Eight Moving Mandela PortraitsWatch Oscar-winning actors play the anti-apartheid leader
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Countless public figures have been immortalized on the silver screen. But it takes someone special, an international symbol of freedom at the center of sweeping democratic changes, to be celebrated 20 times. Nelson Mandela, the South African anti-apartheid activist, statesman and all-around champion of human rights, is just that person. Here are Madiba's strongest appearances on film.