20 Facts About Horror and Comedy Master Jordan Peele

20 Facts About Horror and Comedy Master Jordan Peele

Nope’s latest trailer melted our brains, and in a good way, not like, erm, the news. In fact, the trailer just proved what we already knew: that Jordan Peele is not only hilarious, he’s actually a genius of contemporary horror cinema. Furthermore, even though we thought Us was not nearly as good as Get Out, Peele has also proven that even his lesser movies are at the top of the current genre. And don’t get us wrong: we’re not hating here. On the contrary, our entire point is that his “lesser” movie was still mind-boggingly awesome. Peele has easily shown he’s another Cronenberg or Haneke or Aster, that is, a reliable horror creator who will “disappoint” as reheated pizza or uninspired handjobs disappoint: in the best possible way.

In this Pictofact, then, we provide 20 awesome facts about pizza and handj – no, wait. Jordan Peele, okay, yes. Deservedly, we’ve shown a lot of interest in Peele’s movies here at Cracked. In this Pictofact, however, we turn our attention to other imensions of his past and current work, his upbringing and education, and even his cinematic tastes. You will not be surprised to learn that the latter are awesome. Dudes loves The Birds, Scream, and even a horror movie we totally forgot existed until just this second: Kenneth Branagh’s Dead Again. What the hell is Dead Again? It has a serious performance by Robin Williams? It features '90s icon Wayne Knight? Seriously, why the hell haven’t we seen Dead Again? Alright, we have some serious, old-school horror-fan binging to do. Take it away, Pictofact…


Jordan Peele Не started out as a puppeteer. Peele studied Puppetry at Sarah Lawrence College, which allowed him to see his own body as a puppet (great for comedy) and was a possible outlet to combine visual aesthetic and theatrical performance (great for directing). CRACKED.COM

Source: Time

A Film Student

Jordan Peele Не started studying film at age 12. His mom would take him to see films like E.T., Edward Scissorhands, and Beetlejuice, and then she would ask him questions about his experience of those movies. Peele adds, I sort of figured out that the people responsible for my favorite films were the directors. CRACKED.COM

Source: People

The Academy Awards

Jordan Peele Get Out made Oscar history. In 2018, Peele became the first African American ever to win Best Original Screenplay. It doesn't mean anything, though - we're sure the Academy would've voted for Obama a third time if they could. CRACKED.COM

Source: Wikipedia

Voice Acting

CRACKED.COM Jordan Peele Не still does voice acting. While Peele no longer appears much in front of the camera, he continues to do acting for animation. Не has appeared in Storks, Robot Chicken, Bob's Burgers, Big Mouth, and Toy Story 4 alongside Keegan-Michael Key.

Source: Wikipedia


Jordan Peele Не finds rabbits creepy. Peele thinks rabbits have a sociopathic expression, and they kind of look past you in a creepy kind of way. Does this mean we can expect a remake of 1972's Night of the Lepus? CRACKED.COM

Source: BBC

Chelsea Peretti

Jordan Peele He's married to Chelsea Peretti. The two began dating in 2013, got married in 2016, and have a son together. So we have to ask: Where is Peele's guest spot on Brooklyn Nine-Nine? CRACKED.COM

Source: Wikipedia

Oscar-Nominated Producer

Jordan Peele Не produced Spike Lee 's BlacKkKlansman. - Kin As part of the team of producers, he would've gotten the Best Picture Oscar the movie was nominated for. The fact that they lost to Green Book goes to show why movies like BlacKkKlansman or Get Out are necessary in the first place. CRACKED.COM

Source: Wikipedia

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