Laurence Fishburne

Laurence Fishburne

  • Highest Rated: 100% Apocalypse Now: Final Cut (2019)
  • Lowest Rated: 0% Imprisoned (2019)
  • Birthday: Jul 30, 1961
  • Birthplace: Augusta, Georgia, USA
  • Was cast in Apocalypse Now when he was 14 by telling director Francis Ford Coppola he was 18. Turned down the role of Ike Turner in What's Love Got to Do with It five times. When he heard Angela Bassett would be playing Tina, he reconsidered. First African-American to play Shakespeare's Othello on film, in the 1995 movie. Wrote his 2000 directorial debut film Once in the Life, which he based on his play, Riff Raff. In 2008, began a two-and-a-half season stint as criminal pathologist Dr. Raymond Langston on the CBS crime drama CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. Portrayed Thurgood Marshall on Broadway in 2008's one-man play Thurgood; later reprised his role for a 2010 Kennedy Center production that HBO filmed and then debuted in 2011.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

67% The Cotton Club Encore Actor 2019
22% Running with the Devil The Man 2019
0% Imprisoned Daniel Calvin 2019
49% Where'd You Go, Bernadette Paul Jellinek 2019
100% Apocalypse Now: Final Cut Clean 2019
90% John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum Bowery King 2019
No Score Yet Five Fingers Actor Producer 2019
No Score Yet La Traque du diable Actor 2019
70% The Mule DEA Special Agent 2018
88% Ant-Man and the Wasp Bill Foster 2018
78% Last Flag Flying Mueller $0.5M 2017
89% John Wick: Chapter 2 Bowery King $92M 2017
30% Passengers Gus Mancuso $100.1M 2016
28% Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Perry White $293.8M 2016
56% Standoff Executive Producer Producer Sade 2016
No Score Yet August Wilson: The Ground on Which I Stand Actor 2015
60% The Signal Damon $0.5M 2014
18% Ride Along Omar $110.4M 2014
44% Khumba Seko $91K 2013
18% The Colony Briggs 2013
56% Man of Steel Perry White $291.1M 2013
33% A Man's Story Actor 2012
No Score Yet Slavery By Another Name Narrator 2012
100% Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone Narrator 2011
84% Contagion Dr. Ellis Cheever $75.7M 2011
No Score Yet Have A Little Faith Rev. Henry Covington 2011
No Score Yet Thurgood Actor 2011
65% Predators Noland $52.1M 2010
No Score Yet Black Water Transit Jack Vermillion 2010
40% Armored Baines $16M 2009
36% 21 Cole Williams $81.2M 2008
No Score Yet Days of Wrath Actor 2008
No Score Yet The Death and Life of Bobby Z Tad Bruzsa 2007
37% Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer Voice of the Silver Surfer $131.8M 2007
34% TMNT Narrator $54.2M 2007
47% Bobby Edward Robinson $11.1M 2006
70% Mission: Impossible III Theodore Brassel $133.5M 2006
No Score Yet Five Fingers Ahmat 2006
85% Akeelah and the Bee Dr. Larabee Producer $18.9M 2006
59% Assault on Precinct 13 Marion Bishop $20M 2005
No Score Yet The Burly Man Chronicles Actor 2004
35% The Matrix Revolutions Morpheus $139.1M 2003
88% Mystic River Whitey Powers $88.9M 2003
No Score Yet Dorothy Dandridge: An American Beauty Actor 2003
73% The Matrix Reloaded Morpheus $281.6M 2003
23% Biker Boyz Smoke $21.8M 2003
No Score Yet The Soul of a Man Narrator 2003
93% Apocalypse Now Redux Clean $2M 2001
55% Osmosis Jones Thrax $12.4M 2001
28% Once in the Life Screenwriter Director 20/20 Mike Producer 2001
No Score Yet Welcome to Hollywood Actor 2000
67% Michael Jordan to the Max Narrator 2000
88% The Matrix Morpheus 1999
No Score Yet Always Outnumbered Executive Producer Socrates Fortlow 1998
No Score Yet Welcome to Hollywood Himself 1998
43% Hoodlum Executive Producer Ellsworth Bumpy Johnson 1997
27% Event Horizon Miller 1997
No Score Yet Miss Evers' Boys Executive Producer Caleb Humphries 1997
No Score Yet Century of Black Cinema Actor 1997
16% Fled Piper 1996
67% Othello Othello 1995
88% The Tuskegee Airmen Hannibal Lee 1995
24% Just Cause Tanny Brown 1995
27% Bad Company Nelson Crowe 1995
45% Higher Learning Prof. Phipps 1994
100% Searching for Bobby Fischer Vinnie 1993
96% What's Love Got To Do With It? Ike Turner 1993
86% Deep Cover Russell Stevens Jr. / John Hull 1992
96% Boyz n the Hood Furious Styles 1991
100% Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse Actor 1991
75% Class Action Holbrook 1991
No Score Yet Decoration Day Michael Waring 1990
71% King of New York Jimmy Jump 1990
42% Cadence Stokes 1989
67% Red Heat Lt. Stobbs 1988
58% School Daze Dap Dunlap 1988
40% Cherry 2000 Glu Glu Lawyer 1988
No Score Yet The Father Clements Story Actor 1987
47% Gardens of Stone Cpl. Flanagan 1987
74% A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors Max 1987
11% Band of the Hand Cream 1986
13% Quicksilver Voodoo 1986
80% The Color Purple Swain 1985
75% The Cotton Club Bumpy Rhodes 1984
70% Rumble Fish Midget 1983
No Score Yet For Us, the Living: The Story of Medgar Evers Jimbo Collins 1983
33% Death Wish II Cutter 1982
No Score Yet Willie & Phil Wilson 1980
No Score Yet A Rumor of War Actor 1980
No Score Yet Fast Break Street Kid 1979
98% Apocalypse Now Clean 1979
No Score Yet Cornbread, Earl and Me Wilford 1975

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

80% mixed-ish
2019
Executive Producer Pops
  • 2019
No Score Yet grown-ish
2018
Executive Producer
  • 2019
  • 2018
91% black-ish
2014
Producer Executive Producer Pops
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet Black Hollywood: They've Gotta Have Us
2018
Appearing
  • 2018
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Guest
  • 2018
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Trevor Noah
2015
Guest
  • 2018
  • 2017
No Score Yet Conan
2010
Guest
  • 2018
  • 2016
No Score Yet Harry
2016-2018
Guest
  • 2017
100% Madiba
2017
Nelson Mandela NELSON MANDELA
  • 2017
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015
Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet Year Million
2017
Narrator Executive Producer
  • 2017
96% Roots
2016
Alex Haley
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet Jay Leno's Garage
2015
Guest
  • 2015
64% The Muppets
2015-2016
Himself
  • 2015
92% Hannibal
2013-2015
Director Dr. Jack Crawford Jack Crawford
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest
  • 2015
  • 2010
No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
2000-2015
Ray Langston Raymond Langston
  • 2015
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
No Score Yet The View
1997
Guest
  • 2014
  • 2011
No Score Yet Iron Chef America
2004-2018
Judge
  • 2013
No Score Yet Dr. Phil
2002
Guest
  • 2011
No Score Yet Lopez Tonight
2009-2011
Guest
  • 2010
  • 2009
No Score Yet Crime Scene Investigation [DELETED]
2003-2010
Raymond Langston
  • 2009
No Score Yet CSI: Miami
2002-2012
Ray Langston
  • 2009
No Score Yet CSI: NY
2004-2013
Ray Langston
  • 2009
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
Guest
  • 2009
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest
  • 2003
  • 2001
100% Tribeca
1993
  • 1993
No Score Yet The Equalizer
1985-1989
Casey
  • 1989
No Score Yet Miami Vice
1984-1990
Kellar
  • 1986
No Score Yet American Playhouse
1982-1996
Jimbo Collins
  • 1983
No Score Yet M*A*S*H
1972-1983
Cpl. Dorsey
  • 1982
No Score Yet Trapper John, M.D.
1979-1986
Hobie
  • 1981

QUOTES FROM Laurence Fishburne CHARACTERS

Perry White
Clicks his heels three times, and he's back in Kansas.
Perry White
Nobody cares about Clark Kent taking on the Batman!
Perry White
Kent! Where does he go? Where does he go?..Clicks his heels three times and goes back to Kansas I suppose..
Perry White
Nobody cares about Clark Kent taking on the Batman
Perry White
Nobody cares about Clark Kent taking on the Batman.
Sade
You want to play with me?
Sade
You're a soldier boy. Is this a broken home?
Sade
I see you know your guns, friend. Now you need to know your place.
Omar
Stop throwing stuff
Miggs
I can't I already pulled it
Omar
If Omar shoots him then Omar shoot him
Russell Stevens Jr./John Hull
I'd been turned out like a two-dollar whore, with no kiss and no towel.
Russell Stevens Jr./John Hull
What would you do?
Neo
Am I dead?
Morpheus
Far from it.
Tank
How?
Morpheus
He is the one!
Morpheus
Unfortunately, no one can be told what The Matrix is. You'll have to see it for yourself.
Niobe
I keep thinking, what if you're wrong? What if all this, the prophecy, everything is bullshit?
Morpheus
Then, we'll all be dead.
Cutter
Awww, man. We look all the same to whitey, anyway. He'll never pick you out, Jiver.
Ahmat
If more Westerners played chess, they would understand.There are no bluffs--only calculations.
Darryl
I ain't afraid of you.
Socrates Fortlow
Yeah you is. You ain't no fool.
Morpheus
Neo, if you're out there, I could use some help.
Neo
What do you want, Smith?
Agent Smith
Oh, you haven't you figured that out? still using all the muscles except the one that matters. I want exactly what you want, I want everything.
Morpheus
would that include a bullet from this gun?
Agent Smith
Go ahead, Shoot. The best thing about being me, is there so many mes!
Perry White
I just came back from Aruba... Check out my tan.
Perry White
I just came back from Aruba. Check out my tan.
Perry White
Can you imagine how the people on this planet would react if they knew there was someone like this out there?
Morpheus
What you know you can't explain, but you feel it. You've felt it your entire life, that there's something wrong with the world. You don't know what it is, but it's there, like a splinter in your mind, driving you mad.
Furious Styles
Any fool with a dick can make a baby, but only a real man can raise his children.
Neo
I thought it wasn't real.
Morpheus
Your mind makes it real.
Morpheus
Throughout human history, we have been dependent on machines to survive. Fate, it seems, is not without a sense of irony.
Morpheus
What are you waiting for? You're faster than this. Don't think you are, know you are. Come on. Stop trying to hit me and hit me.
Morpheus
If real is what you can feel, smell, taste and see, then 'real' is simply electrical signals interpreted by your brain.
Neo
Am I dead?
Morpheus
Far from it.
Morpheus
What if tomorrow the war could be over? Isn't that worth fighting for? Isn't that worth dying for?
Morpheus
Have you ever had a dream, Neo, that you seemed so sure it was real? But if were unable to wake up from that dream, how would you tell the difference between the dream world & the real world?
Neo
This can't be.
Morpheus
Be what? Be real?
Morpheus
This is a war, and we are soldiers, what if tomorrow the war could be over, isn't that worth fighting for? Isn't that worth dying for?
Morpheus
The matrix is a system Neo, that system is our enemy.
Neo
I know Kung Fu!
Morpheus
Show me!
Morpheus
The pill you took is part of a trace program. It's design to disrupt your input/output carrier signal so we can pinpoint your location.
Neo
What does that mean?
Cypher
It means buckle your seatbelt, Dorothy because Kansas is going bye bye.
Morpheus
You have to let it all go, Neo. Fear, doubt, and disbelief, Free your mind.
Neo
I know what you're trying to do.
Morpheus
I'm trying to free your mind, Neo. But I can only show you the door. You're the one that has to walk through it.
Morpheus
Come on! Stop trying to hit me and hit me!
Morpheus
Throughout human history, we have been dependent on machines to survive. Fate, it seems, is not without a sense of irony.
Morpheus
Morpheus: If real is what you can feel, smell, taste and see, then 'real' is simply electrical signals interpreted by your brain.
Morpheus
Do you think that's air you're breathing now?
Morpheus
Nobody can be told what the matrix is, you have to see it for yourself.
Morpheus
Were you listening to me Neo? Or were you looking at the woman in the red dress?
Morpheus
If real is what you can feel, smell, taste and see, then 'real' is simply electrical signals interpreted by your brain
Morpheus
If real is what you can feel, smell, taste and see, then 'real' is simply electrical signals interpreted by your brain.
Morpheus
There is a difference between knowing the path and walking the path.
Morpheus
If real is what you can feel, smell, taste and see, then 'real' is simply electrical signals interpreted by your brain.
Morpheus
[after knocking Neo down] How did I beat you?
Neo
[gasping] You're too fast.
Morpheus
Do you believe that my being faster or stronger has anything to do with my muscles in this place? You think that's air you're breathing now?
Morpheus
He is the one.
Captain Miller
You miss me, you blow out the hull.
Weir
What makes you think I'll miss?
Captain Miller
This place is a tomb!
Captain Miller
Vacate! I want off this ship!
Weir
You can't leave. She won't let you.
Captain Miller
You just get your gear and get back on the Lewis and Clark, Doctor, or you'll find yourself walkin' home.
Weir
I am home.
Captain Miller
Oh. My. God. What happened to your eyes?
Weir
Where we're going, we won't need eyes to see.
Captain Miller
What are you talking about?
Weir
I created the Event Horizon to reach the stars, but she's gone much, much farther than that. She tore a hole in our universe, a gateway to another dimension. A dimension of pure chaos. Pure... evil. When she crossed over, she was just a ship. But when she came back... she was alive! Look at her, Miller. Isn't she beautiful?
Captain Miller
Your "beautiful" ship killed its crew, Doctor.
Weir
Well... now she has another crew. Now she has us.
Theodore Brassel
Mr. Musgrave, please don't interrupt me when I'm asking rhetorical questions.
Morpheus
Welcome...To the real world.
Morpheus
Welcome... To the real world.
Playmate of the Year
Who are you?
Clean
I'm next, ma'am.
Neo
If you're killed in the matrix, you die here?
Neo
If you're killed in the Matrix, you die here?
Morpheus
The body cannot live without the mind
Morpheus
The body cannot live without the mind.
Morpheus
Free your mind.
Morpheus
The Matrix is everywhere. It is all around us. Even now, in this very room. You can see it when you look out your window or when you turn on your television. You can feel it when you go to work... when you go to church... when you pay your taxes. It is the world that has been pulled over your eyes to blind you from the truth.
Morpheus
That you are a slave, Neo. Like everyone else you were born into bondage. Into a prison that you cannot taste or see or touch. A prison for your mind.
Morpheus
Neo, sooner or later you're going to realize just as I did that there's a difference between knowing the path and walking the path.
Dr. Ellis Cheever
Well, Dr. Gupta, there continue to be evaluations of several drugs, Ribavirin is among them. But, right now our best defence has been social distancing. No hands shaking, staying home when you're sick, washing your hands frequently.
Helpful Doctor
Alan today on Twitter, you wrote on that the truth about this virus is being kept from the world, by the CDC, by the World Health Organisation, to allow friends of the current administration to benefit from it both financially and physically.
Morpheus
No. What happend happend, and couldn't have happend any other way.
Weir
Now it is time to go back.
Weir
And now... it is time to go back.
Captain Miller
I know, to hell
Captain Miller
[sounding bored] I know. To hell
Weir
You know noting. Hell is only a word. The reality is much, much worse. Let me show you!
Weir
You know nothing. Hell is only a word. The reality is much, much worse. Let me show you!
Dr. Ellis Cheever
No one has to weaponize the bird flu. The birds are doing that
Dr. Ellis Cheever
Someone doesn't has to weaponize the bird flu. The birds are doing that.
Dr. Ellis Cheever
Someone doesn't have to weaponize the bird flu. The birds are doing that.
Dr. Ellis Cheever
So we have a virus with no treatment protocol, and no vaccine at this time.
Morpheus
I'm trying to free your mind, Neo. But I can only show you the door. You're the one that has to walk through it.
Morpheus
Throughout human history, we have been dependent on machines to survive. Fate, it seems, is not without a sense of irony.
Morpheus
The Matrix is a system, Neo. That system is our enemy. But when you're inside, you look around, what do you see? Businessmen, teachers, lawyers, carpenters. The very minds of the people we are trying to save. But until we do, these people are still a part of that system and that makes them our enemy. You have to understand, most of these people are not ready to be unplugged. And many of them are so inured, so hopelessly dependent on the system, that they will fight to protect it.
Morpheus
As long as the Matrix exists, the human race will never be free.
Max
This lump over here... This is Kincaid. Now I want you to take a good look. See, he gets himself thrown in the quite room so often that you probably won't see a whole lot of him. Ain't that right, "Cool Breeze"?
Max
This lump over here. This is Kincaid. Now I want you to take a good look. See, he gets himself thrown in the quite room so often that you probably won't see a whole lot of him. Ain't that right, 'Cool Breeze'?
Kincaid
Right. I do it so I don't have to look at your ugly face all the time.
Max
Yeah, I love you too.
Max
Say, listen Doc, I got a new theory about all these suicides...Right?
Max
Say, listen Doc, I got a new theory about all these suicides. Right?
Dr. Neil Goldman
Don't hold back on us, Max. We need all the help we can get.
Max
It's fu*ked up chromosomes, man. Think about it. All their parents dropped acid during the sixties.
Dr. Neil Goldman
Well, it beats Simm's theory. She thinks it's nothing but sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll.
Max
Sh*t. That's what keeps people alive.
Max
Girl, what are you doing?
Jennifer
Watching TV.
Max
Why don't you read a book? You watch too much damn TV.
Jennifer
Research.
Max
Oh, right. You're gonna be a TV star.
Jennifer
Wait and see.
Max
Well, if Simms catches you up here after lights out she is gonna chew my ass...
Jennifer
I gotta stay up, Max!
Max
Jennifer.
Jennifer
Just tonight, please? I can't handle the nightmare. Not after Phillip. Not tonight.
Max
Okay. But I never saw you.
Jennifer
Thanks Max.
Weir
Do you see ?!
Weir
Do You See?!
Weir
DO YOU SEE?!?!
Captain Miller
Yes. I see. "Presses detonator switch"
Captain Miller
Yes. I see. [Presses detonator switch]
Morpheus
do you think thats air your breathing?
Morpheus
Do you think thats air you're breathing now?
Morpheus
There is a difference between knowing the path and walking the path.
Ike Turner
"Eat the Cake Anna-Mae"
Ike Turner
Eat the Cake Anna-Mae.
Morpheus
I'm trying to free your mind, Neo. But I can only show you the door. You're the one that has to walk through it.
Noland
They can hear you. Smell you. They see you.
Morpheus
If real is what you can feel, smell, taste and see, then 'real' is simply electrical signals interpreted by your brain
Morpheus
What are you waiting for? You're faster than this. Don't think you are, know you are. Come on. Stop trying to hit me and hit me.