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5 actors who pulled off playing Nelson Mandela on the big screen

2014-12-02 14:05
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Cape Town – As we commemorate the one year anniversary of the death of Nelson Mandela we look back at some of the actors who have played the legendary statesman in the movies.

A true hero, Nelson Mandela’s life story has graced both the big and small screens. Actors have described it as a great honour to portray Nelson Mandela.

We count down the top five actors who perfectly embodied Nelson Mandela in the movies.

Danny Glover Mandela (1987)

Sidney Poitier Mandela and de Klerk (1997)

Dennis Haysbert Goodbye Bafana (2007)

Morgan Freeman Invictus (2009)

Idris Elba Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013)

*Tell us in the comment section below which actor you think best portrayed Nelson Mandela on the big screen.

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