Black History Month: Best African-American Film Debuts

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  • Will Smith
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  • Whitney Houston
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  • Prince
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  • Lupita Nyong'o
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  • Queen Latifah
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  • Tyler Perry
  • Diana Ross
  • Tupac Shakur
  • Anthony Mackie

Jennifer Hudson in Dreamgirls

Talk about beginner's luck. After losing American Idol to Fantasia Barrino, Hudson consoled herself with nothing less than an Oscar for this star-making performance. Upstaging Beyoncé and Eddie Murphy is no easy task, but Jennifer managed to find a way.

(Photo: Courtesy Paramount Pictures)

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