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Idi Amin (–2003)

Idi Amin Dada Oumee was born in the rural village of Koboko, Uganda, in 1923, a member of the Kakwa tribe. Raised in the isolated farming country of northwestern Uganda, Amin received a scant education which left him functionally illiterate. During the Second World War, at the age of 18, he enlisted in the British Army in the East African Rifles ... See full bio »

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 1974 General Idi Amin Dada (Documentary)
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 2000 Biography (TV Series documentary)
- Idi Amin: Monster in Disguise (2000) ... Himself
 1974 General Idi Amin Dada (Documentary)
 1973 Frost on Saturday (TV Series)
- Episode dated 1 April 1973 (1973) ... Himself
 1973 The Frost Programme (TV Series)
- Episode dated 1 April 1973 (1973) ... Himself
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 2012 The 70s (TV Series documentary)
- Doomwatch, 73-74 (2012) ... Himself
- Get It On, 70-72 (2012) ... Himself
 2012 The Diamond Queen (TV Series documentary)
- Episode #1.2 (2012) ... Himself
 2008 Weaponology (TV Series documentary)
Himself - Ugandan Leader
- Israeli Commandos (2008) ... Himself - Ugandan Leader
 2007 Endgame: Blueprint for Global Enslavement (Video documentary)
 2007 Situation Critical (TV Series documentary)
Himself - Ugandan Leader
- Assault on Entebbe (2007) ... Himself - Ugandan Leader
 2007 La tele de tu vida (TV Series)
- Episode #1.14 (2007) ... Himself
 2007 The World (TV Series)
Himself - President of Uganda 1971-1979
- Episode dated 12 February 2007 (2007) ... Himself - President of Uganda 1971-1979
 2006 The Last King of Scotland
Himself (uncredited)
 2003 Greatest Raids (TV Mini-Series documentary)
Himself (Episode: The Entebbe Raid)
 2000 Operation Thunderbolt: Entebbe (TV Movie documentary)
Himself (uncredited)
 1971-1981 World in Action (TV Series documentary)
- Bleeding to Death (1981) ... Himself
- My Years with Amin (1977) ... Himself
- The Killing of Uganda (1976) ... Himself
- See for Yourself! (1972) ... Himself
 1973 Aikamme uskomuksia - ei ainoastaan leivästä (TV Movie)
Himself, president of Uganda

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3 Biographical Movies | 8 Portrayals | 3 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Idi Amine Dada


6' 4" (1.93 m)

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The Saudi government has supported Amin and his family since he fled Uganda on 11 April 1979. In return, the Saudis - who won't talk about their infamous guest - demand silence and no political activity. See more »


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