Laurence Fishburne was only 14 years old when he got the part to play in Apocalypse Now having lied about his age. Production took so long that he was 17 at release of the movie.

The Little Lie That Launched Laurence Fishburne’s Career

http://www.cbc.ca/strombo/ In a world reduced to a few surviving Colonies, Laurence Fishburne is definitely the kind of guy you’d trust to lead you out of the cold. Laurence recently sat down with George to talk about his new role in ‘The Colony’. But he also took the time to tell us a few stories from a career that began before he was a teenager and has included an Oscar-nominated role in the Ike and Tina Turner biopic, ‘What’s Love Got to Do With It” and the part of Morpheus in the Matrix Trilogy. To see more of Laurence, check out ‘The Colony’, in theatres April 26th. Also be sure to check him out in ‘Hannibal’ on City. In this clip, Laurence recalls telling a small fib to get a part in one of the greatest movies of all time. George Stro… Continue Reading (1 minute read)

10 thoughts on “Laurence Fishburne was only 14 years old when he got the part to play in Apocalypse Now having lied about his age. Production took so long that he was 17 at release of the movie.”

  1. WorldsGreatestPoop

    How old was he when he played Cowboy Curtis?

  2. truckin4theN8ion

    Historically accurate. Teenagers lying about their age to get into the Armed forces

  3. Amerpol

    His film credit was Larry Fishburne

  4. TheCheshireCody

    I love that his character did the same thing to her into the military. I’ve always wondered if that was added to the movie because FFC learned about Fishburne’s deception.

  5. FrogJuice-_-

    Most people don’t know this, but he was only 12 when they filmed the first matrix

  6. JolietJakeLebowski

    TIL Lawrence Fishburne was in Apocalypse Now.

  7. Kirikomori

    i think thats a good casting decision, made you realise just how young a lot of the conscripts in vietnam were. they were just kids being forced to handle life or death situations.

  8. North_South_Side

    By some weird coincidence, I have seen Fishburne eating in the same restaurant as me on two different occasions, in two different cities, about ten years apart.

  9. FastWalkingShortGuy

    Luckily his daughter waited to be of age before her first movie.

  10. Swan990

    Pretty sure Scarlett Johansson and Mila Kunis lied about their ages as teens. Mila was 16 or 17 when That 70s show started. And Scarlett was 17 for Lost in Translation or some other big film early in her career.

    I think. Don’t quote me, I dont remember exact ages.

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