TOP 25 BEST BLACK MALE FILM ACTORS

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Will Smith
Willard Carroll "Will" Smith, Jr. (born September 25, 1968) is an American actor, comedian, producer, rapper, and songwriter. He has enjoyed success in television, film, and music. In April 2007, Newsweek called him "the most powerful actor in Hollywood". Smith has been nominated for five Golden Globe Awards, two Academy Awards, and has won four Grammy Awards...
“ Will Smith is an absolutely brilliant actor and his films Enemy of The State, Bad Boys, Bad Boys 2, Men in Black, Men in Black 2, Six Degrees of Seperation, Independence Day etc are all brilliant films. Will Smith is a very talented man, who is funny entertaining to watch, cool and he definitely is a brilliant actor. ” - nims-1975
 
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Eddie Murphy
Edward Regan Murphy was born April 3, 1961 in Brooklyn, New York, to Lillian, a telephone operator, and Charles Edward Murphy, a transit police officer who was also an amateur comedian and actor. After his father died, his mother married Vernon Lynch, a foreman at a Breyer's Ice Cream plant. His siblings are Charlie Murphy and Vernon Lynch...
“ Eddie Murphy is a brilliant actor and his films Beverly Hills Cop, Beverly Hills Cop 2, Beverly Hills Cop 3, Coming To America, Norbit, Life, Daddy Day Care, The Golden Child, Trading Places, Eddie Murphy 'Delirious', Eddie Murphy 'Raw' etc are all brilliant. Eddie Murphy is a wonderful actor, his films are hilarious and entertaining to watch and he definitely is a brilliant actor. ” - nims-1975
 
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“ Martin Lawrence is a brilliant actor and his films Life, Blue Streak, Bad Boys, Bad Boys 2, A Thin Line Between Love and Hate etc are all brilliant. Martin Lawrence is a wonderful actor, his films are hilarious and entertaining to watch and he definitely is a brilliant actor. ” - nims-1975
 
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Kevin Peter Hall
Actor, Predator 2
This African American actor attended Penn Hills High School in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He started his junior year at 6' 5" and finished it at 6' 9"! He played basketball throughout his high-school years and won a scholarship. He averaged 18 points a game and 10 rebounds! He played basketball during college...
“ 7ft 3in Kevin Peter Hall who played Arnold Schwarzeneggers enemy the Predator in the film of the same name is an absolutely brilliant actor, it's just a shame that he died after he finished appearing in the film Predator 2. ” - nims-1975
 
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Wesley Snipes
Actor, Blade
Wesley Trent Snipes was born in Orlando, Florida, to Maryann (Long), a teacher's assistant, and Wesley Rudolph Snipes, an aircraft engineer. He grew up on the streets of the South Bronx in New York City, where he very early decided that the theater was to be his career. He attended the High School for the Performing Arts (popularized in Fame)...
“ Wesley Snipes is a brilliant actor and his films White Men Can't Jump, Blade, Money Train, U.S Marshals, Unstoppable, 7 Seconds, The Detonator, The Contractor etc are all brilliant films. This actors films are entertaining to watch and he definitely is a brilliant actor. ” - nims-1975
 
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Samuel L. Jackson
Samuel L. Jackson was born in Washington, D.C., to Elizabeth (Montgomery) and Roy Henry Jackson. He was raised by his mother, a factory worker. Jackson was active in the black student movement. In the seventies, he joined the Negro Ensemble Company (together with Morgan Freeman). In the eighties, he became well known after three movies made by Spike Lee - Do the Right Thing...
“ Samuel L. Jackson is a brilliant actor and his films are great. This actor is a very talented actor and his films should not be missed. Samuels films are films that people will love and enjoy to watch and he also is a brilliant actor. ” - nims-1975
 
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Bill Duke
Actor, Predator
Duke Media Entertainment, led by actor, director, producer, writer and humanitarian, Bill Duke, is dedicated to bringing quality Edutainment to audiences around the globe. Formerly Yagya Productions, Duke Media has successfully produced critically acclaimed film and television content for more than 30 years...
“ Bill Duke is an actor who has appeared in lots of films. His acting is brilliant and he is a very talented actor. If you've seen this guy act in films you'll probably notice that he is an awesome actor. His roles in Thrillers, Sci-fi movies etc are absolutely brilliant actor. If you've seen Bill act in the Sci-fi Thriller 'Predator' you'll probably notice that his acting is brilliant. ” - nims-1975
 
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Laurence Fishburne
Actor, The Matrix
One of Hollywood's most talented and versatile performers and the recipient of a truckload of NAACP Image awards, Laurence John Fishburne III was born in Augusta, Georgia on July 30, 1961, to Hattie Bell (Crawford), a teacher, and Laurence John Fishburne, Jr., a juvenile corrections officer. His mother transplanted her family to Brooklyn after his parents divorced...
“ Laurence Fishburne is a brilliant actor and he has appeared in many films. His acting is brilliant and he too is a very talented actor. If you saw the film 'Boyz n The Hood' you'd probably notice that his role as the strict father Furious Styles was absolutely amazing and his acting was absolutely brilliant. ” - nims-1975
 
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Danny Glover
Actor, producer and humanitarian Danny Glover has been a commanding presence on screen, stage and television for more than 25 years. Glover was born in San Francisco, California, to Carrie (Hunley) and James Glover, postal workers who were also active in civil rights. Glover trained at the Black Actors' Workshop of the American Conservatory Theater...
“ Danny Glover is a brilliant actor and his films are great. If you've seen the films Lethal Weapon, Lethal Weapon 2, Lethal Weapon 3, Lethal Weapon 4, Predator 2, A Rage in Harlem etc you'll probably notice that his acting is brilliant. ” - nims-1975
 
10.
Philip Michael Thomas
Actor, Miami Vice
Philip Michael Thomas - the multi-talented performer best known as Detective Rico Tubbs in the iconic 1980s TV series Miami Vice - made his Broadway debut in 1971 in the Pulitzer Prize-winning play No Place to Be Somebody...and hasn't looked back since. In a remarkable career that spans nearly four decades...
“ Philip Michael Thomas is an excellent actor and even though some people might have just seen him in the U.S cop show Miami Vice he still is a brilliant actor and is one actor who should not be looked down upon. Philip is an excellent actor, he can really well and people should not think that he is a crap actor. ” - nims-1975
 
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Cuba Gooding Jr.
Cuba Gooding Jr. was born on January 2, 1968, in The Bronx, New York. His mother, Shirley (Sullivan), was a backup singer for The Sweethearts. His father, Cuba Gooding, was the lead vocalist for the R&B group The Main Ingredient, which had a hit with the song "Everybody Plays The Fool". His paternal grandfather was from Barbados...
“ Cuba Gooding Jr is a brilliant actor and his films such as Jerry Maguire, Boyz n The Hood, Linewatch etc are all brilliant films. If you've seen the film Boyz n The Hood, you'd probably notice that Cuba's role as Tre Styles is amazing, his acting is great and that Boyz n The Hood is a brilliant with superb acting by Cuba Gooding Jr. ” - nims-1975
 
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Chris Tucker
At one point in time, Chris Tucker was the highest paid actor in Hollywood. Tucker was born in Atlanta, Georgia, to Mary Louise (Bryant) and Norris Tucker, who owned a janitorial service. After graduating from high school, Tucker made a change to move to Hollywood from Georgia to pursue a career in show business...
“ Chris Tucker is a brilliant actor and his films such as The Fifth Element, Rush Hour, Rush Hour 2, Rush Hour 3 etc are all brilliant films. ” - nims-1975
 
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“ Arsenio Hall is a brilliant actor and his acting is great. If you'd seen the film Coming to America you'd probably notice that Arsenio's acting alongside Eddie Murphy is brilliant. ” - nims-1975
 
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Chris Rock
Christopher Julius Rock was born in Andrews, South Carolina and raised in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, New York. He is the son of Rosalie (Tingman), a teacher and social worker for the mentally handicapped, and Julius Rock, a truck driver and newspaper deliveryman, whose own father was a preacher. Rock has been in stand-up comedy for several decades...
“ Chris Rock is a brilliant actor and his films are great. This classic black film actor is hilarious, entertaining to watch and cool. ” - nims-1975
 
15.
Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington is an American actor and filmmaker. He has received three Golden Globe awards, a Tony Award, and two Academy Awards: Best Supporting Actor for the historical war drama film Glory (1989) and Best Actor for his role as a corrupt cop in the crime thriller Training Day (2001). Washington has received much critical acclaim for his film work since the 1990s...
“ Denzel Washington is a brilliant actor and his films are great. Mo Better Blues, The Pelican Brief, Philadelphia, Crimson Tide, Cry Freedom, Training Day etc are all brilliant films. Denzel Washington is a brilliant actor and his films are entertaining and enjoyable to watch. ” - nims-1975
 
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Morgan Freeman
With an authoritative voice and calm demeanor, this ever popular American actor has grown into one of the most respected figures in modern US cinema. Morgan was born on June 1, 1937 in Memphis, Tennessee, to Mayme Edna (Revere), a teacher, and Morgan Porterfield Freeman, a barber. The young Freeman...
“ Morgan Freeman is a brilliant actor and his films are brilliant. Unforgiven, Unleashed,Bruce Almighty etc are all brilliant films. Morgan Freeman is a brilliant actor and his films are entertaining and enjoyable to watch. ” - nims-1975
 
17.
Forest Whitaker
Actor, Platoon
Forest Steven Whitaker has packaged a king-size talent into his hulking 6' 2", 220 lb. frame. He won an Academy Award for his performance as Ugandan dictator Idi Amin in the 2006 film The Last King of Scotland, and has also won a Golden Globe and a BAFTA. He is the fourth African-American male to win an Academy Award for Best Actor...
“ Forest Whitaker is a brilliant actor and his films are brilliant. Platoon, Bloodsport, Downtown etc are all brilliant films. Forest Whitaker is a brilliant actor and his films are entertaining and enjoyable to watch. ” - nims-1975
 
18.
Mr. T
Actor, The A-Team
Mr. T was born Laurence Tureaud on 21 May 1952, in the rough south side ghetto of Chicago. He is the second to youngest of twelve children (he has four sisters and seven brothers) and grew up in the housing projects. His father, Nathaniel Tureaud, left when Laurence was 5, and his mother raised the family on $87 a month welfare in a three-room apartment...
“ Mr. T is an excellent actor and his films are brilliant. Mr. T's acting in the Sylvester Stallone film Rocky 3 is absolutely brilliant and his films are entertaining and enjoyable to watch. ” - nims-1975
 
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Tyrese Gibson
Tyrese Darnell Gibson was born December 30, 1978 in Watts, Los Angeles, California, where he was raised. He is an R&B singer, songwriter, actor, author, television producer and model. He is well known for his actor role as Roman Pearce in the The Fast and Furious movie franchise. Other popular movies Tyrese has acted in are Death Race...
“ Tyrese Gibson is an excellent actor and his films are brilliant. Transformers, 2Fast 2Furious, Baby Boy etc are all brilliant films. Tyrese is a very talented actor and his films are entertaining and enjoyable to watch. ” - nims-1975
 
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Jamie Foxx
Jamie Foxx is an American actor, singer, and comedian. He won an Academy Award for Best Actor, BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role, and Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy, for his work in the 2004 biographical film Ray. The same year, he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in the action film Collateral...
“ Jamie Foxx is an excellent actor and his films are great. Any Given Sunday, Collateral etc are all brilliant films. Jamie Foxx is an excellent actor and his films are entertaining and enjoyable to watch. ” - nims-1975
 
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“ Kevin Hart is also an excellent film actor and is acting in the films Ride Along and About Last Night is awesome. ” - nims-1975