Creator: Laurence Fishburne
"What is real? How do you define real? If you're talking about what you can feel, what you can smell, what you can taste and see, then real is simply electrical signals interpreted by your brain.
Not to be confused with Samuel L. Jackson
or Charlie Brooker
, Laurence Fishburne is a quiet man. Maybe too quiet
. Sometimes to the point of being almost inaudible.
One of his early roles was Cowboy Curtis on Pee-Wee's Playhouse
, as well as having a role in Apocalypse Now
, where he started at age 14 playing an 18 year old soldier and ended filming as an 18 year old.
He is perhaps best known for his role as Morpheus in The Matrix
trilogy, (which makes his previous role on Pee Wee Hilarious in Hindsight
) and for his portrayal of singer-musician Ike Turner in the Tina Turner biopic What's Love Got to Do with It?
. Pity that women gave him the evil eye for years because of the last one
His noteworthy voice landed him the role of narrator in the 2007 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
movie, as well as the voice of the Silver Surfer in the second Fantastic Four
Has been cast as criminologist Dr. Raymond Langston on CSI
and has landed the role of Perry White
in the 2013 Superman
movie Man of Steel
. As of April 2014, is a regular on both Hannibal
, playing Jack Crawford, and a main cast member on Blackish
, where he plays Pops.
Currently married to Gina Torres
. His elder daughter Montana is a porn star; he does not approve. He and Gina welcomed their first child, a daughter named Delilah, in 2007.
Has a minor claim to fame in being the first black man to play the title character in a film adaptation of Othello