March 2008
Black Enterprise;Mar2008, Vol. 38 Issue 8, p10
The article explores the history of black creative film talent, debunking the notion that black people cannot deliver big numbers, crossover audiences, or profitable vehicles. Since the 1960s, there have been a number of black actors, filmmakers, and productions that have broken creative barriers and shattered box-office records. Sidney Poitier, whose dignified portrayals made him America's first black leading man, grew to become one of that decade's biggest attractions. In addition, Will Smith is one of the highest-grossing actors on the world.


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