Full given name: Patrick Lynn Moton

Current Project: Studio 11 Films’ Crossroads, an 11Eleven11 Project

Where you were born/where you were raised: Rapid City, S.D. and Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Zodiac Sign: Taurus

Why did you take this role?
It’s a combination of luck and opportunity.

Did you have any particular mentors or inspirations as a young actor?
Morgan Freeman and Sydney Poitier

The one movie — attended — that you will never forget:
Purple Rain

Your personal acting idols:
Denzel Washington, Morgan Freeman, Ossie Davis

Last good movie you saw:
The Spook Who Sat by the Door

Some films you consider classics:
Uptown Saturday Night, Glory, Goodfellas

Performer you would drop everything to go see:
Morgan Freeman

Pop culture guilty pleasure:
Hot Tub Time Machine