From the projects he endorses publicly to the opportunities he’s creating behind the scenes, actor and producer Michael B. Jordan is at the forefront of positive change in Hollywood.
Since his breakout role in Fruitvale Station in 2013, Jordan has graced our screens with an eclectic range of nuanced and powerful performances, from Rocky spin-off sequel Creed, to the hugely impactful Marvel superhero movie Black Panther alongside Chadwick Boseman, Lupita Nyong’o and Letitia Wright.
Most recently he produced and starred in Just Mercy — a film based on the memoir of Bryan Stevenson, founder of the Equal Justice Initiative — on which he partnered with Warner Media to set up a first-of-its-kind inclusion policy. Using his position to initiate change from the top, Jordan also set up his own production company, Outlier Society, in 2016, which focuses on magnifying a range of diverse voices in the entertainment industry. As one of the first to publicly adopt and encourage an inclusion rider, Outlier Society has co-produced films like Fahrenheit 451 and acclaimed drama series David Makes Man, while the Outlier Society Fellowship Programme works to build a new, fairer foundation for the next generation.
With integrity and charm that have seen him become not only one of the most respected, but well-loved people in Hollywood, Jordan is using his power to be the change he wants to see — not just in the stories he brings to life, but by supporting the communities they come from and amplifying the messages they hold.
For our Autumn 2020 issue, Jordan chats to his friend Jerry Lorenzo, designer and founder of cult clothing brand Fear of God, about his journey so far, using his influence to uplift the next generation and the impact he wants his work to have.
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