Iconic Black Actors

MovieZoot.com salutes four extremely fine performances by black actors in four very classic films that had tremendous impact on the movie business including Duane Jones in the 1968 horror classic Night of the Living Dead, Fred Williamson in the 1987 blacksploitation action film The Black Cobra, Brock Peters in his unforgettable 1962 performance in To Kill a Mockingbird, and South African actor, politician and royal heir Chief Mangosuthu Buthelezi in the 1964 epic war classic Zulu.

Sit back and enjoy the stellar performances of these outstanding actors and maybe even reflect on the many contributions of black actors and actresses – whether they be in horror, action, drama or historical war films – to all of our memorable movie-going experiences.