Your TOP 3 african american actor OT?

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#1 Posted by carljohnsonCJ (540 posts) -

1.Tyrese Gibson

2. Ice Cube

3. Cedric the entertainer.

Well?

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#2 Posted by DEVILinIRON (4976 posts) -

Denzel Washington

Angela Bassett

Forest Whitaker

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#3 Edited by uninspiredcup (34917 posts) -

My favourite is Denzel Washington, even when he's in schlock' like The EqualiZer he just makes it classy. He's much better at the "Death Wish" thing than Neeson-San or Keanu Reeves. I hope they keep making this crap. 3-4-5, Equalizer: The Last Knight etc...

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Other two, Carl Weathers (basically Apollo). He's not the best actor but he's great in that role, as well as Predator.

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And then I guess Morgan God Freeman. Although he's in a lot of shit now and slowly turning into a black Bruce Willis. Dude should just retire and present tv-shows until he's dead.

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#4 Posted by DaVillain- (37989 posts) -

In this very order:

  1. Idris Elba-He's been in alot of good quality movies over the past years and hope he stays away from Tyler Perry films, he's just too good for Perry.
  2. Morgan Freeman-Come on, it's Morgan for Christ sakes.
  3. Will Smith-He still got his A game and looking forward to his latest film this October. (Still watch Fresh Prince of Bel-air)
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#5 Posted by warmblur (2979 posts) -
  • Samuel L Jackson
  • Denzel Washington
  • Laurence Fishburne
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#6 Edited by Ezekiel43 (1784 posts) -

@davillain- said:

In this very order:

  1. Idris Elba-He's been in alot of good quality movies over the past years and hope he stays away from Tyler Perry films, he's just too good for Perry.

I came in here just to see if someone would mention Englishman Idris Elba. Too funny.

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#7 Posted by HEATHEN75 (809 posts) -

James Earl Jones

Denzel Washington

Sam Jackson

Have to give Terry Crews a nod. He doesn't make my top 3 because his acting chops are nowhere near these guys but I can't think of a single role of his I didn't love.

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#8 Posted by Heirren (2322 posts) -

Denzel Washington is one of my favorite actors, period.

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Out of Time and Flight are two of my favorite performances by him.

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Lawrence Fishburne is an under appreciated actor imo

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#9 Posted by DEVILinIRON (4976 posts) -

Damn, I knew I was forgetting someone. Laurence Fishburne.

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#10 Posted by DaVillain- (37989 posts) -

@heathen75 said:

James Earl Jones

Denzel Washington

Sam Jackson

Have to give Terry Crews a nod. He doesn't make my top 3 because his acting chops are nowhere near these guys but I can't think of a single role of his I didn't love.

Only movie I can think of was White Chicks and Terry Crews in it carried the film which was the only time he was good in that movie. I also like Crews in Everybody Hates Chris.

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I came in here just to see if someone would mention Englishman Idris Elba. Too funny.

I'm more surprise I'm the only one who even mention his name and he's been getting more popular roles.

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#11 Posted by Horgen (121112 posts) -

@warmblur said:
  • Samuel L Jackson
  • Denzel Washington
  • Laurence Fishburne

Motha... (Wait I can't finish that) this.

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#12 Posted by Heirren (2322 posts) -

@davillain-:

Hes not American.

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#13 Posted by uninspiredcup (34917 posts) -

@ezekiel43 said:
@davillain- said:

In this very order:

  1. Idris Elba-He's been in alot of good quality movies over the past years and hope he stays away from Tyler Perry films, he's just too good for Perry.

I came in here just to see if someone would mention Englishman Idris Elba. Too funny.

Ha.

In general I hate when British people are forced to do American accents when the plot doesn't really require it.

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#14 Posted by HEATHEN75 (809 posts) -

@davillain-: Don't forget Damon in Friday After Next and his best role, President Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camacho in Idiocracy. If you haven't seen it, you are missing out.

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#15 Edited by DaVillain- (37989 posts) -

@heirren said:

@davillain-:

Hes not American.

I know....but he's the only Black actor I personally like the most :)

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#16 Posted by Heirren (2322 posts) -

@davillain-:

Hes alright. Pretty good. In that case, Djimon Hounsou.

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#17 Edited by uninspiredcup (34917 posts) -

@heathen75 said:

James Earl Jones

Denzel Washington

Sam Jackson

Have to give Terry Crews a nod. He doesn't make my top 3 because his acting chops are nowhere near these guys but I can't think of a single role of his I didn't love.

He's great, it's a shame he's mostly relegated to very side roles or b-movies.

Really good in Conan spouting his communism filth.

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#18 Posted by SOedipus (11575 posts) -

1. Denzel Washington

2. Morgan Freeman

3. Samuel L. Jackson

Also really like Sidney Poitier

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#19 Posted by mrbojangles25 (44352 posts) -

Forest Whitaker

Mahershala Ali

Morgan Freeman

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#20 Posted by SaltSlasher (1303 posts) -

Current/All-Time:

1 - Samuel L. Jackson (body of work speaks for itself)

2 - Terry Crews (go watch his GQ video and tell me he shouldn't be #2)

3 - Djimon Hounsou (prior to today, I wouldn't have added, but needed someone current who I liked long ago as well )

Bonus:

Childhood Top: Wesley Snipes, Ice, Carl Weathers, Eddie Murphy and Chris Rock etc.

Newer favorites: Thandie Newton, Angela Bassett and Michael B. Jordan

Non-Actor Actor: Kareem, Shaq and Michael Jackson

Voices: James Earl Jones, Cree Summers and Aisha Tyler

TV: Whoopi, Donald Glover and Dave Chappelle

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#21 Edited by LJS9502_basic (167109 posts) -

Denzel Washington

Idris Elba

Morgan Freeman

No particular order.......

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#22 Posted by HEATHEN75 (809 posts) -

@uninspiredcup: He has been very active in theater up to 2016. Seems to do a lot of voice work still too. Probably at that age where the travel and living on location just isn't that appealing anymore. I'm sure he still gets plenty of roles offered.

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#23 Posted by shellcase86 (4521 posts) -

Top that I'm a fan of;

1. Denzel Wshington

2. Laurence Fishborn

3. Viola Davis

4. Terrence Howard

5. Charles Dutton

6. Wesley Snipes

7. Halle Berry

8. Samuel Jackson

9. Michael Ealy

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#24 Posted by SolidSnake35 (58923 posts) -

Denzel Washington.

He's not my favourite actor of all time, though. No. My favourite actor of all time is Mr Sidney Poitier.

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#25 Posted by Jag85 (13627 posts) -

Morgan Freeman

Will Smith

Jamie Foxx

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#26 Posted by npiet1 (2515 posts) -

Samuel L Jackson
Terry Crews
Ice-Cube
Michael Jai White

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#27 Posted by Storm_Angelfish (12 posts) -
  1. Samuel L Jackson
  2. Morgan Freeman
  3. Will Smith
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#28 Posted by shellcase86 (4521 posts) -

@npiet1 said:

Samuel L Jackson

Terry Crews

Ice-Cube

Michael Jai White

Michael Jai White doesn't get the respect he deserves. He has pretty good range.