The Blacks have been told to take the last seat for quite some time now, but in the recent times they have been nothing less than influential and the entertainment world has been flourishing with the rise of Black actors. Movies like Selma and 12 Years a Slave stand as testaments that it is going to keep earning a place in the audience hearts for the ages to come. Hollywood is now a home to some of the greatest Black actors whose on-screen performance has changed the way cinema has been perceived in the previous years. Pacing back to the earliest pages of Hollywood, the Whites were usually seen pursuing acting as a way of appreciating art, or as an exploration of self. But for the Blacks, it had been a necessary distortion, as it was a matter of life and death since they looked it at as a means of survival. The African-American have seen stereotypical roles like that of maids and now most of them stand front as Academy-Award winners in no less than record-shattering movies. Famous Black actors like Morgan Freeman, Will Smith, Samuel L Jackson, and Denzel Washington have all made it big by being proud owners of Emmy, Oscars, and the Golden Globe Awards! Keep reading and you might be surprised by some of the unknown facts about these incredible Black actors!