Top 25 Greatest Black Actors

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  • 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
  • Danny Glover

Jeffrey Wright

Jeffrey Wright is what you call an actor's actor. He has shown the ability to play characters from all sorts of racial and social backgrounds as well as sexual orientations, bringing life to each character, including the painter Basquiat and the Dominican drug dealer Peoples in Shaft.   (Photo: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)