10 Movies That Weren’t Supposed to Star Black Actors

Denzel-Washington

DENZEL WASHINGTON AS "GRAY GRANTHAM" IN THE PELICAN BRIEF (1993) Based on a John Grisham (The Firm, A Time to Kill) novel, The Pelican Brief tells the story of Gray Grantham, an investigative reporter looking for the next big story. After a series of judges get murdered, he befriends a law student that's tightly wrapped up in the web. Although the novel described Grantham as a White character, Washington skillfully took on the role when it hit the big screen. His portrayal, coupled with Julia Roberts, resulted in over $195 million in worldwide ticket sales.

DENZEL WASHINGTON AS “GRAY GRANTHAM” IN THE PELICAN BRIEF (1993) Based on a John Grisham…