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Laurence Fishburne

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 ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 21 wins & 42 nominations. See more awards »

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 2016 Passengers (filming)
Colonel Alexander
 2015 Standoff (completed)
 2014 Rudderless
 2014 The Signal
 2014 Ride Along
 2013 Khumba
Seko (voice)
 2013/I The Colony
 2010 Predators
 2009 Black Water Transit
 2009 Armored
 2008 Days of Wrath
Mr. Stafford
 2008 21
Cole Williams
 2007 TMNT
Narrator (voice)
 2006 Bobby
 2003 Biker Boyz
 2001 Osmosis Jones
Thrax (voice)
 1996 Fled
 1995 Othello
 1995 Bad Company
Nelson Crowe
 1992 Deep Cover
Russell Stevens Jr. / John Hull (as Larry Fishburne)
 1991 Boyz n the Hood
Furious Styles (as Larry Fishburne)
 1991 Class Action
Nick Holbrook (as Larry Fishburne)
 1990 Cadence
Stokes (as Larry Fishburne)
 1990 King of New York
Jimmy Jump (as Larry Fishburne)
 1988 Red Heat
Lt. Stobbs (as Larry Fishburne)
 1988 School Daze
 1987 Cherry 2000
Glu Glu Lawyer (as Larry Fishburne)
 1987 Gardens of Stone
Sgt. Flanagan (as Larry Fishburne)
 1987 A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors
Max (as Larry Fishburne)
 1986 Band of the Hand
Cream (as Larry Fishburne)
 1986 Quicksilver
Voodoo (as Larry Fishburne)
 1985 The Color Purple
Swain (as Larry Fishburne)
 1984 The Cotton Club
Bumpy Rhodes (as Larry Fishburne)
 1983 Rumble Fish
Midget (as Larry Fishburne)
 1982 Death Wish II
Cutter (as Laurence Fishburne III)
 1980 Willie & Phil
Wilson (as Lawrence Fishburne III)
 1979 Apocalypse Now
Tyrone 'Clean' Miller (as Larry Fishburne)
 1979 Fast Break
Street Kid (as Laurence Fishburne III)
 1975 Cornbread, Earl and Me
Wilford Robinson (as Laurence Fishburne III)
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"Riff Raff," original comedy; written and directed by Laurence Fishburne, fight direction by Rick Sordelet; with Heavy D (as Heavy D.) (portraying Tony); Laurence Fishburne (portraying Mike "20/20" Leon); and Titus Welliver (portraying Billy "Torch" Murphy); produced Off-Broadway by the Circle Repertory Company at the Circle in... See more »

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7 Interviews | 12 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 4 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Larry Fishbourne | Larry Fishburme | Laurence Fishburne III | Lawrence Fishburne III | Larry Fishburne | Lawrence Fishburne


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[on why he didn't read the complete play of "Othello" before acting in the film version in which more than half of the dialogue was cut:] "Why should I read all those words that I'm not going to get to say?" See more »


Appeared with Martin Sheen in Apocalypse Now (1979), Cadence (1990), and Bobby (2006). He also worked with Charlie Sheen in Cadence (1990) and Emilio Estevez in Bobby (2006). See more »


Deep authoritative voice in many of his roles, most often delivering psychological Shakespearian speech See more »


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