May 2001
ACTORS MAKING THE GRADE : Hill Harper is Fearless in the Active State of Being

Hill Harper

ACTORS MAKING THE GRADE : Hill Harper is Fearless in the Active State of Being

Shelby Jones (Washington D.C)

If you have seen his work in LOVING JEZEBEL, HE GOT GAME or THE NEPHEW, then you know Hill is thorough at his craft. For those of you that have not seen him perform, donít miss him in THE VISIT from Urbanworld Films.

I had the pleasure of zipping some questions to Mr. Harper. Here is a glimpse of the young manís mind. Enjoy.

What is your bliss?

Fearlessness in the active state of being

What do you hate about politics?

Hypocritical, condescending, cavalier--conservatives

Which historical figure do you identify with?

Muhammad Ali

Which living person do you most admire?

Nelson Mandela

Football or basketball?


Shell-top Adidas or Nike's?

Shell-top Adidas

Do you believe in romance?


Jazz, funk, alternative or hip-hop?


What problem facing the African-American community do you think Needs to be solved immediately?

Public School education

If you could see any musical performer dead or alive, who would it be?

Bob Marley

What do you like most about your friends?

Honesty & intelligence

Eric Clapton or BB King?

BB King

Do you believe in love at first sight?


If you were not an actor, what would you do for a living?

President of the United States

If you were suddenly elected President of the United States, what would be your first executive order?

Raise public school teacher's salary to $200,000 per year

Who would win in a fight between Ali & Mike Tyson?

Ali! No doubt!!

What is your favorite film of all time?

Purple rain

What is your most favorite line from the Godfather trilogy?

Wet my beak

Have you ever been dogged?


If you could play any character in the history of the world, who would it be?

Nelson Mandela