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Ahmed Best

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Before and Beyond Jar Jar Binks with Ahmed Best

The Risking Space

Jar Jar Binks will go down in history as the first CGI character in a motion picture. What you might not have ever thought about is the person behind Jar Jar. Our guest, Ahmed Best, provided all the movement, voice and acting that was used to create Jar Jar in the Star Wars movies. Without his contribution, CGI would not be what it is today. And yet, as a young artist, he had to endure surprising and fierce backlash for what was seen as racial stereotypes in Jar Jar’s portrayal. Ahmed talks about his incredible journey from performing in the touring company of the musical “Stomp” to landing this iconic role, the joys and challenges of being the first to do something, and how he has been able to find his artistic power and reclaim his confidence by making his own work. Other topics include play, martial arts and the future! For more on Ahmed, follow him @bestahmed on Instagram and @ahmedbest on Twitter. Follow us @ @theriskingspace. And check out more about Ammunition Theatre Company @ www.ammunitiontheatre.com. If you love us and want to support what we do, please subscribe, rate and share this pod and consider making a Paypal donation to theriskingspace@gmail.com.

1hr 2mins

8 Jul 2021

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1hr 10mins

20 May 2021

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No Jar Jar in Obi-Wan, Ahmed Best Confirms

The Sith Council with Kristian Harloff

On episode 14 of The Sith Council, Darth Harloff returns with Kalinowski and Steph Sabraw. Jar Jar not in the Obi-Wan series, new trailers and Obi-Wan set!Follow the crew on Twitter!Kristian Harloff https://bit.ly/31PePMDSteph Sabraw https://bit.ly/3m0ud0zMike Kalinowski https://bit.ly/39wu8N5 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


7 Apr 2021

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Dr Abiy Ahmed Best short interview /Amharic

Things that matter in life !

Prime minister Dr Abiy Ahmed Best short interview in Amharic about creating win -win situation in every aspect , how to see the bigger picture in any situation and more wisdoms .


24 Jan 2021

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Actor, Producer Ahmed Best and Actress, Producer Debbie Pollack

The Actor's Choice

Please join us Right Now, August 31, 2020 at 11:00AM PST as Actor, Producer Ahmed Best and Actress, Producer Debbie Pollack joins host Ron Brewington on "The Actor's Choice."


31 Aug 2020

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Ahmed Best Talks Fatherhood, Jedi Temple Challenge & How His Son Saved His Life

The Art of Fatherhood Podcast

Actor, musician and dad, Ahmed Best sits down with me to chat about fatherhood, how his son, Marley saved his life and what he learned from his dad that he looks to instill into his son. Best also talks to me about his new Star Wars series called, Jedi Temple Challenge, becoming Jedi Master Kelleran Beq. We also chat about his time working with George Lucas, the role of Jar Jar Binks and how he and Liam Neeson were looking to do a buddy cop movie.We finish the interview with the Fatherhood Quick Five. About Ahmed BestAhmed Best is an actor, voice actor, and musician. Ahmed Best, known to many fans as Jar Jar Binks from the Star Wars prequels, hosts the show, Jedi Temple Challenge as a new Jedi Master Kelleran Beq. Best guides players through three rounds of trials as they vie to become Jedi Knights and wield the iconic symbol of the guardians of peace and justice, the lightsaber. Accompanying Best is Mary Holland (Veep, Upright Citizens Brigade) who voices the wise-cracking protocol droid companion AD-3, and Sam Witwer, who gives a unique voice to the dark side of the Force. He also created, wrote, directed and produced his own TV show called This Can't Be My Life.Ahmed and his wife, Raquel have one son, Marley. Make sure you follow Ahmed on Twitter at @ahmedbest and check out Jedi Temple Challenge at over at the Star Wars Kids YouTube Challenge. This podcast is being brought to you by TripwireID.Did you know that an average of 13 million social media accounts are compromised every day in some way? Parents- we also know that our children are at risk when using social media.The good news is that help has arrived. TripwireID has brought us Social Sentry. Social Sentry is a first of it’s kind social media protection platform to protect your entire family. Integrated with all major social media platforms, SocialSentry alerts members if something appears to violate their privacy or poses a security risk to them or their family. Members can take action by taking down or blocking offending content from one convenient dashboard. SocialSentry is included in the MyIDCare Premier membership, which also provides industry leading Identity Theft protection for over 30 million Americans.TripwireID is offering Art of Fatherhood listeners a permanent 30% reduction off the monthly subscription cost for Social Sentry and the MyIDCare platform. To learn more and enroll, just go to tripwireid.com/parents. With over a million children each year falling victim to Identity Theft, protect yours today at Tripwireid.com/parents.  About The Art of Fatherhood Podcast The Art of Fatherhood Podcast follows the journey of fatherhood. Your host, Art Eddy talks with dads from all around the world where they share their thoughts on fatherhood. Please leave a review wherever you listen to podcasts.


6 Jul 2020

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Spaceballs (w/ Mary Holland and Ahmed Best)

Newcomers: Fast & Furious, with Nicole Byer and Jon Gabrus

To celebrate our Star Wars finale, we're joined by Ahmed Best (voice of Jar Jar Binks) and Mary Holland (voice of AD-3 droid) to talk about your top movie suggestion - the 1987 Mel Brooks satire film Spaceballs. Mary and Ahmed also discuss what it's like hosting the new children's Star Wars game show series, Jedi Temple Challenge. Plus, Ahmed shares the incredible audition process behind Jar Jar, how it caused a rift between him and Michael Jackson, and what it's like working with George Lucas.Sources for this episode:Bob It! Baby YodaSpaceballs Trivia from IMDBAlso, we announce what we're covering for season two! So stay subscribed to this same feed, we'll have new episodes releasing later this summer. Thanks for listening!Advertise on Newcomers via Gumball.fmSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

1hr 11mins

30 Jun 2020

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I Can’t Get Up The Ice Slope, Ahmed Best

Cinemashelf Podcast Network

Hey, Yo! Jon & Ross return from their hiatus to discuss Celebration Anaheim’s Postponement, From a Certain Point of View: ESB & Jedi Temple Challenge. Thanks! Follow us: Email: Beyondtheouterrimshow@gmail.com Twitter: @OuterRimPodcast Instagram: Beyondtheouterrimpodcast Website: https://cinemashelf.com Thanks to Justin Boots Grey, Andrew Fantasia, Brian Karasek, Charles Westcott & Jesse Huffstelter. The Force will be with you, Always. The post I Can’t Get Up The Ice Slope, Ahmed Best appeared first on Cinema Shelf.

1hr 8mins

18 Jun 2020

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Ep. 111 Ahmed Best

The Interesting Podcast (with Brian Ballance)

This episode is with the great Ahmed Best! We talk about how growing up in NY influenced his creativity, following through with your ideas, his time on Stomp, pioneering MoCap technology with ILM, brainstorming with Rob Coleman, Liam Neeson putting him on the spot and much more! Enjoy!Follow Ahmed!Twitter: @ahmedbestInstagram: @bestahmedCheck out Ahmed's podcast at:http://www.theafrofuturistpodcast.comIf you'd like a custom video by Ahmed, with proceeds going to his One Man Show, you can get one at: https://www.cameo.com/ahmedbest?cc=1(If you like to support The Interesting Podcast and get more exclusive shows, you can do that at Patreon.com/JediBrian)

1hr 18mins

25 Feb 2020

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#096 Afrofuturism w/ Ahmed Best


The voice of Star Wars' Jar Jar Binks and host of The Afrofuturist podcast explains afrofuturism. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 6mins

30 Dec 2019