Michael B. Jordan

Michael Bakari Jordan (/bɑːˈkɑːriː/; born February 9, 1987) is an American actor and producer. He is known for his film roles as shooting victim Oscar Grant in the drama Fruitvale Station (2013), boxer Donnie Creed in Creed (2015), and Erik Killmonger in Black Panther (2018), all three of which were directed by Ryan Coogler. Jordan reprised the role of Creed in Creed II (2018), and is set to star, and make his directorial debut, in Creed III (2022). Jordan's initially broke out in television roles; including Wallace in first season of the HBO crime drama series The Wire (2002); Reggie Montgomery on the ABC soap opera All My Children (2003-2006) and Vince Howard in the NBC sports drama series Friday Night Lights (2009–2011). His other film performances include Red Tails (2012), Chronicle (2012), That Awkward Moment (2014), Fantastic Four (2015) and Just Mercy (2019), where he portrayed Bryan Stevenson. In 2020, Jordan was named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time magazine, as well as People's Sexiest Man Alive. In the same year, The New York Times ranked him #15 on its list of the 25 Greatest Actors of the 21st Century. ​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Chronicle (2012)

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Three high school students make an incredible discovery, leading to their developing uncanny powers beyond their understanding. As they learn to control their abilities and use them to their advantage, their lives start to spin out of control, and their darker ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Josh Trank
CAST:  Dane DeHaan  •  Alex Russell  •  Michael Kelly  •  Michael B. Jordan

Three high school students make an incredible discovery, leading to their developing uncanny powers beyond their understanding. As they learn to control their abilities and use them to their advantage, their lives start to spin out of control, and their darker ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Josh Trank
CAST:  Dane DeHaan  •  Alex Russell  •  Michael Kelly  •  Michael B. Jordan

Hardball (2001)

An aimless young man who is scalping tickets, gambling and drinking, agrees to coach a Little League team from the Cabrini Green housing project in Chicago as a condition of getting a loan from a friend.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian Robbins
CAST:  Keanu Reeves  •  Diane Lane  •  Michael B. Jordan  •  D.B. Sweeney

An aimless young man who is scalping tickets, gambling and drinking, agrees to coach a Little League team from the Cabrini Green housing project in Chicago as a condition of getting a loan from a friend.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian Robbins
CAST:  Keanu Reeves  •  Diane Lane  •  Michael B. Jordan  •  D.B. Sweeney

Black and White (1999)

Rich Bower is an up-and-coming star in the hip-hop world. Everyone wants to be around him, including Raven and her fellow upper-class white high school friends. The growing appeal of black culture among white teens fascinates documentary filmmaker Sam Donager, who ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Toback
CAST:  Robert Downey Jr.  •  Scott Caan  •  Stacy Edwards  •  Allan Houston

Rich Bower is an up-and-coming star in the hip-hop world. Everyone wants to be around him, including Raven and her fellow upper-class white high school friends. The growing appeal of black culture among white teens fascinates documentary filmmaker Sam Donager, who ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Toback
CAST:  Robert Downey Jr.  •  Scott Caan  •  Stacy Edwards  •  Allan Houston

Red Tails (2012)

The story of the Tuskegee Airmen, the first African-American pilots to fly in a combat squadron during World War II.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anthony Hemingway
CAST:  Bryan Cranston  •  David Oyelowo  •  Cuba Gooding Jr.  •  Daniela Ruah

The story of the Tuskegee Airmen, the first African-American pilots to fly in a combat squadron during World War II.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anthony Hemingway
CAST:  Bryan Cranston  •  David Oyelowo  •  Cuba Gooding Jr.  •  Daniela Ruah

That Awkward Moment (2014)

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Best pals Jason and Daniel indulge in casual flings and revel in their carefree, unattached lives. After learning that the marriage of their friend Mikey is over, they gladly welcome him back into their circle. The three young men make a pact to have fun and avoid ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom Gormican
CAST:  Zac Efron  •  Miles Teller  •  Michael B. Jordan  •  Imogen Poots

Best pals Jason and Daniel indulge in casual flings and revel in their carefree, unattached lives. After learning that the marriage of their friend Mikey is over, they gladly welcome him back into their circle. The three young men make a pact to have fun and avoid ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom Gormican
CAST:  Zac Efron  •  Miles Teller  •  Michael B. Jordan  •  Imogen Poots

Fruitvale Station (2013)

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Oakland, California. Young Afro-American Oscar Grant crosses paths with family members, friends, enemies and strangers before facing his fate on the platform at Fruitvale Station, in the early morning hours of New Year's Day 2009.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ryan Coogler
CAST:  Michael B. Jordan  •  Octavia Spencer  •  Melonie Diaz  •  Ahna O'Reilly

Oakland, California. Young Afro-American Oscar Grant crosses paths with family members, friends, enemies and strangers before facing his fate on the platform at Fruitvale Station, in the early morning hours of New Year's Day 2009.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ryan Coogler
CAST:  Michael B. Jordan  •  Octavia Spencer  •  Melonie Diaz  •  Ahna O'Reilly

Hotel Noir (2012)

Los Angeles, 1958: a detective holes up in a downtown hotel awaiting killers to come get him. During the course of one night he will meet various occupants of the hotel and the truth of how he came to be in his present situation will be revealed.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sebastián Gutiérrez
CAST:  Carla Gugino  •  Danny DeVito  •  Malin Åkerman  •  Rufus Sewell

Los Angeles, 1958: a detective holes up in a downtown hotel awaiting killers to come get him. During the course of one night he will meet various occupants of the hotel and the truth of how he came to be in his present situation will be revealed.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sebastián Gutiérrez
CAST:  Carla Gugino  •  Danny DeVito  •  Malin Åkerman  •  Rufus Sewell

Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox (2013)

The Flash finds himself in a war-torn alternate timeline and teams up with alternate versions of his fellow heroes to restore the timeline.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jay Oliva
CAST:  Kevin Conroy  •  Vanessa Marshall  •  Ron Perlman  •  Dana Delany

The Flash finds himself in a war-torn alternate timeline and teams up with alternate versions of his fellow heroes to restore the timeline.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jay Oliva
CAST:  Kevin Conroy  •  Vanessa Marshall  •  Ron Perlman  •  Dana Delany

Wrong Answer

A math teacher in Atlanta is scandalized when he looks to get funding for his school by altering his students' test scores.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ryan Coogler
CAST:  Michael B. Jordan

A math teacher in Atlanta is scandalized when he looks to get funding for his school by altering his students' test scores.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ryan Coogler
CAST:  Michael B. Jordan

Making a Scene (2013)

For this year's Movies Issue, The New York Times Magazine commissioned lines from an eclectic and talented group of screenwriters — writers responsible for some of the best scripts of 2013. We asked them each to write a single line for us — not a scene, a script or ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Janusz Kamiński
CAST:  Oscar Isaac  •  Oprah Winfrey  •  Bradley Cooper  •  Robert Redford

For this year's Movies Issue, The New York Times Magazine commissioned lines from an eclectic and talented group of screenwriters — writers responsible for some of the best scripts of 2013. We asked them each to write a single line for us — not a scene, a script or ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Janusz Kamiński
CAST:  Oscar Isaac  •  Oprah Winfrey  •  Bradley Cooper  •  Robert Redford

Tom Clancy's Without Remorse (2021)

An elite Navy SEAL uncovers an international conspiracy while seeking justice for the murder of his pregnant wife.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stefano Sollima
CAST:  Michael B. Jordan  •  Jamie Bell  •  Jodie Turner-Smith  •  Luke Mitchell

An elite Navy SEAL uncovers an international conspiracy while seeking justice for the murder of his pregnant wife.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stefano Sollima
CAST:  Michael B. Jordan  •  Jamie Bell  •  Jodie Turner-Smith  •  Luke Mitchell

Pastor Brown (2009)

When her father unexpectedly falls terminally ill, exotic dancer Jessica "Jesse" Brown returns home for the first time in more than a decade. Her father's dying wish - that she take over as head of Mount Olive Baptist Church - turns her life and her family's life ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rockmond Dunbar
CAST:  Salli Richardson-Whitfield  •  Nicole Ari Parker  •  Keith David  •  Michael B. Jordan

When her father unexpectedly falls terminally ill, exotic dancer Jessica "Jesse" Brown returns home for the first time in more than a decade. Her father's dying wish - that she take over as head of Mount Olive Baptist Church - turns her life and her family's life ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rockmond Dunbar
CAST:  Salli Richardson-Whitfield  •  Nicole Ari Parker  •  Keith David  •  Michael B. Jordan

Blackout (2007)

BLACKOUT takes you inside the personal journey of what went down and what it was really like in Brooklyn, NY on August 14. It examines the nature of man to take advantage of his own fellow man outside of normal conditions, in times of weakness and vulnerability  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jerry LaMothe
CAST:  Jeffrey Wright  •  Zoe Saldana  •  Mario Van Peebles  •  Michael B. Jordan

BLACKOUT takes you inside the personal journey of what went down and what it was really like in Brooklyn, NY on August 14. It examines the nature of man to take advantage of his own fellow man outside of normal conditions, in times of weakness and vulnerability  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jerry LaMothe
CAST:  Jeffrey Wright  •  Zoe Saldana  •  Mario Van Peebles  •  Michael B. Jordan

Fahrenheit 451 (2018)

In an oppressive future, a 'fireman' whose duty is to destroy all books begins to question his task.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ramin Bahrani
CAST:  Michael B. Jordan  •  Michael Shannon  •  Sofia Boutella  •  Khandi Alexander

In an oppressive future, a 'fireman' whose duty is to destroy all books begins to question his task.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ramin Bahrani
CAST:  Michael B. Jordan  •  Michael Shannon  •  Sofia Boutella  •  Khandi Alexander

Black Panther (2018)

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King T'Challa returns home to the reclusive, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to serve as his country's new leader. However, T'Challa soon finds that he is challenged for the throne by factions within his own country as well as without. Using ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ryan Coogler
CAST:  Chadwick Boseman  •  Michael B. Jordan  •  Andy Serkis  •  Lupita Nyong'o

King T'Challa returns home to the reclusive, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to serve as his country's new leader. However, T'Challa soon finds that he is challenged for the throne by factions within his own country as well as without. Using ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ryan Coogler
CAST:  Chadwick Boseman  •  Michael B. Jordan  •  Andy Serkis  •  Lupita Nyong'o

Creed (2015)

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The former World Heavyweight Champion Rocky Balboa serves as a trainer and mentor to Adonis Johnson, the son of his late friend and former rival Apollo Creed.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ryan Coogler
CAST:  Michael B. Jordan  •  Sylvester Stallone  •  Graham McTavish  •  Tessa Thompson

The former World Heavyweight Champion Rocky Balboa serves as a trainer and mentor to Adonis Johnson, the son of his late friend and former rival Apollo Creed.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ryan Coogler
CAST:  Michael B. Jordan  •  Sylvester Stallone  •  Graham McTavish  •  Tessa Thompson

From Rocky to Creed: The Legacy Continues (2015)

In this one-hour documentary event narrated by Michael B Jordan, Sylvester Stallone, the filmmakers and past cast members share Rockys Cinderella story from the Oscar®-winning first film to the critically and commercially successful sixth film, Rocky Balboa. Then, ...  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Michael B. Jordan  •  Ryan Coogler  •  Sylvester Stallone  •  Mr. T

In this one-hour documentary event narrated by Michael B Jordan, Sylvester Stallone, the filmmakers and past cast members share Rockys Cinderella story from the Oscar®-winning first film to the critically and commercially successful sixth film, Rocky Balboa. Then, ...  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Michael B. Jordan  •  Ryan Coogler  •  Sylvester Stallone  •  Mr. T

Trojan War (2015)

When Pete Carroll took over the football program at USC after the 2000 season, the once-great Trojans were under siege. But thanks to his football knowledge, upbeat personality and recruiting skills, Southern Cal was soon back atop the college football world as ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Aaron Rahsaan Thomas
CAST:  Pete Carroll  •  Snoop Dogg  •  Matt Leinart  •  Michael B. Jordan

When Pete Carroll took over the football program at USC after the 2000 season, the once-great Trojans were under siege. But thanks to his football knowledge, upbeat personality and recruiting skills, Southern Cal was soon back atop the college football world as ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Aaron Rahsaan Thomas
CAST:  Pete Carroll  •  Snoop Dogg  •  Matt Leinart  •  Michael B. Jordan

County (2012)

The lives of a group of young doctors, nurses, and administrators working at an underfunded Los Angeles county hospital.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeffrey Reiner
CAST:  Agam Darshi  •  Tonye Patano  •  Michael B. Jordan

The lives of a group of young doctors, nurses, and administrators working at an underfunded Los Angeles county hospital.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeffrey Reiner
CAST:  Agam Darshi  •  Tonye Patano  •  Michael B. Jordan

Unbanned: The Legend of AJ1 (2018)

Unbanned explores the dynamic life of AJ1 from its unlikely origins to its role in disrupting NBA rules, birthing sneaker culture, and influencing a social and cultural revolution. This is the story of a shoe that changed the world.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dexton Deboree
CAST:  Michael B. Jordan  •  Carmelo Anthony  •  Spike Lee  •  Jason Sudeikis

Unbanned explores the dynamic life of AJ1 from its unlikely origins to its role in disrupting NBA rules, birthing sneaker culture, and influencing a social and cultural revolution. This is the story of a shoe that changed the world.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dexton Deboree
CAST:  Michael B. Jordan  •  Carmelo Anthony  •  Spike Lee  •  Jason Sudeikis
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