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Lucas Black



Though he has proven to be a natural, allegedly Lucas Black's ambition is not to be an actor when he grows up. Born and raised in Alabama, Black became a professional actor when an open casting call landed him a bit part in Jon Avnet's The War (1994). After starring on TV's American Gothic (1995), Black definitively caught the audience's attention with his pivotal role in Billy Bob Thornton's award-winning drama Sling Blade (1996). Resisting child actor treacle, Black turned in a genuinely charming and moving performance as the young boy who befriends Thornton's mentally challenged ex-con. Despite the acclaim, however, Black opted to stay home in Alabama rather than go Hollywood. Black continued to act throughout his high school years, playing supporting roles in the racial drama Ghosts of Mississippi (1996) and the big-screen version of The X-Files (1998), and starring in the TV movie Flash (1997) and as the politically aware Peejoe in Crazy in Alabama (1999). In Thornton's second directorial effort All the Pretty Horses (2000), Black's performance as the young drifter who gets Matt Damon into trouble once again revealed his ability to hold his own against -- indeed outshine -- Hollywood's best. Black, however, has asserted that his ultimate goal is to become a professional fisherman. High profile roles as everything from a piano savant in Killer Diller to a high school football star in Friday Night LIghts and a fresh-faced Marine in Jarhead proved without question that Black had the acting range needed to craft and impressive and enduring career, and in 2006 Black put the peddle to the metal as a troubled teen whose trip to Tokyo finds him mastering the art of the drift in the adrenaline-charged sequel The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet The Fate of the Furious
  • Sean Boswell
2017
79% 42
  • Pee Wee Reese
2013
51% Promised Land
  • Paul Geary
2013
14% Seven Days In Utopia
  • Luke Chisholm
  • Executive Producer
2011
85% Get Low
  • Buddy
2010
19% Legion
  • Jeep Hanson
2010
No Score Yet TJ and Mike: Deer Foe - Enemy of the Deer
  • Actor
2007
37% The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift
  • Sean Boswell
2006
61% Jarhead
  • Chris Kruge
2005
No Score Yet Deepwater
  • Nat Banyon
2005
81% Friday Night Lights
  • Mike Winchell
2004
No Score Yet Killer Diller
  • Vernon
2004
71% Cold Mountain
  • Oakley
2003
32% All the Pretty Horses
  • Jimmy Belvins
2000
No Score Yet The Miracle Worker
  • James Keller
2000
No Score Yet Our Friend, Martin
  • Randy
1999
30% Crazy in Alabama
  • Peejoe
1999
64% The X-Files - Fight the Future
  • Stevie
1998
No Score Yet Flash
  • Connor Strong
1997
45% Ghosts of Mississippi
  • Burt DeLaughter
1996
96% Sling Blade
  • Frank Wheatley
1996
27% The War
  • Ebb
1994

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet NCIS
2003
  • Christopher Lasalle
No Score Yet NCIS: New Orleans
2014
  • Christopher LaSalle

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