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Also Known As: Lucas York Black Died:
Born: November 29, 1982 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Dacantur, Alabama, USA Profession: actor

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Soft-spoken and unassuming, actor Lucas Black's biggest asset was the sense of genuineness he brought to his performances. Having no previous acting training whatsoever, the 11-year-old Alabama native aced a casting call for a supporting role in the Kevin Costner drama "The War" (1994) then jumped straight into television as a cast member on the short-lived but well-regarded supernatural drama "American Gothic" (CBS, 1995-96). It was, however, Black's unaffected turn as a boy who befriends a local outcast in writer-director-star Billy Bob Thornton's acclaimed film "Sling Blade" (1996) that officially put Black on the map. School and the occasional modeling job for Calvin Klein occupied much of the budding thespian's time between film jobs. Black appeared in a small, but pivotal role in "The X-Files" (1998) feature film and starred opposite Melanie Griffith in the Antonio Banderas-directed "Crazy in Alabama" (1999) prior to his work with Matt Damon and director Thornton on the neo-Western "All the Pretty Horses" (2000). After reappearing alongside Thornton in the inspirational football drama "Friday Night Lights" (2004), Black scored a touchdown as the star of "The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift,"...

Soft-spoken and unassuming, actor Lucas Black's biggest asset was the sense of genuineness he brought to his performances. Having no previous acting training whatsoever, the 11-year-old Alabama native aced a casting call for a supporting role in the Kevin Costner drama "The War" (1994) then jumped straight into television as a cast member on the short-lived but well-regarded supernatural drama "American Gothic" (CBS, 1995-96). It was, however, Black's unaffected turn as a boy who befriends a local outcast in writer-director-star Billy Bob Thornton's acclaimed film "Sling Blade" (1996) that officially put Black on the map. School and the occasional modeling job for Calvin Klein occupied much of the budding thespian's time between film jobs. Black appeared in a small, but pivotal role in "The X-Files" (1998) feature film and starred opposite Melanie Griffith in the Antonio Banderas-directed "Crazy in Alabama" (1999) prior to his work with Matt Damon and director Thornton on the neo-Western "All the Pretty Horses" (2000). After reappearing alongside Thornton in the inspirational football drama "Friday Night Lights" (2004), Black scored a touchdown as the star of "The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift," (2006), the second sequel in the hugely popular action franchise. More praise came for his typically understated performance opposite seasoned veterans Robert Duvall and Bill Murray in the drama "Get Low" (2010). Still early in his career, Black's instincts and natural ability were sure to serve him well in the years ahead.

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CAST: (feature film)

2.
 Promised Land (2012)
3.
 Legion (2010)
4.
 Get Low (2009)
6.
 Jarhead (2005) Cast
7.
 Friday Night Lights (2004) Mike Winchell
8.
 Cold Mountain (2003) Oakley
9.
 Miracle Worker, The (2000) James Keller
10.
 All the Pretty Horses (2000) Jimmy Blevins
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Performed in school plays in the first and third grades
1993:
Attended an open casting call for the film "The War" and met with director Jon Avnet
1994:
Made professional acting debut in "The War," starring Kevin Costner and Elijah Wood
1995:
Made TV acting debut in the CBS supernatural drama, "American Gothic"
1996:
Had featured role as a 12 years old boy who befriends a mentally disabled man (played by Billy Bob Thornton) in "Sling Blade"; Thornton also wrote and directed
1998:
Appeared in the feature film, "The X-Files," based on the popular Fox series
1999:
Co-starred as Melanie Griffith's nephew in "Crazy in Alabama"
2000:
Re-teamed with Billy Bob Thornton for "All the Pretty Horses"
2003:
Had a supporting role in the war-drama, "Cold Mountain"
2004:
Again teamed with Billy Bob Thornton for the American football-themed drama, "Friday Night Lights"
2005:
Cast in Sam Mendes' "Jarhead," which is based on former Marine Anthony Swofford's best-selling novel about his pre-Desert Storm experiences
2006:
Cast in "The Fast and The Furious: Tokyo Drift," the third installment of the popular street-racing film franchise
2010:
Co-starred in the apocalyptic thriller, "Legion"
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Education

Speake High School: Speake , Alabama -

Notes

From PR for "The War": "Black...is interested in Indian artifacts and recently starting doing beadwork. He enjoys fishing, archery, playing baseball and basketball."

"'Talking to Lucas about acting is useless,' says ("American) Gothic"'s screenwriter Shaun Cassidy, himself no stranger to the childhood spotlight. 'He has brilliant natural instincts. He's the most unaffected kid I've ever met.' Despite such praise the twelve-year-old Black, who also hunts deer and fishes, hasn't given much thought to his cinematic future. 'I don't wanna grow up to be no movie sta-uh,' he says in a thick-as-honey southern drawl. 'I wanna be a Bassmaster--that's a fisherman who fishes in tournaments, and if he wins, like, first, second, or third, he wins money. It's fun,' he adds, 'stayin' home and fishin'."--From "New Kid on the Block: The Natural" by Giselle Benatar, Interview, September 1995.

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father:
Larry Black.
mother:
Jan Black.

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