Brave Or Disappointing? More Actors Who Played Slaves In Their Careers

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Did these actors hurt or help their careers by playing slaves?

Actors Who Portrayed Slaves

Jamie Foxx is getting a lot of mixed reaction for his upcoming portrayal of Django – a slave on a quest for revenge and his wife. Some have even said that portraying a slave is a step back for Foxx, who already has an Oscar under his belt. Maybe that’s why Will Smith opted not to take the role.

But is it so bad? Here are some other actors who portrayed slaves. Did it hurt their careers?

Halle Berry – Queen –

Morgan Freeman – Glory

Louis Gossett Jr. – Roots

Maya Angelou – Roots

Charlton Heston – Ben-Hur

Cecily Tyson – The Autobiography Of Miss Jane Pittman

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    Djimon Hounsou – Amistad

    Levar Burton – Roots

    Denzel Washington – Glory

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