'We are very honored to have him on board,' partners say
The man who once bellowed “Show me the money!” has shown Creative Artists Agency the door. Cuba Gooding, Jr. will now be repped by Endeavor for all areas of representation.Gooding, of course, spoke the catchphrase in 1996′s “Jerry Maguire” — the pic that earned him the Oscar for best supporting actor. He has since used it remarkably often with respect to his representation: Endeavor will be his seventh tenpercentery in the last decade. “Cuba Gooding, Jr. is an incredibly talented actor, and we are very honored to have him on board,” said Endeavor’s partners in a joint statement, adding, “We look forward to helping him achieve his goals.” Gooding had been with CAA since 1997. Prior to that, he briefly reupped with Paradigm in October 1995 after a quick stint at ICM, which he joined in 1993 — after leaving Paradigm the first time. Gooding was also at William Morris (and earlier Triad) following his first exit from Paradigm. Gooding’s film credits include two recent enlistments in the U.S. Navy: “Pearl Harbor” this summer and last year’s “Men of Honor.” He can currently be seen in Par’s ensemble comedy “Rat Race” and the indie feature “Boat Trip.” Gooding will continue to be managed by 3 Arts Entertainment.
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