Date of Birth: Jul 30, 1961
Biography: Laurence John Fishburne III is an American actor of screen and stage, as well as a playwright, director, and producer. He is perhaps best known for his roles as Morpheus in the Matrix science fiction film trilogy, and as singer-musician Ike Turner in the Tina Turner biopic What's Love Got to Do With It. He became the first African American to portray Othello in a motion picture by a major studio when he appeared in Oliver Parker's 1995 film adaption of the Shakespearean play. (Wikipedia)
Total Credits at Criticker: 97 (Actor), 1 (Director), 1 (Writer)
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- Ice Cream Soup (1986) - S1 E1
- Now You See Me, Now You Don't (1986) - S1 E4
- Just Another Day (1986) - S1 E5
- Spring (1987) - S2 E8
John Wick uncovers a path to defeating The High Table. But before he can earn his freedom, Wick must face off against a new enemy with powerful alliances across the globe and forces that turn old friends into foes (imdb.com).
Two CIA operatives, and former lovers, reunite at idyllic Carmel-by-the-Sea to re-examine a mission six years ago in Vienna where a fellow agent might have been compromised.
Best friends Sophie and Agatha find themselves on opposing sides of an epic battle when they're swept away into an enchanted school where aspiring heroes and villains are trained to protect the balance between Good and Evil. (imdb)
Tracks the history of Black cinema, focused mainly on the '70s, with archival and new interviews with many of the key players from the era.
After a remote diamond mine collapses in far northern Canada, a big-rig ice road driver must lead an impossible rescue mission over a frozen ocean to save the trapped miners.
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This comedic retrospective mixes archival footage and scripted sketches as it revisits all the dread and occasional delight that 2021 had to offer.
MacGruber (2021) - TV Series
TV series based on the 'Saturday Night Live' sketch spoofing the hit 1980s action series 'MacGyver'. (imdb)
#Freerayshawn (2020) - TV Series
A black military veteran finds himself in a showdown with a New Orleans SWAT team and tries to talk his way out of the situation with the help of a sympathetic officer.
Death to 2020 (2020) - TV Special
As the year we all want to end finally does, take a look back at 2020's mad glory in this comedic retrospective from the creators of "Black Mirror". (imdb)
After her anxiety-ridden mother disappears, 15-year-old Bee does everything she can to track her down, discovering her troubled past in the process. (imdb)
Super-Assassin John Wick is on the run after killing a member of the international assassin's guild, and with a $14 million price tag on his head - he is the target of hit men and women everywhere. (imdb)
Francis Ford Coppola's masterful 1979 Vietnam War epic was previously expanded in 2001 into Apocalypse Now Redux by adding back 49 minutes of excised footage. This 2019 version of the film clocks in midway between the two prior releases by including just some of that added footage. In addition, the entire film has been remastered in 4K.
The CEO of an International conglomerate sends two of his most regarded executives to investigate why shipments of cocaine are being hijacked and over cut somewhere on the supply chain. (imdb)
As Scott Lang balances being both a superhero and a father, Hope van Dyne and Dr. Hank Pym present an urgent new mission that finds the Ant-Man fighting alongside The Wasp to uncover secrets from their past.
An elderly Korean War Veteran and horticulturalist who has become isolated from his family falls into a new line of work as a drug mule for a Mexican cartel.
Dylan Burke has made many mistakes in his former life as a small-time criminal, but he put his dark past behind him when he found the love of his life, Maria. (imdb)
After returning to the criminal underworld to repay a debt, John Wick discovers that a large bounty has been put on his life.
Madiba (2017) - TV Mini-Series
Six-part miniseries on the life of Nelson Mandela.
The film is a road movie in which three aging Vietnam-era Navy vets--soft-spoken Doc (Steve Carell), unhinged and unfiltered Sal (Bryan Cranston), and quietly measured Mueller (Laurence Fishburne)--reunite to perform a sacred task: the proper burial of Doc's only child, who has been killed in the early days of the Iraqi invasion. (deadline.com)
Fearing the actions of a god-like Super Hero left unchecked, Gotham City's own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis' most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it's ever known before. (imdb)
Carter (Thomas Jane), a troubled veteran, gets a chance at redemption by protecting a 12 year-old girl from an assassin (Laurence Fishburne) after she witnesses a murder. Holding a shotgun with a single shell, he engages in physical and psychological warfare in a desperate fight for the girl's life. (imdb)
Roots (2016) - TV Mini-Series
An adaptation of Alex Haley's "Roots", chronicling the history of an African slave sold to America and his descendants. (imdb)
A spacecraft traveling to a distant colony planet and transporting thousands of people has a malfunction in its sleep chambers. As a result, two passengers are awakened 90 years early.
The Snowy Day (2016) - TV Movie
Based on the award-winning book by Ezra Jack Keats. Peter goes on a magical, snowy walk to his Nana's house to bring home their Christmas Eve dinner.
Sean Connery: In His Own Words (2015) - TV Movie
Featuring archive interviews with Sean Connery from over 50 years in the business. Friends, actors and directors including Robert Carlyle, Dougray Scott, Laurence Fishburne, Terry Gilliam and George Lucas pay tribute to Scotland's greatest movie star as he celebrates his 85th birthday.
Fast-talking security guard Ben joins his cop brother-in-law James on a 24-hour patrol of Atlanta in order to prove himself worthy of marrying Angela, James' sister. (imdb)
A group of college students are lured to the middle of the desert by a hacker. (imdb)
A grieving father in a downward spiral stumbles across a box of his recently deceased son's demo tapes and lyrics. Shocked by the discovery of this unknown talent, he forms a band in the hope of finding some catharsis. (imdb)
Black-ish (2014) - TV Series
A family man struggles to gain a sense of cultural identity while raising his kids in a predominantly white, upper-middle-class neighborhood. (imdb)
A young itinerant worker is forced to confront his secret extraterrestrial heritage when Earth is invaded by members of his race.
Forced underground by the next ice age, a struggling outpost of survivors must fight to preserve humanity against a threat even more savage than nature. (imdb)
Rejected by his superstitious herd, a half-striped zebra embarks on a daring quest to earn his stripes but finds the courage and self-acceptance to save all the animals of the Great Karoo.
Hannibal (2013) - TV Series
Explores the early relationship between the renowned psychiatrist and his patient, a young FBI criminal profiler, who is haunted by his ability to empathize with serial killers. (imdb)
An action-thriller centered on the threat posed by a deadly disease and an international team of doctors contracted by the CDC to deal with the outbreak. (imdb)
Thurgood (2011) - TV Movie
HBO recording of the dramatic retelling of the life of Thurgood Marshall, the first African American to be appointed to the Supreme Court. (Kennedy Center)
A group of elite warriors are hunted by members of a merciless alien race known as Predators.
A documentary about the band Fishbone, musical pioneers who have been rocking on the margins of pop culture for the past 25 years. (Amazon)
A newbie guard for an armored truck company is coerced by his veteran coworkers to steal a truck containing $42 million. But a wrinkle in their supposedly foolproof plan divides the group, leading to a potentially deadly resolution. (imdb)
The divergent agendas of criminals, cops and lawyers as they collide over a shipment of illegal firearms and a double homicide.
"21" is the fact-based story about six MIT students who were trained to become experts in card counting and subsequently took Vegas casinos for millions in winnings. (imdb)
Tortured (2008) - Direct-to-Video
An undercover FBI agent faces a moral dilemma when he's asked to torture a member of one of the world's most powerful crime syndicates (imdb)
The continued adventures of the four adolescent mutated turtles gifted in the art of the ninja, as they attempt to stop a mysterious evil that threatens to end the world.
Marvel's first family of superheroes, The Fantastic Four, meets their greatest challenge yet in The Rise of the Silver Surfer as the enigmatic, intergalactic herald, The Silver Surfer, comes to Earth to prepare for its destruction. (20th Century Fox)
A DEA agent provides former Marine Tim Kearney with a way out of his prison sentence: impersonate Bobby Z, a recently deceased drug dealer, in a hostage switch with a crime lord. When the negotiations go awry, Kearney flees, with Z's son in tow. (imdb)
An inspirational drama, Akeelah and the Bee is the story of Akeelah Anderson (Palmer), a precocious eleven-year old girl from south Los Angeles with a gift for words. Despite the objections of her mother (Bassett), Akeelah enters various spelling contest, for which she is tutored by the forthright Dr. Larabee (Fishburne), her principal Mr. Welch (Armstrong) and the proud residents of her neighborhood... (Lionsgate)
Tom Cruise returns as Special Agent Ethan Hunt, who faces the mission of his life and a new villain (Hoffman) in Mission: Impossible III. Director J. J. Abrams ("Lost," "Alias") brings his unique blend of action and drama to the billion-dollar franchise. (Paramount Pictures)
Tuesday, June 4, 1968: the California presidential primary. As day breaks Robert Kennedy arrives at the Ambassador Hotel; he'll campaign, then speak to supporters at midnight. To capture the texture of the late 1960s, we see vignettes at the hotel: a couple marries so he can avoid Vietnam, kitchen staff discuss race and baseball, a man cheats on his wife, another is fired for racism, a retired hotel doorman plays chess in the lobby with an old friend... (imdb)
While traveling to Morocco to initiate a food program of his own to help poor kids, the Dutch Martijn is kidnapped by a group of terrorists and his guide Gavin is executed in cold blood in front of him. Along the days, Martijn is tortured by a Muslin man and Aicha and looses four fingers. In the end, the truth about his travel is finally disclosed. (imdb)
To survive the night, cops and criminals alike will have to unite and fight. A classic head-to-head showdown ignites in this all-new update of the 1976 action thriller of the same name. (Rogue Pictures)
Ashes and Snow, a film by Gregory Colbert, uses both still and movie cameras to explore extraordinary interactions between humans and animals. The 60-minute feature is a poetic narrative rather than a documentary. It aims to lift the natural and artificial barriers between humans and other species, dissolving the distance that exists between them. (imdb)
A petty thief posing as an actor is brought to Los Angeles for an unlikely audition and finds himself in the middle of a murder investigation along with his high school dream girl and a detective who's been training him for his upcoming role... (imdb)
An action-packed contemporary Western on wheels with desperados who live every day on the edge. Lawyers and city workers by day, they take to the streets in their leathers to race by night. (DreamWorks)
Neo and the rebel leaders estimate that they have 72 hours until 250,000 probes discover Zion and destroy it and its inhabitants. During this, Neo must decide how he can save Trinity from a dark fate in his dreams.
The human city of Zion defends itself against the massive invasion of the machines as Neo fights to end the war at another front while also opposing the rogue Agent Smith.
As the investigation of the death of a young woman tightens around three old friends, an ominous story unfolds that revolves around friendship, family and innocence lost too soon. (Warner Bros.)
Andres Serrano is a New York photographer most famous for his controversial 1987 work Piss Christ. This documentary follows him to Amsterdam where he shoots a collection based on all aspects of sex. (imdb)
A cutting-edge, live action/animated action adventure comedy about one white blood cell's race against the biological clock to hunt down and destroy a lethal new virus. Bill Murray stars as Frank, in whose body the action unfolds.
A gritty drama centered around brotherhood and friendship, Once in the Life is a realistic depiction of how every day choices affect our path in life. (Lions Gate Films)
Sex and the Matrix (2000) - TV Special
A short combining The Matrix and Sex and the City.
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000) - TV Series
An elite team of police forensic evidence investigation experts work their cases in Las Vegas. (imdb)
After meeting a group of rebels, a computer hacker who goes by the codename Neo learns that reality is not what it appears to be.
Making 'The Matrix' (1999) - TV Movie
A promotional making-of documentary explaining the digital and practical effects contained in the film.
An ex-con moves to L.A. to find work and creates a disturbance by fighting for a position. More importantly he touches the lives of many of his neighbors including an older man dying of cancer, a young married couple whose husband is too proud to accept a lesser position which causes strife with his wife, and a young boy on the verge of getting in trouble with street gangs. (imdb)
The year is 2047. Years earlier, the pioneering research vessel Event Horizon vanished without a trace. Now a signal from it has been detected, and the United States Aerospace Command responds. Hurtling toward the signal's source are a fearless captain (Fishburne), his elite crew and the lost ship's designer (Neill). Their mission: find and salvage the state-of-the-art spacecraft. What they find is state-of-the-art interstellar terror... (Paramount)
The film focuses on the war of two gangs in 1930s Harlem for the control of illegal gaming - one headed by black strategic godfather Bumpy Johnson and another by white ruthless hothead Dutch Schultz. Negotiations proposed by white syndicate boss Lucky Luciano never get under way, blood flows and Johnson gets jailed. When Johnson is paroled, he gets the work of enforcer for mighty Stephanie "The Queen" St. Clair. She is also jailed for racketeering and when she leaves she makes him promise "no violence". (imdb)
Miss Evers' Boys (1997) - TV Movie
In 1932 Macon County, Alabama, the federal government launched into a medical study called The Tuskegee Study of Untreated Blacks With Syphilis. The study selected 412 men infected with the disease and faked long term treatment, while really only giving them placebos and liniments... (imdb)
Dodge is a computer hacker serving a prison term; Piper is a tough guy. They end up chained together, and flee during a chain-gang escape attempt that goes bad. An adventure plot ensues, involving a missing floppy disk, an attractive woman that assists them, a sinister Federal marshal, an honest cop, and the Cuban mafia. (imdb)
The evil Iago pretends to be friend of Othello in order to manipulate him to serve his own end in the film version of this Shakespeare classic. (imdb)
People from all different walks of life, encounter racial tension, rape, responsibility, and the meaning of an education on a university campus. (imdb)
Bobby Earl is facing the electric chair for the murder of a young girl. Eight years after the crime he calls in Paul Armstrong, a professor of law, to help prove his innocence. Armstrong quickly uncovers some overlooked evidence to present to the local police, but they aren't interested - Bobby was their killer. (imdb)
The Tuskegee Airmen (1995) - TV Movie
During the Second World War, a special project is begun by the US Army Air Corps to integrate African American pilots into the Fighter Pilot Program. Known as the "Tuskegee Airman" for the name of the airbase at which they were trained, these men were forced to constantly endure harassement, prejudice, and much behind the scenes politics until at last they were able to prove themselves in combat. (imdb)
Nelson Crowe is a CIA operative under the thumb of the Company for a disputed delivery of $50,000 in gold. They blackmail him into working for the Grimes Organization, which is set up as a private company for hire, to blackmail prominent individuals. Crowe, working with Margaret Wells (another former Covert Operations operative), blackmails and bribes a State Supreme Court judge, but the deal sours... (imdb)
A prepubescent chess prodigy refuses to harden himself in order to become a champion like the famous but unlikable Bobby Fischer. (imdb)
Chronicles the career of Tina Turner from the time she met musician-songwriter Ike Turner until the launch of her solo career in the early 1980's. Contains faithful reenactments of stage performances by Ike and Tina turner. Based on the autobiography of Tina Turner, ''I, Tina''. (imdb)
A black uniformed policeman is recruited by a devious drug enforcement agent to infiltrate a smuggling organization seeking to expand into designer drugs. This 'ugly side of the war on drugs' explores the context of race, identity and hypocrisy within a brutal and alienating investigation. (imdb)
John Singleton's portrayal of social problems in inner-city Los Angeles takes the form of a tale of three friends growing up together 'in the 'hood.' Half-brothers Doughboy and Ricky Baker are foils for each other's personality, presenting very different approaches to the tough lives they face... (imdb)
Documentary that chronicles how Francis Ford Coppola's "Apocalypse Now" was plagued by extraordinary script, shooting, budget, and casting problems--nearly destroying the life and career of the celebrated director. (imdb)
Jeb Ward is an attorney who specializes in whistle blower, David vs. Goliath, type cases. He finds a client who is suing an auto company over a safety problem that has had a severe effect on his life after the accident. He must replace the current attorney and be ready for trial quickly, and then he finds that the defense attorney will be his estranged daughter. (imdb)
A former drug lord returns from prison determined to wipe out all his competition and distribute the profits of his operations to New York's poor and lower classes in this stylish and ultra violent modern twist on Robin Hood.
Charlie Sheen plays a rebellious inmate in an Army stockade. (imdb)
The Civil War (1990) - TV Mini-Series
A comprehensive survey of the American Civil War. (imdb)
Decoration Day (1990) - TV Movie
A cantankerous widower (Garner) who is virtually living the life of a recluse is forced to rejoin his community when his Godchild (Skaggs) gets in trouble and a childhood friend (Cobbs), a black tenant farmer, refuses to belatedly accept a Congressional Medal of Honor for bravery in World War II. (imdb)
Arnold Schwarzenegger plays a Russian policeman sent after a Russian drug dealer who has escaped to the United States and is awaiting extradition in Chicago (imdb)
In the South of the United States are taking place confrontations between two groups of students who have different ideas and are not able to accept the one of the oponent. (imdb)
As Freddy Krueger continues his murdering, the kids, led by Freddie's main opponent in the first film, prepare to fight back. (imdb)
In the future, a man travels to the ends of the earth to find that the perfect woman is always under his nose... (imdb)
A touching, insightful look at stateside military life during the Vietnam War at Ft. Meyer and Arlington National Cemetery (the Garden). A veteran sergeant takes a young soldier under his wing and tries to prepare his men for the deadly environment of war. (imdb)
In an attempt of resocialisation, five hopeless juvenile criminals are sent away from prison into the Everglades for a survival training under the Indian Joe. When this is successful, they move back to Miami. However this offends the former illegal inhabitants of their house, all loyal customers of drug baron Cream. The conflict leads to armed fights. (imdb)
Jack Casey ('Kevin Bacon' )used to be a hot-shot stock market whiz kid. After a disastrous professional decision, his life in the fast lane is over. He loses his nerve and joins a speed delivery firm which relies on bicycles to avoid traffic jams of San Francisco, is attracted to a fellow bicycler, Terri, and befriends Hector, a budding entrepreneur. Can Jack regain his nerve and his self-respect, and rebuild his life on a more sound basis? (imdb)
A black Southern woman struggles to find her identity after suffering abuse from her father and others over four decades.
The Cotton Club was a famous night club in Harlem. The story follows the people that visited the club, those that ran it, and is peppered with the Jazz music that made it so famous. (imdb)
Rusty James, an absent-minded street thug struggles to live up to his legendary older brother's reputation, and longs for the days when gang warfare was going on. (imdb)
Paul Kersey, the vigilante, now lives in LA with his daughter, who is still recovering from her attack. He also has a new woman in his life. One day while with them, Kersey is mugged by some punks, Kersey fights back, but they get away. The leader wanting to get back at Kersey, goes to his house, but Kersey was not there, but his daughter is. So they kidnap her and assault her. After they were done, she leaped out of a window to her death. Kersey then grabs his gun and goes after them... (imdb)
We follow Captain Willard on his mission into Cambodia to assassinate a renegade Green Beret who has set himself up as a God among a local tribe (imdb)
When 12-year-old Wilfred Hamilton sees his idolized cousin shot dead, he is determined to tell the truth about what happened, despite the fact that his killers are police officers, who mistook him for another man.
Pee-wee's Playhouse (1986) - TV Series