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Black currently stars in the smash hit movie King Kong as showman Carl Denham, who captures the giant ape. After earning a cult following for his comic rock-folk band Tenacious D, the actor first gained big-screen attention and won a Blockbuster Entertainment Award in High Fidelity as John Cusack's sarcastic music store clerk. He went on to prove his box-office draw in School of Rock and to win a Golden Globe Award nomination for his portrayal of a failed rock musician turned substitute teacher in an uptight private school. Black made his mark, too, starring in the title role opposite Gwyneth Paltrow in Shallow Hal and in films including Envy, Orange County, Saving Silverman and Bob Roberts. He was the voice of Lenny in the animated hit feature Shark Tale. This June, Black will star in Nacho Libre – a Nick Movies/Paramount Pictures/Black & White Productions comedy and in Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny for New Line Cinema.