Laurence Fishburne
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"Laurence John Fishburne III" is an American actor, playwright, director, and producer. He is best known for his roles as Morpheus (The Matrix)/Morpheus in the The Matrix (series)/Matrix science fiction film trilogy, Mr. Clean in Apocalypse Now, Cowboy Curtis on the television show Pee-wee's Playhouse, Ike Turner in the Tina Turner biopic What's Love Got to Do with It (film)/What's Love Got to Do With It and as Furious Styles in Boyz n the Hood.

Fishburne became the first African-American to portray Othello (character)/Othello in a motion picture by a major studio when he appeared in Oliver Parker's Othello (1995 film)/1995 film adaptation of the William Shakespeare/Shakespeare Othello/play. For his portrayal of Ike Turner in What's Love Got to Do With It, he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor in a leading role. He won a Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play for his performance in Two Trains Running (1992), and an Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series/Emmy Award for Drama Series Guest Actor for his performance in TriBeCa (TV series)/TriBeCa (1993).

Fishburne has starred in several cult classics, including Deep Cover, and King of New York.

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