Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Larenz Tate

This blog is full of talented, underrated actors who deserve recognition for their great contributions to movies and television. And Larenz Tate, the pick for today, just might be at the top of the list.

His emotional range and incredible ability to completely embody the characters he plays, adds truth and realism to every project he's associated with.

From Dead Presidents to Why Do Fools Fall in Love, the Oscar winning films Crash and Ray and the short lived but critically praised television show, South Central, Larenz Tate has proven time and time again that he's the real deal.

However, if you want to see him at his very best, check out the films, Menace II Society and Love Jones and you'll find yourself scratching your head as to why Larenz Tate is not Hollywood royalty.

1 comment:

  1. So true - His performance in Menace II Society is one of the most riveting and honest portrayals of a tortured inner-city youth, that I believed him to be much like the character he played. In fact, I was shocked to hear him later speak in an interview as the eloquent and clearly intelligent talent that he is. Even his weakest role in Kevin Costner's 'The Postman', made the movie more organic with the innocence he infused in his character 'Ford Lincoln Mercury',.. quite a feat. Kudos again to NVF for giving him recognition, though I'm convinced that we have yet to see him at his very best, as he's still young.