• Eminem executive produced the soundtrack of the boxing film "Southpaw" starring Jake Gyllenhaal.

Eminem executive produced the soundtrack of the boxing film "Southpaw" starring Jake Gyllenhaal. (Photo : YouTube/EminemMusic)

As an actor, Marshall Mathers better known as Eminem is known for playing Jimmy "B-Rabbit" Smith in the Oscar-winning 2002 film "8 Mile." However, this is not the only film that featured the Detroit rapper as an actor.

3. "The Interview"

In 2014, Eminem played a version of himself coming out as gay in a TV show in "The Interview." Directed by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, the action comedy starred Rogen, James Franco, Diana Bang, James Yi, Paul Bae, Reese Alexander and "Master of Sex" actress Lizzy Caplan, among others.

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"The Interview" also featured "Fresh off the Boat" star Randall Park as North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. Eminem, on the other hand, was not credited in the film.

2.    "Funny People"

In 2009, Eminem was one of the celebrities who appeared as themselves in the comedy drama "Funny People," which starred Rogen, Adam Sandler, Leslie Mann, Eric Bana, Jonah Hill, Aubrey Plaza, Jason Schwartzman, and Aziz Ansari, among others.

Like Eminem, Andy Dick, Carol Leifer, Mark Schiff, George Wallace, Ray Romano, Norm MacDonald, Dave Attell, and Sarah Silverman also appeared as themselves in "Funny People."

1.    "The Wash"

Before playing the lead role in "8 Mile" opposite Kim Basinger and the late Brittany Murphy, Eminem appeared in the 2001 comedy film "The Wash" although he was not credited. The film written and directed by DJ Pooh starred his fellow rappers Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Kurupt and Ludacris.

"Southpaw" should have been the fourth film to feature Eminem but the "Rap God" rapper refused to do the lead role, which was eventually given to Jake Gyllenhaal, who is set to star in a Boston marathon bombing film opposite "Orphan Black" star Tatiana Maslany, according to Hollywood Reporter.

Instead, Eminem executive produced the "Southpaw" soundtrack, which includes his collaboration song "Kings Never Die" with Gwen Stefani. Also in the boxing film's cast is Eminem's protégé 50 Cent, who is set to promote Effen Vodka in Orchard Park, New York, Buffalo News reported.