Top 25 Greatest Black Actors

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  • 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
  • Denzel Washington
  • Morgan Freeman
  • Laurence Fishburne
  • Sidney Poitier
  • Paul Robeson
  • Ossie Davis
  • Jamie Foxx
  • Samuel L. Jackson

Don Cheadle

Actor Don Cheadle has had several memorable roles in movies such as Hotel Rwanda, Boogie Nights, Talk to Me, Crash and Traffic. Still it was his breakout role in Devil in a Blue Dress that still resounds today.  (Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images for NAACP Image Awards)