February 21, 2024

Far from the days of old Hollywood, Tinseltown has made strides in incorporating diversity into its films. Actors who capitalized on screen time as supporting characters helped pave the way for big-budget Black-directed films that opened today.


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Like the black supporting cast Samuel L. Jackson and Morgan Freeman gravity relegated them to supporting roles and eclipsed the brilliance of the leading stars. Associated with Academy Award nominations, catchy quotes, and the most memorable moments of their films, the best supporting actors are the most interesting actors in their films.

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1 Chadwick Boseman – ‘Captain America: Civil War’ (2016)

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Chris Evans the holder Captain America: Civil War Along with a group of Avengers characters. New arrivals like Spider-Man, Ant-Man and Black Panther confiscated the third installment of The Captain and made the film their own.

The villain’s motivation is foiled against the leader of the Avengers, so the superhero movie relied heavily on it. Chadwick Boseman‘s character to carry the emotional weight of the image. The death of T’Challa’s father and Black Panther’s choice to show mercy to Helmut Zemo, the man who killed his father, are some of the film’s biggest stakes.

2 Jason Weaver – ‘The Lion King’ (1994)

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Teenage heart Jonathan Taylor Thomas He voices a young Simba in the revisited Disney animated megahit The Lion King. Jason Weaver lends vocal chords to musical numbers in the animated drama.

Every kid presenting the classic wears out the back button on their remote control after a repeat performance of Weaver’s “I Just Can’t Wait To Be King” and “Hakuna Matata.” In Weaver’s short time in the film, her singing performance manages to eclipse her counterpart.

3 Mr. T and Carl Weathers – ‘Rocky III’ (1982)

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Perhaps burdened with managerial duties, Sylvester Stallone faded into the background Rocky III. Mr. T and Carl Weathers picked up the slack as a master scene stealer in the third installment of the franchise.

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Mr. It establishes T’s self-promoting Clubber Lang as Rocky’s most humorous and annoying nemesis in the series. Former champion Apollo Creed gives Rocky a brutal whipping that forces him to train with his best friend. Creed IIIHe is played by Damian Anderson Jonathan Majors Deeply inspired by the deep story of Clubber Lang and Apollo Creed, it plants the seed that created the hit. the creed the franchise The legacy of these supporting characters lives on for more than four decades Rocky III’s notice

4 Whoopi Goldberg – ‘Ghost’ (1990)

Whoopi Goldberg as Oda Mae Brown in Ghost

Whoopi Goldberg it was the last choice of the producers Ode to Mae Brown in the year the ghost, but the decision to cast the comedian involved one of the smartest judgments of the production. Goldberg’s unforgettable performance overshadows the work of her co-stars in the romantic fantasy picture.

The talented EGOT winner bought her voice after winning an Oscar for her second role the ghost. Whoopi was in a league of her own and gave her only Academy Award winning performance on film.

5 Cuba Gooding Jr. – ‘Jerry Maguire’ (1996)

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In Jerry Maguire, Cuba Gooding Jr. He portrays Rod Tidwell, the Arizona Cardinals’ angry diva wide receiver looking for a big payday. Jerry Maguire is one of them Tom Cruisefilm highlights, but most of the iconic memories associated with the romantic comedy are tied to Cuba Gooding Jr.’s performance.

Tidwell’s character in the sports comedy drama spawned many catchphrases. It comes from Urban Dictionary’s slang term for the character “quan”, which means money, love and respect. Gooding’s entrance into the phone scene with Cruise spawned the film’s famous quote. Tidwell’s energy is the reason the scene is effective, so much so, when Woody Harrelson he discussed career regrets about the roles he passed up, referred to the picture as a “Show Me The Money” movie, and mentioned that he thought no one would pay attention to an agent.

6 Samuel L. Jackson – ‘The Incredibles’ (2004)

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Mr. Incredible’s super strength doesn’t help in his battle for fame Unbelievable. Samuel L. Jackson voices the aptly named Lucius Best, the ultimate crowd-pleaser in the iconic Pixar superhero movie.

Frozone’s transportation is entertaining to watch and the skater’s transportation experience is second only to Dash Parr. Lucius’ steps, along with his dialogue, are credited with some of the funniest moments in animation. About the monologue about the monologue and the incredible anger about his lack of super suit Mr. It pushes Incredible to the background of his movie.

7 Denzel Washington – ‘Glory’ (1989)

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Denzel WashingtonHis portrayal of Private Silas Trip is certainly a cut above his fellow actors the glory. Scene-stealer Washington asks the audience to forget that his character plays second fiddle Matthew BroderickRobert Gould is Colonel Shaw.

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Regardless of the marquee turnover order, Washington still brought its A-game. Scenes like Trip’s whipping are tear-jerking and demand recognition from the Academy. Washington was the only cast member to win an Academy Award for his portrayal, cementing him as the most decorated character in cinema.

8 Morgan Freeman – ‘The Shawshank Redemption’ (1994)

Shawshank Redemption stars Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman

Arguably one of the most critically acclaimed films ever made, the level of difficulty steals the show. The Shawshank Redemption it rose to an impossible level. Morgan Freeman managed to get the attention out of hand Tim Robbins.

Robbins is the main character The Shawshank Redemption. The heavy lifting is assigned to Morgan Freeman’s character Ellis Boyd Redding, whose narrative duties he provides. Freeman is a standout in film and his acting chops earned him an Oscar nomination.

9 Samuel L. Jackson – ‘Pulp Fiction’ (1994)

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Quentin Tarantino‘s Pulp Fiction is a cult classic crime film with an ensemble cast delivering acclaimed performances. Although both John Travolta and Samuel L. Jackson Winner of the Oscars for Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor respectively, Samuel L. Jackson surpasses Jules Winnfield Travolta as the star of the stars.

Pulp Fiction it is remembered for its rich dialogue, and Tarantino gave the film’s best lines to his frequent collaborator Jackson. Jules’ recitation of the iconic fictional bible verse in the apartment and restaurant scenes cements her as the film’s standout performer.

10 Eddie Murphy – ’48 Hrs.’ (1982)

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At that time a star was born Eddie MurphyIn the year he made his debut in the cinema 48 hours. The action comedy predates all the legendary buddy cop comedies that followed and Eddie Murphy’s character Reggie Hammond is seen as the genre’s comedic relief archetype.

In the first episode of the series, Nick Nolte is given top billing. This is Reggie Hammond’s bright spot 48 hours and Hammond’s hilarious antics propelled the film to the seventh highest-grossing film of 1982, sparking a top-billing sequel starring Eddie Murphy.

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