He may be one of our favorite faces on ABC’s Black-ish, but long before Laurence Fishburne graced our TV screens every Wednesday, he played in some pretty epic movie roles. From Morpheus in The Matrix to Ike Turner in What’s Love Got to Do With It, Fishburne’s versatility is leaving a legacy that will last for years to come.
In honor of the actor turning 55 years young, we pay homage to a cinema king.
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