Morgan Freeman vs Nelson Mandela

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Anti-Apartheid Activist, President of ANC and Former President of South Africa
$200 Million
Net worth 2018
Film & Theater Personalities
Industry
Presidents
Memphis
Residence
Mvezo
United States
Country
South African
01/06/1937
BirthDay
18/07/1918
Died On
December 5, 2013
1.88 m
Height
Los Angeles City College - New York University,
Education
University of Fort Hare, University of London External System, University of South Africa, University of the Witwatersrand
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TIMELINE
2009

In 2009, he portrayed South African president Nelson Mandela in the Clint Eastwood directed sports drama ‘Invictus’

2007

He reprised this role in the sequel ‘Evan Almighty’ in 2007

2004

He acted in the sports drama film ‘Million Dollar Baby’ in 2004 in which he played Eddie "Scrap-Iron" Dupris, an elderly boxer

2003

He played God in the 2003 super-hit film ‘Bruce Almighty’ which also starred Jim Carrey, Steve Carell, and Jennifer Aniston

1995

He portrayed the South African president Nelson Mandela in the film ‘Invictus’ which was based on the events in South Africa before and during the 1995 Rugby World Cup

1994

The most notable among these was ‘The Shawshank Redemption’ (1994) which was based on the Stephen King novella ‘Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption’

1990

The prolific actor appeared in several movies over the 1990s

1989

In 1989, he starred in the comedy drama ‘Driving Miss Daisy’ which had been adapted from a play of the same name

1987

He got his first big film break in 1987 when he was cast as the violent pimp Fast Black in the film ‘Street Smart’

1984

His second marriage was to Myrna Colley-Lee in 1984

1980

Initially he could find only small roles in films like ‘Brubaker’ (1980), ‘Eyewitness’ (1981), ‘Harry & Son’ (1984) and ‘Marie’ (1985)

1971

Starting from 1971 he began appearing regularly on the television program for children, ‘The Electric Company’ which was an educational program aimed at teaching children how to read

1968

This led to his Broadway debut in 1968 in an all-black version of ‘Hello Dolly!’ also starring Pearl Bailey

1967

He made his off-Broadway debut in 1967 in the play ‘The Nigger Lovers’ which also starred Viveca Lindfors

1960

During the mid 1960s he joined the Opera Ring musical theater group and acted with a touring company version of ‘The Royal Hunt of the Sun’

1959

He quit his military career in 1959 on realizing that this was not what he wanted to do

2013

Mandela was hospitalized a number of times since then and he finally breathed his last on December 5, 2013

2004

Ever since 2004, Mandela suffered from depreciating health condition, which worsened in 2011 when he was hospitalized due to respiratory illness

1998

In 1998, Mandela remarried Graca Machel (nee Simbine), widow of Samora Machel, on account of his 80th birthday

1992

The two separated in 1992 following which they finally divorced in 1996

1958

In 1958, Mandela walked up to the aisle for the second time alongside Winnie Madikizela-Mandela

1952

He rose to prominence for his Defiance Campaign in 1952 and Congress of the People in 1955

1937

After the rite was over, he was given the name ‘Dalibunga’Mandela attained his secondary education from reputed institution, post which he enrolled at the Methodist college in Fort Beaufort in 1937

1918

Nelson Mandela was born Rolihlahla Mandela, on July 18, 1918, to Gadla Henry Mphakanyiswa and Nosekeni Fanny