WhatÂ commercialsÂ they’ve starred in:
MJ was a major spokesperson for Coca-Cola, Gatorade, and Nike during his basketball career. MBJ modeled for Toys-R-Us and Modellâ€™s Sporting Goods before his acting career.
6. What lists they’ve made:
7. Where they live now:
MJ recently put his mansion in Highland Park, Illinois up for sale. MBJ currently lives in LA.
8.: What sports they played growing up:
MJ played basketball, football, and baseball when he was in grade school. MBJ took lessons in tap dancing and acting and played basketball when he was younger.
9. Which surprising films they did:
MJ starred in the 1996 animated family movie, Space Jam, alongside Bugs Bunny. MBJ appeared in Pleasure Pâ€™s music video for the song â€śDid You Wrongâ€ť in 2008.
10. What they own:
MJ owns a private jet. MBJ owns… an apartment.
So there you have it, the only differences between Michael Jordan and Michael B. Jordan. Now that you’ve been educated, I expect no more misconceptions or confusion. Got it? Good. I’ll be quizzing you later…
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