5 classic Wesley Snipes movies you might want to watch again to celebrate his birthday

Novieku Babatunde Adeola Jul 31, 2019 at 10:30am

July 31, 2019 at 10:30 am | Entertainment

Novieku Babatunde Adeola

Novieku Babatunde Adeola | Staff Writer

July 31, 2019 at 10:30 am | Entertainment

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Famous for his role in the movie series, Blade, Wesley Snipes is regarded as one of the best actors of the 20th century. Born in Orlando, Florida in 1962, Wesley moved to the Bronx, New York where he spent most of his formative years. 

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Wesley Snipes and friend Soke DePasquale_Photo: International Federation of Ju-Jutsuans

His passion for acting was evident from a tender age and it dragged him into enrolling into a Martial Art school at the age of 12. Despite his young age, Wesley Snipes earned a 5th Dan Black Belt in Shotokan Karate and 2nd dan black belt in Hapkido. His ability to act did not stop him from pursuing other ventures as he branched into directing, film production and authoring books.

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He has played prominent roles in hit movies including; New Jack City in 1991, White Men Can’t Jump (1992), Passenger (1992), Demolition Man (1993), and the Marvel Comics character Blade in the Blade film trilogy (1998–2004). 

In 2010, Snipes began serving a three-year prison sentence in McKean County, Pennsylvania for misdemeanour failure to file U.S. federal income tax returns. He was released from prison in 2013.

These are some of his major projects you would want to watch again.

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