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Kingsley Ben-Adir
Malcolm X (One Night in Miami…)
Barack Obama (The Comey Rule)
Bob Marley (Bob Marley: One Love)

Kingsley Ben-Adir is the new Chadwick Boseman.

Chadwick Boseman
Jackie Robinson (42)
James Brown (Get On Up)
Thurgood Marshall (Marshall)

Is Malcolm X, Barack Obama, and Bob Marley the most iconic trio of Black real person roles ever?

Angela Bassett
Tina Turner (What's Love Got to Do with It)
Rosa Parks (The Rosa Parks Story)
Coretta Scott King (Betty and Coretta)

Strong challenger, but still not as iconic as the Ben-Adir 3.

Honourable mention iconic trios of Black real person roles:

Billy Dee Williams
Gale Sayers (Brian's Song)
Scott Joplin (Scott Joplin)
Berry Gordy (The Jacksons: An American Dream)

Don Cheadle
Sammy Davis Jr. (The Rat Pack)
Frederick Douglass (Drunk History)
Miles Davis (Miles Ahead)

Jeffrey Wright
Jean-Michel Basquiat (Basquiat)
Martin Luther King Jr. (Boycott)
Muddy Waters (Cadillac Records)

Duos in search of one more iconic Black real person role:

Anthony Mackie
Tupac Shakur (Notorious)
Martin Luther King Jr. (All the Way)

Courtney B. Vance
Bobby Seale (Panther)
Johnnie Cochran (American Crime Story: The People vs. O.J. Simpson)

Cynthia Erivo
Harriet Tubman (Harriet)
Aretha Franklin (Genius)

Morgan Freeman
Malcolm X (Death of a Prophet)
Nelson Mandela (Invictus)

Stephan James
John Lewis (Selma)
Jesse Owens (Race)

Terrence Howard
Cassius Clay (King of the World)
Nelson Mandela (Winnie Mandela)


Ashton Sanders
The RZA (Wu-Tang: An American Saga)
Bobby Brown (Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance with Somebody)

Cuba Gooding Jr.
Radio (Radio)?
Ben Carson (Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story)
O.J. Simpson (American Crime Story: The People vs. O.J. Simpson)

Laurence Fishburne
Ike Turner (What's Love Got to Do with It)
Nelson Mandela (Madiba)
Doc Rivers (Clipped)

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