Black History Month: Best African-American Film Debuts

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  • Whitney Houston
  • T.I.
  • Prince
  • Black Hollywood
  • Lupita Nyong'o
  • Ice Cube
  • Queen Latifah
  • Gabourey Sidibe
  • Tyler Perry
  • Diana Ross
  • Tupac Shakur
  • Anthony Mackie
  • Will Smith
  • Oprah Winfrey

Prince in Purple Rain

The eccentric rocker's first cruise on the big screen was in a vehicle custom made to showcase his talents. Though considered an outrageous and experimental film, Purple Rain went on to gross nearly $100 million and proved Prince's global star power.

(Photo: Courtesy Warner Bros Pictures)

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