Laurence Fishburne Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets


27th January 2016

Quote: "It's a very, very complicated thing, and personally, I just can't wait to see how Chris Rock handles it as the host of the Oscars. That's what I'm looking forward to." Actor Laurence Fishburne weighs in on the controversy surrounding the lack of diversity among this year's (16) Oscar nominees.


1st December 2013

Fact: Laurence Fishburne is attached to play Anthony Anderson's father in a new Tv series, titled Blackish. Anderson also co-created the show.


20th October 2011

Fact: Actor Laurence Fishburne is to narrate a new TV documentary about black workers. Fishburne, who quit TV series Csi: Crime Scene Investigation in June (11), will front Slavery By Another Name, a film exploring the Southern labour practices used in the U.S. following the abolition of slavery. The programme, which is based on the award-winning book by the same name, will debut in the U.S. on 13 February (12) as part of television programming for America's Black History Month.


3rd August 2011

Fact: Laurence Fishburne is to play Daily Planet's no-nonsense editor Perry White in the upcoming Superman reboot Man Of Steel.


25th August 2010

Fact: Laurence Fishburne's daughter MONTANA is bidding to follow up her controversial sex tape with an appearance in men's magazine Playboy. The 19 year old recently posed for a nude 'test' photoshoot for the iconic publication, reports TMZ.com.


19th August 2009

Fact: Laurence Fishburne's wife Gina Torres is to join the cast of hit teen drama GOSSIP GIRL. The actress will appear in the upcoming third season of the show, due to air in the U.S. next month (Sep09).


8th January 2009

Quote: "Laurence Fishburne is an amazing actor and a joy to work with, but Billy created a Sherlock Holmes for the 21st century... I already miss him a lot." CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION star ROBERT DAVID HALL pays tribute to departing castmate William Petersen, who has played GIL GRISSOM for nine seasons.


31st March 2008

Quote: "I am elated and inspired by it. the same way I am inspired by Senator Clinton's campaign. The fact that we have a woman and an African-American man who are campaigning to become President of the United States is a remarkable thing for our country. I wish them both luck. I think it's terrific." Laurence Fishburne is split between Democratic candidates Barack Obama and HILLARY CLINTON.


25th March 2008

Quote: "It's always Laurence, not Larry. Not since I was a kid. My friends call me Fish." Laurence Fishburne clears up any confusion about his name.


25th October 2007

Fact: Actor Laurence Fishburne is returning to the Broadway stage for the first time since 1999 to play late Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall in Thurgood.


19th April 2007

Fact: Laurence Fishburne is voicing the The Silver Surfer in upcoming sequel Fantastic Four And The Silver Surfer.


7th January 2007

Fact: The Matrix star Laurence Fishburne and his actress wife Gina Torres are expecting their first child together. The couple wed in 2002. Fishburne, 45, has two children from a previous marriage.


10th March 2006

Fact: Laurence Fishburne will be honoured with the ShoWest Decade of Achievement award at the annual cinema bosses' convention in Las Vegas, Nevada.


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