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Wesley Snipes: The Action Hero Who Could Act
Snipes' star began to fade after the turn of the millenium, but in the preceding decade he was ever-present -- a mainstream action star with range who showed off his versatility in such very '90s phenomena as peak-period Spike Lee dramas ("Mo' Better Blues" and "Jungle Fever"), hit buddy comedies ("White Man Can't Jump") and sexless Hollywoodized depictions of "alternative lifestyles" ("To Wong Foo"). Stallone and Schwarzenegger may have been bigger names, but along with Bruce Willis Snipes helped update the stale '80s action star prototype by bringing extra dimension to the stoic-faced genre.
- Chris Eggertsen