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Nelson Mandela
Nelson Mandela
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The legendary Nelson Mandela’s powerful biopic highest grossing biopic of all-time in South Africa.

“Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom” became the highest grossing biopic of all-time in South Africa.

Recently, this international political icon died on Dec. 5, 2013 at age 95.

Mandela was an anti-apartheid revolutionary, political activist, articulate lawyer, who was imprisoned over 27 years in South Africa.

Subsequently, Mandela was exonerated by former South African President F.W. de Klerk, and these two great men developed a political partnership to abolish apartheid and establish multi-racial elections in 1994.

Mandela became an international hero, and later became the first democratically elected Black President Of South Africa.

“Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom” was brilliantly directed by Justin Chadwick.

This powerful and provocative biopic featured critically acclaimed British actor Idris Elba in the leading role as the legendary Nelson Mandela, and superbly talented British actress Naomie Harris in a supporting actress role as the revolutionary Winnie Mandela.

“Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom has received four NAACP Image Award nominations: Outstanding Actor, Idris Elba, Outstanding Supporting Actress, Naomie Harris, and Outstanding Director, Justin Chadwick.

“Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom’” received a Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song, “Ordinary Love,” brilliantly performed by Rock super group U2.

Moreover, “Ordinary Love” received an Oscar nomination for Best Original Song.

Elba delivered a very profound and provocative performance as Mandela, and his powerful dramatic performance is worthy of a Best Actor Oscar nomination.

Harris delivered a strong and convincing portrayal of the rebellious and militant wife Winnie Mandela.

In the early years, Mandela was a brilliant attorney, who later joined the African National Congress (ANC) to become a political activist and freedom fighter determined to eliminate segregation and apartheid in South Africa.

“Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom” is worthy of an Oscar for Best Picture Of The Year.

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