Eight Moving Mandela Portraits

Watch Oscar-winning actors play the anti-apartheid leader
Morgan Freeman as Nelson Mandela in 'Invictus.'
Keith Bernstein

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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.

– Peter Holslin

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