Laurence Fishburne has finally given up hope of ever playing his hero Jimi Hendrix on film, because he's too old. A movie about the rock legend has long been planned, with Fishburne considered in the title role. But the 44-year-old concedes he is too old to play the guitarist who died in 1970 aged 27. He says, "I'm too over the hill for Hendrix now. I love his music and that's going to have to be enough for me."