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Laurence Fishburne Features

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Did You Know?

... that Laurence Fishburne used the name Larry Fishburne as his screen name for the first twenty-years of his career. It wasn't until his 1991 staring role in What's Love Got To Do With It that he decided to use his given name instead. He's been Laurence Fishburne ever since.

... that for three years in the early seventies, Laurence Fishburne appeared on the soap opera One Life to Live as the teenage son of daytime television's first prominent African-American family.

... that Laurence Fishburne was in Apocalypse Now. Lying about his age, the fourteen year old finagled an audition with director Francis Ford Coppola. Winning the role of Clean, one of the young crewmen that travel up the river on the PT Boat in search of the infamous Colonel Kurtz, Laurence spent the next 18 months on location with some of the greatest actors of the time - Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall and Martin Sheen - getting an education on the quintessential "Seventies Experience."

... that in 1992 Laurence Fishburne received a Tony Award for his performance in August Wilson's critically acclaimed play "Two Trains Running".

... that Laurence Fishburne was Cowboy Curtis on Pee-Wee's Playhouse. It was while on this quirky kid's show that Laurence met director-to-be John Singleton was a security guard on the set. Laurence and John would make two highly acclaimed movies together - Boyz N the Hood and Higher Learning. Here's a clip of Laurence Fishburne as Cowboy Curtis:

... that Laurence Fishburne has a great official website. He shares his favorite actors and movies and tells us what his favorite movie roles were. A really great communication between an actor and his fans.

... that Laurence Fishburne co-founded a very unusual motorcycle club called The Guggenheim Motorcycle Club. The goal of the club is to ride motorcycles to see museums and artwork. Members include Dennis Hopper and Keanu Reeves.

... that Laurence Fishburne is a Unicef Ambassador.

... that in 2008 Laurence Fishburne appeared on Broadway as Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall. He was nominated for a Tony Award.

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Laurence Fishburne has been nominated for one Academy Award. For what movie was it?