Laurence John Fishburne III is a renowned stage and film actor, director, producer and playwright of United States of America. He was born on 30th July, 1961 in Georgia, United States. He is known for his roles in movies like “Matrix Trilogy”, “Akeelah and the Bee” and “Hoodlum”.

Early Career

Laurence Fishburne started his career in 1972, appearing in a TV film titled “If You Give a Dance, You Gotta Pay the Band”. Laurence Fishburne appeared in his debut movie titled “Cornbread, Earl and Me”, as a childhood star in 1975. In 1979, he appeared in “Fast Break” and “Apocalypse Now”, followed by another major role in “Willie & Phil”.

In 1982, he appeared in a major role in successful movie titled “Death Wish II”, followed by a minor role in Steven Spielberg directed movie “The Color Purple”, released in 1984. In 1990s, he appeared in “King of New York” in 1990, “Deep Cover” in 1992, “Bad Company” in 1995 and “Hoodlum” in 1997, before appearing in the blockbuster movie “The Matrix”, playing the role of Morpheus, released in 1999. He reprised his role in “The Matrix Reloaded” and “The Matrix Revolutions”, released in 2003 and earned critical acclaim and worldwide fame.

Career Highlights

The Illustrious career of Laurence Fishburne is marked with several great roles, which earned him a number of nominations and awards, which hold testimony to his acting prowess. In 1994, he won Academy Award nomination for best leading role for the movie “What’s Love Got to Do with it”.

In 2000, he won Saturn Award nomination for his performance in “The Matrix”. In addition to that he has won MTV Movie Award, Black Movie Award, Black Reel Award, BET Award and many others.

Top Ten Movies of Laurence Fishburne

  • Death Wish II
  • King of New York
  • Miss Evers’ Boys
  • The Matrix
  • The Matrix Reloaded
  • The Matrix Revolutions
  • John Wick: Chapter 2
  • Ant-man and the Wasp
  • Mission: Impossible 3
  • Predators

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