Born on June 1, 1937 in Memphis, Tennessee
Morgan Freeman as "Nelson Mandela"
Following the fall of apartheid, newly elected President Nelson Mandela (Morgan Freeman) faces a South Africa that is racially and economically divided. Believing he can unite his countrymen through the universal language of sport, Mandela joins forces with Francois Pienaar (Matt Damon), captain of the rugby team, to rally South Africans behind a bid for the 1995 World Cup Championship.
|Academy Award (2009)||Nominated||Actor in a Leading Role|
|Golden Globe (2009)||Nominated||Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama|
|Screen Actors Guild Awards (2009)||Nominated||Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role|