Critically hailed for his forceful, militant, authoritarian roles, Laurence Fishburne, who is sometimes mistaken for another tall, gap-toothed, mercurial, immensely talented African-American actor, Samuel L. Jackson, came out of the black theater in New York. Born in Augusta, Georgia, on July 30, 1961...See full bio »
1997The 49th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards
Himself - Winner: Best Made for Television Movie, Nominee: Best Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Special and Co-Presenter: Best Lead Actor in a Drama Series
[on why he didn't read the complete play of "Othello" before acting in the film version in which more than half of the dialogue was cut:] "Why should I read all those words that I'm not going to get to say?"
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