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Lawrence Fishburne is a well-known American actor who has experienced significant success because of his talent. Fishburne has a huge range. He can do it all, from science-fiction to crime drama to war films. Here's our list of his top ten movies. Comment in the box below and let us know what you think!
10. Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer
In this 2007 film Fishburne was the voice of the Silver Surfer. Despite being the highest grossing film during the week after its release and receiving two award nominations, it received mostly negative reviews.
9. King of New York
In this crime drama, Fishburne plays Jimmy Jump, member of a New York gang. This movie was not initially well-received, but in the time since its 1990 release, it has received positive reviews.
In this 2010 film about humans who are unwillingly taken to an alien planet to serve as prey to the Predators, Fishburne plays Noland, a soldier who has survived the Predator hunting cycle for years.
7. School Daze
Fishburne plays a black American student in this 1988 film that delves into the issues of racism present within the black community.
6. Mission Impossible III
In this 2006 box office hit, Fishburne plays the director of the Impossible Missions Force, Theodore Brassel.
5. Apocalypse Now
This 1979 epic war film was judged “culturally, historically, and aesthetically significant” enough to be preserved by the National Film Registry. Fishburne plays Mr. Clean, a navy patrol boat crewman from the Bronx.
This 2011 film is about a virus that spreads rapidly through the city of Minneapolis. It was well received by both critics and scientists, who praised its scientific accuracy. Fishburne plays Dr. Ellis Cheever of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
3. Man of Steel
This 2013 film has the distinction of being the highest-grossing Superman film ever, and Fishburne has the distinction of being the first African American to ever play editor-in-chief of The Daily Planet, Perry White.
2. Boyz n the Hood
Fishburne plays the wise father of a trouble-making boy in this 1991 film. This film is preserved by the National Film Registry for being “culturally significant.”
1. The Matrix
In this 1999 movie, which is considered one of the greatest science-fiction films of all time, Fishburne plays Morpheus, a human that is no longer living as a prisoner of the Matrix. This movie made over $450 million and has won four Academy Awards and other honors.