Laurence Fishburne - Rotten Tomatoes

Laurence Fishburne

Lowest Rated:   13% Fled (1996)
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Birthplace:   Augusta, Georgia, USA
Was cast in Apocalypse Now when he was 14 by telling director Francis Ford Coppola he was 18. Turned down the role of Ike Turner in What's Love Got to Do with It five times. When he heard Angela Bassett would be playing Tina, he reconsidered. First African-American to play Shakespeare's Othello on film, in the 1995 movie. Wrote his 2000 directorial debut film Once in the Life, which he based on his play, Riff Raff. In 2008, began a two-and-a-half season stint as criminal pathologist Dr. Raymond Langston on the CBS crime drama CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. Portrayed Thurgood Marshall on Broadway in 2008's one-man play Thurgood; later reprised his role for a 2010 Kennedy Center production that HBO filmed and then debuted in 2011.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet John Wick: Chapter 3
  • Actor
2019
No Score Yet Where'd You Go, Bernadette
  • Actor
2019
No Score Yet The Mule
  • Actor
2018
88% Ant-Man and the Wasp
  • Bill Foster
2018
78% Last Flag Flying
  • Mueller
$0.5M 2017
89% John Wick: Chapter 2
  • Bowery King
$92M 2017
30% Passengers
  • Gus Mancuso
$100.1M 2016
27% Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
  • Perry White
$293.8M 2016
56% Standoff
  • Producer
  • Sade
  • Executive Producer
2016
No Score Yet August Wilson: The Ground on Which I Stand
  • Actor
2015
63% Rudderless
  • Del
$56.5k 2014
60% The Signal
  • Damon
$0.5M 2014
19% Ride Along
  • Omar
$110.4M 2014
44% Khumba
  • Seko
$91k 2013
16% The Colony
  • Briggs
2013
56% Man of Steel
  • Perry White
$291.1M 2013
33% A Man's Story
  • Actor
2012
No Score Yet Slavery By Another Name
  • Narrator
2012
100% Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone
  • Narrator
2011
84% Contagion
  • Dr. Ellis Cheever
$75.7M 2011
No Score Yet Have A Little Faith
  • Rev. Henry Covington
2011
No Score Yet Thurgood
  • Actor
2011
65% Predators
  • Noland
$52.1M 2010
No Score Yet Black Water Transit
  • Jack Vermillion
2010
No Score Yet The Last Full Measure
  • Actor
2010
40% Armored
  • Baines
$16M 2009
35% 21
  • Cole Williams
$81.2M 2008
No Score Yet Tortured
  • Archie Green
2008
No Score Yet Days of Wrath
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet The Death and Life of Bobby Z
  • Tad Bruzsa
2007
37% Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer
  • Voice of the Silver Surfer
$131.8M 2007
34% TMNT
  • Narrator
$54.2M 2007
46% Bobby
  • Edward Robinson
$11.1M 2006
70% Mission: Impossible III
  • Theodore Brassel
$133.4M 2006
No Score Yet Five Fingers
  • Ahmat
2006
84% Akeelah and the Bee
  • Producer
  • Dr. Larabee
$18.9M 2006
60% Assault on Precinct 13
  • Marion Bishop
$20M 2005
No Score Yet The Burly Man Chronicles
  • Actor
2004
35% The Matrix Revolutions
  • Morpheus
$139.1M 2003
88% Mystic River
  • Whitey Powers
$88.8M 2003
No Score Yet Dorothy Dandridge: An American Beauty
  • Actor
2003
73% The Matrix Reloaded
  • Morpheus
$281.6M 2003
23% Biker Boyz
  • Smoke
$21.8M 2003
No Score Yet The Soul of a Man
  • Narrator
2003
93% Apocalypse Now Redux
  • Clean
$2M 2001
55% Osmosis Jones
  • Thrax
$12.4M 2001
28% Once in the Life
  • Director
  • Producer
  • 20/20 Mike
  • Screenwriter
2001
No Score Yet Welcome to Hollywood
  • Actor
2000
67% Michael Jordan to the Max
  • Narrator
2000
88% The Matrix
  • Morpheus
1999
No Score Yet Always Outnumbered
  • Socrates Fortlow
  • Executive Producer
1998
No Score Yet Welcome to Hollywood
  • Himself
1998
43% Hoodlum
  • Ellsworth Bumpy Johnson
  • Executive Producer
1997
28% Event Horizon
  • Miller
1997
No Score Yet Miss Evers' Boys
  • Caleb Humphries
  • Executive Producer
1997
No Score Yet Century of Black Cinema
  • Actor
1997
13% Fled
  • Piper
1996
67% Othello
  • Othello
1995
88% The Tuskegee Airmen
  • Hannibal Lee
1995
24% Just Cause
  • Tanny Brown
1995
27% Bad Company
  • Nelson Crowe
1995
49% Higher Learning
  • Prof. Phipps
1994
100% Searching for Bobby Fischer
  • Vinnie
1993
96% What's Love Got To Do With It?
  • Ike Turner
1993
86% Deep Cover
  • Russell Stevens Jr. / John Hull
1992
96% Boyz n the Hood
  • Furious Styles
1991
100% Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse
  • Actor
1991
75% Class Action
  • Holbrook
1991
No Score Yet Decoration Day
  • Michael Waring
1990
71% King of New York
  • Jimmy Jump
1990
42% Cadence
  • Stokes
1989
62% Red Heat
  • Lt. Stobbs
1988
62% School Daze
  • Dap Dunlap
1988
43% Cherry 2000
  • Glu Glu Lawyer
1988
No Score Yet The Father Clements Story
  • Actor
1987
47% Gardens of Stone
  • Cpl. Flanagan
1987
74% A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors
  • Max
1987
13% Band of the Hand
  • Cream
1986
13% Quicksilver
  • Voodoo
1986
85% The Color Purple
  • Swain
1985
74% The Cotton Club
  • Bumpy Rhodes
1984
72% Rumble Fish
  • Midget
1983
No Score Yet For Us, the Living: The Story of Medgar Evers
  • Jimbo Collins
1983
33% Death Wish II
  • Cutter
1982
No Score Yet A Rumor of War
  • Actor
1980
No Score Yet Willie & Phil
  • Wilson
1980
No Score Yet Fast Break
  • Street Kid
1979
96% Apocalypse Now
  • Clean
1979
No Score Yet Cornbread, Earl and Me
  • Wilford
1975

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Black Hollywood: They've Gotta Have Us
2018
  • Appearing
  • 2018
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
  • Guest
  • 2018
93% grown-ish
2018
  • Executive Producer
  • 2018
No Score Yet Conan
2010
  • Guest
  • 2018
  • 2016
91% black-ish
2014
  • Pops
  • Executive Producer
  • Producer
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet Harry
2016
  • Guest
  • 2017
100% Madiba
2017
  • Nelson Mandela NELSON MANDELA
  • 2017
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Trevor Noah
2015
  • Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015
  • Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet Year Million
2017
  • Narrator
  • Executive Producer
  • 2017
96% Roots
2016
  • Alex Haley
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
  • Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet Jay Leno's Garage
2015
  • Guest
  • 2015
64% The Muppets
2015-2016
  • Himself
  • 2015
89% Hannibal
2013-2015
  • Director
  • Dr. Jack Crawford Jack Crawford
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
  • Guest
  • 2015
  • 2010
No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
2000-2015
  • Ray Langston Raymond Langston
  • 2015
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
No Score Yet The View
1997
  • Guest
  • 2014
  • 2011
No Score Yet CSI: Miami
2002-2012
  • Ray Langston
  • 2009
No Score Yet CSI: NY
2004-2013
  • Ray Langston
  • 2009
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
  • Guest
  • 2009
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
  • Guest
  • 2003
  • 2001
No Score Yet Miami Vice
1984-1990
  • Kellar
  • 1986
No Score Yet American Playhouse
1982-1996
  • Jimbo Collins
  • 1983
No Score Yet M*A*S*H
1972-1983
  • Cpl. Dorsey
  • 1982
No Score Yet Crime Scene Investigation [DELETED]
2003-2010
  • Raymond Langston

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