I’ve often thought that at some time or another every significant African American would be portrayed in the movies by Denzel Washington, but if your budget is a little smaller and your chronicling a famous Rock and Roller, Leon is your go to guy. He’s played Little Richard, Jackie Wilson, and David Ruffin. He was also a member of the Five Heartbeats.
I guess it’s not surprising that his breakout role was the Black Jesus in Madonna’s Like a Prayer video.
Can someone raise some cash, give him a call and get a Sly Stone movie off the ground. I’d pay to see that.