Nelson Mandela’s Influence In Movies

Nelson Mandela dies at 95: Five touchstone film moments about his life

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Morgan Freeman in a scene from the motion picture Invictus. (Photo: Keith Bernstein, Warner Bros. Pictures) SHARE 39 CONNECT 29 TWEET 1 COMMENTEMAILMORE Nelson Mandela’s awe-inspiring life made him a hero to all, but particularly to artists. Attempting to play the revered anti-apartheid leader capturing the essence of the gentle but powerful man was a daunting task, but several actors have tackled it through the years. “I had a lot of reservations about it,” Idris Elba told USA TODAY of his role in Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, the newest movie to address the respected leader. Speaking before Mandela’s Thursday death, Elba said, “Whoever plays Mandela has to do such a great job. He’s a real man. It’s a lot of responsibility he’s a living legend.” Here are some of the most notable movies that have taken a look at the man and his message: Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, opens Friday in select cities, wide on Dec.
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1.) Idris Elba is currently portraying Mandela inMandela: Long Walk to Freedom,directed by Justin Chadwick. The biopic, about his life from childhood to his election as president of South Africa, was just released on Nov. 28. Check out an interview with Elba about playing Mandela: 2.) Morgan Freeman portrayed Mandela in Invictus, a 2009 film directed by Clint Eastwood based on the book Playing the Enemy: Nelson Mandela

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