Role: Latrell Spencer
Ah, the film that changed how we listen to “A Thousand Miles” by Vanessa Carlton forever. Crews’ role in the 2004 Wayans brothers film White Chicks was a breakout performance that launched his career as a comedy actor. Though the film follows Marlon and Shawn Wayans as FBI agents who are forced to go undercover as two blonde-haired white women, Crews is a frequent scene stealer, as a professional basketball player who falls in love with Marlon Wayans’ heiress persona. His comedic timing is spot-on throughout the film, from his off-putting one liners to that iconic scene of him singing in his convertible. Latrell Spencer was one over-the-top character, but Crews made his mark in Hollywood portraying him.