Friday, August 01, 2014

Hollywood In Black And White

Where are the next black movie stars?
As the first generation of global black movie stars ages out of leading-man roles, the heirs apparent to Will Smith, 45; Denzel Washington, 59; and Eddie Murphy, 53, have not established themselves at the box office. "When you look at the landscape of up-and-coming talent, besides Chadwick and Michael B. Jordan (Fruitvale Station), there really aren't a lot of names that come to mind, and that's an area of concern for us," says Gil Robertson, president of the African American Film Critics Association. "We haven't really done enough to cultivate the next generation. It's one thing to appear in a movie here or there, but it's another to really build a rich career."
You'd think Hollywood, a town that prides itself on its liberalism, was racist, or something...

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