Top 10 Best Black Hollywood Actors


Hollywood is a home to a number of hard working actors who work their hearts out and put their best foot forward in making their work count. The entire Hollywood industry is filled with a lot of talented actors and actresses who have presented themselves very well on the screen and proved themselves to be the best. The Hollywood industry is not only ruled by the white men, but the black men as well.

Yes, a lot of black actors have been working in this industry ever since its very inception. They have made the biggest names for themselves and today they are known to be the most seasoned actors that this movie industry ever has. Here is the list of top ten best black Hollywood actors.

10 Don Cheadle

Top 10 Best Black Hollywood Actors
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He is mostly known for his role in Devil in a Blue Jeans. This hard working gentleman is considered as one of the finest actors of Hollywood today. His acting skills are marvelous and you will never be able to get over all the prominent roles played by him in a number of movies. He is a highly versatile actor who has acted in a number of movies and has made a good name for himself. He is a natural actor and his acting skills are simply effortless. At the same time, he is a social worker as well and has campaigned to end the evil practice of Genocide in Darfur.

He has also authored and co-authored a number of books and has proved his talent to all his fans. He has been named as the UN Environment Program Goodwill Ambassador in the year 2010.


9 Laurence Fishburne

Top 10 Best Black Hollywood Actors
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Laurence Fishburne is considered as the ninth best black actor that Hollywood has today. He has been on the movie screens for more than 40 years now. The best thing is that he is equally popular among all his fans as he was earlier.

He has achieved a lot in his entire career of acting and that would make even the white actors envy. His role as Ike Turner in What’s Love Got to Do With It was nominated for the prestigious Oscar. Thus, you can imagine the amazing acting skills this actor has. He has also worked in a number of plays and movies. He has won a number of awards and accolades in his entire acting career.


8 Cuba Gooding Jr.

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Cuba Gooding Jr.–Photo via EcoWallpapers.net

Cuba Gooding Jr. has been named as the eighth best black actor that the Hollywood has today. This man is a born actor and his acting skills speak about his glory. He is simply effortless and he makes sure that your eyes are stuck to the TV screen while he acts. All the roles played by him in a number of movies are simply breath-taking and admirable. His debut movie in the year 1991 gained him a lot of recognition after which he went on a spree of acting in a number of movies. He has bagged a number of award as the best supporting actor for various movies.


7 Jamie Foxx

Jammie Foxx--photo via Ebony.com
Jammie Foxx–photo via Ebony.co

Jammie Fox is a highly talented actor who also happens to be the seventh best black actor of Hollywood today. He is also considered as one of the hottest black actors of all the time and this makes his fan base even stronger. This multitalented person is not just a fine actor, but a standup comedian and a hip-hop artist as well. He has given his best shot throughout his entire acting career and the best work of this actor includes the movies like Law Abiding Citizen, Ray and Django Unchained.

He has been a holder of the famous Grammy Award and has produced some of the best music albums such as Intuition, Unpredictable, Best Night of My Life and many others.


6 Martin Lawrence

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Martin Lawrence-Photo via RichestCelebrities.org

Martin Lawrence has been named as the sixth best black actor of Hollywood today. He is also referred to as one of the funniest black actors in the film industry today. He is highly witty and can put anybody in splits just like the back of his hand. Apart from being considered as one of the finest black actors, he also happens to be one of the richest actors of Hollywood.

He has marked his presence in a number of movies such as Blue Streak, Bad Boys, Big Mommas house, National Security and Family Reunion. He is simply effortless.


5 Samuel L. Jackson

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Samuel L. Jackson-Photo via ign.com

His name is no news to anybody and he is not only famous in the Hollywood industry, but throughout the world as well. He happens to be the fifth best black actor of Hollywood at present. His contribution in the movie industry of Hollywood cannot be put into words since he has brought great laurels in the movie industry. He has been a part of more than 100 important films where he has played different roles and proved his amazing talent of acting to all its people.

The best movies of this polished actor include Patriot Games, Jungle Fever, Amos and Andrew, Jurassic Park, Pulp Fiction, Quentin Tarantino, Shaft, Black Snake Moan, Unbreakable and many others.


4 Forest Whitaker

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Forest Whitaker-Photo via mxdwn.com

He is known for indulging himself completely into his role to justify his character at his best. Forest Whitaker is considered as the fourth best black actor of Hollywood today. He has a great fan-following, and why not? He deserves the very same for he puts his best foot forward in making each role the best role played by him. He has bagged a number of awards and appreciation in his entire career of acting.

His role is the movie The Last King of Scotland is considered as one of the most prominent roles played by him so far. The best movies where he has acted at his best include a lot of names such as Platoon, Bird, Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai, the Butler, etc. Not only in movies, this actor has also worked in various television shows and has made a huge fan base for him.


3 Will Smith

Photo via Hollywood Reporter.com
Photo via Hollywood Reporter.com

He is not only famous in the Hollywood but throughout the world. Will Smith is considered as the third best black actor of Hollywood today. He is also considered as one of the forever young black actors of the American movie industry. He has a huge fan base throughout the world and as his fans say he has a Midas touch because every movie in which he has marked his presence has been a big hit in the Box Office. His role in the movie Pursuit of Happiness along with his son is considered as one of the finest as well as most memorable roles played by him. This movie is considered as one of the best movies of Hollywood.

The other works where Smith has proved himself over and again include Bad Boys, Independence Day, Men in Black as well as I am Legend. He is considered as the most powerful actor of Hollywood and is respected by everybody. At the same time, he has also been named as the most bankable star throughout the world by Forbes. He has also portrayed the role of Muhammad Ali in the movie Ali.


2 Denzel Washington

Denzel Washington-Photo via Gospel Herald.com
Denzel Washington-Photo via Gospel Herald.com

Denzel Washington is considered as the third best black actor of the Hollywood today. He has added a number of impressive roles and movies in the entire record of his acting career. Not only is he a fine actor, but a very good looking gentleman as well. Thus, this makes his fandom even stronger than that of other black actors.

The movies such as Remember the Titans, American Gangster, He Got Game, Training Day, Man on Fire, Philadelphia as well as Great Debaters have made him as one of the most polish Hollywood actors. His is successful not only commercially, but critically as well and in this regard, he has been appreciated by a number of critics of his amazing acting skills. He is a recipient of a number of prestigious awards such as the Golden Globe. He made his directorial debut in the year 2002 with the biographical film called Antwon Fisher.


1 Morgan Freeman

Top 10 Best Black Hollywood Actors
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The actor who tops the list of being the best black actor of Hollywood is none other than Morgan Freeman. He is considered as one of the most celebrated actors of Hollywood, and why not? He deserves it completely. He has been a part of a number of movies where he has successfully marked his presence among the audience by the way of his amazing and effortless acting talents.

He has also won a number awards including an Academy Award for his role as the supporting actor in Million Dollar Baby. He has also received Oscar nominations for his performance in a number of movies such as The Shawshank Redemption, Invictus, Driving Miss Daisy and many others. Apart from being the finest actor, he is also considered as one of the highest paid actors of Hollywood. Undoubtedly, his movies earn a lot of money.


Top 10 Best Black Hollywood Actors

No Top 10 Best Black Hollywood Actors
1 Morgan Freeman
2 Denzel Washington
3 Will Smith
4 Forest Whitaker
5 Samuel L. Jackson
6 Martin Lawrence
7 Jammie Foxx
8 Cuba Gooding Jr
9 Laurence Fishburne
10 Don Cheadle

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