Jason 'Furious' Styles, 'Boyz N the Hood'
Laurence Fishburne plays Jason "Furious" Styles in a violent
neighborhood in South Central Los Angeles where fathers are too often
absent. But the aptly named "Furious" is a fierce defender of his son,
protecting him but also teaching him to believe in himself. Styles
explains, "Any fool...can make a baby, but only a real man can raise
his children." The guidance, attention, and example Tre receives from
his father are what keep him safe while those around him get caught up
in a tragic cycle of drugs and violence. Fishburne's presence and
dignity create an indelible portrayal of paternal vigilance.