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Juano Hernandez

Highest Rated:   100% The Pawnbroker (1965)
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Hernandez was one of the first "new style" black screen actors, who neither sang nor danced but played characters just as white actors did. He grew up in Rio de Janeiro. In 1922 he first began performing onstage, working in an acrobatic act. Later he lived in the Caribbean and worked as a professional boxer under the name Kid Curley. He went on to work in a minstrel show, in circuses, and in vaudeville. He debuted on Broadway in 1927 in Show Boat. He played a few bit parts in the black audience-targeted films of Oscar Micheaux, and also worked as a radio scriptwriter. He broke through as a screen actor in Intruder in the Dust (1949), in which he played a proud black man wrongly accused of having killed a white Southerner. He played masculine, sensitive, individualistic men. After getting a number of solid roles, he was obliged to accept lesser roles in most of the films he made from the late '50s on. He continued acting until shortly before his death, working in both films and on TV.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
60% They Call Me Mister Tibbs
  • Mealie Williamson
1970
No Score Yet The Reivers
  • Uncle Possum
1969
100% The Pawnbroker
  • Mr. Smith
1965
No Score Yet Heningway's Adventures of a Young Man
  • Bugs
1962
No Score Yet The Sins Of Rachel Cade
  • Kalanumu
1961
100% Sergeant Rutledge
  • Sgt. Matthew Luke Skidmore
1960
No Score Yet The Mark of the Hawk
  • Amugu
1958
No Score Yet St. Louis Blues
  • Charles Handy
1958
No Score Yet Something of Value (Africa Ablaze)
  • Njogu
1957
No Score Yet Ransom!
  • Jesse Chapman
1956
No Score Yet Trial
  • Judge Theodore Motley
1955
97% Kiss Me Deadly
  • Eddie
1955
No Score Yet The Breaking Point
  • Wesley Park
1950
No Score Yet Young Man With a Horn
  • Art Hazzard
1950
No Score Yet Stars in My Crown
  • Uncle Famous Prill
1950
100% Intruder in the Dust
  • Lucas Beauchamp
1949
No Score Yet Lying Lips
  • Actor
1939
No Score Yet The Girl from Chicago
  • Actor
1932

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