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Jeffrey Wright, in my eyes, is one of Hollywood’s hidden gems. Why is he “hidden”? Probably because when I talk about how awesome Jeffrey Wright is, I basically have to draw a sketch of the brother or pull up a YouTube clip for people to be on the same page. Why is he a “gem”? Have you seen any of his movies? He’s an amazing character actor as well as an incomparable biographical film role actor. Plus, for the most part, he’s pretty easy on the eyes as well. Here are just a few reasons we have love for Jeffrey Wright, a very underrated yet amazing actor who’s having a great week…
He Can Play Just About Anybody
Seriously, have you seen him as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Boycott? Or how about crazy a** Peoples Hernandez in Shaft? Colin Powell in W.? Or Jean Michel Basquiat in Basquiat? Jeffrey Wright has crazy range, so much so that even if he doesn’t look exactly like a real person he’s supposed to be playing, he still embodies their voice, mannerisms and everything that makes them…well, them. How many folks (aside from an Angela Bassett or Morgan Freeman) can you say actually do that?
(Wall Street Journal) — When HBO’s Prohibition-era drama “Boardwalk Empire” returns for a second season Sunday, audiences will again find a version of Atlantic City that has a distinct New York flavor. The show is filmed on a sprawling set in Greenpoint, and many of the cast and crew have roots in the five boroughs. Among them is Michael Kenneth Williams, 44 years old, who was born and raised in East Flatbush, and is best known for his unnerving portrayal of the gay stick-up man Omar Little on “The Wire.” Williams, who now lives in Williamsburg and walks to the set of “Boardwalk Empire,” has mixed feelings about the overall changes in Brooklyn, and says that he misses the old grit of the city, at least a little.