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Nelson Mandela (Character)
from Invictus (2009)

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Invictus -- The inspiring true story of how Nelson Mandela (Morgan Freeman) joined forces with the captain of South Africa's rugby team, Francois Pienaar (Matt Damon), to help unite their country.
Invictus -- A look at life for Nelson Mandela after the fall of apartheid in South Africa during his first term as president when campaigned to host the 1995 Rugby World Cup event as an opportunity to unite his countrymen.
Invictus -- Clip: Are you thinking about tomorrow?
Invictus -- Interview: Clint Eastwood "On shooting Rugby in the rain and mud"
Invictus -- Clip: Can we see the President's cell?

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Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela; born 18 July 1918 in Transkei... See more »
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  1. Mandela: The Prison Years (2013) (TV) Played by Clarke Peters / Nicholas Pinnock
  2. Kanye West Bound 2 Parody (2013) (V) Played by Freddie McClain (as Nelson Mandela -)
  3. Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013) Played by Idris Elba
  4. The Art of Reconciliation (2012) Played by Nelson Mandela
  5. Second Show (2012) Played by Sunny Wayne
  6. Winnie Mandela (2011) Played by Terrence Howard
    ... aka "Winnie" - South Africa (original title)
  7. Mrs Mandela (2010) (TV) Played by David Harewood

  8. Invictus (2009) Played by Morgan Freeman
  9. "American Dad!"
        - Daddy Queerest (2009) TV episode, Played by Kevin Michael Richardson
  10. Endgame (2009/I) Played by Clarke Peters
  11. "Star Stories"
        - Bono Presents Christ 2: My Story (2008) TV episode, Played by Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
  12. Superhero Movie (2008) Played by Howard Mungo
  13. The Color of Freedom (2007) Played by Dennis Haysbert
    ... aka "Goodbye Bafana" - Germany (original title)
  14. "P.O.V."
        - Twelve Disciples of Nelson Mandela (2006) TV episode, Played by Mziwandile Ndamoyi
  15. Drum (2004) Played by Lindani Nkosi
  16. La valse des gros derrières (2004) Played by Yaya Soumare
  17. Jeffrey Archer: The Truth (2002) (TV) Played by Willie Jonah

  18. Diana: A Tribute to the People's Princess (1998) (TV) Played by George MacDowell
  19. Mandela and de Klerk (1997) (TV) Played by Sidney Poitier
  20. "Spitting Image"
        - Episode #19.7 (1996) TV episode, Played by Enn Reitel
        - Episode #11.6 (1991) TV episode, Played by Roger Blake
        - Episode #9.6 (1990) TV episode, Played by Enn Reitel
        - Episode #9.3 (1990) TV episode, Played by Chris Emmett
        - Episode #9.2 (1990) TV episode, Played by Chris Emmett
          (1 more)

  21. Mandela (1987) (TV) Played by Danny Glover
  22. "Prisoners of Conscience"
        - Nelson Mandela (1981) TV episode, Played by George Harris

  23. Der Rivonia-Prozeß (1966) (TV) Played by Simon Sabela

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From Invictus (2009)
Nelson Mandela: How do you inspire your team to do their best?
Francois Pienaar: By example. I've always thought to lead by example, sir.
Nelson Mandela: Well, that is right. That is exactly right. But how do we get them to be better then they think they CAN be? That is very difficult, I find. Inspiration, perhaps. How do we inspire ourselves to greatness when nothing less will do? How do we inspire everyone around us? I sometimes think it is by using the work of others.
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