Every Lakeith Stanfield Role Is Worth Your Immediate Attention

POPSUGAR Entertainment | 3/27/2019 | Hannah Abrams
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We're still losing sleep over Jordan Peele's 2017 hit film, Get Out, and that was in large part due to Lakeith Stanfield's terrifyingly unnerving performance as Andre Hayworth. Recently, we were minding our own business, impatiently waiting for Jordan Peele's next spine-tingling film, Us, to hit theaters, when we spotted Stanfield in the trailer for Netflix's Someone Great. Since then, we've been doing a deep dive into Stanfield's other compelling roles.

Stanfield has been making waves in the cinematic world ever since his breakout role in the 2013 film Short Term 12. It was actually filmmaker Destin Daniel Cretton's thesis project at San Diego State University. When Cretton decided to go the distance and evolve his thesis project into a feature-length film, he reached out to Stanfield again to reprise his role. Stanfield was even nominated for an Independent Spirit Award.

Stanfield - Stranger - Horror - Genre - Performance

It turns out Stanfield is no stranger to the horror genre. You might remember his terrifying performance in the 2014 scary movie The Purge: Anarchy (we're sure you just got this film out of your nightmares). Then he played a young Snoop Dogg in the 2015 film Straight Outta Compton.

After Get Out in 2017, Stanfield starred in Crown Heights, a film based on a podcast episode of This American Life. He played Colin Warner, a wrongfully convicted prisoner who spent 20 years in prison for a crime...
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