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      Charles Lane

      Charles Lane

      Highest Rated: 81% Alma's Rainbow (1994)

      Lowest Rated: 33% Posse (1993)

      Birthday: Dec 26, 1953

      Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

      A highly enterprising black filmmaker and actor, Lane played the leading role in his own low-budget comedy-drama, "Sidewalk Stories" (1989), which he also wrote and edited. An unusual effort in that it was silent as well as black and white, it paid overt homage to the great silent comics of yore and garnered critical acclaim for its sensitive, Chaplinesque portrayal of a homeless man who cares for an abandoned little girl. Lane followed up with the decidedly more expensive and mainstream comedy "True Identity" (1991), based on an Eddie Murphy "Saturday Night Live" sketch about a black actor who disguises himself as a white man to hide from the underworld. Despite containing some interesting satirical insights into the social construction of race and racial identity, the film did less well with critics than his initial effort and, lacking any big names, did very poorly at the box office.

      Highest rated movies

      Sidewalk Stories
      True Identity


      SIDEWALK STORIES, Charles Lane, Nicole Alysia, 1989, ©Island Pictures POSSE, Stephen Baldwin, Tiny Lister Jr., Charles Lane, Tone Loc, 1993, (c) Gramercy Pictures SIDEWALK STORIES, Charles Lane, Nicole Alysia, Sandye Wilson, 1989, ©Island Pictures



      81% No Score Yet Alma's Rainbow Producer $9.6K 1994
      33% 46% Posse Weezie (Character) $16.4M 1993
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Hallelujah Director - 1993
      50% 24% True Identity Duane (Character),
      $4.7M 1991
      79% 67% Sidewalk Stories Artist (Character),
      Film Editing
      $13.5K 1989


      18% 58% Living Biblically Barbershop Quartet (Guest Star) 2018