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Laurence Fishburne

Actor, Writer, Director Date of birth 30th July 1961
Place of birth Augusta, Georgia, USA
Year of debut 1975
First feature film Cornbread, Earl And Me

Awards

  • Academy Awards nominated1
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Biography

Laurence Fishburne moved from Georgia to Brooklyn when his parents divorced. He has no formal acting training. He learned on the job from the age of ten. As a teenager, he honed his acting skills in roles ranging from TV soap opera One Life To Live to Francis Ford Coppola’s Apocalypse Now. In the nineties, he proved himself in numerous movies such as What’s Love Got To Do With It. He has since gained widespread recognition as Morpheus in the Matrix movies.

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Laurence Fishburne's films

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Packshot for the film Khumba: A Zebra's Tale
Certificate
U Certificate
Duration
85 Mins
Released
2013

Animated. A zebra goes on a journey to find his missing stripes. With Steve Buscemi and Liam Neeson. Mild threat and infrequent mild violence.

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Packshot for the film The Matrix Reloaded
Certificate
15 Certificate
Duration
139 Mins
Released
2003

Neo (Keanu Reeves) and Trinity (Carrie-Anne Moss) must go on a voyage to the last remaining human city. Contains strong violence and moderate sex.

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Packshot for the film The Matrix Revolutions
Certificate
15 Certificate
Duration
124 Mins
Released
2004

Neo (Keanu Reeves) must defend Earth's last city against the invasion of the machines. With Laurence Fishburne. Mild language and heightened, bloody comic-book violence.

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Packshot for the film The Matrix
Certificate
15 Certificate
Duration
131 Mins
Released
1999

A computer hacker (Keanu Reeves) is chosen to save the world from an army of machines. With Carrie-Anne Moss. Contains strong sci-fi violence

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Packshot for the film Fantastic 4: Rise Of The Silver Surfer
Certificate
PG Certificate
Duration
89 Mins
Released
2007

A team of superheroes must fight a villain from a different world. With Chris Evans and Jessica Alba. Infrequent moderate violence, mild innuendo and language.

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Packshot for the film Predators
Certificate
15 Certificate
Duration
102 Mins
Released
2010

A group of mercenaries and killers are hunted by predators on an alien planet. With Adrien Brody, Topher Grace. Scenes of bloody violence, very strong language throughout

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Packshot for the film Contagion
Certificate
12 Certificate
Duration
106 Mins
Released
2011

The world is threatened by a deadly virus with no cure. With Matt Damon, Kate Winslet and Gwyneth Paltrow. Moderate physical and psychological threat and brief medical gore.

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Packshot for the film Armored
Certificate
12 Certificate
Duration
84 Mins
Released
2010

Matt Dillon, Laurence Fishburne and Jean Reno plan to rob an armoured truck carrying millions of dollars. Contains one use of strong language and moderate bloody violence.

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Packshot for the film The Colony
Certificate
18 Certificate
Duration
90 Mins
Released
2013

The survivors of an ice age make a horrifying discovery when they investigate a distress call. With Laurence Fishburne. Strong bloody violence.

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Did you know?

  • Laurence Fishburne made his directorial debut in 2000 with the movie Once In The Life. The screenplay is based on his play Riff Raff.
  • In 1992, he was awarded a Tony for Best Featured Actor In A Play in August Wilson's Two Trains Running.
  • In the eighties, he starred as Cowboy Curtis in the children's TV show Pee Wee's Playhouse.
  • He married Hajna O. Moss in 1985 and they divorced in the mid nineties. They have two children. He married his Matrix co-star, Gina Torres, in 2002. They have one child.
  • He has a keen interest in motorcycles.

Awards

  • 1 Academy Awards nominated

    • 1993 Actor in a Leading Role - What's Love Got to Do with It