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Born: December 28, 1954 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Mount Vernon, New York, USA Profession: Cast ...
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While a camp counselor in Lakeville, CT, took his first turn onstage during a talent show
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Theatrical debut in Fordham University production of Eugene O'Neill's "The Emperor Jones"
1977:
TV-movie debut in "Wilma" (CBS), biography of Olympic runner Wilma Rudolph; future wife Pauletta Pearson also acted in telefilm
1979:
Acted in CBS miniseries "Flesh and Blood"
1979:
Appeared in New York Shakespeare Festival (NYSF) production of "Coriolanus"
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Worked in New York with New Federal Theater and Negro Ensemble Company
1981:
Feature film debut in "Carbon Copy"
1981:
First time playing Malcolm Shabazz (aka Malcolm X) in New Federal Theater stage production of "When the Chicken Comes Home to Roost"
1981:
Originated role of PFC Melvin Peterson in Charles Fuller's Pulitzer-winning "A Soldier's Play" at the Negro Ensemble Theater
1982:
TV series debut as regular playing Dr Phillip Chandler on the NBC medical drama "St. Elsewhere"
1984:
Earned critical praise for reprising Peterson in Norman Jewison's film "A Soldier's Story"; adapted from Fuller's play
1986:
Selected by director Sidney Lumet for the role of a public relations executive in "Power"; part was originally written for a white man
1987:
Portrayed martyred South African leader Steven Biko in Richard Attenborogh's "Cry Freedom"; earning first Oscar nomination as Best Supporting Actor and a Golden Globe nomination
1987:
Made Broadway debut in disastrous run of Ron Milner's "Checkmates"
1988:
First time headlining a feature, the British film "For Queen and Country"
1989:
U.S. debut as feature lead, "The Mighty Quinn"
1989:
Earned Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his work as the defiant slave-turned-soldier in "Glory"; first film with director Edward Zwick
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Opened Georgia, a restaurant in Los Angeles
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Founded Mundy Lane Entertainment, named for the street on which he grew up
1990:
Initial collaboration with director Spike Lee, "Mo' Better Blues" playing jazz musician Bleek Gilliam
1991:
Essayed title role in NYSF production of "Richard III"
1992:
Excelled as a carpet salesman in the small art film "Mississippi Masala"
1992:
Played the Black Nationalist leader in "Malcolm X"; second film with Lee; garnered Best Actor Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations
1993:
Portrayed ambulance-chasing lawyer who, inspite of his own homophobia, agrees to represent an AIDS-stricken lawyer (Tom Hanks) who claims discrimination in his dismissal from a law firm in Jonathan Demme's "Philadelphia"
1993:
Acted opposite Julia Roberts in "The Pelican Brief"
1993:
Displayed his Shakespearean chops as Don Pedro in Kenneth Brannagh's film adaptation of "Much Ado About Nothing"
1995:
Starred in Carl Franklin's film noir, "The Devil in a Blue Dress"; first feature produced under the auspices of his production company Mundy Lane
1995:
Executive produced the TV documentary "Hank Aaron: Chasing the Dream" (TBS)
1995:
Headlined the adventure-thriller "Crimson Tide"; teamed him with Gene Hackman
1996:
Acted opposite Whitney Houston in Penny Marshall's "The Preacher's Wife"
1996:
Re-teamed with Zwick for "Courage Under Fire"
1997:
Made directing debut with "In Harm's Way," a music video for the Winans
1998:
Re-teamed with Lee for "He Got Game"
1998:
Third film with Edward Zwick, "The Siege"
1999:
Delivered a convincing turn as a paralyzed NYC criminologist who helps solve the identity of a serial killer in "The Bone Collector"
1999:
Played former middleweight boxer Ruben 'Hurricane' Carter in Norman Jewison's "Hurricane"; received Best Actor Academy Award and SAG nominations
2000:
Starred in Boaz Yakin's "Remember the Titans"; film was based on the true story of a newly-integrated high school football team in the South going on to a state championship
2000:
Was one of the producers of the documentary "Half Past Autumn: The Life and Works of Gordon Parks"
2001:
Undertook villainous role as a cop on the take paired with a rookie (Ethan Hawke) in "Training Day"; received Best Actor Golden Globe and SAG nominations
2002:
Starred in "John Q" as a man who confronts an HMO that withholds treatment from his ill child
2002:
Feature directorial debut, "The Antwone Fisher Story"; also co-starred
2003:
Portrayed Chief Detective Matt Whitlock in the thriller "Out of Time"
2004:
Starred opposite Dakota Fanning in Tony Scott's "Man on Fire"
2004:
Cast in the role of Bennet Marco, originally played by Frank Sinatra, in remake of "The Manchurian Candidate"
2005:
Starred as Brutus in the Broadway production of "Julius Caesar"
2006:
Re-teamed with director Spike Lee for the fourth time to star in the hostage drama "Inside Man"
2006:
Re-teamed with director Tony Scott for the thriller, "Deja Vu"
2007:
Cast as Frank Lucas, a real-life 70's heroin kingpin in the Ridley Scott directed "American Gangster"; earned a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor
2007:
Directed (also acted) "The Great Debaters"; a true story based on the Wiley College debate team in the 1930s
2009:
Once again teamed with Tony Scott for the remake of "The Taking of Pelham 123"
2010:
Played the lead role in "The Book of Eli," a post-apocalyptic drama directed by the Hughes brothers
2010:
Starred in the Broadway revival of August Wilson┬┐s "Fences"
2010:
Re-teamed with Tony Scott for "Unstoppable"
2012:
Played a fugitive on the run with a CIA agent (Ryan Reynolds) in "Safe House"
2012:
Starred in Robert Zemeckis directed drama "Flight"

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