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Over the past years, acknowledgment of LAURENCE FISHBURNE's work as a multi-hyphenate actor/producer/director has been impressive. In 1992, he was awarded a Tony for Best Featured Actor In A Play, a Drama Desk Award, an Outer Critic's Circle Award, and a Theater World Award for his work on Broadway as Sterling Johnson in August Wilson's "Two Trains Running." His rare television appearance in the '93 premiere episode of Fox TV's "Tribeca" landed Laurence an Emmy. And to complete a triple crown, he was nominated for an Oscar as Best Actor of 1993 for his portrayal of Ike Turner in the film "What's Love Got to do With It."

This summer, he will co-star with Tom Cruise and Phillip Seymour Hoffman in Paramount's summer film "Mission Impossible 3”.

In 2005, he starred with Ethan Hawke in "Assault on Precinct 13,” which was a remake of John Carpenter's 1976 film by the same name. In the film, a motley crew of policemen and prisoners captained by a reluctant cop (Hawke), band together to fight off a rogue gang that wants to free an incarcerated mobster (Fishburne).

In 2003, Fishburne was seen in gigantic box-office sensations "The Matrix: Reloaded” and "The Matrix: Revolutions” the follow up films to the 1999 Warner Bros/Silver Pictures' box office hit, "The Matrix”. These films, which also star Keanu Reeves and Carrie Ann-Moss, were released in May and November 2003. 

In October of 2003, he was seen in Clint Eastwood's critically acclaimed "Mystic River,” starring alongside the distinguished cast of Sean Penn, Tim Robbins, Kevin Bacon, and Marcia Gay Harden. In January of 2003, Fishburne starred in the Dreamworks release "Biker Boyz.” 

In October of 2000, Laurence made his directorial debut, in addition to starring in and producing "Once in the Life,” a film released by Lionsgate. The screenplay, which he wrote, is based on the one-act play "Riff Raff,” in which Fishburne starred, wrote, and directed in 1994. The play received critical praise and was later brought to New York's Circle Rep Theater. The initial run in Los Angeles was the first production produced under his own banner L.O.A. Productions.

In 1999 he also appeared at the Roundabout Theater on Broadway, playing the lead role of Henry II, in "The Lion in Winter”, a revival of the 1966 hit which focuses on the struggle between Henry II of France and his estranged wife, Elenor of Acquitaine. In addition, Laurence starred in and executive produced "Always Outnumbered,” directed by Michael Apted from a first-time screenplay by author Walter Mosley, for HBO.

In 1997, Laurence received an Emmy nomination (Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Special) and an NAACP Image Award (1998) for his starring role in the HBO drama "Miss Evers' Boys,” which he executive produced. It is based on the Pulitzer Prize-nominated play about the true story of the Tuskegee Study, a controversial medical experiment (1932-72) in which the U.S. Government Public Health Service withheld treatment from a group of African-American men with syphilis. "Miss Evers' Boys” was awarded five Emmys, including "Outstanding made for Television Movie” and the coveted "President's Award,” which honors a program that illuminates a social or educational issue.

Also, Fishburne starred in Paramount Pictures' "Event Horizon,” the science-fiction thriller directed by Paul Anderson and co-starring Sam Neill, Kathleen Quinlan, and Joely Richardson, and "Hoodlum," in which he starred and produced. In "Hoodlum," directed by Bill Duke and co-starring Vanessa Williams, Tim Roth, and Andy Garcia, he plays legendary racketeer Ellsworth "Bumpy" Johnson, the classy ex-con who defies infamous mobsters Dutch Schultz and Lucky Luciano to become king of Harlem's numbers runners during the violent Prohibition era of the 1930's. 

In 1996, he starred in the MGM, action-comedy "Fl

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