In 1985, actor Robert Guillaume first played Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in the movie, Prince Jack. Now with a MLK biopic in the works, there is room for a new actor to take the stage to portray the late and great activist. If we had it our way, we’d choose these top 8 contenders.
1. Kanye West
Kanye West may be nothing more than an attention whore to some, but one thing’s for sure: his voice will be heard, whether you like it or not. Similar to the ideals of Martin Luther King, Ye’ has strict views that empower him to speak publicly, building an audience and loyal followers. We think with the proper training and perhaps some detachment from his reality show princess, he could nail this role as MLK.