Gen Xer Chris Rock is famous as a Saturday Night Live alum, a movie star, and director.
But he is best known as one of the funniest standup comics of all time. Not afraid to discuss politics and race relations, Chris Rock has been a vocal critic of racial profiling. Often he describes incidents of “everyday racism” that have affected him, despite being famous since 1985.
Regarding that fame, what is another reason why Chris Rock is widely respected? Celebrity or not, he lacks the typical Look at me, Im famous! attitude.