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Laurence Fishburne

Born: 1961

Biography

Laurence John Fishburne III (born July 30, 1961) is an American actor and producer. He has been critically hailed for his forceful, militant, and authoritative characters in his films. He is known for playing Morpheus in the first three films of The Matrix series (1999–2003), Jason "Furious" Styles in the John Singleton drama film Boyz n the Hood (1991), Tyrone "Mr. Clean" Miller in Francis Ford Coppola's war film Apocalypse Now (1979), and "The Bowery King" in the John Wick film series (2017–present). For his portrayal of Ike Turner in What's Love Got to Do With It (1993), Fishburne was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor. He won a Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play for his performance in Two Trains Running (1992), and an Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for his performance in TriBeCa (1993). Fishburne became the first African American to portray Othello in a motion picture by a major studio when he appeared in Oliver Parker's 1995 film adaptation of the Shakespeare play. Other film credits of Fishburne include The Color Purple (1985), School Daze (1988), King of New York (1990), Deep Cover (1992), Searching for Bobby Fischer (1993), Event Horizon (1997), Mystic River (2003), Akeelah and the Bee (2006), Contagion (2011), Man of Steel (2013), Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), and Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018). On television, he starred as Dr. Raymond Langston on the CBS crime drama CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2008–2011), as Special Agent Jack Crawford in the NBC thriller series Hannibal (2013–2015), and as Earl "Pops" Johnson in the ABC sitcom Black-ish (2014–present).
Known For Acting
Gender Male
Place of Birth Augusta, Georgia, USA

Resources

Movies

Apocalypse Now

Tyrone 'Clean' Miller in Apocalypse Now

Rumble Fish

Midget in Rumble Fish

Mystic River

Sergeant Whitey Powers in Mystic River

Boyz n the Hood

Jason 'Furious' Styles in Boyz n the Hood

The Matrix Revolutions

Morpheus in The Matrix Revolutions

The Matrix Reloaded

Morpheus in The Matrix Reloaded

The Matrix

Morpheus in The Matrix

The Color Purple

Swain in The Color Purple

Mission: Impossible III

Theodore Brassel in Mission: Impossible III

TMNT

Narrator (voice) in TMNT

A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors

Max in A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors

Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer

Norrin Radd / Silver Surfer (voice) in Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer

The Death and Life of Bobby Z

Tad Gruzsa in The Death and Life of Bobby Z

Bobby

Edward Robinson in Bobby

Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse

Self in Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse

Armored

Baines in Armored

Quicksilver

Voodoo in Quicksilver

Hoodlum

Bumpy Johnson in Hoodlum

Five Fingers

Ahmat in Five Fingers

21

Cole Williams in 21

The Tuskegee Airmen

Hannibal Lee in The Tuskegee Airmen

Event Horizon

Miller in Event Horizon

Assault on Precinct 13

Marion Bishop in Assault on Precinct 13

Biker Boyz

Smoke in Biker Boyz

Just Cause

Sheriff Tanny Brown in Just Cause

Osmosis Jones

Thrax (voice) in Osmosis Jones

King of New York

Jimmy Jump in King of New York

Red Heat

Lt. Stobbs in Red Heat

Always Outnumbered

Socrates Fortlow in Always Outnumbered

Band of the Hand

Cream in Band of the Hand

Tortured

Archie Green in Tortured

Predators

Noland in Predators

Gardens of Stone

Sgt. Flanagan in Gardens of Stone

Akeelah and the Bee

Dr. Larabee in Akeelah and the Bee

Bad Company

Nelson Crowe in Bad Company

Cadence

Roosevelt Stokes in Cadence

Searching for Bobby Fischer

Vinnie in Searching for Bobby Fischer

Death Wish II

Cutter in Death Wish II

The Matrix Revisited

Self - Morpheus in The Matrix Revisited

School Daze

Vaughn 'Dap' Dunlap in School Daze

Cornbread, Earl and Me

Wilford Robinson in Cornbread, Earl and Me

What's Love Got to Do with It

Ike Turner in What's Love Got to Do with It

Cherry 2000

Glu Glu Lawyer in Cherry 2000

Once in the Life

20 / 20 Mike in Once in the Life

Higher Learning

Professor Maurice Phipps in Higher Learning

Othello

Othello in Othello

Contagion

Ellis Cheever in Contagion

Fled

Piper in Fled

Man of Steel

Perry White in Man of Steel

Thurgood

Thurgood Marshall in Thurgood

Have a Little Faith

Henry Covington in Have a Little Faith

Decoration Day

Michael Waring, DOD Man in Decoration Day

The Soul of a Man

Self - Narrator in The Soul of a Man

Miss Evers' Boys

Caleb Humphries in Miss Evers' Boys

A History of Sex

Self in A History of Sex

Behind the Action in 'Biker Boyz'

Self in Behind the Action in 'Biker Boyz'

King: Man of Peace in a Time of War

Himself in King: Man of Peace in a Time of War

Khumba

Seko (voice) in Khumba

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Perry White in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

The Colony

Briggs in The Colony

The Matrix Recalibrated

Self in The Matrix Recalibrated

Rudderless

Del in Rudderless

The Signal

Dr. Wallace Damon in The Signal

Ride Along

Omar in Ride Along

For Us, the Living: The Story of Medgar Evers

Jimbo Collins in For Us, the Living: The Story of Medgar Evers

Pee-wee's Playhouse Christmas Special

Cowboy Curtis in Pee-wee's Playhouse Christmas Special

The Cotton Club

Bumpy Rhodes in The Cotton Club

Black Water Transit

Jack in Black Water Transit

The Snowy Day

Narrator in The Snowy Day

Standoff

Sade in Standoff

August Wilson: The Ground on Which I Stand

in August Wilson: The Ground on Which I Stand

Passengers

Gus Mancuso in Passengers

Michael Jordan to the Max

Narrator (voice) in Michael Jordan to the Max

The Making of 'Event Horizon'

Self in The Making of 'Event Horizon'

Last Flag Flying

Reverend Richard Mueller in Last Flag Flying

John Wick: Chapter 2

Bowery King in John Wick: Chapter 2

Class Action

Nick Holbrook in Class Action

The Black List: Volume Two

Self in The Black List: Volume Two

Deep Cover

Russell Stevens Jr. / John Hull in Deep Cover

Welcome to Hollywood

Laurence Fishburne in Welcome to Hollywood

Where'd You Go, Bernadette

Paul Jellinek in Where'd You Go, Bernadette

Ant-Man and the Wasp

Dr. Bill Foster in Ant-Man and the Wasp

The Massachusetts 54th Colored Infantry

Self in The Massachusetts 54th Colored Infantry

A Man's Story

Self in A Man's Story

Willie and Phil

High School Student in Willie and Phil

The Matrix Revolutions Revisited

Self in The Matrix Revolutions Revisited

Rappin' With The Rickster

Self in Rappin' With The Rickster

Running with the Devil

The Man in Running with the Devil

Ashes and Snow

Narrator (voice) in Ashes and Snow

The Mule

Special Agent in Charge in The Mule

Imprisoned

Daniel Calvin in Imprisoned

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

Bear in Genaros Beer Commercial (voice) (uncredited) in Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

MTV Reloaded

Morpheus (archive footage) in MTV Reloaded

Fast Break

Street Kid in Fast Break

The Enduring Significance of 'Boyz n the Hood'

Self in The Enduring Significance of 'Boyz n the Hood'

Friendly Fire: Making of an Urban Legend

Self in Friendly Fire: Making of an Urban Legend

Dorothy Dandridge: An American Beauty

Self in Dorothy Dandridge: An American Beauty

The Matrix Reloaded Revisited

Self in The Matrix Reloaded Revisited

And the Oscar Goes To...

Self (archive footage) in And the Oscar Goes To...

I Take These Men

Hank Johnson in I Take These Men

The Ice Road

Goldenrod in The Ice Road

If You Give a Dance, You Gotta Pay the Band

Fish in If You Give a Dance, You Gotta Pay the Band

Making 'The Matrix'

Self in Making 'The Matrix'

The Matrix Reloaded: Pre-Load

Self in The Matrix Reloaded: Pre-Load

The Matrix Reloaded: Car Chase

Himself in The Matrix Reloaded: Car Chase

Predators: The Chosen

Noland in Predators: The Chosen

Predators: Moments of Extraction

Noland (Voice) in Predators: Moments of Extraction

The Blacksmith

in The Blacksmith

Our Lady of 121st Street

Rooftop in Our Lady of 121st Street

Fencer

in Fencer

Sean Connery: In His Own Words

Self in Sean Connery: In His Own Words

Slavery by Another Name

Narrator in Slavery by Another Name

All the Old Knives

Vick Wallinger in All the Old Knives

Death to 2020

Narrator (voice) in Death to 2020

The School for Good and Evil

School Master in The School for Good and Evil

Crimson Blues

Mills in Crimson Blues

Under the Stadium Lights

Harold Christian in Under the Stadium Lights

Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy

Self (archive footage) in Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy

Bonnie

Self in Bonnie

Slingshot

Captain Franks in Slingshot

Death to 2021

Narrator (voice) in Death to 2021

black-ish: A Celebration – An ABC News Special

Self in black-ish: A Celebration – An ABC News Special

Megalopolis

Fundi Romaine in Megalopolis

Is That Black Enough for You?!?

Self in Is That Black Enough for You?!?

Tau Ceti Foxtrot

in Tau Ceti Foxtrot

Sneaks

The Collector (voice) in Sneaks

The Astronaut

General William Harris in The Astronaut

Black Hollywood

Self in Black Hollywood

Transformers One

Alpha Trion (voice) in Transformers One

The Amateur

in The Amateur

John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum

Bowery King in John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum

John Wick: Chapter 4

Bowery King in John Wick: Chapter 4

The Little Bedroom

in The Little Bedroom

Days of Wrath

Mr. Stafford in Days of Wrath

Spooge

Self in Spooge

Getting the Old Scent Again: Reimagining Red Dragon

Self in Getting the Old Scent Again: Reimagining Red Dragon

TV Shows