Quincy Jones is quite possibly one of the most important figures in the history of entertainment. With decades of experience, knowledge, and success under his belt, it’s no surprise that Hollywood is currently making a biopic regarding his life.
And Jones is already ahead of the game because he has an actor in mind who should play him in the 10-part-production. In a profile for GQ Magazine, Jones said he was looking at the star of Atlanta, Donald Glover, AKA Childish Gambino.
When speaking with the publication, Jones said he would love to have Glover play him in the 10-part mini-series marketed as an autobiography.
At the moment, details aren’t known as to who will be in it, or what the series will entail, but to have the rapper/actor portray Jones would be a tremendous honor.
If there’s one thing that’s for sure, it’s that a biopic would have to be released in ten parts considering the plethora of accomplishments and accolades of the famous producer.
He has worked for over sixty years in the entertainment industry and has 79 Grammy Award nominations, 28 Grammys, and a Grammy Legend Award given to him back in 1991.
Jones was raised in Seattle, Washington, and became interested in music at a very early age and went on to attend the Berklee College of Music.
He became famous in the 1950’s as a jazz arranger and conductor, before moving on to work in pop music and on film soundtracks.
As a result of his tenacious work-ethic and creativity, he made history when he received – along with his partner – Bob Russell, the first Academy Award for Best Original Song.
The two men were the first African-American men to take the honor. The song which earned them the prestigious veneration was “The Eyes Of Love” in the Universal Pictures movie, Banning.