Saturday, January 29, 2011

Laurence Fishburne

Laurence John Fishburne III was born on july 30th 1961 in Augusta, Georgia. His mother Hattie Bell (née Crawford) was a junior high school mathematics and science teacher and his father Laurence John Fishburne, Jr. was a juvenile corrections officer.
When his parents divorced young Laurence and his mother moved to Brooklyn, New York. Where his father still was able to visit him once a month. Laurence graduated from Lincoln Square Academy in New York, which ended up closing in the 1980s.
I know him best for his role as Morpheus in the hit science fiction film series Matrix. 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 Shakespearean play.
Laurence Fishburne started acting at the age of twelve in the show called Mod Squad although it didn't last long it was a beginning to a very promising career.
He married actress Hajna O. Moss in 1985. They have two children together thier son, Langston, born in 1987 and their daughter Montana who was born in 1991. Laurence is now married to actress Gina Torres whom he wed on September 22, 2002. They have a child, Delilah born in 2007 and live in Hollywood. He also maintains a residence in New York City, in the Castle Village Co-Op in the Hudson Heights section of Washington Heights.
I like him in Apocalypse Now,Death Wish II,Boyz n the Hood,Searching for Bobby Fischer,Higher Learning, Just Cause, Fled, Event Horizon, Mystic River, Assault on Precinct 13, Fantastic Four:Rise of the Silver Surfer and 21.
I can't wait to see him in the Movie Predators.
Then in 2011 "Contagion" is coming out, which may be good?
(Interesting Fact)
He earned a supporting role in Francis Ford Coppola's Apocalypse Now, in which he played a 17-year-old sailor nicknamed 'Mr. Clean'. But when production began in March 1976 he was just fourteen! Apparently he lied about his age to get the part. Filming took so long though that he was seventeen when the film was finally completed.

1 comment:

  1. He also played Cowboy Curtis in "Pee-Wee's Playhouse" in the 1980s!


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