The Cast of Malcolm X: Where Are They Now

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  • Denzel Washington, Malcolm X
  • Angela Bassett, Malcolm X
  • Albert Hall, Malcolm X
  • Al Freeman Jr., Malcolm X
  • Delroy Lindo, Malcolm X
  • Roger Guenveur Smith, Malcolm X
  • Theresa Randle, Malcolm X
  • Lonette McKee, Malcolm X
  • Giancarlo Esposito, Malcolm X
  • Spike Lee, Malcolm X
  • Terence Blanchard, Malcolm X
  • Alex Haley, Malcolm X
  • Ossie Davis, Malcolm X

Malcolm X (1992) 

From Spike Lee's fight to helm the film (over a white director) to the Black celebrity financing of the finished product (over the studio's denial of funds), Malcolm X, starring Denzel Washington, became a cultural touchstone. In 2010, the Library of Congress selected the film to be a part of its National Film Registry.

On the 20th anniversary of this historic work, here's a look at the cast who resurrected Malcolm for a new generation. 

(Photo: Courtesy 40 Acres & A Mule Filmworks)

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