Top 25 Greatest Black Actors

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  • Denzel Washington
  • Morgan Freeman
  • Laurence Fishburne
  • Sidney Poitier
  • Paul Robeson
  • Ossie Davis
  • Jamie Foxx
  • Samuel L. Jackson
  • Danny Glover
  • James Earl Jones
  • Don Cheadle
  • Jeffrey Wright
  • Will Smith
  • Eddie Murphy
  • Idris Elba
  • Wood Harris
  • Tupac Shakur
  • Larenz Tate
  • Anthony Mackie
  • Forrest Whitaker
  • Billie Dee Williams
  • Giancarlo Esposito
  • Terrence Howard
  • Ving Rhames
  • Omar Epps

Laurence Fishburne

Laurence Fishburne has been acting since a child in movies such as Apacolypse Now and Cornbread, Earl and Me. His most definitive roles came in the Tina Turner biopic What's Love Got to Do With It and the sci-fi Matrix trilogy.  (Photo: Christopher Polk/Getty Images for NAACP Image Awards)