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To state the obviousness, Laurence Fishburne is a Black man. But he’s actually playing one on TV courtesy of role on ABC’s new comedy, Black-ish. The 53-year-old veteran thespian plays “Pops,” the patriarch of very privileged African-American clan. And audiences have taken a liking to his performance already, has help score the No. 2 spot for Wednesday ratings behind network leader Modern Family.

Despite the subdued character, Fishburne has showed incredible range over the years and we present 10 Laurence Fishburne roles that prove just that.

Photos: Brian To/, Columbia Pictures

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