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Movie Release Date Character Age at Release
AFI Life Achievement Award: 50th Anniversary Special 12/30/23 Self (archive footage) 94
Reinventing Elvis: The 68' Comeback 07/30/23 Self (archive footage) 94
Paul Newman, l'intranquille 06/11/23 Self (archive footage) 94
Sidney Poitier - Der Mann, der Hollywood veränderte 01/23/23 (archive footage) 94
Denzel Washington - Un modèle américain 10/15/22 Self 94
Sidney 09/10/22 Self 94
Poitier's Walter Lee 09/25/18 Self (archive footage) 91
Mr. SOUL! 04/27/18 Self (archival footage) 91
Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes / Feeling Heart 10/14/17 Self 90
I Am Not Your Negro 02/03/17 Various Roles (archive footage) 89
The Madding Crowd 02/01/17 Self (archive footage) 89
And the Oscar Goes to... 02/01/14 Self (archive footage) 86
Moms Mabley 04/20/13 Self 86
Martin Luther King and the March on Washington 01/01/13 Self 85
Sing Your Song 01/13/12 Self 84
Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project 10/13/07 Self 80
Hollywood Legenden 01/01/04 Self 76
The Making of ‘Sneakers’ 06/03/03 Self 76
Quincy Jones: In the Pocket 11/18/01 Self 74
The Last Brickmaker in America 09/23/01 Henry Cobb 74
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Barbra Streisand 05/31/01 Himself 74
Richard Widmark: Strength of Characters 06/29/00 Self 73
Sidney Poitier: One Bright Light 02/02/00 72
The Simple Life of Noah Dearborn 05/09/99 Noah Dearborn 72
Free of Eden 02/21/99 Will Cleamons 72
David and Lisa 11/01/98 Dr. Jack Miller 71
Scandalize My Name: Stories from the Blacklist 01/01/98 Reverend Msimangu (archive footage) 70
The Jackal 11/14/97 Carter Preston 70
Mandela and de Klerk 02/16/97 Nelson Mandela 69
Afro Promo 01/31/97 Self (archive footage) 69
To Sir, with Love II 04/07/96 Mark Thackeray 69
Sneakers 09/09/92 Crease 65
Separate But Equal 04/07/91 Thurgood Marshall 64
Little Nikita 03/17/88 Roy Parmenter 61
Shoot to Kill 02/12/88 Warren Stantin 60
Roy Orbison and Friends: A Black and White Night 01/03/88 Self - Audience Member 60
The Spencer Tracy Legacy: A Tribute by Katharine Hepburn 03/09/86 Self 59
Night of 100 Stars II 03/10/85 Self 58
I Love Quincy 03/23/84 Self 57
Paul Robeson: Tribute to an Artist 10/29/79 Narrator (voice) 52
A Piece of the Action 10/07/77 Manny Durrell 50
Let's Do It Again 10/11/75 Clyde Williams 48
The Wilby Conspiracy 02/01/75 Shack Twala 47
Uptown Saturday Night 07/26/74 Steve Jackson 47
A Warm December 05/23/73 Dr. Matt Younger 46
Nationtime 11/01/72 Self - Narrator 45
Buck and the Preacher 03/17/72 Buck 45
The Organization 10/20/71 Virgil Tibbs 44
Brother John 08/15/71 John Kane 44
They Call Me Mister Tibbs! 07/10/70 Virgil Tibbs 43
King: A Filmed Record... Montgomery to Memphis 03/24/70 Self (archive footage) 43
The Lost Man 07/11/69 Jason Higgs 42
For Love of Ivy 07/17/68 Jack Parks 41
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner 12/11/67 John Prentice 40
In the Heat of the Night 08/02/67 Virgil Tibbs 40
To Sir, with Love 06/14/67 Mark Thackeray 40
Duel at Diablo 06/15/66 Toller 39
The Strolling '20s 02/04/66 Self 38
The Slender Thread 12/15/65 Alan Newell 38
A Patch of Blue 12/10/65 Gordon Ralfe 38
The Bedford Incident 10/11/65 Ben Munceford 38
The Greatest Story Ever Told 04/09/65 Simon of Cyrene 38
A Cinderella Named Elizabeth 01/01/65 Self 37
The Long Ships 04/22/64 Aly Mansuh 37
Lilies of the Field 06/04/63 Homer Smith 36
Pressure Point 10/10/62 Doctor 35
Paris Blues 09/27/61 Eddie Cook 34
A Raisin in the Sun 05/28/61 Walter Lee Younger 34
All the Young Men 08/26/60 Sgt. Eddie Towler 33
Virgin Island 08/07/59 Marcus 32
Porgy and Bess 06/24/59 Porgy 32
The Defiant Ones 08/14/58 Noah Cullen 31
The Mark of the Hawk 12/01/57 Obam 30
Band of Angels 08/03/57 Rau-Ru 30
Something of Value 05/08/57 Kimani Wa Karanja 30
Edge of the City 01/04/57 Tommy Tyler 29
Good-bye, My Lady 05/12/56 Gates Watson 29
A Man Is Ten Feet Tall 10/02/55 Tommy Tyler 28
Blackboard Jungle 03/25/55 Gregory W. Miller 28
Go Man Go 01/27/54 Inman Jackson 26
The Red Ball Express 05/29/52 Robertson 25
Cry, the Beloved Country 11/16/51 Reverend Msimangu 24
No Way Out 08/16/50 Dr. Luther Brooks 23