Laurence Fishburne

Laurence Fishburne

His role as Mr. Clean in 'Apocalypse Now' (1979)
An excellent, underused actor who finally started getting good roles in the early 1990s, Fishburne caught the acting bug at age 10, and made his film debut in Cornbread, Earl and Me (1975). Four years later he appeared as "Clean," one of the PT-boat crew members accompanying Martin Sheen on his odyssey in Francis Coppola's epic Vietnam saga Apocalypse Now (1979), an experience that Fishburne says had a profound effect on him. He also worked in Coppola's Rumble Fish (1983) and The Cotton Club (1984), Steven Spielberg's The Color Purple (1985), and Spike Lee's School Daze (1986), among others, but started making an impact on audiences as a vice lord in King of New York (1990), Gene Hackman's legal assistant in Class Action (1991), and especially, as Furious Styles, the father (and soul) of John Singleton's Boyz N the Hood (1991). Fishburne finally achieved leading-man status as an undercover narcotics agent in Deep Cover (1992), and received a Tony Award that same year for his Broadway debut in August Wilson's acclaimed play, "Two Trains Running." In 1993 Fishburne doffed the name "Larry" in favor of Laurence, and scored an Oscar-nominated knockout as selfish soul singer Ike Turner in What's Love Got to Do With It then turned in a typically strong supporting performance in Searching for Bobby Fischer That same year he won an Emmy for an episode of the short-lived TV series "Tribeca." Since then, he has appeared in Bad Company, Higher Learning and Just Cause (all 1995). Fishburne is also known to many kids as Cowboy Curtis from the TV series "Pee-wee's Playhouse."Source: imdb.com
Mine were informal mentors. They were all in my working life.More Laurence Fishburne quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I certainly believe that being in contact with ones spirit and nurturing ones spirit is as important as nurturing ones body and mind. We are three dimensional beings: body, mind, spirit.More Laurence Fishburne quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I think of myself as being a relatively intelligent man who is open to a lot of different things and I think that questioning our purpose in life and the meaning of existence is something that we all go through at some point.More Laurence Fishburne quotes [09/02/2011 02:09:51]
Special effects are characters. Special effects are essential elements. Just because you can't see them doesn't mean they aren't there.More Laurence Fishburne quotes [09/02/2011 02:09:18]
I think everyone is very surprised at how 'Matrix' has become the pop culture phenomenon that it is.More Laurence Fishburne quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

Quotes of the month

Anatoly Yurkin Contrary to optimists who believe that all digital technologies will be in demand by capital, pessimists are sure: it will cost only blockchain, Big Data, virtual reality and artificial intelligence. [09/07/2018 12:09:42] More


Eugeny Antonuk Emptiness is there, where for lack of the best ..., when they keep silent. Fullness is where nothing is hushed up, offering knowledge through comparison and doubt. [09/07/2018 07:09:45] More


Konstantin Rokossovsky After talking on "HF" with Zhukov, I had to tell him that if he does not change the tone, then I will stop talking with him. The rudeness tolerated by him on that day went beyond borders. [09/12/2018 09:09:36] More


Dylan Moran Money can't buy you love, but it can get you some really good chocolate ginger biscuits. [09/07/2018 02:09:19] More


Eugeny Antonuk Most of all, you are full of the desire to criticize those who forced you to erase your own stupidity. [08/31/2018 05:08:41] More