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Lucas Black

Lucas Black (Jeep Hansen) received favorable notices for his recent performances in The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, in which he played the lead role, and his co-starring turn in Sam Mendes' wartime drama, Jarhead. He also gained wide attention for his role in Peter Berg's 2004 football drama Friday Night Lights, opposite Billy Bob Thornton. In fact, Black has a longstanding relationship with Thornton that began with his unforgettable performance as Frank Wheatley, the boy who befriends a mentally handicapped murderer in Thornton's Oscar-winning drama Sling Blade. For this role, Black shared a Screen Actors Guild nomination with the film's ensemble cast and won the Young Artists Award, the first of four nominations for this honor. He reunited once again with Thornton in the role of boyish misfit Jimmy Blevins for All the Pretty Horses, Thornton's adaptation of the Cormac McCarthy novel.

Despite no formal acting training, the Alabama native made an auspicious debut at age 11 opposite star Kevin Costner in John Avnet's 1994 feature The War. The performance helped him land the role of Caleb Temple on the CBS supernatural drama American Gothic. Black continued an active acting career in such projects as Rob Reiner's Ghosts of Mississippi, Antonio Banderas' directorial debut Crazy in Alabama and The X Files movie.

Black, who graduated from Speake High School in 2001 (where he played football, baseball, basketball and golf), also appeared in Anthony Minghella's Academy Award-nominated Civil War epic Cold Mountain and the independent features Killer Diller and Deepwater. On television, he has appeared in guest-starring roles on Chicago Hope and Disney's movie-of-the-week Flash.

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Lucas Black Facts

Birth Name Lucas York Black
BirthdayNovember 29, 1982 (40)
BirthplaceSpeake, Alabama, USA
Height5' 10" (1m78)  How tall is Lucas Black compared to you?

Selected Filmography

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