African American Hero of the Day

African American Almanac
ISBN: 9781578593231

Which actor won a best-supporting actor role for 1990's Glory?

  • He attended Fordham University as a pre-med student but switched to theater after auditioning for a Eugene O'Neal play and unexpectedly winning the part.
  • His early career included stage work and a role on the popular television medical drama St. Elsewhere.
  • Among his other movies are Cry Freedom (1987), Malcolm X (1992), and Training Day (2001).
  • Also a movie director, he co-produced the 2007 movie The Great Debaters with Oprah Winfrey.

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