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Michael B. Jordan Reflects On Career-Making The Wire Role 22 Years Later
2024/04/10

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Michael B. Jordan recently reflected on his career-making role in The Wire, a highly acclaimed HBO drama that premiered over two decades ago. In a podcast appearance, Jordan discussed the incredible actors he had the opportunity to learn from while working on the show at a young age. He specifically mentioned Idris Elba, Wood Harris, Dominic West, and others who were part of the cast. Jordan credits The Wire for launching his career and opening doors for future roles in other productions.

At the age of 15, Jordan's performance as Wallace, an intelligent yet naive dealer in the dangerous world of the Baltimore drug trade, showcased his talent and received widespread praise for its authenticity.

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Despite not being a massive commercial success, The Wire is regarded as one of the greatest shows in television history, and industry professionals took notice. Since his role in The Wire, Jordan has gone on to star in TV shows like All My Children and Friday Night Lights, as well as successful films such as Fruitvale Station, Creed, and Black Panther. Today, he is recognized as one of Hollywood's leading men.

The Wire, which aired between 2002 and 2008, is available for streaming on Max.

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