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el borracho
06-06-2007, 05:19 PM
Who is your favorite black actor (not actress)?

Seems like I really like Morgan Freeman's work although I can't say that I especially seek it out. He just always seems to embody intelligence, character and charm and it always comes across as calming, not smarmy.

So who do you like?

Dr. Facebook Fever
06-06-2007, 05:24 PM
You took my answer.

ZepSinger
06-06-2007, 05:25 PM
You took my answer.

Morgan Freeman first- Denzel Washington second.

Z

bogie
06-06-2007, 05:27 PM
Morgan Freeman, Bill Cosby, Wil Smith actually I have a lot that I like.

doomy3
06-06-2007, 05:29 PM
Denzel, then Morgan Freeman

old_geezer
06-06-2007, 05:29 PM
Morgan Freeman or Samuel Jackson are my favorites - Denzel Washington would be close behind.

irishjayhawk
06-06-2007, 05:31 PM
Morgan, Denzel, Samuel.

pikesome
06-06-2007, 05:31 PM
All time? Sydney Poitier & Freeman. Poitier is in a class by himself though. He's a better actor and person than 95% of Hollywood regardless of his struggles with racism. Throw those difficulties and the way he dealt with them on top and he's far above anyone else.

|Zach|
06-06-2007, 05:31 PM
Mos Def

HemiEd
06-06-2007, 05:33 PM
Ever watch the Unit on Tuesday nights? I think his name is Dennis Haysbert. He has just about become my favorite actor, color don't matter.

Rain Man
06-06-2007, 05:36 PM
I pretty much only look at the actresses.

el borracho
06-06-2007, 05:39 PM
Morgan Freeman first- Denzel Washington second.

Z
Oddly enough, I don't believe I have ever seen a movie starring Denzel Washington. Any favorites that you recommend?

irishjayhawk
06-06-2007, 05:40 PM
Oddly enough, I don't believe I have ever seen a movie starring Denzel Washington. Any favorites that you recommend?

Man on Fire
Training Day
Malcom X

doomy3
06-06-2007, 05:41 PM
Mos Def


I forgot about him. Very good in 16 Blocks, which is a very good movie

irishjayhawk
06-06-2007, 05:41 PM
Ever watch the Unit on Tuesday nights? I think his name is Dennis Haysbert. He has just about become my favorite actor, color don't matter.

:clap:

I forgot about him. Thanks.

CoMoChief
06-06-2007, 05:41 PM
Morgan Freeman first- Denzel Washington second.

Z

Yup.

I think Cuba Gooding Jr is a bit overrated.

el borracho
06-06-2007, 05:41 PM
Morgan Freeman, Bill Cosby, Wil Smith actually I have a lot that I like.
I enjoy Will Smith's movies but it seems like the ones I have seen have been a bit campy. While I enjoy campy, it makes me question his acting abilities.

old_geezer
06-06-2007, 05:41 PM
Oddly enough, I don't believe I have ever seen a movie starring Denzel Washington. Any favorites that you recommend?


"Man on Fire" - his very best IMO
"Glory" - nuff said

Dave Lane
06-06-2007, 05:42 PM
Freeman - S L Jackson

|Zach|
06-06-2007, 05:42 PM
Mos Def
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Count Zarth
06-06-2007, 05:44 PM
Morgan Freeman.

CoMoChief
06-06-2007, 05:44 PM
I do like Samuel L Jackson as well.

el borracho
06-06-2007, 05:45 PM
I think the only movie I have seen with Poitier in it was "Sneakers" (which I liked). Weird... I have known the name all my life without seeing anything he has done. Which movies would you recommend?

FAX
06-06-2007, 05:45 PM
Larry "Long Tongue" Jones was a master thespian, Mr. el borracho. Equally comfortable in both the classic tragedy style and more contemporary dramatic techniques.

Unfortunately, Larry's is a story of a promising career cut short when, on an Alaskan vacation, he licked a mailbox during a severe icestorm.

FAX

Rain Man
06-06-2007, 05:46 PM
I enjoy Will Smith's movies but it seems like the ones I have seen have been a bit campy. While I enjoy campy, it makes me question his acting abilities.

Will Smith doesn't act. Will Smith goes on the set and is Will Smith. However, that's enough for him to be popular and successful.

I actually like him a lot and am more likely to see a movie if he's in it.

el borracho
06-06-2007, 05:47 PM
I actually think Ice Cube is a pretty good actor (within a certain range of characters).

Rain Man
06-06-2007, 05:47 PM
Larry "Long Tongue" Jones was a master thespian, Mr. el borracho. Equally comfortable in both the classic tragedy style and more contemporary dramatic techniques.

Unfortunately, Larry's is a story of a promising career cut short when, on an Alaskan vacation, he licked a mailbox during a severe icestorm.

FAX

Fax Plisskin? I thought you was dead.

Bill Lundberg
06-06-2007, 05:48 PM
Oddly enough, I don't believe I have ever seen a movie starring Denzel Washington. Any favorites that you recommend?

I always say Denzel. I can honestly say I've never seen a Denzel Washington movie that I didn't enjoy. Deja Vu is the last one I watched and it was very good.

el borracho
06-06-2007, 05:49 PM
Will Smith doesn't act. Will Smith goes on the set and is Will Smith. However, that's enough for him to be popular and successful.

I actually like him a lot and am more likely to see a movie if he's in it.
yeah, I could agree with that.

HolmeZz
06-06-2007, 05:50 PM
Cuba Gooding

FAX
06-06-2007, 05:51 PM
Fax Plisskin? I thought you was dead.

It was touch and go there for a while, Mr. Rain Man. But, now that I think about it, it was mainly go.

FAX

bogie
06-06-2007, 05:52 PM
You know what, this is actually a tough question for me. I like a lot of black actors and actresses. I just don't know their names.

Dr. Facebook Fever
06-06-2007, 05:54 PM
Ever watch the Unit on Tuesday nights? I think his name is Dennis Haysbert. He has just about become my favorite actor, color don't matter.
Yea but he does those annoying car insurace commercials so...

KcMizzou
06-06-2007, 05:54 PM
Will Smith doesn't act. Will Smith goes on the set and is Will Smith. However, that's enough for him to be popular and successful.

I actually like him a lot and am more likely to see a movie if he's in it.I thought he was pretty convincing as Ali. Surprisingly so.

Otherwise, I agree.

pikesome
06-06-2007, 05:55 PM
I think the only movie I have seen with Poitier in it was "Sneakers" (which I liked). Weird... I have known the name all my life without seeing anything he has done. Which movies would you recommend?

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner is a classic both as a story and as social commentary. The other that really sealed the deal for me is The Slender Thread, top notch acting in a restrictive setting (he spends a good deal talking to a woman on the phone). Blackboard Jungle, Raisin in the Sun and In the Heat of the Night are also good.

Dr. Facebook Fever
06-06-2007, 05:55 PM
I enjoy Will Smith's movies but it seems like the ones I have seen have been a bit campy. While I enjoy campy, it makes me question his acting abilities.
I'm told he's quite good in "The Pursuit of Happiness."

siberian khatru
06-06-2007, 05:57 PM
1. Denzel
2. Jackson
3. Freeman
4. Cheadle

Rain Man
06-06-2007, 05:57 PM
Is Wayne Brady an actor? And if so, is he a black actor?

FAX
06-06-2007, 05:58 PM
Will Smith doesn't act. Will Smith goes on the set and is Will Smith. ...

I totally disagree with this statement.

Mainly for reasons I can't explain.

FAX

pikesome
06-06-2007, 05:59 PM
1. Denzel
2. Jackson
3. Freeman
4. Cheadle

Cheadle is underrated by a lot of people. I really like him.

the Talking Can
06-06-2007, 06:00 PM
Forest Whitaker....maybe my favorite actor period


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Denzel would be second, I like him even when the movie sucks - same as Depp in Pirates for example

honorable mention to Don Cheadle

irishjayhawk
06-06-2007, 06:00 PM
Damn, how could I forget Cheadle. He was one of my more underrated actors.

siberian khatru
06-06-2007, 06:01 PM
Cheadle is underrated by a lot of people. I really like him.

Plus, he's a Kansas City guy.

Dr. Facebook Fever
06-06-2007, 06:01 PM
I for one don't care for Samuel L. Jackson much at all. He's always too over the top imo and seems more like a cartoon charactor. It's like he tries too hard to be a tough guy.

noa
06-06-2007, 06:01 PM
Denzel, Samuel L. Jackson, Don Cheadle, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Jeffrey Wright, Sydney Portier...

If I had to choose just one right now, I would choose Chiwetel Ejiofor.

bogie
06-06-2007, 06:02 PM
You know what, this is actually a tough question for me. I like a lot of black actors and actresses. I just don't know their names.

Oprah and Whoopie were great in color purple. Danny Glover's great. Lavar was great in Roots. Jackson in Pulp Fiction and so on.

siberian khatru
06-06-2007, 06:04 PM
Denzel, Samuel L. Jackson, Don Cheadle, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Jeffrey Wright, Sydney Portier...

If I had to choose just one right now, I would choose Chiwetel Ejiofor.

That guy's definitely an up-and-comer. Terrific in "Serenity," very good in "Children of Men."

el borracho
06-06-2007, 06:04 PM
Was Whitaker the actor from "The Crying Game"? God, it's been so long since I saw that movie I can't remember anything about it... Wow... seriously... I don't think I could name one character from that movie nor give any of the plot elements.

Thig Lyfe
06-06-2007, 06:05 PM
Don Cheadle

FAX
06-06-2007, 06:05 PM
How about the guy who played one of the guys who got framed for a bank robbery, went to prison and wound up in the rodeo with the guy who played the guy who was the hired gun who was so fast that you couldn't see him draw in that movie where they guys farted a lot around the campfire?

FAX

Fairplay
06-06-2007, 06:05 PM
Denzel without question.

James Earl Jones is good also. Perhaps his voice is his biggest attribute, as in the Star Wars movies as well as The Lion King. Plus he does a lot of voice-over in television commercials and radio.

noa
06-06-2007, 06:05 PM
That guy's definitely an up-and-comer. Terrific in "Serenity," very good in "Children of Men."


Yeah, I think the first thing I saw him in was "Dirty Pretty Things," and then his appearance in "Serenity" just sealed the deal. He nailed that character. Also was a good sidekick in "Inside Man."

Fishpicker
06-06-2007, 06:05 PM
Forest Whitaker, Keith David, John Amos & Mos Def

bogie
06-06-2007, 06:05 PM
Poitier I think, is spectacular.

the Talking Can
06-06-2007, 06:06 PM
Oprah and Whoopie were great in color purple. Danny Glover's great. Lavar was great in Roots. Jackson in Pulp Fiction and so on.

yeah, Danny Glover, forgot about him...he hasn't gotten enough good roles...he was great in The Beloved, really great

el borracho
06-06-2007, 06:06 PM
I've never even heard of Cheadle nor Ejiofor. Of course, they have probably never heard of me, either. ROFL

siberian khatru
06-06-2007, 06:06 PM
How about the guy who played one of the guys who got framed for a bank robbery, went to prison and wound up in the rodeo with the guy who played the guy who was the hired gun who was so fast that you couldn't see him draw in that movie where they guys farted a lot around the campfire?

FAX

Obviously, they all look alike to you.

HolmeZz
06-06-2007, 06:06 PM
Is Wayne Brady an actor? And if so, is he a black actor?

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Black actors, man.

irishjayhawk
06-06-2007, 06:06 PM
Whitaker is amazing too, especially in Last King of Scotland.

el borracho
06-06-2007, 06:07 PM
Glover? Really? I always remember him from the (what was it... not Die Hard but...) Lethal Weapon movies. They were good movies, fun movies but didn't really showcase anyone as an actor.

pikesome
06-06-2007, 06:08 PM
Glover? Really? I always remember him from the (what was it... not Die Hard but...) Lethal Weapon movies. They were good movies, fun movies but didn't really showcase anyone as an actor.

He was abysmal in Saw.

HolmeZz
06-06-2007, 06:08 PM
Glover? Really? I always remember him from the (what was it... not Die Hard but...) Lethal Weapon movies. They were good movies, fun movies but didn't really showcase anyone as an actor.

Angels in the Outfield, baby.

bogie
06-06-2007, 06:08 PM
How about the guy who played one of the guys who got framed for a bank robbery, went to prison and wound up in the rodeo with the guy who played the guy who was the hired gun who was so fast that you couldn't see him draw in that movie where they guys farted a lot around the campfire?

FAX

Redd Foxx?

the Talking Can
06-06-2007, 06:09 PM
Denzel, Samuel L. Jackson, Don Cheadle, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Jeffrey Wright, Sydney Portier...

If I had to choose just one right now, I would choose Chiwetel Ejiofor.

rep for Jeffry Wright, he is always good...I forgot about a lot of these guys...

he made a movie with Bill Murry recently that is worth seeing: Broken Flowers

Dr. Facebook Fever
06-06-2007, 06:09 PM
How about the guy who played one of the guys who got framed for a bank robbery, went to prison and wound up in the rodeo with the guy who played the guy who was the hired gun who was so fast that you couldn't see him draw in that movie where they guys farted a lot around the campfire?

FAX
Bill Smith?

el borracho
06-06-2007, 06:10 PM
He was abysmal in Saw.
Blech. I just can't watch those kinds of movies. Gives me the shivers just thinking about it.

FAX
06-06-2007, 06:10 PM
Obviously, they all look alike to you.

Well, Mr. siberian khatru, I must admit that, when I saw that movie, the knob that controls the brightness level on my tv was broken.

FAX

noa
06-06-2007, 06:10 PM
rep for Jeffry Wright, he is always good...I forgot about a lot of these guys...

he made a movie with Bill Murry recently that is worth seeing: Broken Flowers

Yeah, the funny Ethiopian neighbor in the movie who made him a kickass soundtrack for his road trip.

el borracho
06-06-2007, 06:10 PM
Angels in the Outfield, baby.
ROFL

brent102fire
06-06-2007, 06:11 PM
Denzel Washington. I like him as an actor, but I was disappointed when he pulled out the race card to win an Academy Award for Training Day over Russell Crowe in A Beautiful Mind. That pissed me off... :shake: :mad:

siberian khatru
06-06-2007, 06:13 PM
Well, Mr. siberian khatru, I must admit that, when I saw that movie, the knob that controls the brightness level on my tv was broken.

FAX

Problems with your colored TV, eh?

bogie
06-06-2007, 06:13 PM
The guy from House is GREAT as is the guy from Scrubs.

Fairplay
06-06-2007, 06:13 PM
Glover? Really? I always remember him from the (what was it... not Die Hard but...) Lethal Weapon movies.


He was nominated for the "Best acting scene while on the toilet".

KcMizzou
06-06-2007, 06:14 PM
Problems with your colored TV, eh?LMAO

pikesome
06-06-2007, 06:16 PM
the guy from Scrubs.

Donald Faison (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donald_Faison)

He's the best character on there IMHO.

stumppy
06-06-2007, 06:18 PM
Larry "Long Tongue" Jones was a master thespian, Mr. el borracho. Equally comfortable in both the classic tragedy style and more contemporary dramatic techniques.

Unfortunately, Larry's is a story of a promising career cut short when, on an Alaskan vacation, he licked a mailbox during a severe icestorm.

FAX

Mr. FAX,
It is a pleasure to see you back on the planet.

the Talking Can
06-06-2007, 06:18 PM
How about the guy who played one of the guys who got framed for a bank robbery, went to prison and wound up in the rodeo with the guy who played the guy who was the hired gun who was so fast that you couldn't see him draw in that movie where they guys farted a lot around the campfire?

FAX

Pryor and Wilder

KcMizzou
06-06-2007, 06:19 PM
Donald Faison (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donald_Faison)

He's the best character on there IMHO.Is it sad that his face popped into my head when we drafted Turk?

Easy 6
06-06-2007, 06:19 PM
Its not terribly original, but i gotta go with Denzel...he's fantastic in just about everything i've seen him in.

The runner up is easily Forrest Whitaker, if you havent rented "Ghost Dog" yet, check it out. I'm also looking forward to renting "Last King of Scotland", he supposedly gives an all time performance.

Also, Cheadle is simply INCREDIBLE in "Hotel Rwanda", an awesome movie.

KcMizzou
06-06-2007, 06:24 PM
"Ghost Dog"'s been on TWC's "On Demand" for about a month or more. I've been meaning to watch it, but haven't gotten around to it.

I'll have to make a point to catch it before it goes away. Seems like a lot of people here are fans.

Ebolapox
06-06-2007, 06:27 PM
SAMUEL L. JACKSON, MOTHERF*CKERS!ONE1!1ELEVEN1!

<img src="http://ragrap.com/celebrities/samuel-l-jackson-chat.jpg">

Fairplay
06-06-2007, 06:27 PM
Cheadle is kind of stoic in his acting imo.

Mr. Laz
06-06-2007, 06:28 PM
Forest Whitaker....maybe my favorite actor period
whitaker is probably my fav too

he's a dam good actor


will smith because he picks fun movies

morgan freeman is another really good one

Dennis haysbert is good too

the Talking Can
06-06-2007, 06:28 PM
"Ghost Dog"'s been on TWC's "On Demand" for about a month or more. I've been meaning to watch it, but haven't gotten around to it.

I'll have to make a point to catch it before it goes away. Seems like a lot of people here are fans.

****ing awesome movie with a great soundtrack by the RZA from Wu-Tang..directed by Jim Jarmush...Whitaker as a modern day, urban, hitman who lives by "the way of the samurai"...sounds strange but it turns out to be unique and Whitaker is top notch

Ebolapox
06-06-2007, 06:29 PM
THIS IS A GOOD MOTHERF*CKING THREAD!!

<img src="http://reporter.blogs.com/risky/images/sam_factory.jpg">

FAX
06-06-2007, 06:29 PM
Pryor and Wilder

That's him. Well, one of them, at least.

FAX

Easy 6
06-06-2007, 06:30 PM
"Ghost Dog"'s been on TWC's "On Demand" for about a month or more. I've been meaning to watch it, but haven't gotten around to it.

I'll have to make a point to catch it before it goes away. Seems like a lot of people here are fans.

I've heard some people say its no good, but thats because they teh sux.

Its worth checking out KcM.

Ebolapox
06-06-2007, 06:31 PM
ROFL... I have no comment for this picture.

<img src="http://www.netweed.com/prohiphop/graf/samjackson.jpg">

the Talking Can
06-06-2007, 06:31 PM
That's him. Well, one of them, at least.

FAX
http://content.answers.com/main/content/wp/en/thumb/5/5f/200px-StirCrazy.png


directed by Sidney Poitier

noa
06-06-2007, 06:32 PM
I've heard some people say its no good, but thats because they teh sux.

Its worth checking out KcM.

Agreed. Jarmusch movies aren't for everyone, but I think this is one of his most accessible films.

KcMizzou
06-06-2007, 06:32 PM
I've heard some people say its no good, but thats because they teh sux.

Its worth checking out KcM.It strikes me as my kinda movie. I think I'll watch it tonight. Thanks Scott, TC, etc.

Fairplay
06-06-2007, 06:32 PM
That's him. Well, one of them, at least.

FAX



Yeah Fax, welcome back. Your style of wit and humor is unique. It brings color so to speak to this forum.

FAX
06-06-2007, 06:35 PM
What about the guy who played the blind piano player and then he was the innocent cab driver in that movie with the guy who was the hit man who also played the idiot samurai in that movie where he almost got killed in the end but didn't and wound up saving Japanese culture from the horrible Americans?

FAX

KcMizzou
06-06-2007, 06:36 PM
What about the guy who played the blind piano player and then he was the innocent cab driver in that movie with the guy who was the hit man who also played the idiot samurai in that movie where he almost got killed in the end but didn't and wound up saving Japanese culture from the horrible Americans?

FAXJamie Foxx... LMAO

He's amazing when he wants to be.

Welcome back FAX. :toast:

the Talking Can
06-06-2007, 06:36 PM
What about the guy who played the blind piano player and then he was the innocent cab driver in that movie with the guy who was the hit man who also played the idiot samurai in that movie where he almost got killed in the end but didn't and wound up saving Japanese culture from the horrible Americans?

FAX

Jamie Foxx and Tom Cruise

Ebolapox
06-06-2007, 06:37 PM
What about the guy who played the blind piano player and then he was the innocent cab driver in that movie with the guy who was the hit man who also played the idiot samurai in that movie where he almost got killed in the end but didn't and wound up saving Japanese culture from the horrible Americans?

FAX

<img src="http://www.hughhales-tooke.com/p1-06_Jamie_Foxx.jpg">

QuikSsurfer
06-06-2007, 06:38 PM
Don Cheadle
that was easy

JBucc
06-06-2007, 06:40 PM
I like just about everyone in this thread. The actors I mean not the posters. Denzel is overrated imo. All I"ve ever seen him to is act "intense." I don't think Laurence Fishburne has been mentioned yet. I can't think of anything he did other than the Matrix and Apocalypse Now but I'm sure he was good in some other stuff too.

Easy 6
06-06-2007, 06:43 PM
I like just about everyone in this thread. The actors I mean not the posters. Denzel is overrated imo. All I"ve ever seen him to is act "intense." I don't think Laurence Fishburne has been mentioned yet. I can't think of anything he did other than the Matrix and Apocalypse Now but I'm sure he was good in some other stuff too.

My favorite Fishburne role was Chris Walkens henchman in "King of New York".

the Talking Can
06-06-2007, 06:43 PM
another guy that doesn't get enough roles is Delroy Lindo....

pikesome
06-06-2007, 06:47 PM
another guy that doesn't get enough roles is Delroy Lindo....

Here, here. I watched The Heist on cable the other night, not his best work but it reminded me that I'd like to see him in more things.

Phobia
06-06-2007, 06:47 PM
Why can't we just share who our favorite actor is? I'm partially serious about that.

Mr. Laz
06-06-2007, 06:47 PM
forgot about fishbourne ... he's very good too.

siberian khatru
06-06-2007, 06:50 PM
Why can't we just share who our favorite actor is? I'm partially serious about that.

Because everyone would name some white guy. This is an affirmative action thread.

pikesome
06-06-2007, 06:52 PM
forgot about fishbourne ... he's very good too.

Bad Company (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0112443/)

He played opposite Ellen Barkin, this is a movie I really liked.

JBucc
06-06-2007, 06:53 PM
Why can't we just share who our favorite actor is? I'm partially serious about that.Go start your own thread cracker.

bogie
06-06-2007, 07:06 PM
Interesting that no one has mentioned Jamie Fox who was great in the Ray Stevens movie.

KcMizzou
06-06-2007, 07:07 PM
Interesting that no one has mentioned Jamie Fox who was great in the Ray Stevens movie.FAX did. In his own way.

bogie
06-06-2007, 07:10 PM
What about the guy who played the blind piano player and then he was the innocent cab driver in that movie with the guy who was the hit man who also played the idiot samurai in that movie where he almost got killed in the end but didn't and wound up saving Japanese culture from the horrible Americans?

FAX


Okay I should read the thread further.

HemiEd
06-06-2007, 07:21 PM
Yea but he does those annoying car insurace commercials so...

I like him enough, that I enjoy those insurance comercials. :shrug:

HemiEd
06-06-2007, 07:25 PM
How about the guy who played one of the guys who got framed for a bank robbery, went to prison and wound up in the rodeo with the guy who played the guy who was the hired gun who was so fast that you couldn't see him draw in that movie where they guys farted a lot around the campfire?

FAX

Welcome back FAX! You might want to brush up on your punctuation. I am no expert, but just saying.

Otter
06-06-2007, 07:43 PM
Jack Nicholson is my favorite actor.

Who's your favorite white athlete?

chagrin
06-06-2007, 07:45 PM
http://re3.mm-a5.yimg.com/image/3195949087

Deberg_1990
06-06-2007, 08:11 PM
I have always liked Don Cheadle alot.

el borracho
06-06-2007, 08:15 PM
He was nominated for the "Best acting scene while on the toilet".
Are you shittin' me?!!!

Demonpenz
06-06-2007, 08:19 PM
i love larry fishburn in boyz in the hood and in Deep cover. 187 bitches! Don cheadle is always good. I own all of tupac's movies.

el borracho
06-06-2007, 08:21 PM
A lot of positive reviews of "Ghost Dog" makes me think I might rent that next time I am at the video store. I always assumed it would suck because the title always reminded me of "Ghost Dad" which I heard was terrible.

Demonpenz
06-06-2007, 08:23 PM
Ghost dog is hokey but fun. It is kind of gay, he is a sameri but uses a gun. So esencially he isn't a sameri at all.

KcMizzou
06-06-2007, 08:24 PM
A lot of positive reviews of "Ghost Dog" makes me think I might rent that next time I am at the video store. I always assumed it would suck because the title always reminded me of "Ghost Dad" which I heard was terrible.LMAO

Yeah, not the same kinda movie at all. I've read enough about it to know that much. I'm gonna go watch it now.

el borracho
06-06-2007, 08:25 PM
Why can't we just share who our favorite actor is? I'm partially serious about that.
Because I already know about Robert DeNiro and Al Pacino and Clint Eastwood or whichever white actors everyone would mention. I'm partially serious about that.

Deberg_1990
06-06-2007, 08:30 PM
Because I already know about Robert DeNiro and Al Pacino and Clint Eastwood or whichever white actors everyone would mention. I'm partially serious about that.

Im waiting on these threads:

Whos your favorite Hispanic actor?

Whos your favorite Asian actor?

Whos your favorite Middle Eastern actor??


Im very serious about this....

PunkinDrublic
06-06-2007, 08:52 PM
Lexington Steele, that dude just brutalizes the white chicks in those movies. Seriously though, one that hasn't been mentioned who I think is pretty good is Omar Epps.

BigRock
06-06-2007, 09:07 PM
http://img528.imageshack.us/img528/3949/00016927yj9.jpg

greg63
06-06-2007, 09:09 PM
Denzel Washington

Morgan Freeman is a close second.

BigRock
06-06-2007, 09:10 PM
another guy that doesn't get enough roles is Delroy Lindo....
I'm pretty sure he dresses up in drag and plays Claudette on The Shield.

listopencil
06-06-2007, 09:27 PM
Oddly enough, I don't believe I have ever seen a movie starring Denzel Washington. Any favorites that you recommend?


All of them.

Demonpenz
06-06-2007, 09:30 PM
omar epps was good as wesley snipes in major league II

Simply Red
06-06-2007, 09:32 PM
Morgan Freeman.


HELLO!!

Lando Calrissian?

Simply Red
06-06-2007, 09:36 PM
Hell all of them are really good actually. Denzel, Morgan(prolly my fav.) The dad in boys in the hood is also exceptional(name escapes me currently.) also see The Matrix.

Simply Red
06-06-2007, 09:39 PM
Laurence Fishburne

Simply Red
06-06-2007, 09:40 PM
I prefer Dennis Hopper though as far as "overall."

KCBOSS1
06-06-2007, 09:52 PM
Im waiting on these threads:

Whos your favorite Hispanic actor?

Whos your favorite Asian actor?

Whos your favorite Middle Eastern actor??


Im very serious about this....

The question is, why are you so serious about it. But anyway, the answer would be: Antonio Banderes, Jet Li and......there are none.

TrickyNicky
06-06-2007, 10:03 PM
Charles Dutton, Ernie Hudson, Carl Weathers, Louis Gossett Jr., Robert Wisdom, Idris Elba, Wendell Pierce, Andre Braugher, T.K. Carter etc. etc. too many to list.

If you must force me to pick one, it has to be Keith David. If he would have only put on the f***ing sunglasses a little sooner, we would be without the greatest fight in 80's movie history.

Ebolapox
06-06-2007, 11:23 PM
that dude on designing women was a great actor

doomy3
06-06-2007, 11:48 PM
Denzel, Morgan Freeman, Don Cheadle, Mos Def, and Terrence Howard would probably be my top 5

'Hamas' Jenkins
06-06-2007, 11:53 PM
Fred "The Hammer" Williamson, Keith David (his work in Men at Work was f*cking HILARIOUS), and the man in my avvy.

DenverChief
06-07-2007, 12:03 AM
Who is your favorite black actor (not actress)?

Seems like I really like Morgan Freeman's work although I can't say that I especially seek it out. He just always seems to embody intelligence, character and charm and it always comes across as calming, not smarmy.

So who do you like?


Denzel...I really like most of his movies

Courage under Fire
Deja Vu
Out of Time
Man on Fire
The Siege
Training Day
John Q
The Hurricane
Crimson Tide
Philadelphia

Just to name a few off the top of my head

Morgan Freeman comes in a close second followed by Laurence Fishburne and Sammy Jackson

BigMeatballDave
06-07-2007, 12:03 AM
Don Cheadle. Useless info: He was born in KC.

Short Leash Hootie
06-07-2007, 12:10 AM
Samuel L. Jackson

luv
06-07-2007, 12:17 AM
James Earl Jones

DenverChief
06-07-2007, 12:17 AM
Samuel L. Jackson

That's it! I have had it with these mother****ing snakes, on this mother****ing plane!

:whackit:

DenverChief
06-07-2007, 12:17 AM
James Earl Jones


good one

PhillyChiefFan
06-07-2007, 09:15 AM
Samuel L. Jackson - A Time to Kill & Pulp Fiction
Don Cheadle - Hotel Rwanda
Michael Duncan Clark - The Green Mile
Denzel Washington & Morgan Freeman goes without saying

luv
06-07-2007, 09:18 AM
Samuel L. Jackson - A Time to Kill & Pulp Fiction
Don Cheadle - Hotel Rwanda
Michael Duncan Clark - The Green Mile
Denzel Washington & Morgan Freeman goes without saying
Oh. I may need to change my answer from James Earl Jones to Morgan Freeman.

kepp
06-07-2007, 09:19 AM
Morgan Freeman is my favorite. Then I'd have to go with Fat Albert.

ct
06-07-2007, 09:30 AM
Sidney Poitier

Stewie
06-07-2007, 09:37 AM
Cleavon Little. Just because that movie still makes me laugh like hell.

Brock
06-07-2007, 09:39 AM
Morgan Freeman is the greatest narrator of all time of any color.

Chiefnj
06-07-2007, 09:52 AM
Freeman, Jones, Whitaker for serious roles. I still think Eddie Murphy is pretty good.

Baby Lee
06-07-2007, 10:04 AM
Here, here.
Wear, wear?

Baby Lee
06-07-2007, 10:06 AM
Ghost dog is hokey but fun. It is kind of gay, he is a sameri but uses a gun. So esencially he isn't a sameri at all.
You get that he was a samuri in the sense of a code of ethics, not in the sense of dress and weaponry?

pikesome
06-07-2007, 10:06 AM
Wear, wear?

Their, they're.

trndobrd
06-07-2007, 10:07 AM
No love for Ving Rhames?

"What now? Let me tell you what now. I'ma call a coupla hard, pipe-hittin' ******s, who'll go to work on the homes here with a pair of pliers and a blow torch. You hear me talkin', hillbilly boy? I ain't through with you by a damn sight. I'ma get medieval on your ass."

pikesome
06-07-2007, 10:08 AM
Morgan Freeman is the greatest narrator of all time of any color.

As well as God. I'm not knocking Burns but I'd much rather God appear to me as Morgan Freeman.

pikesome
06-07-2007, 10:10 AM
No love for Ving Rhames?

"What now? Let me tell you what now. I'ma call a coupla hard, pipe-hittin' ******s, who'll go to work on the homes here with a pair of pliers and a blow torch. You hear me talkin', hillbilly boy? I ain't through with you by a damn sight. I'ma get medieval on your ass."

He's a good supporting/character actor but I'm not sure he could carry a movie himself. Or another way to look at it, would you be able to swap him and Washington or Poitier or Freeman?

FAX
06-07-2007, 10:12 AM
Oh, oh, oh!!!

What about the guy who played the really big guy who had the healing power on death row in the movie with the guy who played the guy who fell in love with a volleyball?

How about him?

FAX

pikesome
06-07-2007, 10:14 AM
Oh, oh, oh!!!

What about the guy who played the really big guy who had the healing power on death row in the movie with the guy who played the guy who fell in love with a volleyball?

How about him?

FAX

Duncan, I'd put him in the Ving Rhames category.

Baby Lee
06-07-2007, 10:14 AM
Their, they're.
Watt, watt?

Sully
06-07-2007, 10:50 AM
Michael Rappaport?

Just kidding...

For the longest time I always liked Denzel, but thought he was the same guy in every movie. Training Day changed my mind. So he's definitely at the top.
After that, I'd say Cheadle and Ejiofor, as they are just plain interesting and seem to pick good projects.

Stryker
06-07-2007, 12:32 PM
Samuel L. Jackson "Mutha F@#$er!"

thurman merman
06-08-2007, 10:57 PM
i like the guy who plays stanley on the office.

ClevelandBronco
06-08-2007, 11:01 PM
Delroy Lindo

http://cdn.channel.aol.com/amgvideo/vidpic/pic200/editorOverwrite/200_41e53a64-00279-033cb-400cbb49

kcfanXIII
06-08-2007, 11:02 PM
samual l jackson, hands down.

ClevelandBronco
06-08-2007, 11:03 PM
Don Cheadle. Useless info: He was born in KC.

And was graduated from high school in Denver.

stevieray
06-08-2007, 11:15 PM
Scatman Corruthers
Roscoe Lee Brown

ClevelandBronco
06-08-2007, 11:23 PM
Scatman Corruthers
Roscoe Lee Brown

I had to look up Mr. Brown. Excellent call.

The first time I saw the guy I was but a pup. "The World's Greatest Athlete" was the movie. (Is Jan-Michael Vincent still alive, or has he joined John Goodman in the great beyond?)

Geez, what a dated premise. The world's greatest athlete was a white guy from Africa.

stevieray
06-08-2007, 11:25 PM
I had to look up Mr. Brown. Excellent call.

The first time I saw the guy I was but a pup. "The World's Greatest Athlete" was the movie. (Is Jan-Michael Vincent still alive, or has he joined John Goodman in the great beyond?)

Geez, what a dated premise. The world's greatest athlete was a white guy from Africa.

Or an Indian from North America...;)

ClevelandBronco
06-08-2007, 11:27 PM
Or an Indian from North America...;)

Yup.

http://espn.go.com/i/sportscentury/inline/thorpe.jpg

ClevelandBronco
06-08-2007, 11:29 PM
Okay. Favorite black actor/athlete?

Jim Brown.

http://www.onlinesports.com/images/smg-aubrownj16f.jpg

the Talking Can
06-08-2007, 11:39 PM
For the longest time I always liked Denzel, but thought he was the same guy in every movie. Training Day changed my mind.

i agree...it''s on USA right now...he's brilliant, the script certainly helps..