Michael B. Jordan is by far one of the best young, black actors in Hollywood. He is best known for his breakout role in the hit series, The Wire. He most recently stole hearts in the gripping film, Fruitvale Station where he depicted Oscar Grant; a young black man who was wrongfully shot and killed by transit police in the Bay Area. GQ has honored Michael as Breakout Man of the Year; a very well-deserved honor.
The GQ article describes his iconic work and the pain felt around the world when his character was killed off in The Wire. It states:
Now, again, a few earnest souls in our film industry are taking steps from the beaten path to present the human-scale cost of our racial pathology. And the right actor is again required to take a bullet in such a way that we will feel the loss in all of its intricate detail.
No surprise who gets the call. Now Michael B. Jordan, an actor honed by a decade of meaningful work, turns in a performance that surrounds the doomed Oscar Grant, making him seem idiosyncratic yet average, ordinary yet precious. That’s the power of Fruitvale.
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