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Top 10 Most Famous Black Actors of All Time

Hollywood is a giant industry which provides work to hundreds of actors. At the advent of this industry only white actors ruled the silver screen and the blacks were given only minor roles. As the time progressed, blacks were given the voice in the society and eventually allowed white collar jobs. With that the dynamic of stereotypical American society altered and blacks were given jobs with less discrimination. As a result, aspiring black actors found sanctuary in Hollywood as well and some of these talented performers ultimately become stellar actors. It might not be wrong to say that the film industry, theater and television is rendered incomplete without their prodigious input. Here are some of most famous black actors of all time.

Morgan Freeman holds a top position in the Hollywood for his tremendous performance. The seventy-eight year old actor was born in June 1937 in Memphis, Tennessee.  Morgan was born with an innate talent for acting. When he was nine he took part in a school play as a lead which marked his debut. After moving to California he pursued his dream by enrolling himself at the Pasadena Playhouse. Finally, he debuted on a Broadway play Hello, Dolly! in 1968. The theater brought him into limelight with his titular role in Coriolanus and other alike which earned him Obie Award.

Despite Morgan’s relentless work in theater and television, his acting career truly begins with the silver screen. Moreover, he mostly depicted a kind, wise fatherly figure in his films. The Shawshank Redemption is one such film in which he played the redeemed convict. His incredible performance in this film and Driving Miss Daisy won him nominations in the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. He eventually garnered an Oscar award for Million Dollar Baby. His deep reverberating distinctive voice plays a pivotal role in landing him several prominent projects as such the narrator of award Oscar winning documentary March of the Penguins.

Besides Morgan, there is another stellar black actor who took the entire

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