Despite the controversy generated by the lack of African-American nominees in the Oscars' interpretative categories, few people doubt the enormous quality of these actors. We select the 50 most distinguished, although many more could be on this list.
He was a singer, musician, dancer and actor. His most outstanding work was in the TV series Chico and the man as The Garbage Man, and as Dick Halloran in The Shining, by Stanley Kubrick. He was also known for interpreting the voiceover of several cartoon characters as the Jazz cat from the movie The Aristocats in 1970. His nickname Scatman received him when he auditioned on the radio in 1932.
He is an American actor, director, producer and author who became known for portraying Kunta Kinte in the ABC Roots miniseries, based on Alex Haley's novel. He is also known for his portrayal of Geordi La Forge in the science fiction series Star Trek: The Next Generation and as host of the PBS children's program Reading Rainbow.
He has worked in Perdida (2014), In the Assassin's Mind (2012), A Madea Christmas (2013) among others.
Billy Dee Williams
He studied drama before beginning his career in The Last Angry Man (1959), playing a villain from the street, and began acting in various films during the 1970s, such as The Out of Towners (1970), Lady Sings the Blues with Diana Ross (1972), Hit! (1973), The Take (1974). He also worked in various roles for television of the time. He made an interpretation in The Bingo Long Traveling AllStars & Motor Kings "(1976) and appeared in The Empire Strikes Back (1980), from the Star Wars saga, playing the character of Lando Calrissian, a role he repeated for the continuation of the saga in Return of the Jedi (1983) .In 1981 he appeared with Sylvester Stallone in Nighthawks. Since then he has performed minor roles, as in the case of the Tim Burton Batman film (1989) that played Harvey Dent. absence in [Batman Returns]], it was said that in effect, we would see the transformation of Dent into the villain Dos Caras in Batman Forever.In the end, Dos Caras was played by Tommy Lee Jones in the Joel Schumacher version.More recently Billy Dee Williams has appeared in series like Lost, in the third season, in chapter 14 "Exposé." He has also performed in Private Practice, in "Scrubs", in "White Collar" and "Modern Family." As for movies, in the year 2009 made a small He played a role in the movie Fanboys with his partner in Star Wars, Carrie Fisher.
Sammy Davis Jr.
He was a singer, multi-instrumentalist musician (vibraphone, trumpet and drums), dancer, actor and American comedian. It was part of the "Rat Pack" that within its members were Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Peter Lawford and Joey Bishop.
British actor known for having played Danny Hunter in the television series Spooks and Martin Luther King in the movie Selma.
Gregory Oliver Hines was an American actor, singer, dancer and choreographer. Hines appeared in movies such as The Cotton Club, White Nights, Running Scared, Tap and Waiting to Exhale. On television, he starred in his own series in 1997, called The Gregory Hines Show. He also appeared in a recurring role in Will & Grace as Ben Doucette. Hines made his Broadway debut with his brother in The Girl in Pink Tights in 1954. He won nominations for the Tony Award for Eubie! (1979), Comin 'Uptown (1980) and Sophisticated Ladies (1981). He won the Tony Award and the Drama Desk Award for Jelly's Last Jam (1992) and won the Theater World Award for Eubie !. He co-hosted the ceremony of the Tony Awards in 1995 and 2002
He is a British-Nigerian actor, known for his role as Moses in the 2011 film Attack the Block and for playing the role of Finn in Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015), which brought him international fame.
As an actress, she made her debut by personalizing Effie White in Dreamgirls (2006), for which she won worldwide acclaim and an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, a Golden Globe, a BAFTA Award and an Actors Guild Award . He has also appeared in films such as Sex and the City (2008), The Secret Life of Bees (2008) and Winnie Mandela (2013). As a singer, Hudson won a Grammy Award for his debut album, Jennifer Hudson, published in 2008.
He is an American actor, comedian, television producer and activist. Experienced in stand-up comedy, he began his career in several clubs, obtained an avant-garde role in the 1960s I Spy action program. At the end of that decade he starred in his series, The Bill Cosby Show. He was one of the main characters of a children's television program and created the animated comic series Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids. He acted in numerous films, although his recognition is due to work on television. During the 1980s, he produced and starred in one of the sitcoms that defined the culture of the decade, The Cosby Show. In primetime, he presented an upper-middle-class African-American family without following stereotypes among African-Americans. While some argued that The Cosby Show ignored racial inequity, many agreed that it showed positive role models. In the 1990s: Cosby starred, presented Kids Say the Darndest Things and made more films. He continues on comedy circuits with anecdotal stories and is known for having a familiar and clean routine. His good character and fatherly image have made him a popular personality, earning him the nickname "Dad of America."
He is an American film and television actor and producer. Winner of the Golden Globe for best supporting actor - series, miniseries or telefilm and Emmy for best supporting actor - miniseries or telefilm; and candidate for the Actors Guild Award. Known for his interventions in films and television series such as Angels in America (2003), The Manchurian Candidate (2004) and his participation in the films of James Bond Casino Royale (2006) and Quantum of Solace (2008) as Felix Leiter. He has currently worked on the three installments of The Hunger Games:
Richard Rountree, American actor born in 1942 who gave life to the character of Shaft, a private detective in the early 70s and whose second version was released in the year 2000 and was played by Samuel L. Jackson, where Richard Rountree also appeared interpreting the role of another private detective.
Taraji P. Henson
She is known for her role as Yvette in Baby Boy (2001), Shug in Hustle and Flow (2005) and Queenie in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008), for which she was nominated for an Oscar for best supporting actress in 2009 From 2011 to 2014 he was the co-star of the successful CBS series Person of Interest. He currently has a role in the Empire series.
Michael B. Jordan
Michael Bakari Jordan (b. Santa Ana, California, February 9, 1987) is an American film and television actor. Jordan has gained international fame by playing the character of Adonis "Donnie" Johnson Creed, the son of the fictional boxer Apollo Creed, in the film Creed: The Legend of Rocky (2016).
She was an American actress and singer, the first African-American to win an Oscar Award and in 2006 the first African-American Oscar winner to whom a US government postage stamp was dedicated. UU., Has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, for its radio and film contributions. One of the pioneers of the African-American movement, challenged the conventions and injustices of the time. He was one of the most beloved figures in Hollywood, often typecast in the character of the good maid, vivacious and supportive. When she was criticized for working only as domestic servant, she replied: "I'd rather act as a maid and earn 700 dollars a week than be a maid and earn 7"
Jada Pinkett Smith
American actress, producer, director, singer, songwriter and businesswoman. Pinkett Smith began his career in 1990, when he was invited to participate in the brief sitcom True Colors. His fame began to increase by starring in the dramatic film Menace II Society (1993) and Set It Off (1996). He has had several roles in various films covering different genres, and probably as he is best known is for his performances in Ali, The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions.
She is a television presenter, producer, actress, businesswoman, philanthropist and American book critic. She was several times the Emmy Award winner for her program The Oprah Winfrey Show, the most watched talk show in the history of television, and is an influential book critic, actress nominated for an Oscar Award, and editor of her own magazine. According to Forbes magazine, he was the richest African-American person of the twentieth century and the only one of black origin to own, in the world, more than one billion dollars for three consecutive years. It is also said that she was the most powerful woman of 2005 according to Forbes.
Louis Gossett Jr.
American actor and writer. He was winner of several Emmy Awards, Golden Globe and an Oscar. As an actor, he is remembered for having participated in the famous TV series Roots 1977 in the role of Fiddler: this performance led him to win an Emmy. There are multiple appearances in TV series, miniseries and films such as the miniseries "Sadat" 1983 (based on the life of the president of Egypt) and "The powers of Matthew Star" in 1982-1983. In 1982, he got his consecration in the cinema, working together with Richard Gere and Debra Winger in the box office film Official and gentleman playing the character of the straight and tough Sergeant Foley, his performance was remarkable and he won the Oscar for best supporting actor, received in March 1983. Then in 1983 he films Jaws 3-D with Dennis Quaid. In 1985 he returned to work with Quaid in today's cult film Enemy Mine a science fiction and futuristic film, his character was an extraterrestrial of race "Drag" named Jeriba 'Jerry' Shigan, who was at war with humans. In 1986 Iron Eagle films a war action film, which gave rise to a whole saga of 4 films in total Iron Eagle II 1988, Aces: Iron Eagle III 1992 and Iron Eagle on the atack 1995. In 1991 films Toy Soldiers (film) . Gossett Jr. remains a requested actor both in film and on television until today.
Known for his interpretations of detective James Carter in the trilogy "Rush Hour" with Jackie Chan, Smokey in the movie "Friday" and Danny in "Silver Linings Playbook."
American singer, dancer, model and actress. In cinema he has done works such as the Golden Globe nominated role in Dreamgirls (2006), and leading roles in The Pink Panther (2006) and Obsessed (2009) among others.
Regular actress in supporting roles, she gained popularity by playing pop star Tina Turner for the cinema. He studied at the Yale University Drama School and worked on Broadway. His works include those of Contact (1997), Malcolm X (1992), Boyz 'N the Hood (1991), FX (1985), and City of Hope (1991). In 1994, he received an Oscar nomination and a Golden Globe for his work as Tina Turner in What's Love Got to Do with it? (1993). American Horror Story Coven has participated incarnating the character of Marie Laveau, in American Horror Story Freak Show playing Desiree Dupree, a woman with three breasts, and in American Horror Story: Hotel playing Ramona Royale, a vampire resident in the Hotel Cortez.
Comedian and American actor. He was born in 1940 in Peoria (Illinois), grew up in his grandmother's brothel. His first professional performance came at the age of 7, playing drums in a night club. He was a talented communicator, who became famous thanks to his analysis of contemporary customs and racial situation. Pryor broke down many barriers for black comedians and reached a wide audience through his keen observations. In the 1970s it reached great popularity and started one of the most famous interracial film couples in cinema with Gene Wilder in the intrigue-action-comedy film The Chicago Express and would act in three more films, although they would not be so serious: Do not lie to me, I believe you, Do not scream at me, I do not see you and Crazy auction. He also appeared in Superman III and Critical Status.
He is the son of actors Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, older brother of singer Willow Smith and half younger brother of Trey Smith. His first important role was in the film In Search of Happiness (2006). He has also participated in the remakes of The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008) and The Karate Kid (2010). In 2013 he participated with his father in the movie After Earth.
She was nominated for the Oscar Awards and has won four Emmy Awards, three Actors Guild Awards and a Golden Globe Award. Woodard has appeared in numerous television series and movies. She was nominated for an Oscar for best supporting actress for her performance in the 1983 film Cross Creek. He also played the role of Lily Sloane, Zefram Cochrane's assistant, in Star Trek VIII: First contact. Woodard's television works include Hill Street Blues, St. Elsewhere, Puss in Boots, LA Law and Homicide: Life on the Street. Woodard has won four Primetime Emmy awards for his performances on Hill Street Blues, LA Law, the TV movie Miss Evers' Boys and The Practice. He has also received nominations for Words by Heart, St. Elsewhere, Unnatural Causes, A Mother's Courage: The Mary Thomas Story, The Piano Lesson, Gulliver's Travels, Homicide: Life on the Street and The Water Is Wide. From 2005 to 2006, Woodard acted in the ABC series Desperate Housewives in the role of Betty Applewhite, for which he received another Emmy nomination. Woodard has also participated in several plays, including Map of the World, Drowning Crow, Me & Bessie and Winter's Tale.
He is an American actor, former American football player in the United States and Canada. In 1974 he retires from professional football and leaves the Oakland Raiders team for his true vocation, acting. His first two films are Kung Fu and Friday Foster, both in 1975. But his success at the box office really comes when producers Irwin Winkler and Robert Chartoff choose him for the role of Apollo Creed in the movie Rocky (1976). He would play this role in the next four films of the Italian boxer, making his main friend and coach an enemy. Joel Silver gives him an important role in Predator, in 1987, alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger. From then on he would have ups and downs in his career going through the big screen and even television series in the United States, among which Street Justice stands out.
Known for his roles as teenage father Ricky Baker in the 1991 film The Boys in the Neighborhood, Lance Sullivan in The Best Man, as Tracy Reynolds in Like Mike, and as Ryan in the V series.
He is an American film and theater actor and singer nominated for an Oscar Award in 2005 by Hustle & Flow. Having appeared in movies and on television since the late 1980s, he had his first important role in the film Mr. Holland's Opus in 1995, although from 2004 it was where he had better appearances in films, including Ray, Crash, Four Brothers, Hustle & Flow, Get Rich or Die Tryin ', Idlewild, Correspondents in Danger, Brave and recently in Iron Man, ConscienteAwake), and August Rush in 2007. In 2014, the Latin television series Hada Madrina produced by ShowMe Latin
James Earl Jones
His extensive career includes blockbusters such as Star Wars (Episodes IV (1977), V (1980), VI (1983) and III (2005)), The Lion King (I (1994) and II (1998)), Conan the Barbarian (1982), The Prince of Zamunda (1988), Field of Dreams (1989), The Hunt for Red October (1990), Game of Patriots (1992) and Imminent Danger (1994). He is the son of also actor Robert Earl Jones. In 2011 he was awarded the honorary Oscar, along with Dick Smith and Oprah Winfrey.
He is a British television, theater and film actor. He began his career in the United States, his best-known role being that of Russell "Stringer" Bell, a drug dealer who aspires to become a businessman in the series The Wire. Protagonist in turn in the Luther series where he won a Golden Globe for the best actor in a miniseries or TV movie. Elba is also a DJ - known as DJ Big Driis / Big Driis the Londoner - and a hip hop and soul singer.
She is an American actress of Dominican origin, and Puerto Rican. Saldaña obtained his first important roles in the Center Stage films of the year 2000 and Crossroads of 2002. He later gained prominence for his role as Anamaría in Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl of 2003 and as Nyota Uhura in the film Star Trek of 2009, and then as Neytiri in the James Cameron Avatar movie in 2009, and as Gamora in Guardians of the Galaxy in 2014.
She was an American R&B singer, soul, blues and gospel, although she also stood out as an actress, composer, producer, businesswoman and model. According to Guinness World Records she is, to date, the most awarded artist of all time, with two Emmy awards, six Grammy awards, thirty Billboard Music Awards and twenty-two American Music Awards, for a total of +600 awards in her career. He began his film career in 1992 with the movie The Bodyguard, whose soundtrack is the best selling of all time with more than 45 million copies sold in 2012. He would continue in 1995 with the movie Waiting to Exhale, The Preacher's Wife ( 1996), Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella (1997) and finally Sparkle (2012).
He is a comedian, actor, screenwriter, producer and American film director. He was elected in the United States as the fifth best monologuist comedian of all time by Comedy Central. Also in 2007 he was voted in the United Kingdom as the ninth best comedian in Channel's 100 Greatest Stand-Ups program and again in the updated 2010 list as the eighth best comedian. Rock has acted in films since 1987 (he began with a small role in "Beverly Hills Cop II"), it was not until the success as an actor he had in the late 1990s in which Rock began receiving more important roles in films. These include the roles in "Dogma", "The Fighting Sausage", "Lethal Weapon 4" and "Nurse Betty" and their starring role in "Down to Earth". Rock has also worked behind the scenes as a writer and also as director "From incompetent to president" and "I Think I Love My Wife" In the fall of 2005, the UPN television network premiered a comedy called "Everybody Hates Chris, "Based on Rock's life as a child, of which he is the Executive Producer and the narrator. He has managed to gain success from both critics and the public.
Actor, R&B singer, songwriter, rapper, former model and American MTV VJ. After releasing several albums, he went on to make films, with several major roles in Hollywood movies. He debuted in theaters in 2001, with the movie Baby Boy directed by John Singleton, then starred in Boyz n the Hood and played Roman "Rome" Pearce in Fast 2 Furious, Fast Five, Fast & Furious 6 and "Furious 7". In addition, he participated in the soundtracks of Waist Deep and Fast 2 Furious
He is an American film and television actor and producer. Winner of the Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor - Series, Miniseries or TV Movie and twice winner of the Actors Guild Award for Best Cast. 1 Oscar, Emmy and BAFTA Awards Candidate. Known for his interventions in films such as Volcano (1997), Traffic (2000), Ocean's Twelve (2004), Hotel Rwanda (2004), Crash (2004), Iron Man 2 (2010), The Flight (Flight) (2012) and Iron Man 3 (2013).
He is an American actor, rapper and music producer.1 He began his career as a member of the controversial NWA gangsta rap group, and subsequently launched his successful solo career in music and film. In recent years, his acting career has been the center of his life, although he has not neglected rap at all. He is considered one of the most influential icons and figures in the hip hop industry, particularly for his intrepid and angry rap, and for touching political and racial issues in his lyrics. It has sold more than 12 million copies worldwide.
He is an actor, film director, writer and diplomat. He began to be known for acclaimed performances in American plays, in which he challenged racial stereotypes. In this way he gave great credibility to African-American actors in the western world. In 1963, Poitier managed to be the first African-American actor to win the Oscar for best actor for his performance in Los lirios del valle. The meaning of his achievement was confirmed in 1967 when he starred in three very well received films: To Sir, with love (film), In the heat of the night, and Guess who comes to dinner tonight. He has also directed well-known films such as It happened on a Saturday, and Let's Do It Again (with his friend Bill Cosby), and Crazy of auction (starring Richard Pryor and Gene Wilder). In 2002, 38 years after receiving the Oscar for best actor, Poitier was chosen by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences of Hollywood to receive the Honorary Oscar.
In 1986 he began his film career with a Warner movie (Wild Cats, by Goldie Hawn). Spike Lee was the one who launched him to stardom, by including him in several of his films. Spike Lee noticed a video clip of Michael Jackson, Bad, directed by Martin Scorsese in which Wesley participated. In the 1990s he became a star of action cinema with several films. He is an expert in martial arts, specifically, he is 5th Dan of shotokan style karate. He is also 2nd Dan of Hapkido and also for his films he has included some movements of Capoeira, Kung-fu shaolin and Jiu-jitsu.
He studied at the Black Actors Workshop of the American Conservatory Theater. He began as a theater actor participating in numerous productions such as The Island and Macbeth. His biggest box office hit was with Mel Gibson in Lethal Weapon and its sequels, in which he plays Agent Murtaugh. Danny Glover almost always embodies honest, simple and warm characters. Glover has maintained its acting force for more than 28 years.
Jamie Foxx lives his best professional moment. Although he reached the top of international stardom on wheels, playing a taxi driver in Collateral, just before winning the Oscar for Ray, few people know that since the mid-90s, Jamie Foxx is famous in the United States, for his facet of comedian television.
His performance as Ugandan dictator Idi Amin in the film The last king of Scotland earned him multiple awards, including an Oscar, a Golden Globe and a BAFTA Award. He is the fifth African-American to win the Oscar for best actor after Sidney Poitier, Denzel Washington, Morgan Freeman and Jamie Foxx obtained it.
American film and television model and actress, winner of the Emmy, Golden Globe and Oscar awards. Other works of his have been: Wild Fever (1991), by Spike Lee, The Last Boy Scout (1992), Boomerang (1992), The Flintstones (1994), X-Men (2000) and its sequels X-Men 2 (2003 ), X-Men: The Last Stand (2006) and X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014). For Monster's Ball (2001), she won an Oscar, an SAG award, the Silver Bear in Berlin and was chosen best actress by the National Board of Review.
He is an actor, humorist, producer and director. He became famous in the 1990s, when he began his acting career in Hollywood thanks to the collaboration of film director Michael Bay with films such as Two rebel cops and From thief to police.
She is an actress, comedian, producer, screenwriter, television presenter, singer and American writer. He has also dedicated part of his life to political activism. His first relevant work was as the protagonist of the one-person show Whoopi Goldberg (1984-85), presented on Broadway. His most notable works were made in the films The Color Purple (1985), Ghost (1990), Sister Act (1992), Sister Act 2 (1993), The Lion King (1994), The Associate (1996) and Girl, Interrupted (1999). For her portrayal of Celie Johnson in The Color Purple, directed by Steven Spielberg, Goldberg won the Golden Globe for Best Drama Actress in 1986 and the Image Award in the category of Best Actress in 1988; She was also nominated for the Oscar in 1986. Whoopi Goldberg is one of the few people in the world to win the four most important awards in the entertainment industry in the United States (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony).
Cuba Gooding Jr.
Cuba Gooding Jr is an American actor, winner of the Oscar in 1997 for his performance in the film Jerry Maguire and with numerous leading roles in films such as American Gangster, They Call Me Radio, Men of Honor or Pearl Harbor, among others.
Nominated for 2 Oscar for Blood Diamond and In America, he also performed in Gladiator, The Island, Constantine, Lara Croft Tomb Raider, Eragon, Fast & Furious 7, etc.
American actor, director, singer and humorist. With his interventions on Saturday Night Live, the Brooklyn comedian achieved fame in the United States. His first film role was in Limit: 48 hours (1982), a title directed by Walter Hill that was co-starring Nick Nolte. The success of the film, which mixed comedy and action (a common occurrence in his films), embodied a triumphant film career throughout the 1980s, with titles such as Trading Places (From Beggar to Millionaire) (1983) by John Landis, Superdetective in Hollywood (1984) by Martin Brest or Coming to America (1988), also directed by Landis. By Limit: 48 hours Eddie was nominated for the Golden Globe as a revelation actor. Later he was a candidate again for this award for Entre pillos is the game and Superdetective in Hollywood. In 1989 he directed his first film, Harlem Nights. From the 90s Eddie continued to intervene in commercially successful films, such as the remakes of The Mad Professor (1996), Dr. Dolittle (1998), he was also the voice of Donkey's character in the animated film Shrek (2000) . Other titles of his phimography are The Haunted Mansion (2003), Daddy Day Care (2003) and Dreamgirls (2006), a film based on the Supremes thanks to which he won the Golden Globe, the best supporting actor, and Norbit (2007) ,
Samuel L. Jackson
Samuel L. Jackson, is an American actor, film, television and theater producer. Candidate for the Oscar, the Golden Globes and the Actors Guild Award and winner of a BAFTA for best supporting actor. He is known for his interventions in films such as, Coming to America (1988), Goodfellas (1990), Jurassic Park (1993), Pulp Fiction (1994), Die Hard: With a Vengeance (1995), A Time to Kill (1996) , Unbreakable (2000), Changing Lanes (2002), SWAT (2003), The Avengers (2012), Django Unchained (2012) and the Star Wars saga as the master Mace Windu (1999, 2002 and 2005). Jackson is also known for playing the voice of Sergeant Frank Tenpenny in the successful sandbox Grand Theft Auto San Andreas (2004).
Oscar winner in 2005 by Million Dollar Baby. He has also received other nominations for his performances in The 42nd Street Reporter (1987), Strolling Miss Daisy (1989), Life imprisonment (1994) and Invictus (2009). He has won the Golden Globe and SAG awards. He is also the inter-narrator of Great Mysteries of the Universe with Morgan Freeman. His extensive career includes other blockbusters such as Brubaker (1980), Unforgiven (1992), Times of Glory (1989), Se7en (1995), Deep Impact (1998), Nuclear Panic (2002), Como Dios (2003), Now or never (2007), Wanted (2008), three installments of the Batman saga (Batman Begins, 2005; The Dark Knight, 2008 and The Dark Knight Rises, 2012) Lucy (2014 film) and the comedy Ted 2 ( 2015).
It is not easy to succeed in music, or succeed in film and television. Nor is it possible to escape from a character like that of the Prince of Bel-Air, so prone to typecasting. Will Smith has done it and achieved what seemed impossible. He has been nominated for four Golden Globe, two Oscar, and has won the Grammy. In the late 1980s, Smith achieved modest fame as a rapper under the name of The Fresh Prince. In 1990, however, his fame increased dramatically when he starred in the television series The Prince of Bel-Air. The program continued for more than half a decade (1990 - 1996) on the NBC and has been permanently broadcast on several channels. In the mid-90s, Smith went from television to cinema, acted in numerous films that achieved great box office success. He also received a special award for his contribution to music within the cinema at the 2007 Major Awards Gala. He is the only actor in history who has acted in eight consecutive films that have generated more than $ 100 million at the box office. national, in addition to being the only actor who has participated in eight consecutive films that will reach number one at its premiere. His most financially successful films have been Bad Boys, Bad Boys II, Independence Day, Men in Black, Men in Black II, Men in Black III, I, robot, In search of happiness, I am legend, Hancock, Wild Wild West , Public Enemy, Shark Tale, Hitch, Seven Souls and After Earth. He also received critical acclaim for his performances in Ali and Six Degrees of Separation. In 2013 the actor buys the rights for the United States of the Spanish television program El Hormiguero, presented by Pablo Motos. 16 of 20 of the films in which he has performed worldwide have accumulated gross profits of more than $ 100 million each, and five made more than $ 500 million each. As of 2014, his films have raised more than $ 600 million at the global box office.
Actor and film director, winner of two Oscar, two Golden Globes and a Tony Award.