Poitier grew up in poverty as the son of a dirt farmer. When he came to New York from the Caribbean to become an actor, he was so impoverished at first that he slept in the bus station. To get his first major role in No Way Out (1950), he lied to director Joseph L. Mankiewicz and told him he was 27, when actually only 22 years old.
American actor. He explores elements of character and personal values
Director: Richard Brooks. Also starred Louis Calhern, Margaret Hayes, John Hoyt and Richard Kiley.
Director: Jack Cardiff. Also starred Rosanna Schiaffino, Oskar Homolka & Lionel Jeffries. Action/adventure. Nominated for BAFTA Film Award. There is a legend about a great bell, called "The Mother of Voices", made of pure gold, three times the size of a man, made by monks many years ago...
2001 - Best Spoken Word Album
The last image of the film is an iconic, towering mushroom cloud from the torpedo detonations.
Director: Ralph Nelson. Also starred Isa Crino, Francesca Jarvis & Pamela Branch. Plot: An unemployed construction worker (Homer Smith)(Poitier) heading out west stops at a remote farm in the desert to get water when his car overheats
Director: Guy Green. Also starred Wallace Ford, Ivan Dixon & Elisabeth Fraser. Plot: Accidentally blinded by her prostitute mother Rose-Ann (Oscar winner Shelley Winters) at the age of five, Selena D'Arcy (Hartman) spends the next 13 years confined in the tiny Los Angeles apartment that they share with "Ole Pa" (Wallace Ford), Selena's grandfather. Won an Oscar
Director: James Clavell. Also starred Suzy Kendall, Lulu & Faith Brook. Plot: Idealistic engineer-trainee and his experiences in teaching a group of rambunctious white high school students from the slums of London's East End.
IMDB:8.1/10. Director: Norman Jewison. Won 5 Oscars incl. Best Picture, 2 Baftas, 3 Golden Globe and National Film Preservation Board Award.
Director: Norman Jewison. Also starred Lee Grant, Larry Gates & James Patterson. Plot: An African American detective is asked to investigate a murder in a racist southern town. Won 5 Oscars
Director: Daniel Petrie. Also starred Diana Sands, Ivan Dixon & John Fiedler. Plot: A substantial insurance payment could mean either financial salvation or personal ruin for a poor black family.