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Pursuing Nelly’s breakthrough in 2001, one of is own fellow group people within the St. Lunatics, Ali, authorized with Nelly’s label Common. That same yr, Ali released himself towards the masses within the debut St. Lunatics recording, Free Town (also released by Common), and came back shortly after along with his debut recording in early 2002. The recording featured efforts from Nelly as well as the additional St. Lunatics in addition to production function by Jason “Jay E” Epperson and Waiel “Wally” Yaghnam.

Quick Facts


Full Name Ali
Died June 3, 2016, Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
Height 1.91 m
Weight 107 kg
Profession Actor, Philanthropist, Professional Boxer, Social activist
Education Central High School
Nationality American
Spouse Lonnie Ali, Veronica Porché Ali, Khalilah Ali, Sonji Roi
Children Laila Ali, Maryum Ali, Asaad Amin, Rasheda Ali, Hana Ali, Miya Ali, Khaliah Ali, Jamillah Ali, Muhammad Ali Jr.
Parents Odessa Grady Clay, Cassius Marcellus Clay Sr.
Siblings Rahman Ali
Awards MTV Movie Award for Best Male Performance, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Motion Picture, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture, BET Award for Best Actor, Black Reel Award for Best Actor, Black Reel Award for Best Supporting Actor, Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor, Black Reel Best Screenplay, Original or Adapted, Black Reel Award for Outstanding Film Poster, Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Film Editing, Black Reel Award for Best Supporting Actress - Film, Black Reel Award for Outstanding Film, Prism Commendation for Theatrical Feature Film
Music Songs Zaroori Tha, Afreen Afreen, Jag Ghoomeya, Dillagi, Halka Halka, Teri Meri, Tinka Tinka Dil Mera, Naina Re, O Re Piya, Ik Khawab Sunawan, Ishq Ki Gali, Ajj Din Chadheya, Jag Soona Soona Lage, Main Jahaan Rahoon, Nazar Se Nazar Mile, Tu Itni Khoobsurat Hai, Tere Mast Mast Do Nain, Tum Jo Aaye, Yadaan Teriyaan, Kitne Masoom, Aye Khuda, Tu Hi Rab Tu Hi Dua, Bol Na Halke Halke, Dil Toh Bachcha Hai, Aisi Mulaqaat, Bichdann, Sanu Ik Pal Chain Na Aave, Dagabaaz Re, Tum Jo Aaye Zindagi Mein, Jiya Dhadak Dhadak Jaye, Main Tenu Samjhawan, Akhiyan Udeek Diyan
Nominations Academy Award for Best Actor, Academy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture – Drama, Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture, Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture, Best Sports Movie ESPY Award, Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Actor, Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Supporting Actor, Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Picture, BET Award for Best Actress, Golden Trailer Award for Best Drama
Movies Requiem for a Heavyweight, The Super Fight, The Greatest, Freedom Road, Body and Soul, Doin' Time, Norman Mailer: The American, I Am Ali, Ali, the Fighter


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#Fact
1 Having the distinction of being one of the World's most famous celebrity's of all time. Many fans would request getting punched by Ali rather than a picture or autograph. Boasting that they got hit by the Greatest!.
2 He first decided to take boxing lessons when neighborhood bullies stole his bike and he wanted to get back at them.
3 Ali is the first heavyweight champion in the history of boxing to lose his title to a novice (who had only seven professional fights). This occurred when Ali lost to Leon Spinks on February 15, 1978.
4 He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Live Theatre at 6801 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on January 11, 2002. At Ali insistence, the star was installed at the facade of the Kodak Theatre, home of the Academy Awards.
5 Ali was arguably actually a four-time World Heavyweight Champion. In 1965, after signing to fight dethroned champion 'Sonny Liston' for a rematch, a fight that was not sanctioned in many areas, Ali was stripped by The World Boxing Association of their recognition of him as Heavyweight Champion. The WBA sanctioned an elimination match between contenders Ernie Terrell and Eddie Machen to determine who the Heavyweight Champion would be. Terrell won by a 15-round decision and was the WBA champion for two years. Most sanctioning bodies and the general public still recognized Ali as the true champion. He regained the WBA Heavyweight Championship and unified the Heavyweight Championship by winning a 15-round decision over Terrell in 1967, only to be stripped of the title again several months later because of his refusal to register the military draft. He later won the title on two more occasions from George Foreman and Leon Spinks, reversing a previous loss to Spinks.
6 The only fighter to win a decision over Joe Frazier (their second fight).
7 The only fighter to score a KO of George Foreman and Oscar Bonnavena.
8 Was photographed with American actor David J. Silver during his visit to Arizona. He attended a lavish dinner at the Palms Hotel in Paradise Valley for his famed 2004 Fight Night Celebrity charity at the Arizona Biltmore Hotel in Phoenix.
9 Father-in-law of Curtis Conway.
10 Wanted the role of Bilal in The Message (1976) but the film's director nixed the idea.
11 Was featured in a "Pizza Hut" boxing commercial alongside David Bortolucci and Ali's real-life trainer Angelo Dundee, which was meant to air during the 1998 Super Bowl but was pulled at the very last moment for being too violent. It was estimated that the entire campaign cost Pizza Hut tens of millions of dollars.
12 Met The Beatles while training to fight Sonny Liston, and posed for photos with them in a boxing ring. Declared afterward that they were the greatest, but he was "still the prettiest".
13 His maternal grandmother's paternal grandfather was of Anglo-Saxon descent, and he is related to--among other notables--US Presidents William Henry Harrison, John Tyler, Zachary Taylor and Benjamin Harrison VI, Confedrate General Robert E. Lee, General George C. Marshall' and General George S. Patton. He is also related to actors Lee Marvin, Glenn Close, Laura Dern and Hilary Duff, journalist Katie Couric and cyclist Lance Armstrong.
14 Trained by Joe Martin (1953-1959) as an amateur, Archie Moore (1960-1961) and Angelo Dundee (1961-1980).
15 Received the Otto Yamaoka peace medal for his "life-long engagement in the American civil rights movement and the global cultural emancipation of blacks, as well as his work as a UN Goodwill ambassador". [December 2005]
16 First man to knock down Sonny Liston and George Foreman.
17 When Ali stopped Sonny Liston for the World Heavyweight Title, Liston had not lost a fight in over 10 years.
18 In 62 pro boxing matches, Ali was only stopped once; by Larry Holmes on a technical knockout. Ali was never counted out, but was unable to come out for round 11 in their title fight.
19 As an amateur, Ali was only knocked-out once in over 110 fights, by Kent Green on a third round technical knockout. Green went on to a 14-2 pro boxing record.
20 Awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President George W. Bush on November 9, 2005. Other recipients were Frank Robinson, General Richard Myers, Paul Rusesabagina, Carol Burnett, Andy Griffith, Aretha Franklin, Vint Cerf and his Internet co-developer Robert Kahn, Jack Nicklaus, Alan Greenspan and former congressman Sonny Montgomery.
21 Voted sports personality of the Century in England
22 Inactive for three and a half years while fighting his draft evasion case in court.
23 From 1963 to 1966, he successfully defended the heavyweight title nine times.
24 Had an amateur boxing record of 127 wins and only five defeats.
25 His maternal great-grandfather was Abe Grady, a native of Ireland
26 Has portrayed himself in four different motion pictures.
27 Inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1990 and the Sport in Society Hall of Fame in 1994.
28 He is referenced in the song "Powder Blue" by Ween and "Noise Epic" by The Verve. He also inspired the title of a rare song by The Verve recorded from the sessions for their album "Forth".
29 Recorded an album for Epic Records in 1964 titled "I Am the Greatest". Sam Cooke produced one of the songs from the LP, "The Gang's All Here". A single, his version of "Stand By Me" was released just after his first Liston fight, in 1964, and received some airplay.
30 Legend has it that Ali threw his 1960 Olympic gold medal into the river, when in reality he just simply lost it at some point in time.
31 Inducted into the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame in 1983 (charter member) and the World Boxing Hall of Fame in 1986.
32 Married second wife Khalilah 'Belinda' Ali when she was age 17.
33 Contrary to popular belief, he was stripped of his boxing license by the State of New York and his title by the World Boxing Association when he converted to Islam. However, the World Boxing Council recognized him as champ throughout his battle with the Government over his refusal to be inducted into the United States Army.
34 In 1962, Ali signed for Selective Service, but he failed the mental aptitude test, and was classified 1-Y (unfit for service). But when the United States armed forces required more soldiers for the Vietnam War, the pass-percentage marks for the tests were dropped to 15, meaning that Ali (and thousands of other men) was re-classified 1-A, now fit for service.
35 In June 1967, Ali was convicted of violating the Selective Service Act (knowingly and willfully refusing to report for and submit to induction into the armed forces), and was sentenced to five years in prison and fined $100,000. On appeal, Ali claimed he was denied due process because the ratio of blacks on draft boards did not reflect their ratio in the population. But the three member Presidential Draft Board, formed by President Lyndon Johnson to prevent such scenarios (and included a black member) ruled his objection was invalid, and that he was not entitled to conscientious objector status as a minister of the Islamic religion (what he stated as his profession). Morever, in an April 1966 letter to his local draft board, Ali protested that two years of military service would cause him serious financial loss in being unable to pursue his livelihood as a boxer, NOT as a minister.
36 In order to pay his legal fees (since he was barred from boxing), Ali hit the college lecture circuit and even starred in the Broadway musical "Buck White".
37 Children: Daughters Rasheeda and Jamilla (twins) and Maryum (by Belinda Boyd); Miya, Khalilah, Hana Ali and Laila Ali (by Verónica Porche Ali). Sons Muhammed, Jr. (by Boyd); Asaad (adopted with Yolonda Williams).
38 Has a record of 56-5 with 37 KOs.
39 His bout with massive underdog Chuck Wepner inspired Sylvester Stallone to create Rocky Balboa, while the character Apollo Creed (played by Carl Weathers) was based on Ali himself.
40 Took in interest in boxing when his bike was stolen by local hoods.
41 Lit the torch at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia.
42 Suffers from Parkinson's Syndrome, caused by the numerous blows to the head during his boxing career.
43 Younger brother of Rahman Ali.
44 Son of Odessa Clay
45 Ali learned early from the outrageous bad-guy wrestler, Gorgeous George, that it could pay to be hated. Ali said "I saw fifteen thousand people coming to see this man get beat, and his talking did it. I said, this is a goo-o-o-d idea!" Then Ali refined that talking concept to what has been referred to as the Louisville Lip.
46 Light heavyweight boxing gold medalist, 1960 Olympics. World heavyweight boxing champion, 1964-1967, 1974-1978, 1978-1979.
47 Former heavyweight boxing champion


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Greatest 1977 Cassius Clay Muhammad Ali
Muhammad Ali Tribute - Celebrity Fight Night & Fighting Irishmen 2013 Short
The 2nd Annual 'A Home for the Holidays' 2000 TV Movie
Touched by an Angel 1999 TV Series Muhammad Ali
Freedom Road 1979 TV Movie Gideon Jackson
Diff'rent Strokes 1979 TV Series Muhammad Ali

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Muhammad Ali: The Greatest 2016 TV Movie documentary performer: "The Gang's All Here", "The Star Spangled Banner" - uncredited
Parkinson 1974 TV Series performer - 1 episode

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Greatest 1977 based on: "The Greatest: My Own Story" by

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Muhammed Ali/Sammy Davis, Jr./Marvin Gaye and Richard Pryor: Celebrity Boxing Match at the Olympic Auditorium 1978 Documentary producer

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Pretty Dudes 2017 TV Series in memory of - 1 episode
Bane v Superman: The Movie 2016 Short special thanks
Alone: The Only Thing to Fear Is Yourself 2016 grateful acknowledgment
Louis C.K.: Live at the Comedy Store 2015 TV Special documentary thanks
30 for 30 2009 TV Series documentary very special thanks - 1 episode
Louis C.K.: Chewed Up 2008 TV Special documentary thanks
Tyson 2008 Documentary thanks
American Experience 2008 TV Series documentary special thanks - 1 episode
American Gangster 2007 the filmmakers wish to thank
Louis C.K.: Shameless 2007 TV Special documentary personal thanks: from Louis C. K.
Rocky Balboa 2006 special thanks
You Will Believe: The Cinematic Saga of Superman 2006 Video documentary special thanks
The Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till 2005 Documentary special thanks
Ali 2001 very special thanks - as Muhammad & Lonnie Ali and their families
Eyes on the Prize 1990 TV Series documentary special thanks - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Democracy Now! 2017 TV Series Himself
Time Presents: Milestones 2016 - A Tribute to the Stars We've Lost 2016 TV Movie documentary Himself
Sfide 2016 TV Series Himself
3 Hikers 2015 Documentary Himself
The Story of the Rumble in the Jungle 2014 Video short Himself (uncredited)
I Am Ali 2014 Documentary Himself
Independent Lens 2014 TV Series documentary
Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern 2012 TV Series Himself
Ali 70 from Las Vegas 2012 TV Movie Himself
Norman Mailer: The American 2010 Documentary
Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief 2010 TV Movie documentary Himself
The 40th NAACP Image Awards 2009 TV Special Himself
The Muhammad Ali Story 2009 Documentary Himself
Beyond the Ropes 2008 Video documentary Himself
Dancing with the Stars 2007 TV Series Himself
Forbes Celebrity 100: Who Made Bank? 2006 TV Movie Himself
Football Top 10 & Boxing Top 10 2006 Video Himself
Dateline NBC 2006 TV Series documentary Himself
Out of Africa: Heroes and Icons 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself
Tavis Smiley 2004 TV Series Himself
Bambi Verleihung 2003 2003 TV Movie Himself
One Day 2003 TV Short Himself
Morten og Peter i Dublin 2003 TV Series documentary Himself
Love at Times Square 2003 Himself (uncredited)
The 2002 Annual United Nations Association Global Leadership Awards 2002 TV Special Himself - Honoree
ESPY Awards 2002 TV Special Himself
2nd Annual BET Awards 2002 TV Movie documentary Himself
Muhammad Ali's All-Star 60th Birthday Celebration! 2002 TV Special Himself
HBO First Look 2001 TV Series documentary short Himself
The Making of 'Ali' 2001 TV Movie documentary Himself
Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Celebration 2001 TV Special documentary Himself
Nick News Presents: LifeStory: Muhammad Ali 2001 TV Short documentary Himself
America: A Tribute to Heroes 2001 TV Special documentary Himself
Breaking the Silence: The Making of 'Hannibal' 2001 Video documentary Himself - N.Y. Premiere
Fidel 2001 Documentary Himself
Headliners & Legends: Muhammad Ali 2001 TV Movie Himself
Wide World of Sports 40th Anniversary Special 2001 TV Movie documentary Himself
Legends, Icons & Superstars of the 20th Century 2000 Video documentary
Suns Boxing Top Ten 2000 Video Himself
Kings of the Ring: Four Legends of Heavyweight Boxing 2000 TV Movie documentary Himself
ABC 2000: The Millennium 1999 TV Special documentary
Sports Personality of the Century 1999 TV Special Himself - Winner, Sports Personality of the Century
Sports Illustrated's 20th Century Sports Awards 1999 TV Special Himself
Howard Cosell: Telling It Like It Is 1999 TV Movie documentary Himself
Sugar Ray Robinson: The Bright Lights and Dark Shadows of a Champion 1998 TV Movie documentary Himself
10th Anniversary Essence Awards 1997 TV Special Himself - Honoree
The 69th Annual Academy Awards 1997 TV Special Himself
Caesars Palace 30th Anniversary Celebration 1996 TV Movie documentary Himself
Muhammad Ali: The Whole Story 1996 TV Movie documentary Himself
Atlanta 1996: Games of the XXVI Olympiad 1996 TV Mini-Series Himself
When We Were Kings 1996 Documentary Himself
Halloween Havoc 1994 TV Special Himself - Fan
The 10th TV Academy Hall of Fame 1994 TV Movie documentary Himself
ESPN Outside the Lines Primetime 1994 TV Series Himself
Legend to Legend Night: A Celebrity Cavalcade 1993 TV Special Himself
Muhammad Ali's 50th Birthday Celebration 1992 TV Special Himself
Blood, Sweat and Glory: A History of Sports 1992 Documentary Himself
Night of 100 Stars III 1990 TV Movie Himself
WWF: Wrestlemania's Greatest Matches 1989 Video Himself - Special Guest Refree
Wogan 1989 TV Series Himself
Champions Forever 1989 Documentary Himself
The Arsenio Hall Show 1989 TV Series Himself - Guest
HBO Boxing 1974-1988 TV Series documentary Himself / Himself - Guest / Himself - Special Guest
Doin' Time 1985 Himself (special appearance)
WrestleMania 1985 TV Special Himself
Late Night with David Letterman 1984 TV Series Himself
James Bond: The First 21 Years 1983 TV Movie documentary Himself
Body and Soul 1981 Himself
Tomorrow Coast to Coast 1981 TV Series Himself
Parkinson 1971-1981 TV Series Himself / Himself - Interviewee
Muhammad and Larry 1980 Documentary short Himself
The Third Annual Black Achievement Awards 1980 TV Special Himself
The John Davidson Show 1980 TV Series Himself
Lou Rawls Parade of Stars 1980 TV Series Himself
The Mike Douglas Show 1963-1979 TV Series Himself - Pro Boxer / Himself - Boxer / Himself / ...
The 21st Annual TV Week Logie Awards 1979 TV Special Himself
Vega$ 1979 TV Series Himself
This Is Your Life 1978 TV Series documentary Himself
This Is Your Life 1978 TV Series documentary Himself
Muhammed Ali/Sammy Davis, Jr./Marvin Gaye and Richard Pryor: Celebrity Boxing Match at the Olympic Auditorium 1978 Documentary Himself
Live Wednesday 1978 TV Series Himself
The Barbara Walters Summer Special 1978 TV Series Himself
Muhammad Ali vs. Earnie Shavers 1977 TV Movie Himself
I Am the Greatest!: The Adventures of Muhammad Ali 1977 TV Series Himself (voice)
World of Sport 1974-1977 TV Series Himself - Interviewee
Good Morning America 1977 TV Series Himself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1962-1977 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest
The 49th Annual Academy Awards 1977 TV Special Himself - Co-Presenter: Best Actress in a Supporting Role
The Sonny and Cher Show 1977 TV Series Himself
The Jacksons 1977 TV Series Himself
The Captain and Tennille 1977 TV Series Himself
Bob Hope's All-Star Comedy Spectacular from Lake Tahoe 1977 TV Special Himself - Cameo
Jimmy Carter's Inaugural Gala 1977 TV Movie Himself
Cos 1976 TV Series Himself
Today 1974-1976 TV Series Himself
Antonio Inoki vs. Muhammad Ali 1976 TV Movie Himself
ABC's Wide World of Sports 1965-1976 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest
WWF Championship Wrestling 1976 TV Series Himself
Am laufenden Band 1976 TV Series Himself
Apostrophes 1976 TV Series Himself
World Wrestling Federation 1976 TV Series Himself
Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Dean Martin 1976 TV Special Himself
The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Muhammad Ali 1976 TV Special Himself
Ali the Fighter 1975 Himself
The Big Fight: Muhammad Ali - Joe Frazier 1975 Documentary short Himself
Lola! 1975 TV Series Himself
Dinah! 1975 TV Series Himself
Donahue 1975 TV Series Himself
Travels with Flip 1975 TV Movie Himself
The Norman Gunston Show 1975 TV Series Himself
Muhammad Ali vs. Ron Lyle 1975 TV Movie Himself
World Heavyweight Championship: Muhammad Ali vs. Chuck Wepner 1975 Himself
Funny Girl to Funny Lady 1975 TV Special documentary Himself - Presenter
Sports Review of the Year 1974 1974 TV Special Himself - Winner, Overseas Sports Personality of the Year
Personenbeschreibung 1974 TV Series documentary Himself
The Fighters 1974 Documentary Himself
The Dick Cavett Show 1968-1973 TV Series Himself / Himself - Pro Boxer
Money Talks 1972 Documentary Himself
The David Frost Show 1969-1972 TV Series Himself
Black Rodeo 1972 Documentary Himself
The 14th Annual Grammy Awards 1972 TV Special Himself
This Is Your Life 1971 TV Series Himself
Fight of the Century 1971 TV Movie Himself
Flip 1971 TV Series Himself
World Heavyweight Championship Fight: Muhammad Ali vs. Oscar Bonavena 1970 TV Movie Himself
a.k.a. Cassius Clay 1970 Documentary Himself - Cassius Clay
Muhammad Ali vs. Jerry Quarry 1970 TV Movie Himself
Soul! 1970 TV Series Himself
The Super Fight 1970 Himself
The Ed Sullivan Show 1970 TV Series Himself - Dramatic Speaker / Singer
Float Like a Butterfly, Sting Like a Bee 1969 Documentary Himself
The Joe Namath Show 1969 TV Series Himself
The Joey Bishop Show 1969 TV Series Himself
The Merv Griffin Show 1968-1969 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself
Della 1969 TV Series Himself
Frost on Friday 1968 TV Series Himself
Firing Line 1968 TV Series Himself - Guest
Der Sport-Spiegel 1964-1968 TV Series documentary Himself
The Skitch Henderson Show 1968 TV Series Himself
The Eamonn Andrews Show 1966-1968 TV Series Himself
Something's Happening 1967 Documentary Himself (uncredited)
World Heavyweight Championship: Muhammad Ali vs. Zora Folley 1967 TV Movie Himself
World's Heavyweight Championship Bout: Muhammad Ali vs. Ernie Terrell 1967 Himself
World Heavyweight Championship: Muhammad Ali vs. George Chuvalo 1966 TV Movie Himself
What's My Line? 1965 TV Series Himself - Mystery Guest
ABC's Nightlife 1965 TV Series Himself
Floyd Patterson vs. George Chuvalo 1965 TV Movie Himself - Ringside Commentator
Heavyweight Championship of the World: Muhammad Ali vs. Floyd Patterson 1965 Himself
Cassius le grand 1964 Documentary short Himself (as Cassius Clay)
World Heavyweight Championship Bout: Charles 'Sonny' Liston vs. Cassius Clay 1964 Himself (as Cassisus Clay)
The Heavyweight Championship of the World: Cassius Clay versus Sonny Liston 1964 Himself (as Cassius Clay)
The Jerry Lewis Show 1963 TV Series Himself
The Jack Paar Program 1963 TV Series Himself
Fight of the Week 1961-1963 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest
Heavyweight Elimination Contest: Cassius Clay vs. Doug Jones 1963 Himself (as Cassius Clay)
Sonny Liston vs. Floyd Patterson 1963 Short Himself - Guest
Requiem for a Heavyweight 1962 Himself (as Cassius Clay)
Rome 1960: Games of the XVII Olympiad 1960 TV Mini-Series Himself (as Cassius Clay)

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dancing with the Stars 2007 TV Series Himself
Let the Music Play: The Barry White Story 2007 TV Movie documentary Himself
Michael Parkinson's Greatest Entertainers 2007 TV Movie documentary Himself
Hulk Hogan: The Ultimate Anthology 2006 Video Himself
Ali Rap 2006 TV Movie Himself
Quite Frankly with Stephen A. Smith 2006 TV Series Himself
The World's Greatest Wrestling Managers 2006 Video Himself
Legends Never Die 2006 Video Himself
The 78th Annual Academy Awards 2006 TV Special Himself
The Super Fight: Marciano vs. Ali 2005 Video documentary Himself
The Sixties: The Years That Shaped a Generation 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself
Candid Camera: 5 Decades of Smiles 2005 Video Himself
The World's Most Photographed 2005 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Soul Deep: The Story of Black Popular Music 2005 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
The Wire 2004 TV Series Himself
The Fight 2004 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson 2004 Documentary Himself
Beyond the Glory 2004 TV Series documentary Himself
TV in Black: The First Fifty Years 2004 Video documentary Himself
The Greatest 2003 TV Series documentary Himself
The Last Round: Chuvalo vs Ali 2003 Documentary Himself
Jack Paar: Smart Television 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself
New Japan Pro-Wrestling 30th Anniversary 1997-1999 2002 Video Himself
Solino 2002 Himself (uncredited)
The Best of Bert Newton 2002 TV Movie documentary Himself
New City Classics 2002 TV Series documentary Himself
Greater Than the Greatest 2002 TV Movie Himself
Legenden 2002 TV Series documentary Himself
Seasons of Change: The African American Athlete 2002 TV Movie Himself
MTV News 2001 TV Series Himself
Piñero 2001 Himself (uncredited)
Muhammad Ali: The Greatest 2001 Documentary Himself
ESPN SportsCentury 2000 TV Series documentary Himself
Hendrix 2000 TV Movie Himself (with reporters) (uncredited)
Ali-Frazier I: One Nation... Divisible 2000 TV Movie documentary Himself
Reputations 1996-2000 TV Series documentary Himself
Freestyle: The Art of Rhyme 2000 Documentary Himself
The Hurricane 1999 Himself (uncredited)
The Sweet Science 1999 TV Series documentary Himself
Life 1999/I Himself
The Best of the Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts 1998 TV Movie documentary Himself - Roastee (as Muhammed Ali)
Cold War 1998 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
The Journey of the African-American Athlete 1996 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Real Las Vegas 1996 TV Series documentary Himself
Wide World of Sports 35th Anniversary Special 1996 TV Movie documentary Himself
Sonny Liston: The Mysterious Life and Death of a Champion 1995 TV Movie documentary Himself
Idols of the Game 1995 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself (segment "Inventing the All-American")
The Best of the Don Lane Show 1994 TV Movie Himself
Fallen Champ: The Untold Story of Mike Tyson 1993 TV Movie documentary Himself
Fame in the Twentieth Century 1993 TV Series documentary Himself (uncredited)
In This Corner... Boxing's Legendary Heavyweights 1992 TV Movie Himself
Malcolm X 1992 Himself - Handshake with Malcolm (uncredited)
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1992 TV Series Himself
ABC's Wide World of Sports 30th Anniversary Special 1991 TV Movie Himself
Memories of 1970-1991 1991 TV Series documentary Himself
Firing Line 1991 TV Series Himself
Desert Storm: The War Begins 1991 TV Movie documentary Himself
Unsolved Mysteries 1989 TV Series documentary Himself
The 1960's: Music, Memories & Milestones 1988 Video documentary Himself (trains for fight)
The Story of This Is Your Life 1987 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Rock 'n' Roll Years 1985-1986 TV Series Himself
The WWF's Grand Slams 1986 Video Himself
Best of the WWF Volume 1 1985 Video Himself
Arena 1984 TV Series documentary Himself
Bob Dylan: Jokerman 1984 Video short Himself
Showtime Looks at 1981 1981 TV Movie documentary Himself - Boxer
Jolly Joker 1980 TV Series documentary Himself
Diff'rent Strokes 1980 TV Series Himself
The Ten Thousand Day War 1980 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself (uncredited)
The Sensational 70's 1979 TV Series documentary Himself
The Rumble in the Jungle 1974 Documentary Himself - Challenger
Malcolm X 1972 Documentary Himself
The Benny Hill Show 1971 TV Series Himself
Film Night 1971 TV Series Himself
Muhammad Ali TV Movie documentary filming Himself
Good Morning Britain 2017 TV Series Himself
The 59th Annual Grammy Awards 2017 TV Special Himself - In Memoriam
20/20 2016 TV Series documentary Himself
2016: We Remember Part One 2016 TV Movie documentary Himself
A Football Life 2014-2016 TV Series Himself
Real People Who Became Legends 2016 Video documentary short Himself
The 68th Primetime Emmy Awards 2016 TV Special Himself - In Memoriam
Entertainment Tonight 2003-2016 TV Series Himself
Extra 2016 TV Series Himself
CTV National News 2016 TV Series Himself
Mike & Mike 2016 TV Series Himself
The Insider 2016 TV Series Himself
60 Minutes 1999-2016 TV Series documentary Himself - Former Boxer (segment "The Greatest") / Himself - Boxer / Himself - Boxer (segment "Andy Rooney")
Fox and Friends 2016 TV Series Himself
Justice w/Judge Jeanine 2016 TV Series Himself
Muhammad Ali: The Greatest 2016 TV Movie documentary Himself - 1942-2016
The Mavericks 2016 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
That's So... 2016 TV Series documentary Himself
O.J.: Made in America 2016 Documentary Himself
Les vendredis d'Apostrophes 2015 TV Movie documentary Himself
I Believe in Miracles 2015 Documentary Himself
Cassius Ali 2015 Documentary short Himself
The Draft 2015 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Wit and Wisdom of Brian Clough 2014 Video documentary short Himself (uncredited)
Pawn Sacrifice 2014 Himself (uncredited)
The Sixties 2014 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself / Himself - episode of Jack Paar Tonight Show
WWE Hall of Fame 2014 TV Special Himself
American Experience 1994-2014 TV Series documentary Himself / Himself (with Malcolm X)
The History of WWE: 50 Years of Sports Entertainment 2013 Video documentary Himself
Sir David Frost: That Was the Life That Was 2013 TV Movie documentary Himself - Interviewee on 'Frost on Friday'
Legends of the Mid-South Wrestling 2013 Video Himself
Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight 2013 Himself
The Trials of Muhammad Ali 2013 Documentary Himself
Democracy Now! 2013 TV Series Himself
Planeta Globalizado 2013 Documentary Himself
Soul Power! 2013 TV Series documentary Himself
Give Us the Money 2012 Documentary Himself
Elvis What If? 2012 Documentary
Undertaker: The Streak - 20-0 2012 Video documentary Himself
American Masters 1997-2012 TV Series documentary Himself
Four Rooms 2012 TV Series Himself
B.B. King: The Life of Riley 2012 Documentary Himself (uncredited)
Frost on Interviews 2012 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
I Am Bruce Lee 2012 TV Movie documentary Himself
ESPN Friday Night Fights 2012 TV Series Himself
Ali: Still the Greatest 2012 TV Mini-Series Himself
When Ali Came to Britain 2012 TV Movie documentary Himself
Biography 2009-2011 TV Series documentary Himself
The Real Rocky 2011 TV Movie Himself
Six O'Clock News 2011 TV Series Himself
The Corrie Years 2011 TV Series documentary Himself
Unsung 2011 TV Series documentary Himself
Kill the Irishman 2011 Himself (uncredited)
Limitless 2011/I Himself (uncredited)
HBO Boxing After Dark 2010-2011 TV Series Himself
WWE: Top 50 Superstars of All Time 2010 Video Himself
WWE Raw 2009-2010 TV Series Himself
30 for 30 2009 TV Series documentary Himself
50 años de 2009 TV Series Himself
Facing Ali 2009 Documentary Himself
The Damned United 2009 Himself (uncredited)
Thrilla in Manila 2008 TV Movie documentary Himself
Soul Power 2008 Documentary Himself
Superpower 2008 Documentary Himself
Muhammad Ali: Made in Miami 2008 TV Movie Himself
Nature Boy Ric Flair: The Definitive Collection 2008 Video Himself
Mobsters 2008 TV Series Himself
Tyson 2008 Documentary Himself
Cornered: A Life Caught in the Ring 2008 Documentary Himself (uncredited)
Mike Douglas: Moments & Memories 2008 Video Himself
The Night James Brown Saved Boston 2008 TV Movie documentary Himself
Joe Louis: America's Hero... Betrayed 2008 TV Movie documentary Himself
Hillary! Uncensored: Banned by the Media 2008 Video documentary Himself
Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson 2008 Documentary Himself
Pioneers of Television 2008 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
1968 with Tom Brokaw 2007 TV Movie documentary Himself
What a Year 2007 TV Series documentary Himself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2009 President's Award Image Awards
2003 Bambi Bambi Awards Millenium
2002 BET Award BET Awards Humanitarian Award
2002 Star on the Walk of Fame Walk of Fame Live Performance Awarded on January 11, 2002 at 6801 Hollywood Blvd.

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1977 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Recording for Children For "The Adventures of Ali and His Gang vs. Mr. Tooth Decay".


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#Quote
1 I done wrestled with an alligator, I done tussled with a whale; Handcuffed lightning, thrown thunder in jail; Only last week, I murdered a rock, injured a stone, hospitalized a brick; I'm so mean I make medicine sick.
2 I'm so fast that last night I turned off the light switch in my hotel room and got into bed before the room was dark.
3 [1999, on being crowned Sports Personality of the Century by the BBC] I'd like to thank the British people for giving me this great welcome and thank you for this award. I had a good time boxing. I enjoyed it - and I may come back.
4 Cassius Clay is a slave name. I didn't choose it, and I didn't want it. I am Muhammad Ali, a free name, and I insist people using it when speaking to me and of me.
5 [1999, on being crowned Sports Personality of the Century by the BBC] Ever since I first came here in 1963 to fight Henry Cooper, I have loved the people of England. They have always been extremely warm and welcoming to me, which is why I am especially honored to accept the BBC's Sports Personality of the Century. I give thanks to God and to all the people in the UK who have supported me over the years.
6 [2004, asked what he thought when he looked back on the boxer he was] Sometimes, I feel a little sad because I can see how some things I said could upset some people. But I did not deliberately try to hurt anyone. The hype was part of my job, like skipping rope
7 My conscience won't let me go shoot my brother, or some darker people, some poor hungry people in the mud, for big powerful America. And shoot them for what? They never called me nigger. They never lynched me. They didn't put no dogs on me.
8 [after defeating Sonny Liston] I'm king of the world! I'm pretty! I'm a bad man! I shook up the world! I shook up the world! I shook up the world!
9 [observation, 1984] What I suffered physically was worth what I've accomplished in life. A man who is not courageous enough to take risks will never accomplish anything in life.
10 [after the Supreme Court overturned his conviction for draft evasion] I've done my celebrating already. I said a prayer to Allah.
11 The man who views the world at fifty the same way as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life.
12 I ain't got nothing against them Vietcong.
13 He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.
14 [on Elvis Presley] Elvis was my close personal friend. He came to my Deer Lake training camp about two years before he died. He told us he didn't want nobody to bother us. He wanted peace and quiet and I gave him a cabin in my camp and nobody even knew it. When the cameras started watching me train, he was up on the hill sleeping in the cabin. Elvis had a robe made for me. I don't admire nobody but Elvis Presley. He was the sweetest, most humble and nicest man you'd ever meet.
15 My toughest fight was my first wife.
16 I'm gonna float like a butterfly, sting like a bee, George [George Foreman] can't hit what his eyes can't see, now you see me, now you don't, he thinks he will but I know he won't.
17 I'm soooooooooooooooooo pretty!!!
18 [on challenger Henry Cooper] If he talks some jive, I'll knock him out in round five.
19 Sonny Liston is too ugly to be world heavyweight champion!.
20 I won a gold medal representing the USA at the Olympic Games in 1960, but when I came home, I still got treated like a nigger. There were restaurants I couldn't get served in. Some people kept calling me "boy".
21 [after being rejected by the United States Army during the Vietnam War because he failed the "intelligence" test] I never said I was the smartest, I said I was the greatest.
22 You can't hit what you can't see; I float like a butterfly and sting like a bee!
23 Champions aren't made in gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them - a desire, a dream, a vision. They have to have the skill, and the will. But the will must be stronger than the skill.
24 It's just a job. Grass grows, birds fly, waves pound the sand. I beat people up.
25 When you're as great as I am, it's hard to be humble.
26 At home I am a nice guy - but I don't want the world to know. Humble people, I've found, don't get very far.
27 I am an astronaut of boxing. Joe Louis and Jack Dempsey were just jet pilots. I'm in a world of my own.
28 Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.

#Trademark
1 Rope-a-dope strategy (absorbing round after round of punishing blows from the opponent only to come back stronger after the opponent exhausted themselves)
2 Stinging taunts of opponents which frequently rhymed.
3 Extraordinary speed and agility in addition to devastatingly powerful blows
4 Boastful behaviour
5 The Ali Shuffle
6 Predicting the round in which his opponents would fall, sometimes even down to the minute
7 Trademark phrase: "Floats like a butterfly and stings like a bee"

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