Top 25 Greatest Black Actors

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  • 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
  • Danny Glover
  • James Earl Jones
  • Don Cheadle
  • Jeffrey Wright
  • Will Smith
  • Eddie Murphy
  • Idris Elba
  • Wood Harris
  • Tupac Shakur
  • Larenz Tate
  • Anthony Mackie

Giancarlo Esposito

Giancarlo Esposito made a name for himself in the Spike Lee movies School Daze, Do the Right Thing and Mo Better Blues. Like many actors, Esposito got to play his most developed character, Gus, on TV show Breaking Bad.   (Photo: Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)