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Nelson Mandela dies at 95: Five touchstone film moments about his life

Nelson Mandela passed away Thursday at the age of 95. Imprisoned from 1962 to 1990, the former South African president (1994-1999) fought to abolish apartheid and worked to end poverty. Known as “The Father of a Nation” the celebrated leader was the 1993 Nobel Peace Prize winner and received the U.S. Presidential Medal of Freedom, among many other honors.

It’s no surprise that his inspirational story has made its way to the big screen. In addition to the current film Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, which is in theaters now, the South African leader has been the subject of several feature films and documentaries in recent years. Below, check out five iconic portrayals of Mandela in pop culture.

1.) Idris Elba is currently portraying Mandela in Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, directed by Justin Chadwick. The biopic, about his life from childhood to his election as president of South Africa, was just released on Nov. 28. Check out an interview with Elba about playing Mandela:
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Terrence Howard on his 'Iron Man' departure: I was 'pushed' out

Capping an exciting year of interview oversharing, Terrence Howard went on Watch What Happens Live last night. Although nominally pitching his role in The Best Man Holiday, Howard wound up taking a question about a role from half a decade ago. The actor originated the role of James Rhodes in Iron Man — but he didn’t return for the sequels, which saw Don Cheadle play the character in ever-more-elaborate robo-suits. READ FULL STORY

Oprah responds to Terrence Howard's love-scene comment: 'I do have big breasteses'

Everyone in Hollywood seems to have an Oprah story, whether it’s growing up wanting to be her, being interviewed by her, or, if you’re Terrence Howard, filming a love scene with her.

In their upcoming movie, The Butler, Howard and Winfrey’s characters share a love scene, which according to Winfrey, was supposed to be a little scene before Howard “misbehaved.” Winfrey, who sat down on the other side of the sofa (or chair) with Steve Harvey, claims that Howard is “a misbehaving kind of boy.”

She is, of course, talking about Howard’s recent interview, in which he discussed her “tig ol’ bitties” and the fact that she is a “lovely, voluptuous woman.” Watch Howard’s comments and Oprah’s response below. READ FULL STORY

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