The big-screen actor who played the role of Ike Turner in the 1993 film "What's Love Got to Do With It" is Laurence Fishburne. Fishburne was born and named Laurence John Fishburne III on July 30, 1961. He has now become a successful and popular American actor, playwright, producer, screenwriter, and film director.

For his portrayal of Ike Turner in "What's Love Got to Do With It", Fishburne was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor. He won a Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play for his performance in "Two Trains Running" (1992), and an Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for his performance in "TriBeCa" (1993). Fishburne became the first African American actor to portray Othello in a motion picture by a major studio when he appeared in Oliver Parker's 1995 film adaptation of the Shakespeare play, "Othello".

Fishburne has also starred in several cult classics, including "Deep Cover" and "King of New York". From 2008 to 2011, he starred as Dr. Raymond Langston on the CBS crime drama "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation". From 2013 to 2015, he was Special Agent Jack Crawford in the NBC thriller series "Hannibal". In 2013, he portrayed Perry White in the Zack Snyder-directed film "Man of Steel", a Superman reboot and in 2016 Fishburne again played Perry White in "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice". Fishburne played Bill Foster in the 2018 film "Ant-Man and the Wasp", a film coming from the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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