Top 25 Greatest Black Actors

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  • 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
  • Denzel Washington
  • Morgan Freeman
  • Laurence Fishburne
  • Sidney Poitier

Jamie Foxx

Jamie Foxx started off on the sketch comedy show In Living Color and has shown his ability to play both comedic and serious parts in movies. Foxx won an Oscar for his portrayal of Ray Charles in Ray and starred in the Oscar-winning Django Unchained. (Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty Images)