Great African-American Biopics

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  • Ray Charles, Jamie Foxx
  • Angela Bassett, Laurence Fishburne
  • Will Smith, Muhammad Ali
  • Rob Brown
  • Denzel Washington, Derek Luke
  • Angela Bassett, Mary J. Blige
  • Beyonce
  • Notorious B.I.G.
  • Malcolm X, Denzel Washington
  • Will Smith, Jaden Smith

Ali

Will Smith got into the best shape of his life to play the champion, Muhammad Ali in the biopic Ali. Besides studying tons of Ali's film, Will took on the role and played the champ to a T which included him getting his ears pinned back during filming to look more like the man himself. 

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