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[Image: A promotional image for the film Toussaint L’Ouverture. It feature four Black actors, three male and one female, with the Toussaint character seated while the three others surround him, standing from behind They are looking forward into the camera.]
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b. March 1, 1927
Elba could one day wind up playing one of the most iconic British film roles there is: James Bond.
“It’s a rumor,” he says flatly.
That doesn’t, of course, really answer the most interesting question: What would he do if they asked him? If Sony called, would he get in a cab to take the meeting?
“I’d not only get in the cab,” he says, “but I’d take the taxi driver out of the car, hostage. The taxi, jump out while it was moving, jump onto a pedal bike that was just past the door as I got on it, and then get onto a plane — on the wing — land on top of Sony Studios, slide through the air conditioning, and land in the office.”
Sounds pretty confident. And so does this closing line: “I’m never shaken or stirred.”
Interviews, archival film footage and first-hand experiences are used to examine how Senator Joseph McCarthy’s “Red Scare” impacted the Civil Rights Movement and the lives and careers of some of the country’s most noted African-Americans.
Sidney Poitier, Morgan Freeman, Ossie Davis, Harry Belafonte.
The first Academy Award that was given to a black actor was in 1940. It was presented to Hattie McDaniel (1895 - 1957) in the Best Supporting Actress category for her role in “Gone With the Wind.” Ms. McDaniel not only opened a door for black actresses, but for people of color all over the United States. This victory would eventually lead to Sydney Poitier’s Oscar win the in 1960s as well as the others that have come after.