Best African-American Actors

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The Top Ten

1 Denzel Washington Denzel Washington Denzel Hayes Washington, Jr. is an American actor and filmmaker. He has received three Golden Globe awards, a Tony Award, and two Academy Awards: Best Supporting Actor for the historical war drama film Glory and Best Actor for his role as a corrupt cop in the crime thriller Training Day.

One Of The Greatest Actors Of All Time. Not Number One...But Number One In All African American Actors To Ever Live. The Guy Is Blessed.

2 Morgan Freeman Morgan Freeman ...read more.
3 Will Smith Will Smith
4 Sidney Poitier
5 Samuel L. Jackson Samuel L. Jackson Samuel Leroy Jackson is an American actor and film producer. He achieved prominence and critical acclaim in the early 1990s with films such as Jungle Fever, Patriot Games, Amos & Andrew, True Romance, Jurassic Park and his collaborations with director Quentin Tarantino including Pulp Fiction, Jackie ...read more.
6 Don Cheadle
7 Lawrence Fishburn
8 Bill Cosby Bill Cosby William Henry "Bill" Cosby, Jr., is an American stand-up comedian, actor, and author. ...read more.
9 Ruby Dee
10 Forest Whitaker

The Contenders

11 James Earl Jones James Earl Jones James Earl Jones is an American actor who in a career spanning more than 60 years has become known as "one of America's most distinguished and versatile" actors and "one of the greatest actors in American history." Since his Broadway debut in 1957, Jones has won many awards, including a Tony Award and ...read more.

This guy gave us DARTH VADER AND MUFASA! That alone cements his place in the top 5 African American Actors! Will Smith and Sam Jackson are the best, but Jones deserves A LOT of credit.

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