Who's in your top five?
To get ready for Chris Rock's highly-anticipated new movie, Mr. Moviefone (Kevin Thompson) caught up with "Top Five" stars JB Smoove and Ben Vereen. The results were inspiring -- and hilarious -- as Smoove ("Curb Your Enthusiasm") recounted a crazy story about selling fire extinguishers door-to-door in his youth. And that was after he discussed his lasting love for the cult-classic "Pootie Tang." Some fires just don't go out.
Meanwhile, stage actor Ben Vereen ("Pippin"), who plays Chris Rock's father in the film, discussed the importance of always working on your craft as an artist and being "a life threat" and "an artist giver." Wise words from an industry legend.
"Top Five" comes to theaters this Friday, December 12. Check out the exclusive interviews below.