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LAURENCE FISHBURNE (Narrator) has been honored for his work on both the stage and screen. In 1994, he earned an Academy Award nomination for his searing portrayal of Ike Turner in the hit biopic "What's Love Got to Do with It.” He more recently shared in two Screen Actors Guild Award nominations for Outstanding Motion Picture Cast: one in 2004 for his role in Clint Eastwood's "Mystic River,” and another this year as a member of the ensemble cast of the acclaimed historical feature "Bobby.”

Fishburne, who began acting at the age of 10, was only 15 years old when he won a starring role in Francis Ford Coppola's Vietnam War epic "Apocalypse Now.” He went on to work with Coppola on "Rumble Fish,” "Gardens of Stone” and "The Cotton Club.” In addition, Fishburne has collaborated twice with noted director John Singleton, on "Boyz ‘N the Hood” and "Higher Learning,” earning an NAACP Image Award for Best Actor for the latter. He also starred as the enigmatic Morpheus in the three installments of the groundbreaking "Matrix” franchise: "The Matrix,” "The Matrix Reloaded” and "The Matrix Revolutions.”

In 2000, Fishburne made his feature film directorial debut "Once in the Life,” which he also starred in, produced and wrote, based on his own one-act play "Riff Raff.” Fishburne more recently starred in and produced the inspiring drama "Akeelah and the Bee.” His other film credits include "Mission: Impossible III,” "Assault on Precinct 13,” "Hoodlum,” "Event Horizon,” "Othello,” "Just Cause,” "Bad Company,” "Searching for Bobby Fischer,” "Deep Cover,” "Class Action,” "King of New York,” "Red Heat,” Spike Lee's "School Daze” and Steven Spielberg's "The Color Purple.”

On the small screen, Fishburne starred in and executive produced the acclaimed telefilm "Miss Evers' Boys,” for which he won an Emmy for Outstanding Made for Television Movie and earned an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor. He had previously garnered Emmy and Golden Globe Award nominations and won an NAACP Image Award for his performance in the HBO movie "The Tuskegee Airmen.” He also won an Emmy Award for his role in the premiere episode of Robert De Niro's series "Tribeca.” His television work also includes the HBO movie "Always Outnumbered,” and the telefilms "A Rumor of War,” "For Us the Living” and "Decoration Day.”

In 1992, Fishburne won a Tony Award, a Drama Desk Award, an Outer Critics Circle Award and a Theatre World Award for his work in the Broadway production of August Wilson's "Two Trains Running,” in which he reprised the role of Sterling Johnson, which he originated at the Yale Repertory Theatre. In 1999, he returned to the Broadway stage to star opposite Stockard Channing in "The Lion in Winter.”


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