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Nelson Mandela Movie

Will the Mandela Movie Even Win an Oscar Nomination?

Danny Schechter | Posted 03.15.2014 | Entertainment
Danny Schechter

Of late, it lost its buzz, and is appears buried by the hype machine, almost being treated as an also ran. The entertainment media no long seems to take it seriously. All the focus is on other films and the big US stars.

5 Challenges, a Stumble and a Lot of Pride: How We Made a Biopic About Nelson Mandela

William Nicholson | Posted 03.04.2014 | Entertainment
William Nicholson

A global icon, a legend, an inspiration. How do you make a movie about such a man? The first answer, looking back, is: slowly. We didn't know at the beginning that it would take the rest of Mandela's life, and that within days of the release of the finished film he would be dead.

Mandela Movie Breaking South Africa Box Office Records

AP | RAY FAURE | Posted 12.05.2013 | Entertainment

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A movie depicting the life of Nelson Mandela has become South Africa's highest grossing picture after its opening last week, its...

The First Word On 'Mandela'

AP | JOCELYN NOVECK | Posted 11.28.2013 | Entertainment

If there were ever a season to learn, via the movies, about crucial periods of history, it's this one. Last month we were introduced to "12 Years a Sl...

'Mandela' Movie To Screen For Barack Obama

AP | Posted 11.04.2013 | Entertainment

NEW YORK -- NEW YORK (AP) — The Nelson Mandela biopic "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" will get an audience from President Barack Obama, as well as a...

What Nelson Mandela Thought Of His Biopic

AP | CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA | Posted 11.03.2013 | Entertainment

JOHANNESBURG -- JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Nelson Mandela was amused by the elaborate makeup process a British actor went through to play him in a film bas...

Nelson Mandela Movie To Open In South Africa

AP | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices

JOHANNESBURG — JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The producer of a movie about Nelson Mandela says he screened some scenes and showed film images last year ...

New U2 Song Highlights 'Mandela' Trailer

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 10.18.2013 | Entertainment

"They can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart." So says Nelson Mandela, as played with what looks like rich commitment...

New Look At Nelson Mandela Film

Posted 10.16.2013 | Entertainment

Set for release on Nov. 29, "Mandela: A Long Walk To Freedom" stars Idris Elba as the title civil rights pioneer and future South African president. I...

What Nelson Mandela Thought Of New Film

AP | JAKE COYLE | Posted 11.09.2013 | Entertainment

TORONTO — The Nelson Mandela biopic "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival with a heavy dose of re...

Explosive First Trailer For Nelson Mandela Movie

Posted 07.18.2013 | Entertainment

"Shall we begin?" Idris Elba as Nelson Mandela asks in the first trailer for "Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom." As it turns out, marketing for the Weins...

His Big Break

Posted 05.30.2013 | Entertainment

Idris Elba stars as Nelson Mandela in "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom," and its role that could have the popular actor in the thick of the Oscar race c...

Idris Elba Set To Play Nelson Mandela In Biopic

Hello Beautiful | Posted 04.23.2012 | Black Voices

The rumor that Idris Elba will play Nelson Mandela has been circulating on the web for at least a month or so, today we can confirm that it is officia...