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Invictus (2009)

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 Best Actor
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

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Morgan Freeman Will Receive Golden Globes Lifetime Achievement Award

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Doc Talk: Does Celebrity Narration Matter?

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Nightly News: Connick Jr., Judd, Freeman Ride 'Dolphin'; Gray Bites Into 'Dog'

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