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Laurence Fishburne

1961-07-30 Augusta, Georgia, USA

Image of Laurence Fishburne


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).


John Wick: Chapter 4 Bowery King 2023-03-22
All the Old Knives Vick Wallinger 2022-04-08
Is That Black Enough for You?!? Self 2022-10-09
Bonnie Self 2022-08-31
The School for Good and Evil School Master 2022-10-19
black-ish: A Celebration – An ABC News Special Self 2022-04-19
The Ice Road Jim Goldenrod 2021-06-24
Death to 2021 Narrator (voice) 2021-12-27
Under the Stadium Lights Harold Christian 2021-06-04
Clint Eastwood: A Cinematic Legacy Self 2021-09-09
Our Lady of 121st Street Rooftop 2020-05-23
Death to 2020 Narrator (voice) 2020-12-27
Where'd You Go, Bernadette Paul Jellinek 2019-08-16
Imprisoned Daniel Calvin 2019-09-12
John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum Bowery King 2019-05-15
Running with the Devil The Man 2019-08-29
Ant-Man and the Wasp Dr. Bill Foster 2018-07-04
The Mule Special Agent in Charge 2018-12-14
John Wick: Chapter 2 Bowery King 2017-02-08
Last Flag Flying Reverend Richard Mueller 2017-11-03
Passengers Gus Mancuso 2016-12-21
Standoff Sade 2016-01-04
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Perry White 2016-03-23
The Snowy Day Narrator 2016-11-25
August Wilson: The Ground on Which I Stand 2015-02-20
Sean Connery: In His Own Words 2015-08-18
And the Oscar Goes To... Self (archive footage) 2014-02-01
Ride Along Omar 2014-01-07
Rudderless Del 2014-10-17
The Signal Dr. Wallace Damon 2014-03-15
The Colony Briggs 2013-04-12
Man of Steel Perry White 2013-06-12
Khumba Seko (voice) 2013-07-18
Slavery by Another Name Narrator 2012-02-11
The Enduring Significance of Boyz n the Hood 2011-07-19
A Man's Story Self 2011-10-08
Thurgood Thurgood Marshall 2011-02-24
Have a Little Faith Henry Covington 2011-11-27
Contagion Ellis Cheever 2011-09-08
Predators: The Chosen Noland 2010-10-19
Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy Self (archive footage) 2010-05-04
Rappin' With The Rickster 2010-01-01
Predators: Moments of Extraction Noland (Voice) 2010-10-19
Predators Noland 2010-07-03
Armored Baines 2009-12-04
Black Water Transit Jack 2009-05-13
The Black List: Volume Two Himself 2009-02-26
Tortured Archie Green 2008-09-10
21 Cole Williams 2008-03-27
Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer Norrin Radd / Silver Surfer (voice) 2007-06-13
The Death and Life of Bobby Z Tad Gruzsa 2007-07-23
TMNT Narrator (voice) 2007-03-23
King: Man of Peace in a Time of War Himself 2007-01-16
Mission: Impossible III Theodore Brassel 2006-05-03
Five Fingers Ahmat 2006-05-01
Akeelah and the Bee Dr. Larabee 2006-04-28
Bobby Edward Robinson 2006-09-05
The Making of 'Event Horizon' 2006-04-18
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang Bear in Genaros Beer Commercial (voice) (uncredited) 2005-09-05
Assault on Precinct 13 Marion Bishop 2005-01-19
Ashes and Snow Narrator (voice) 2005-03-05
The Matrix Recalibrated Self 2004-04-06
The Matrix Revolutions Revisited Self 2004-12-07
The Matrix Reloaded: Car Chase Himself 2004-12-07
The Matrix Reloaded Revisited Self 2004-12-07
The Matrix Revolutions Morpheus 2003-11-05
Dorothy Dandridge: An American Beauty Himself 2003-06-24
The Matrix Reloaded Morpheus 2003-05-15
The Soul of a Man Self - Narrator 2003-05-16
Behind the Action in 'Biker Boyz' Self 2003-01-30
MTV Reloaded Morpheus (archive footage) 2003-05-13
A History of Sex Himself 2003-01-14
Friendly Fire: Making of an Urban Legend 2003-09-02
The Matrix Reloaded: Pre-Load Self 2003-10-14
Mystic River Sergeant Whitey Powers 2003-01-01
Biker Boyz Smoke 2003-01-31
The Matrix Revisited Self - Morpheus 2001-11-19
Osmosis Jones Thrax (voice) 2001-08-10
Michael Jordan to the max Narrator (voice) 2000-05-05
Once in the Life 20 / 20 Mike 2000-10-27
The Matrix Morpheus 1999-03-30
Making 'The Matrix' Self 1999-09-21
Welcome to Hollywood Laurence Fishburne 1998-10-01
Always Outnumbered Socrates Fortlow 1998-03-21
Hoodlum Bumpy Johnson 1997-08-27
Miss Evers' Boys Caleb Humphries 1997-02-22
Event Horizon Miller 1997-08-15
Fled Piper 1996-07-19
Just Cause Sheriff Tanny Brown 1995-02-17
The Tuskegee Airmen Hannibal Lee 1995-08-25
Othello Othello 1995-12-15
Bad Company Nelson Crowe 1995-01-20
Higher Learning Professor Maurice Phipps 1995-01-11
What's Love Got to Do with It Ike Turner 1993-06-09
Searching for Bobby Fischer Vinnie 1993-08-13
Deep Cover Russell Stevens Jr. / John Hull 1992-04-15
The Massachusetts 54th Colored Infantry 1991-01-01
Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse Self 1991-11-27
Boyz n the Hood Jason 'Furious' Styles 1991-07-12
Class Action Nick Holbrook 1991-03-15
Cadence Roosevelt Stokes 1990-11-16
King of New York Jimmy Jump 1990-07-18
Decoration Day Michael Waring, DOD Man 1990-12-02
Pee-wee's Playhouse Christmas Special Cowboy Curtis 1988-12-21
Red Heat Lt. Stobbs 1988-06-17
School Daze Vaughn 'Dap' Dunlap 1988-02-12
Gardens of Stone Sgt. Flanagan 1987-05-05
A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors Max 1987-02-27
Cherry 2000 Glu Glu Lawyer 1987-11-10
Band of the Hand Cream 1986-04-11
Quicksilver Voodoo 1986-02-14
The Color Purple Swain 1985-12-18
The Cotton Club Bumpy Rhodes 1984-12-14
Rumble Fish Midget 1983-10-20
I Take These Men Hank Johnson 1983-01-05
For Us, the Living: The Story of Medgar Evers Jimbo Collins 1983-03-22
Death Wish II Cutter 1982-02-20
Willie and Phil High School Student 1980-08-15
Fast Break Street Kid 1979-03-02
Apocalypse Now Tyrone 'Clean' Miller 1979-08-15
Cornbread, Earl and Me Wilford Robinson 1975-05-21
If You Give a Dance, You Gotta Pay the Band Fish 1972-12-19
Tau Ceti Foxtrot
Slingshot Captain Franks
The Blacksmith
Crimson Blues Mills