"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.If you enjoy these quotes, be sure to check out other famous actors! More Laurence Fishburne on Wikipedia.