Top 10 Famous Black Actors in 2016

Undeniably, black male actors are taking over the movies and running with the limelight. These famous actors have proven that all it takes is the talent to get to the top. The year is 2016 and here is a list of top 10 famous male actors in the industry who are black.

10. Don Cheadle

Known for his role in Devil in a blue Jeans, Don Cheadle is one of those actors who make you want to watch a movie just because he is in it. His role in Hotel Rwanda proved that this actor has it up his sleeve when it comes to role play. Don is one great actor, thanks to his ability to bring out characters in diverse roles. He is versatile and natural. Some say he is intimate but one thing is for sure; he is unforgettable.

9. Laurence Fishburne

Laurence has been on the screen for more than 40 years. His credentials are the envy of any black male actor in Hollywood. Laurence Fishburne gained a wider circle of fans from his role as Ike Turner in What’s Love Got To Do With It which was nominated for an Oscar.

8. Cuba Gooding Jr.

Cuba Gooding Jnr has a way of making you believe what he is acting out. He is just that good. There isn’t a movie he has acted that you wouldn’t enjoy. He made his debut in a big way in 1991 in Boys In The Hood, from then on; it has been a success for Cuba. He has bagged several awards as the best supporting actor and also a hilarious supporting actor in most of his movies.
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7. Jammie Foxx

Jammie Foxx is one of the hot black actors that every movie enthusiast just falls in love with. Jammie is also a standup comedian and a hip-hop artist. His notable roles are in Law Abiding Citizen, Django and Ray.

6. Martin Lawrence

Lawrence is undoubtedly one of the funniest famous black actors in the film industry. He has a way of making anyone laugh for no apparent reason. Apart from being one of the top 10 black actors in 2016, he is also one of the wealthiest black actors in Hollywood. Lawrence has starred in several movies including Bad Boys, Blue Streak, National Security, Big Mommas house and Family Reunion.

5. Samuel L. Jackson

Samuel L, Jackson has made a huge contribution to the movie industry. Having been in the scene for many years, he has been a significant part of more than 100 movies. His famous films include Jurassic Park, Jackie Brown, Captain America: The first Avenger, Avengers; Age of Ultron and Pulp Fiction.

4. Forest Whitaker

Forest Whitaker is known for sponging himself into the character while portraying it. This has seen the actor receive a golden globe award. Forest Whitaker also bagged the best actor award for his magnificent movie The Last King of Scotland.

3. Will Smith

Will Smith is one of those forever young black actors in Hollywood. He has a knack for fiction movies. He has somewhat of the Midas touch because every movie he appears in makes it big in the Box Office. His most notable movies include In Pursuit of Happiness with his son, Independence Day, Bad Boys, Men In Black and I Am Legend. He has been a named as the most powerful actor in Hollywood.

2. Denzel Washington

Placing Denzel Washington at the second slot isn’t easy. But the guy in the number one position is hard to beat. He has a number of impressive movies to his name. Denzel is famous for many reasons including being one of the most attractive men in the world. He easily beats many actors hands down. Some of the movies that made him a darling of the masses include Training Day, Man on Fire, Remember the Titans, He Got Game, American Gangster, Philadelphia and the Great Debaters.

1.Morgan Freeman

Morgan Freeman is simply an icon. He is not only the best black male actor but also one of the most celebrated actors in Hollywood. Morgan commands authority despite his calm demeanor. He has won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in Million Dollar Baby. He has appeared in several movies including London Has Fallen which is the most recent and now you see me.


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