Somebody Had To Say It: 5 Reasons We Love The Very Underrated Jeffrey Wright

March 7, 2013  |  

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?

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