A lot of times, dark-skinned men in Hollywood often get overlooked when it comes to people's perception of what sexiness entails when it comes to their standards of beauty. This idea of beauty has been passed down to the bear community, so for this post I wanted to highlight a dark chocolate, thick actor who often gets overlooked in many people's Man Crush Mondays lists.
I first noticed Leonard Earl Howze in the smash-hit movies Barbershop and Barbershop 2 as the well-beloved character Dinka, a shy, kind-hearted employee in the up and coming neighborhood barbershop. But what made me add Leonard Earl Howze to my Bear Black Book was his scene in Barbershop 2 when he walked out the door, showing his dark chocolate skin and hairy chest. He immediately became one of my favorite black actors, and he's definitely worth entry into the Black Bear Book.
Even though Leonard Earl Howze is more remembered for playing Dinka, his acting career continued past the Barbershop film, regularly appearing in small roles in movies, television, and short films. I started going back and reviewing Leonard’s other work and became more and more of a fan of his with each credit on his acting resume. Hopefully, Hollywood will catch wind of the commodity that is Leonard Earl Howze and use his talent for major roles in the future.
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