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High Five

Wesley Snipes career highlights –- The actor selects his favorite starring roles, like ''White Men Can't Jump'' and ''Disappearing Acts''

Wesley Snipes career highlights

He hit the big time with blockbusters like Blade, but the actor's personal favorites may surprise you

New Jack City (1991)
A gangster epic set during the crack era, with Snipes as sadistic kingpin Nino Brown. ''He was a bad guy,'' Snipes says with a grin.

The Waterdance (1992)
Snipes plays a ladies' man-turned-paraplegic. ''I think I pulled it off pretty good,'' says the actor. ''People said I did, at least.''

White Men Can't Jump (1992)
Snipes and Woody Harrelson play hoops hustlers. ''That's what movies should be. I got to laugh every day.''

To Wong Foo... (1995)
''I played a transvestite nun on Broadway. I knew I could do it. I didn't want Nino to be the last character people remembered me for.''

Disappearing Acts (2000)
A made-for-TV romance, with Snipes and Sanaa Lathan as a pair of mismatched lonely hearts.

Originally posted Dec 14, 2007 Published in issue #970 Dec 21, 2007 Order article reprints