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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

Hoodlum

Bumpy Johnson in Hoodlum

Five Fingers

Ahmat in Five Fingers

The Tuskegee Airmen

Hannibal Lee in The Tuskegee Airmen

Event Horizon

Miller in Event Horizon

Biker Boyz

Smoke in Biker Boyz

Always Outnumbered

Socrates Fortlow in Always Outnumbered

Bad Company

Nelson Crowe in Bad Company

School Daze

Vaughn 'Dap' Dunlap in School Daze

Cornbread, Earl and Me

Wilford Robinson in Cornbread, Earl and Me

Once in the Life

20 / 20 Mike in Once in the Life

Othello

Othello in Othello

Fled

Piper in Fled

Thurgood

Thurgood Marshall in Thurgood

Have a Little Faith

Henry Covington in Have a Little Faith

The Soul of a Man

Self - Narrator in The Soul of a Man

Black Water Transit

Jack in Black Water Transit

The Snowy Day

Narrator in The Snowy Day

Deep Cover

Russell Stevens Jr. / John Hull in Deep Cover

Rappin' With The Rickster

Self in Rappin' With The Rickster

Ashes and Snow

Narrator (voice) in Ashes and Snow

Imprisoned

Daniel Calvin in Imprisoned

The Matrix Reloaded: Car Chase

Himself in The Matrix Reloaded: Car Chase

Slavery by Another Name

Narrator in Slavery by Another Name

Sneaks

The Collector (voice) in Sneaks

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 Death and Life of Bobby Z

Tad Gruzsa in The Death and Life of Bobby Z

Assault on Precinct 13

Marion Bishop in Assault on Precinct 13

Just Cause

Sheriff Tanny Brown in Just Cause

Osmosis Jones

Thrax (voice) in Osmosis Jones

Tortured

Archie Green in Tortured

Akeelah and the Bee

Dr. Larabee in Akeelah and the Bee

What's Love Got to Do with It

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

Miss Evers' Boys

Caleb Humphries in Miss Evers' Boys

A History of Sex

Himself in A History of Sex

The Colony

Briggs in The Colony

Standoff

Sade in Standoff

The Black List: Volume Two

Self in The Black List: Volume Two

The Massachusetts 54th Colored Infantry

Self in The Massachusetts 54th Colored Infantry

The Matrix Reloaded Revisited

Self in The Matrix Reloaded Revisited

The Blacksmith

in The Blacksmith

Fencer

in Fencer

Crimson Blues

Mills in Crimson Blues

Under the Stadium Lights

Harold Christian in Under the Stadium Lights

Slingshot

Captain Franks in Slingshot

The Astronaut

General William Harris in The Astronaut

Black Hollywood

Self in Black Hollywood

King of New York

Jimmy Jump in King of New York

Cadence

Roosevelt Stokes in Cadence

Contagion

Ellis Cheever in Contagion

Behind the Action in 'Biker Boyz'

Self in Behind the Action in 'Biker Boyz'

The Matrix Recalibrated

Self in The Matrix Recalibrated

Pee-wee's Playhouse Christmas Special

Cowboy Curtis in Pee-wee's Playhouse Christmas Special

Last Flag Flying

Reverend Richard Mueller in Last Flag Flying

The Mule

Special Agent in Charge in The Mule

The Ice Road

Jim Goldenrod in The Ice Road

Making 'The Matrix'

Self in Making 'The Matrix'

The Matrix Reloaded: Pre-Load

Self in The Matrix Reloaded: Pre-Load

Predators: Moments of Extraction

Noland (Voice) in Predators: Moments of Extraction

Megalopolis

in Megalopolis

Tau Ceti Foxtrot

in Tau Ceti Foxtrot

The Little Bedroom

in The Little Bedroom

Apocalypse Now

Tyrone 'Clean' Miller in Apocalypse Now

Mystic River

Sergeant Whitey Powers in Mystic River

Armored

Baines in Armored

The Matrix Revisited

Self - Morpheus in The Matrix Revisited

King: Man of Peace in a Time of War

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

The Signal

Dr. Wallace Damon in The Signal

August Wilson: The Ground on Which I Stand

in August Wilson: The Ground on Which I Stand

Passengers

Gus Mancuso in Passengers

John Wick: Chapter 2

Bowery King in John Wick: Chapter 2

The Matrix Revolutions Revisited

Self in The Matrix Revolutions Revisited

Dorothy Dandridge: An American Beauty

Himself in Dorothy Dandridge: An American Beauty

If You Give a Dance, You Gotta Pay the Band

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

Predators: The Chosen

Noland in Predators: The Chosen

All the Old Knives

Vick Wallinger in All the Old Knives

The Amateur

in The Amateur

John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum

Bowery King in John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum

Bobby

Edward Robinson in Bobby

Quicksilver

Voodoo in Quicksilver

Red Heat

Lt. Stobbs in Red Heat

Predators

Noland in Predators

Searching for Bobby Fischer

Vinnie in Searching for Bobby Fischer

Decoration Day

Michael Waring, DOD Man in Decoration Day

Khumba

Seko (voice) in Khumba

For Us, the Living: The Story of Medgar Evers

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

Michael Jordan to the Max

Narrator (voice) in Michael Jordan to the Max

Class Action

Nick Holbrook in Class Action

Where'd You Go, Bernadette

Paul Jellinek in Where'd You Go, Bernadette

Running with the Devil

The Man in Running with the Devil

The Enduring Significance of 'Boyz n the Hood'

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

The School for Good and Evil

School Master in The School for Good and Evil

John Wick: Chapter 4

Bowery King in John Wick: Chapter 4

The Making of 'Event Horizon'

Self in The Making of 'Event Horizon'

Our Lady of 121st Street

Rooftop in Our Lady of 121st Street

Sean Connery: In His Own Words

Self in Sean Connery: In His Own Words

Transformers One

Alpha Trion (voice) in Transformers One

21

Cole Williams in 21

Band of the Hand

Cream in Band of the Hand

Cherry 2000

Glu Glu Lawyer in Cherry 2000

Man of Steel

Perry White in Man of Steel

Rudderless

Del in Rudderless

Ride Along

Omar in Ride Along

Friendly Fire: Making of an Urban Legend

Self in Friendly Fire: Making of an Urban Legend

black-ish: A Celebration – An ABC News Special

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

Is That Black Enough for You?!?

Self in Is That Black Enough for You?!?

Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse

Self in Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse

MTV Reloaded

Morpheus (archive footage) in MTV Reloaded

Bonnie

Self in Bonnie

Rumble Fish

Midget in Rumble Fish

Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer

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

Higher Learning

Professor Maurice Phipps in Higher Learning

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Perry White in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

A Man's Story

Self in A Man's Story

TMNT

Narrator (voice) in TMNT

A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors

Max in A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors

I Take These Men

Hank Johnson in I Take These Men

Death to 2021

Narrator (voice) in Death to 2021

Mission: Impossible III

Theodore Brassel in Mission: Impossible III

Gardens of Stone

Sgt. Flanagan in Gardens of Stone

Death to 2020

Narrator (voice) in Death to 2020

Ant-Man and the Wasp

Dr. Bill Foster in Ant-Man and the Wasp

The Cotton Club

Bumpy Rhodes in The Cotton Club

Death Wish II

Cutter in Death Wish II

The Color Purple

Swain in The Color Purple

Welcome to Hollywood

Laurence Fishburne in Welcome to Hollywood

Fast Break

Street Kid in Fast Break

Willie and Phil

High School Student in Willie and Phil

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

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

Clint Eastwood: A Cinematic Legacy

Self in Clint Eastwood: A Cinematic Legacy

And the Oscar Goes to...

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

Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy

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

TV Shows