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'Mandela' Trailer: Meet the Freedom Fighter

It usually takes more than a week for a full-on trailer to follow up a film's teaser vid, but since yesterday was the 95th birthday of the unconquerable Nelson Mandela himself, The Weinstein Company decided to make an exception. And what a celebration it was.

In the biopic, Idris Elba stars as Nelson Mandela, the South African revolutionary who stood up against an oppressive, divisive government and spent 27 years in prison before being released and later chosen as the nation's first democratically-elected president. Get More »

Idris Elba to Chronicle the Handsome Years of Nelson Mandela

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Hunky acting god (and recent Golden Globe-winner) Idris Elba has been making quick work of becoming the genre actor du jour, with roles in big pics like the "Ghost Rider" sequel, "Thor" and this summer's sci-fi blockbuster "Prometheus," but now he's getting back to reality with a biopic of one of the 20th century's most important political figures.

In a video interview with HipHollywood, the 39-year-old Brit said he plans to play anti-apartheid leader and former President of South Africa Nelson Mandela in "Long Walk To Freedom," a story spanning the tumultuous years before his celebrated release from prison in 1990. Get More »

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