Justice Is Served
Laurence Fishburne has been one of Hollywood's most iconic actors for nearly 30 years, thanks to unforgettable performances in Apocalypse Now, What's Love Got to Do With It?, for which he received an Academy Award nomination, and the box-office smash The Matrix. But the powerful 46-year-old star is no stranger to the stage, having won the Tony Award in August Wilson's Two Trains Running and appearing in such diverse plays as The Lion In Winter and Fences. Now, Fishburne is taking on his biggest challenge portraying former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall in George Stevens Jr.'s solo play Thurgood, which officially opens at the Booth Theatre on April 30. He recently spoke to TheaterMania about portraying this legendary role model -- as well as his own role models.