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Robert Fitzgerald Diggs (born July 5, 1969), better known by his stage name Rza (stylized RZA) , is an American music producer, multi-instrumentalist, author, rapper, actor, director, and screenwriter. A prominent figure in hip hop, RZA is the ''de facto'' leader of the Wu-Tang Clan. He has produced almost all of Wu-Tang Clan's albums as well as many Wu-Tang solo and affiliate projects. He has also released solo albums under the alter-ego Bobby Digital, along with executive producing credits for side projects. In addition to the Wu-Tang Clan and his solo releases, RZA was also a founding member of the horrorcore Hip Hop group Gravediggaz where he used the name The RZArector. Furthermore, he has acted in several movies, including ''Coffee and Cigarettes'', ''American Gangster'', ''Gospel Hill'', ''Life Is Hot in Cracktown'', ''Ghost Dog'', ''Funny People'', ''Derailed'', ''Due Date'' and ''Repo Men''. He also appears in the ''Showtime'' TV series ''Californication''. His directorial debut is for the film he co-wrote and in which he plays the title role, ''The Man with the Iron Fists'', also starring Russell Crowe. On November 1, 2012, he introduced the movie at a preview screening in the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, Queens, the evening before the Universal picture opened nationwide. In 2008, RZA was ranked #4 on About.com's list of the Top 50 Hip-Hop Producers, while ''The Source'' placed him on its list of the 20 greatest producers in the magazine's twenty-year history. He also made the "Elite 8" in the search for The Greatest Hip-Hop Producer of All Time by ''Vibe''.Wikipedia This entry is from Wikipedia, the user-contributed encyclopedia. It may not have been reviewed by professional editors and is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. If you find the biography content factually incorrect, defamatory or highly offensive you can edit this article at Wikipedia.