Eminem Missed an On-Screen Union With Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre After Rejecting a Classic Denzel Washington Movie Before His 8 Mile Fame

Enimem missed out on an opportunity to work alongside Snoop Dogg and Dr Dre. in a film

Eminem Missed an On-Screen Union With Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre After Rejecting a Classic Denzel Washington Movie Before His 8 Mile Fame


  • Eminem remains one of the most iconic rappers of all time
  • Enimem made his acting debut in the critically acclaimed 8 Mile film
  • Enimem also cost himself a great opportunity to work alongside Snoop Dogg and Dr Dre. in a movie
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Eminem’s contributions to the world of hip-hop will never be understated, as his influence is etched deep in the minds of fans and peers alike. Quite a few artists remain inspired by him, such as Skylar Grey, who still gets starstruck working with him. He has many friends in the business including Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg and now he seems to have missed out on a major movie union with them for a sad reason.

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Eminem began his rap career thanks to Dr. Dre, with his Slim Shady LP introducing the world to his hard-hitting music and incredibly painful lyrics – something that continues to resonate with fans all over the world.


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Eminem in 8 Mile

Eminem Cost Himself A Chance To Team Up With Snoop Dogg And Dr. Dre In A Movie

Eminem certainly has humble beginnings as he started dirt-poor, living in a trailer park. His growth is certainly an inspiration to fans and peers alike all over the world. This was highlighted in the film 8 Mile, which was his acting debut. The film was somewhat based on his own life, which added to the overall film.

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8 Mile (2002)

According to MovieWeb, Eminem was originally slated for a different movie prior to his debut in 8 Mile. The rap icon was initially considered for a role in Antoine Fuqua’s gritty 2000 crime drama Training Day. In the film, Denzel Washington takes on the role of Alonzo Harris, a corrupt narcotics officer who mentors the character Jake Hoyt, played by Ethan Hawke. While initial rumors suggested that Eminem was in the running for the role of Jake Hoyt, that wasn’t the case at all.

Eminem was approached to portray one of Alonzo’s criminal associates. This opportunity would have placed Eminem alongside his friends in the hip-hop world, including Snoop Dogg and his mentor, Dr. Dre. Unfortunately, Eminem did not ultimately take on the role for whatever reason, costing himself such a major opportunity. Regardless, what’s done is done and nothing more could have happened at that point.


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An 8 Mile TV Show Is Already In The Works

50 Cent has many friends in the music industry, but none are close to him as Eminem. After all, Eminem got 50 Cent signed to a record label and launched his career. The two have been friends for a very long time and have worked together on numerous occasions.

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Eminem, Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg at the studio together

While speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, 50 Cent confirmed that he is already working on a TV series based on 8 Mile. It was also confirmed that Eminem will be directly involved in the upcoming project.

I’m gonna bring his 8 Mile to television. We’re in motion. It’s gonna be big. I’m working. I ain’t got no duds. I’m battin’ a hundred, I’m battin’ a hundred.”

We will have to wait and see whether the TV series will be able to live up to the incredible standards set by the original film. After all, fans are already incredibly excited for the show’s release, whenever that will be.


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Written by Subhojeet Mookherjee

Subhojeet Mookherjee is a Freelance Entertainment Writer for FandomWire. A lover and expert in all things movies, games, TV shows, music and more. I've been in the writing business for over five years now, covering various topics all over the world. I love engaging in deep conversations with like-minded people.