Laurence Fishburne

An American actor of screen and stage, as well as a playwright, director, and producer. He is perhaps best known for his roles as Morpheus in the Matrix science fiction film trilogy and as singer-musician Ike Turner in the Tina Turner biopic What's Love Got to Do With It. He became the first African-American to portray Othello in a motion picture by a major studio when he appeared in Oliver Parker's 1995 film adaption of the Shakespeare play. Fishburne has won a Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play for his performance in Two Trains Running (1992) and an Emmy Award for Drama Series Guest Actor for his performance in TriBeCa (1993). Fishburne’s first marriage was to actress to Hajna O. Moss. They had two children together: a son, Langston and a daughter, Montana. Fishburne is now married to actress Gina Torres. They live in Hollywood with their daughter Delilah.

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Mission: Impossible III (2006)

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Retired from active duty to train new IMF agents, Ethan Hunt is called back into action to confront sadistic arms dealer, Owen Davian. Hunt must try to protect his girlfriend while working with his new team to complete the mission.  (more)

DIRECTION:  J.J. Abrams
CAST:  Tom Cruise  •  Philip Seymour Hoffman  •  Ving Rhames  •  Billy Crudup

Retired from active duty to train new IMF agents, Ethan Hunt is called back into action to confront sadistic arms dealer, Owen Davian. Hunt must try to protect his girlfriend while working with his new team to complete the mission.  (more)

DIRECTION:  J.J. Abrams
CAST:  Tom Cruise  •  Philip Seymour Hoffman  •  Ving Rhames  •  Billy Crudup

The Matrix (1999)

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Set in the 22nd century, The Matrix tells the story of a computer hacker who joins a group of underground insurgents fighting the vast and powerful computers who now rule the earth.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lilly Wachowski  •  Lana Wachowski
CAST:  Keanu Reeves  •  Laurence Fishburne  •  Carrie-Anne Moss  •  Hugo Weaving

Set in the 22nd century, The Matrix tells the story of a computer hacker who joins a group of underground insurgents fighting the vast and powerful computers who now rule the earth.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lilly Wachowski  •  Lana Wachowski
CAST:  Keanu Reeves  •  Laurence Fishburne  •  Carrie-Anne Moss  •  Hugo Weaving

Man of Steel (2013)

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A young boy learns that he has extraordinary powers and is not of this earth. As a young man, he journeys to discover where he came from and what he was sent here to do. But the hero in him must emerge if he is to save the world from annihilation and become the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Zack Snyder
CAST:  Henry Cavill  •  Amy Adams  •  Michael Shannon  •  Diane Lane

A young boy learns that he has extraordinary powers and is not of this earth. As a young man, he journeys to discover where he came from and what he was sent here to do. But the hero in him must emerge if he is to save the world from annihilation and become the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Zack Snyder
CAST:  Henry Cavill  •  Amy Adams  •  Michael Shannon  •  Diane Lane

A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987)

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It's been many years since Freddy Krueger's first victim, Nancy, came face-to-face with Freddy and his sadistic, evil ways. Now, Nancy's all grown up; she's put her frightening nightmares behind her and is helping teens cope with their dreams. Too bad Freddy's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chuck Russell
CAST:  Robert Englund  •  Patricia Arquette  •  Heather Langenkamp  •  John Saxon

It's been many years since Freddy Krueger's first victim, Nancy, came face-to-face with Freddy and his sadistic, evil ways. Now, Nancy's all grown up; she's put her frightening nightmares behind her and is helping teens cope with their dreams. Too bad Freddy's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chuck Russell
CAST:  Robert Englund  •  Patricia Arquette  •  Heather Langenkamp  •  John Saxon

21 (2008)

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Ben Campbell is a young, highly intelligent, student at M.I.T. in Boston who strives to succeed. Wanting a scholarship to transfer to Harvard School of Medicine with the desire to become a doctor, Ben learns that he cannot afford the $300,000 for the four to five ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Luketic
CAST:  Jim Sturgess  •  Kevin Spacey  •  Kate Bosworth  •  Aaron Yoo

Ben Campbell is a young, highly intelligent, student at M.I.T. in Boston who strives to succeed. Wanting a scholarship to transfer to Harvard School of Medicine with the desire to become a doctor, Ben learns that he cannot afford the $300,000 for the four to five ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Luketic
CAST:  Jim Sturgess  •  Kevin Spacey  •  Kate Bosworth  •  Aaron Yoo

The Matrix Reloaded (2003)

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Six months after the events depicted in The Matrix, Neo has proved to be a good omen for the free humans, as more and more humans are being freed from the matrix and brought to Zion, the one and only stronghold of the Resistance. Neo himself has discovered his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lilly Wachowski  •  Lana Wachowski
CAST:  Helmut Bakaitis  •  Steve Bastoni  •  Don Battee  •  Monica Bellucci

Six months after the events depicted in The Matrix, Neo has proved to be a good omen for the free humans, as more and more humans are being freed from the matrix and brought to Zion, the one and only stronghold of the Resistance. Neo himself has discovered his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lilly Wachowski  •  Lana Wachowski
CAST:  Helmut Bakaitis  •  Steve Bastoni  •  Don Battee  •  Monica Bellucci

Searching for Bobby Fischer (1993)

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A prepubescent chess prodigy refuses to harden himself in order to become a champion like the famous but unlikable Bobby Fischer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Zaillian
CAST:  Max Pomeranc  •  Joe Mantegna  •  Joan Allen  •  Ben Kingsley

A prepubescent chess prodigy refuses to harden himself in order to become a champion like the famous but unlikable Bobby Fischer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Zaillian
CAST:  Max Pomeranc  •  Joe Mantegna  •  Joan Allen  •  Ben Kingsley

Akeelah and the Bee (2006)

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Akeelah is a precocious 11-year-old girl from south Los Angeles with a gift for words. Despite her mother's objections, Akeelah enters various spelling contests, for which she is tutored by the forthright Dr. Larabee, her principal Mr. Welch, and the proud ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Doug Atchison
CAST:  Keke Palmer  •  Laurence Fishburne  •  Angela Bassett  •  Curtis Armstrong

Akeelah is a precocious 11-year-old girl from south Los Angeles with a gift for words. Despite her mother's objections, Akeelah enters various spelling contests, for which she is tutored by the forthright Dr. Larabee, her principal Mr. Welch, and the proud ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Doug Atchison
CAST:  Keke Palmer  •  Laurence Fishburne  •  Angela Bassett  •  Curtis Armstrong

Apocalypse Now (1979)

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At the height of the Vietnam war, Captain Benjamin Willard is sent on a dangerous mission that, officially, "does not exist, nor will it ever exist." His goal is to locate - and eliminate - a mysterious Green Beret Colonel named Walter Kurtz, who has been leading ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Francis Ford Coppola
CAST:  Martin Sheen  •  Marlon Brando  •  Robert Duvall  •  Laurence Fishburne

At the height of the Vietnam war, Captain Benjamin Willard is sent on a dangerous mission that, officially, "does not exist, nor will it ever exist." His goal is to locate - and eliminate - a mysterious Green Beret Colonel named Walter Kurtz, who has been leading ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Francis Ford Coppola
CAST:  Martin Sheen  •  Marlon Brando  •  Robert Duvall  •  Laurence Fishburne

Assault on Precinct 13 (2005)

On New Year's Eve, inside a police station that's about to be closed for good, officer Jake Roenick must cobble together a force made up cops and criminals to save themselves from a mob looking to kill mobster Marion Bishop.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean-François Richet
CAST:  Ethan Hawke  •  Laurence Fishburne  •  Gabriel Byrne  •  Maria Bello

On New Year's Eve, inside a police station that's about to be closed for good, officer Jake Roenick must cobble together a force made up cops and criminals to save themselves from a mob looking to kill mobster Marion Bishop.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean-François Richet
CAST:  Ethan Hawke  •  Laurence Fishburne  •  Gabriel Byrne  •  Maria Bello

Band of the Hand (1986)

An Indian Vietnam veteran trains five street punks in the Everglades to fight vice in Miami.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Michael Glaser
CAST:  Laurence Fishburne  •  John Cameron Mitchell  •  Michael Carmine  •  Danny Quinn

An Indian Vietnam veteran trains five street punks in the Everglades to fight vice in Miami.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Michael Glaser
CAST:  Laurence Fishburne  •  John Cameron Mitchell  •  Michael Carmine  •  Danny Quinn

Bobby (2006)

In 1968 the lives of a retired doorman, hotel manager, lounge singer, busboy, beautician and others intersect in the wake of Robert F. Kennedy's assassination at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Emilio Estevez
CAST:  Harry Belafonte  •  Joy Bryant  •  Nick Cannon  •  Emilio Estevez

In 1968 the lives of a retired doorman, hotel manager, lounge singer, busboy, beautician and others intersect in the wake of Robert F. Kennedy's assassination at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Emilio Estevez
CAST:  Harry Belafonte  •  Joy Bryant  •  Nick Cannon  •  Emilio Estevez

Boyz n the Hood (1991)

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Boyz n the Hood is the popular and successful film and social criticism from John Singleton about the conditions in South Central Los Angeles where teenagers are involved in gun fights and drug dealing on a daily basis.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Singleton
CAST:  Laurence Fishburne  •  Cuba Gooding Jr.  •  Ice Cube  •  Morris Chestnut

Boyz n the Hood is the popular and successful film and social criticism from John Singleton about the conditions in South Central Los Angeles where teenagers are involved in gun fights and drug dealing on a daily basis.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Singleton
CAST:  Laurence Fishburne  •  Cuba Gooding Jr.  •  Ice Cube  •  Morris Chestnut

Cherry 2000 (1987)

When successful businessman Sam Treadwell finds that his android wife, Cherry model 2000 has blown a fuse, he hires sexy renegade tracker E. Johnson to find her exact duplicate. But as their journey to replace his perfect mate leads them into the treacherous and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve De Jarnatt
CAST:  David Andrews  •  Jennifer Balgobin  •  Marshall Bell  •  Harry Carey, Jr.

When successful businessman Sam Treadwell finds that his android wife, Cherry model 2000 has blown a fuse, he hires sexy renegade tracker E. Johnson to find her exact duplicate. But as their journey to replace his perfect mate leads them into the treacherous and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve De Jarnatt
CAST:  David Andrews  •  Jennifer Balgobin  •  Marshall Bell  •  Harry Carey, Jr.

Event Horizon (1997)

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In 2047 a group of astronauts are sent to investigate and salvage the starship 'Event Horizon' which disappeared mysteriously 7 years before on its maiden voyage. With its return, the crew of the 'Lewis and Clark' discovers the real truth behind the disappearance ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul W. S. Anderson
CAST:  Laurence Fishburne  •  Sam Neill  •  Kathleen Quinlan  •  Joely Richardson

In 2047 a group of astronauts are sent to investigate and salvage the starship 'Event Horizon' which disappeared mysteriously 7 years before on its maiden voyage. With its return, the crew of the 'Lewis and Clark' discovers the real truth behind the disappearance ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul W. S. Anderson
CAST:  Laurence Fishburne  •  Sam Neill  •  Kathleen Quinlan  •  Joely Richardson

Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007)

The Fantastic Four return to the big screen as a new and all powerful enemy threatens the Earth. The seemingly unstoppable 'Silver Surfer', but all is not what it seems and there are old and new enemies that pose a greater threat than the intrepid superheroes realize.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Story
CAST:  Ioan Gruffudd  •  Jessica Alba  •  Chris Evans  •  Michael Chiklis

The Fantastic Four return to the big screen as a new and all powerful enemy threatens the Earth. The seemingly unstoppable 'Silver Surfer', but all is not what it seems and there are old and new enemies that pose a greater threat than the intrepid superheroes realize.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Story
CAST:  Ioan Gruffudd  •  Jessica Alba  •  Chris Evans  •  Michael Chiklis

Fled (1996)

During a routine prison work detail, convict Piper is chained to Dodge, a cyberhacker, when gunfire breaks out. Apparently, the attack is related to stolen money that the Mafia is after, and some computer files that somebody wants desperately to bury. The pair, who ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kevin Hooks
CAST:  Laurence Fishburne  •  Stephen Baldwin  •  Salma Hayek  •  Will Patton

During a routine prison work detail, convict Piper is chained to Dodge, a cyberhacker, when gunfire breaks out. Apparently, the attack is related to stolen money that the Mafia is after, and some computer files that somebody wants desperately to bury. The pair, who ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kevin Hooks
CAST:  Laurence Fishburne  •  Stephen Baldwin  •  Salma Hayek  •  Will Patton

Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse (1991)

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A chronicle of the production problems — including bad weather, actors' health, war near the filming locations, and more — which plagued the filming of Apocalypse Now, increasing costs and nearly destroying the life and career of Francis Ford Coppola.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Hickenlooper  •  Eleanor Coppola  •  Fax Bahr
CAST:  Francis Ford Coppola  •  Eleanor Coppola  •  John Milius  •  George Lucas

A chronicle of the production problems — including bad weather, actors' health, war near the filming locations, and more — which plagued the filming of Apocalypse Now, increasing costs and nearly destroying the life and career of Francis Ford Coppola.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Hickenlooper  •  Eleanor Coppola  •  Fax Bahr
CAST:  Francis Ford Coppola  •  Eleanor Coppola  •  John Milius  •  George Lucas

Higher Learning (1995)

Malik is an African-American student attending on a track scholarship; academics are not his strong suit, and he goes in thinking that his athletic abilities will earn him a free ride through college. Fudge, a "professional student" who has been at Columbus for six ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Singleton
CAST:  Omar Epps  •  Kristy Swanson  •  Michael Rapaport  •  Jennifer Connelly

Malik is an African-American student attending on a track scholarship; academics are not his strong suit, and he goes in thinking that his athletic abilities will earn him a free ride through college. Fudge, a "professional student" who has been at Columbus for six ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Singleton
CAST:  Omar Epps  •  Kristy Swanson  •  Michael Rapaport  •  Jennifer Connelly

King of New York (1990)

A former drug lord returns from prison determined to wipe out all his competition and distribute the profits of his operations to New York's poor and lower classes in this stylish and ultra violent modern twist on Robin Hood.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Abel Ferrara
CAST:  Christopher Walken  •  David Caruso  •  Laurence Fishburne  •  Victor Argo

A former drug lord returns from prison determined to wipe out all his competition and distribute the profits of his operations to New York's poor and lower classes in this stylish and ultra violent modern twist on Robin Hood.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Abel Ferrara
CAST:  Christopher Walken  •  David Caruso  •  Laurence Fishburne  •  Victor Argo
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