Laurence Fishburne

Laurence Fishburne

Highest Rated: 100% Searching for Bobby Fischer (1993)

Lowest Rated: 0% Imprisoned (2018)

Birthday: Jul 30, 1961

Birthplace: Augusta, Georgia, USA

A versatile performer equally adept at playing both hero and villain, actor Laurence Fishburne emerged on the scene after famously lying about his age to Francis Ford Coppola in order to land a prominent part in the director's seminal "Apocalypse Now" (1979). Though he struggled in small parts over the ensuing decade, Fishburne came into his own as a father trying to keep his son out of the gang life in "Boyz n the Hood" (1991). After richly textured supporting roles in "What's Love Got to Do with It" (1993) and "Searching for Bobby Fisher" (1993), he became the first African-American actor to perform the title role of "Othello" (1995) for a major Hollywood studio. Toward the end of the decade, Fishburne achieved iconic status with his Zen-like performance as the leather-clad Morpheus in the cultural phenomenon, "The Matrix" (1999), a role he reprised in the back-to-back sequels. With appearances in movies like "Mission: Impossible III" (2006), "Bobby" (2006) and "Assault on Precinct 13" (2005), as well as taking over the central role on "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (CBS, 2000-2015) and both co-starring in and co-producing the sitcom "black-ish" (ABC 2014- ), Fishburne solidified his legacy as a truly diverse and welcome performer.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
90% 86% John Wick: Chapter 3 -- Parabellum Bowery King (Character) $171M 2019
49% 74% Where'd You Go, Bernadette Paul Jellinek (Character) $9.2M 2019
24% 39% Running With the Devil The Man (Character) - 2019
87% 75% Ant-Man and The Wasp Dr. Bill Foster (Character) $216.6M 2018
70% 66% The Mule Special Agent in Charge (Character) $103.8M 2018
0% No Score Yet Imprisoned Daniel Calvin (Character) $12.1K 2018
78% 71% Last Flag Flying Reverend Richard Mueller (Character) $960.3K 2017
89% 85% John Wick: Chapter 2 Bowery King (Character) $92M 2017
28% 62% Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Perry White (Character) $330.2M 2016
31% 63% Passengers Gus Mancuso (Character) $100M 2016
56% 44% Standoff Sade (Character) - 2016
64% 83% Rudderless Del (Character) $56K 2014
18% 58% Ride Along Omar (Character) $134.1M 2014
61% 38% The Signal Dr. Wallace Damon (Character) $597.4K 2014
44% 43% Khumba Seko (Voice) - 2013
56% 75% Man of Steel Perry White (Character) $291M 2013
21% 22% The Colony Briggs (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet 73% Thurgood Unknown (Character) - 2011
85% 63% Contagion Dr. Ellis Cheever (Character) $75.6M 2011
No Score Yet 56% Mitch Albom's Have a Little Faith Henry Covington (Character) - 2011
64% 52% Predators Noland (Character) $52M 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Black Water Transit Jack (Character),
Executive Producer
- 2009
40% 31% Armored Baines (Character) $16M 2009
35% 66% 21 Cole Williams (Character) $81.2M 2008
No Score Yet 47% Tortured Archie Green (Character) - 2008
100% 79% Days of Wrath Unknown (Character) - 2008
35% 60% TMNT Narrator $54.1M 2007
No Score Yet 42% Bobby Z Tad Gruzsa (Character) - 2007
37% 51% Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer Silver Surfer (Voice) $131.9M 2007
No Score Yet 56% Five Fingers Ahmat (Character),
Producer
- 2006
71% 69% Mission: Impossible III John Brassel (Character) $133.4M 2006
47% 72% Bobby Edward Robinson (Character) $11.2M 2006
85% 81% Akeelah and the Bee Dr. Larabee (Character),
Producer
$18.8M 2006
59% 48% Assault on Precinct 13 Marion Bishop (Character) $19.9M 2005
23% 54% Biker Boyz Smoke (Character) $21.7M 2003
35% 60% The Matrix Revolutions Morpheus (Character) $139.3M 2003
88% 89% Mystic River Whitey Powers (Character) $90.1M 2003
73% 72% The Matrix Reloaded Morpheus (Character) $281.5M 2003
55% 41% Osmosis Jones Thrax (Voice) $13.6M 2001
28% 56% Once in the Life 20/20 Mike (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter,
Writer (Play),
Producer
$53.5K 2000
67% 81% Michael Jordan: To the Max Narrator $18.6M 2000
88% 85% The Matrix Morpheus (Character) $171.4M 1999
No Score Yet 81% Always Outnumbered Socrates Fortlow (Character),
Executive Producer
- 1998
No Score Yet 75% Welcome to Hollywood Himself (Character) - 1998
28% 61% Event Horizon Capt. Miller (Character) $26.7M 1997
43% 65% Hoodlum Bumpy Johnson (Character),
Executive Producer
$23.5M 1997
No Score Yet 72% Miss Evers' Boys Caleb Humphries (Character),
Executive Producer
- 1997
18% 23% Fled Piper (Character) $17.2M 1996
26% 46% Just Cause Sheriff Tanny Brown (Character) $35.7M 1995
45% 74% Higher Learning Professor Maurice Phipps (Character) $36.8M 1995
88% 79% The Tuskegee Airmen Hannibal Lee (Character) - 1995
67% 64% Othello Othello (Character) $2.2M 1995
27% 31% Bad Company Nelson Crowe (Character) $3.7M 1994
96% 88% What's Love Got to Do With It Ike Turner, Sr. (Character) $38.9M 1993
100% 86% Searching for Bobby Fischer Vinnie (Character) $7.9M 1993
82% 77% Deep Cover Russell Stevens Jr./John Hull (Character) $16.6M 1992
75% 51% Class Action Nick Holbrook (Character) $23.9M 1991
100% 94% Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse Unknown (Character) - 1991
96% 93% Boyz N the Hood Jason 'Furious' Styles (Character) $55.1M 1991
73% 77% King of New York Jimmy Jump (Character) $2.6M 1990
No Score Yet 64% Decoration Day Michael Waring (Character) - 1990
42% 70% Cadence Stokes (Character) $2.1M 1990
67% 37% Red Heat Lt. Charlie Stobbs (Character) $35M 1988
56% 80% School Daze Dap (Character) $11.7M 1988
47% 55% Gardens of Stone Sgt. Flanagan (Character) $4.4M 1987
72% 68% A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors Max (Character) $44.1M 1987
11% 60% Band of the Hand Cream (Character) $4.9M 1986
13% 37% Quicksilver Voodoo (Character) $5.6M 1986
76% 55% The Cotton Club Bumpy Rhodes (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet 86% For Us, the Living: The Medgar Evers Story Jimbo Collins (Character) - 1983
73% 80% Rumble Fish Midget (Character) - 1983
33% 44% Death Wish II Cutter (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet 29% Willie and Phil Wilson (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet 59% Fast Break Street Kid (Character) - 1979
98% 94% Apocalypse Now Tyrone 'Clean' Miller (Character) $78.8M 1979
93% 91% Apocalypse Now Redux Tyrone 'Clean' Miller (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet 86% Cornbread, Earl and Me Wilford Robinson (Character) - 1975

TV

Credit
91% 62% black-ish Pops (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star),
Unknown (Voice),
Executive Producer
2014-2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dish Nation Guest 2020
No Score Yet 40% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2020 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today 3rd Hour Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet etalk Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainment Tonight Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Talk Guest 2020 2018 2011
80% 59% mixed-ish Pops (Guest Star),
Executive Producer
2019-2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet #FreeRayshawn Lt. Steven Poincy (Character) 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Conan Guest 2018-2019 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Morning America Guest 2019 2017 2011 2008
No Score Yet 51% grown-ish Pops (Guest Star) 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Elvis Goes There Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet They've Gotta Have Us Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Celebrity Page Guest 2017
No Score Yet 83% Year Million Narrator 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Madiba Nelson Mandela (Character) 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainment Tonight Canada Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Harry Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Daily Show With Trevor Noah Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Roots Alex Haley (Character) 2016
64% 72% The Muppets Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
92% 94% Hannibal Dr. Jack Crawford (Character) 2013-2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet The View Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Queen Latifah Show Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Real Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live! With Kelly and Michael Guest 2013-2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Katie Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Afropop: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange Narrator 2012
No Score Yet 84% CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Unknown (Character) 2008-2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet ES.TV Guest 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lopez Tonight Unknown (Character),
Guest
2009-2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Made in Hollywood Guest 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kickin' It: With Byron Allen Guest 2008-2009
No Score Yet 84% CSI: New York Dr. Raymond Langston (Guest Star) 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Early Show Guest 2009
No Score Yet 66% CSI: Miami Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Guest 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live With Regis and Kelly Guest 2008-2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainment Studios.com Guest 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Oprah Winfrey Show Guest 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Guest 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Inside the Actors Studio Guest 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Equalizer Unknown (Guest Star) 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Spenser: For Hire Unknown (Character) 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Miami Vice Unknown (Guest Star) 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hill Street Blues Maurice Haynes (Guest Star) 1986
No Score Yet 93% M*A*S*H Corporal Dorsey (Guest Star) 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Trapper John, M.D. Unknown (Guest Star) 1981

QUOTES FROM Laurence Fishburne CHARACTERS

Perry White says: Clicks his heels three times, and he's back in Kansas.

Perry White says: Nobody cares about Clark Kent taking on the Batman!

Perry White says: Kent! Where does he go? Where does he go?..Clicks his heels three times and goes back to Kansas I suppose..

Perry White says: Nobody cares about Clark Kent taking on the Batman

Perry White says: Nobody cares about Clark Kent taking on the Batman.

Sade says: You want to play with me?

Sade says: You're a soldier boy. Is this a broken home?

Sade says: I see you know your guns, friend. Now you need to know your place.

Omar says: Stop throwing stuff

Miggs says: I can't I already pulled it

Omar says: If Omar shoots him then Omar shoot him

Russell Stevens Jr./John Hull says: I'd been turned out like a two-dollar whore, with no kiss and no towel.

Russell Stevens Jr./John Hull says: What would you do?

Neo says: Am I dead?

Morpheus says: Far from it.

Tank says: How?

Morpheus says: He is the one!

Morpheus says: Unfortunately, no one can be told what The Matrix is. You'll have to see it for yourself.

Niobe says: I keep thinking, what if you're wrong? What if all this, the prophecy, everything is bullshit?

Morpheus says: Then, we'll all be dead.

Cutter says: Awww, man. We look all the same to whitey, anyway. He'll never pick you out, Jiver.

Ahmat says: If more Westerners played chess, they would understand.There are no bluffs--only calculations.

Darryl says: I ain't afraid of you.

Socrates Fortlow says: Yeah you is. You ain't no fool.

Morpheus says: Neo, if you're out there, I could use some help.

Neo says: What do you want, Smith?

Agent Smith says: Oh, you haven't you figured that out? still using all the muscles except the one that matters. I want exactly what you want, I want everything.

Morpheus says: would that include a bullet from this gun?

Agent Smith says: Go ahead, Shoot. The best thing about being me, is there so many mes!

Perry White says: I just came back from Aruba... Check out my tan.

Perry White says: I just came back from Aruba. Check out my tan.

Perry White says: Can you imagine how the people on this planet would react if they knew there was someone like this out there?

Morpheus says: What you know you can't explain, but you feel it. You've felt it your entire life, that there's something wrong with the world. You don't know what it is, but it's there, like a splinter in your mind, driving you mad.

Furious Styles says: Any fool with a dick can make a baby, but only a real man can raise his children.

Neo says: I thought it wasn't real.

Morpheus says: Your mind makes it real.

Morpheus says: Throughout human history, we have been dependent on machines to survive. Fate, it seems, is not without a sense of irony.

Morpheus says: What are you waiting for? You're faster than this. Don't think you are, know you are. Come on. Stop trying to hit me and hit me.

Morpheus says: If real is what you can feel, smell, taste and see, then 'real' is simply electrical signals interpreted by your brain.

Neo says: Am I dead?

Morpheus says: Far from it.

Morpheus says: What if tomorrow the war could be over? Isn't that worth fighting for? Isn't that worth dying for?

Morpheus says: Have you ever had a dream, Neo, that you seemed so sure it was real? But if were unable to wake up from that dream, how would you tell the difference between the dream world & the real world?

Neo says: This can't be.

Morpheus says: Be what? Be real?

Morpheus says: This is a war, and we are soldiers, what if tomorrow the war could be over, isn't that worth fighting for? Isn't that worth dying for?

Morpheus says: The matrix is a system Neo, that system is our enemy.

Neo says: I know Kung Fu!

Morpheus says: Show me!

Morpheus says: The pill you took is part of a trace program. It's design to disrupt your input/output carrier signal so we can pinpoint your location.

Neo says: What does that mean?

Cypher says: It means buckle your seatbelt, Dorothy because Kansas is going bye bye.

Morpheus says: You have to let it all go, Neo. Fear, doubt, and disbelief, Free your mind.

Neo says: I know what you're trying to do.

Morpheus says: I'm trying to free your mind, Neo. But I can only show you the door. You're the one that has to walk through it.

Morpheus says: Come on! Stop trying to hit me and hit me!

Morpheus says: Throughout human history, we have been dependent on machines to survive. Fate, it seems, is not without a sense of irony.

Morpheus says: Morpheus: If real is what you can feel, smell, taste and see, then 'real' is simply electrical signals interpreted by your brain.

Morpheus says: Do you think that's air you're breathing now?

Morpheus says: Nobody can be told what the matrix is, you have to see it for yourself.

Morpheus says: Were you listening to me Neo? Or were you looking at the woman in the red dress?

Morpheus says: If real is what you can feel, smell, taste and see, then 'real' is simply electrical signals interpreted by your brain

Morpheus says: If real is what you can feel, smell, taste and see, then 'real' is simply electrical signals interpreted by your brain.

Morpheus says: There is a difference between knowing the path and walking the path.

Morpheus says: If real is what you can feel, smell, taste and see, then 'real' is simply electrical signals interpreted by your brain.

Morpheus says: [after knocking Neo down] How did I beat you?

Neo says: [gasping] You're too fast.

Morpheus says: Do you believe that my being faster or stronger has anything to do with my muscles in this place? You think that's air you're breathing now?

Morpheus says: He is the one.

Captain Miller says: You miss me, you blow out the hull.

Weir says: What makes you think I'll miss?

Captain Miller says: This place is a tomb!

Captain Miller says: Vacate! I want off this ship!

Weir says: You can't leave. She won't let you.

Captain Miller says: You just get your gear and get back on the Lewis and Clark, Doctor, or you'll find yourself walkin' home.

Weir says: I am home.

Captain Miller says: Oh. My. God. What happened to your eyes?

Weir says: Where we're going, we won't need eyes to see.

Captain Miller says: What are you talking about?

Weir says: I created the Event Horizon to reach the stars, but she's gone much, much farther than that. She tore a hole in our universe, a gateway to another dimension. A dimension of pure chaos. Pure... evil. When she crossed over, she was just a ship. But when she came back... she was alive! Look at her, Miller. Isn't she beautiful?

Captain Miller says: Your "beautiful" ship killed its crew, Doctor.

Weir says: Well... now she has another crew. Now she has us.

Theodore Brassel says: Mr. Musgrave, please don't interrupt me when I'm asking rhetorical questions.

Morpheus says: Welcome...To the real world.

Morpheus says: Welcome... To the real world.

Playmate of the Year says: Who are you?

Clean says: I'm next, ma'am.

Neo says: If you're killed in the matrix, you die here?

Neo says: If you're killed in the Matrix, you die here?

Morpheus says: The body cannot live without the mind

Morpheus says: The body cannot live without the mind.

Morpheus says: Free your mind.

Morpheus says: The Matrix is everywhere. It is all around us. Even now, in this very room. You can see it when you look out your window or when you turn on your television. You can feel it when you go to work... when you go to church... when you pay your taxes. It is the world that has been pulled over your eyes to blind you from the truth.

Morpheus says: That you are a slave, Neo. Like everyone else you were born into bondage. Into a prison that you cannot taste or see or touch. A prison for your mind.

Morpheus says: Neo, sooner or later you're going to realize just as I did that there's a difference between knowing the path and walking the path.

Dr. Ellis Cheever says: Well, Dr. Gupta, there continue to be evaluations of several drugs, Ribavirin is among them. But, right now our best defence has been social distancing. No hands shaking, staying home when you're sick, washing your hands frequently.

Helpful Doctor says: Alan today on Twitter, you wrote on that the truth about this virus is being kept from the world, by the CDC, by the World Health Organisation, to allow friends of the current administration to benefit from it both financially and physically.

Morpheus says: No. What happend happend, and couldn't have happend any other way.

Weir says: Now it is time to go back.

Weir says: And now... it is time to go back.

Captain Miller says: I know, to hell

Captain Miller says: [sounding bored] I know. To hell

Weir says: You know noting. Hell is only a word. The reality is much, much worse. Let me show you!

Weir says: You know nothing. Hell is only a word. The reality is much, much worse. Let me show you!

Dr. Ellis Cheever says: No one has to weaponize the bird flu. The birds are doing that

Dr. Ellis Cheever says: Someone doesn't has to weaponize the bird flu. The birds are doing that.

Dr. Ellis Cheever says: Someone doesn't have to weaponize the bird flu. The birds are doing that.

Dr. Ellis Cheever says: So we have a virus with no treatment protocol, and no vaccine at this time.

Morpheus says: I'm trying to free your mind, Neo. But I can only show you the door. You're the one that has to walk through it.

Morpheus says: Throughout human history, we have been dependent on machines to survive. Fate, it seems, is not without a sense of irony.

Morpheus says: The Matrix is a system, Neo. That system is our enemy. But when you're inside, you look around, what do you see? Businessmen, teachers, lawyers, carpenters. The very minds of the people we are trying to save. But until we do, these people are still a part of that system and that makes them our enemy. You have to understand, most of these people are not ready to be unplugged. And many of them are so inured, so hopelessly dependent on the system, that they will fight to protect it.

Morpheus says: As long as the Matrix exists, the human race will never be free.

Max says: This lump over here... This is Kincaid. Now I want you to take a good look. See, he gets himself thrown in the quite room so often that you probably won't see a whole lot of him. Ain't that right, "Cool Breeze"?

Max says: This lump over here. This is Kincaid. Now I want you to take a good look. See, he gets himself thrown in the quite room so often that you probably won't see a whole lot of him. Ain't that right, 'Cool Breeze'?

Kincaid says: Right. I do it so I don't have to look at your ugly face all the time.

Max says: Yeah, I love you too.

Max says: Say, listen Doc, I got a new theory about all these suicides...Right?

Max says: Say, listen Doc, I got a new theory about all these suicides. Right?

Dr. Neil Goldman says: Don't hold back on us, Max. We need all the help we can get.

Max says: It's fu*ked up chromosomes, man. Think about it. All their parents dropped acid during the sixties.

Dr. Neil Goldman says: Well, it beats Simm's theory. She thinks it's nothing but sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll.

Max says: Sh*t. That's what keeps people alive.

Max says: Girl, what are you doing?

Jennifer says: Watching TV.

Max says: Why don't you read a book? You watch too much damn TV.

Jennifer says: Research.

Max says: Oh, right. You're gonna be a TV star.

Jennifer says: Wait and see.

Max says: Well, if Simms catches you up here after lights out she is gonna chew my ass...

Jennifer says: I gotta stay up, Max!

Max says: Jennifer.

Jennifer says: Just tonight, please? I can't handle the nightmare. Not after Phillip. Not tonight.

Max says: Okay. But I never saw you.

Jennifer says: Thanks Max.

Weir says: Do you see ?!

Weir says: Do You See?!

Weir says: DO YOU SEE?!?!

Captain Miller says: Yes. I see. "Presses detonator switch"

Captain Miller says: Yes. I see. [Presses detonator switch]

Morpheus says: do you think thats air your breathing?

Morpheus says: Do you think thats air you're breathing now?

Morpheus says: There is a difference between knowing the path and walking the path.

Ike Turner says: "Eat the Cake Anna-Mae"

Ike Turner says: Eat the Cake Anna-Mae.

Morpheus says: I'm trying to free your mind, Neo. But I can only show you the door. You're the one that has to walk through it.

Noland says: They can hear you. Smell you. They see you.

Morpheus says: If real is what you can feel, smell, taste and see, then 'real' is simply electrical signals interpreted by your brain

Morpheus says: What are you waiting for? You're faster than this. Don't think you are, know you are. Come on. Stop trying to hit me and hit me.