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LAURENCE FISHBURNE is Noland, a long-time inhabitant of the Predator hunting planet, who has survived in hiding.

Over the past years, acknowledgment of Fishburne's work as a multi-hyphenate actor-producerdirector 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 Fishburne 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."

In 2009, Fishburne appeared in the feature film "Armored,” a heist film that revolves around an armored truck and the stealing of $10 million. He also signed on to star, direct and produce "The Alchemist,” the story of Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who yearns to travel in search of a worldly treasure as extravagant as any ever found.

In 2008 Fishburne joined CBS' hit prime-time show "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” starring as a former pathologist who is now working as a traveling college lecturer. In addition, Fishburne has signed a first-look production deal, via his Cinema Gypsy Productions, with CBS Paramount Network Television. Cinema Gypsy's film credits include "Akeelah and the Bee,” "Five Fingers,” and "Once in the Life.” Also in 2008, Fishburne was seen in the box office success "21” alongside Kevin Spacey.

That same year, Fishburne returned to Broadway for a limited engagement of the one-man show, "Thurgood,” about the life of Thurgood Marshall. His performance earned him a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Solo Performance, an Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Solo Performance, and a Tony nomination for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play. He is currently reprising the role on stage in Los Angeles.

In 2006 Fishburne was reunited with his "What's Love Got to Do With It” co-star Angela Bassett in "Akeelah & the Bee.” For his performance he was awarded a Best Actor Award at the 2006 Black Movie Awards. The film swept the show with three other wins, including Best Picture. Fishburne also produced the film through his Cinema Gypsy production banner. He then starred with Tom Cruise in "Mission Impossible 3,” and joined the impressive cast of "Bobby,” which was nominated for a SAG Award™ for best ensemble cast.

On stage in 2006, Fishburne portrayed an inspirational teacher in the new drama "Without Walls” by Alfred Uhry, directed by Christopher Ashley, at the Center Theatre Group's Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles. For this performance he was awarded Best Actor at the 17th Annual NAACP Theater Award. He then starred opposite Angela Bassett at The Pasadena Playhouse in August Wilson's play "Fences,” which broke sales records during its sold out run.

In 2005, Fishburne starred with Ethan Hawke in "Assault on Precinct 13,” a remake of John Carpenter's 1976 film. In 2003, Fishburne was seen in blockbusters "The Matrix: Reloaded” and "The Matrix: Revolutions,” the follow up films to the landmark box office hit, "The Matrix.” Also in 2003, Fishburne was seen in Clint Eastwood's critically acclaimed "Mystic River,” and in the film "Biker Boyz.”

In 2000, Fishburne made his directorial debut with, in addition to starring in and producing in, "Once in the Life.” The screenplay, which he wrote, is based on the one-act play "Riff Raff,” which Fishburne starred in, wrote and directed in 1994. In 1999 Fishburne 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. In addition, Fishburne starred in and executive produced "Always Outnumbered,” for HBO.

In 1997, Fishburne 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. "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. That year, Fishburne starred in "Event Horizon” and "Hoodlum," also producing the latter.

In 1996, he starred in "Fled" and in the critically acclaimed film "Othello" in the title role – the first African-American to play the Moorish king in a major screen release. In 1995, he starred in an original HBO film "Tuskegee Airmen," for which he received an NAACP Image Award for Best Actor in a Mini-Series, and Golden Globe, Emmy and Cable Ace nominations for Best Actor in a Mini-Series.

Before that, Fishburne appeared in the films "Bad Company," "Higher Learning," for which he received an NAACP Image Award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture, "Just Cause," and the Oscar winning film "The Color Purple.” As Ike Turner in "What's Love Got To Do With It," he captivated the public and the critics alike who predicted his Oscar nomination for this remarkable work.

Earlier film credits include "Searching For Bobby Fischer,” "Deep Cover,” "Boyz in the Hood," "Cadence,” "Class Action," "King of New York," "Red Heat," "Nightmare on Elm Street 3," "Cotton Club,” "Rumblefish” – and Francis Ford Coppola's classic "Apocalypse Now,” which Fishburne filmed at age 15. Fishburne also had a memorable role as Cowboy Curtis in the PBS series Pee Wee's Playhouse.”

Fishburne continues to give back, serving as an Ambassador for Unicef. In 2007, Harvard University honored Fishburne with an Artist of the Year Award for his outstanding contributions to American and International Performing Arts, as well as his many humanitarian contributions.

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