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Laurence Fishburne

Was cast in  Apocalypse Now when he was 14 by telling director Francis Ford Coppola he was 18. Turned down the role of Ike Turner in What's Love Got to Do with It five times.  When he heard Angela Bassett would be playing Tina, he reconsidered. First African-American to play Shakespeare's Othello on film, in the 1995 movie. Wrote his 2000 directorial debut film Once in the Life, which he based on his play, Riff Raff . In 2008, began a two-and-a-half season stint as criminal pathologist Dr.… Show more

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