Wesley Snipes would make his big film debut in Goldie Hawn sports comedy Wildcats (1986). Wildcats would only be the start for Snipes who would go on to star in popular TV series Miami Vice as well as Michael Jackson's nemesis in Jackson's hit music video "Bad"! "Bad" would catch the eye of many big name directors including Spike Lee!
Wesley Snipes' Best Roles
Born July 31, 1962 in Orlando, Florida, American actor and director Wesley Snipes had a passion for acting and martial arts from an early age. Wesley would begin training in marital arts at the age of 12 and has since earned a black belt in both Shotokan Karate and Hapkido. Studying performing arts in both high school and university, Wesley was discovered at the age of 23 while performing in a competition.
On and off-screen, American actor Wesley Snipes is someone you don't want to mess with! With dynamite talent and a black belt in marital arts, Wesley is truly a force to be reckoned with. In honor of the star's 58th birthday, here is a look back at his impressive career!
These Are Wesley Snipes' Best Roles
In 1990, Wesley Snipes and director Spike Lee would team up for a duo of successes. First starring in musical comedy Mo'Better Blues, it would be 1991's interracial romance drama Jungle Fever that would really catch the attention of audiences!
Tackling complicated and timely social issues, the film would receive stellar reviews for its intricately laid plot!
After years of building up an impressive resume, in 1998 Wesley Snipes would become the face of Marvel comics vampire hunter "Blade" in the Blade trilogy!
While the film wouldn't see critical success, fans sure did love him and couldn't get enough of the handsome crime fighter! Blade would become Snipes best commercial success grossing over $150 million globally!