Sunday, September 14, 2008


Who is your favourite leading man of the silver screen?

Contestant #5: Sidney Poitier

Academy Award winner Sidney Poitier, is another revolutionary contestant in this competition. He was the first black actor to be given serious roles and helped to form and change the way the world thought about race and racial depiction in film.

His immense talent led to him winning an Oscar in 1963 and to eventually become the top box office star of 1967.

Plus he has a dreamy voice!

My favourite Sidney Poitier films:

No Way Out (1950)

Blackboard Jungle (1955)

The Defiant Ones (1958)

Porgy and Bess (1959)

A Raisin in the Sun (1961)

Lilies of the Field (1963) (Actually, I found this one a little on the boring side, but it was on Oscar winning performance so I put it on the list)

A Patch of Blue (1965)

To Sir, With Love (1967)

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967)

In the Heat of the Night (1967)

Goodness that is one long list!! I never realised exactly how many of my favourite films he has been in!

Did you know that Sidney Poitier is the Bahamian ambassador to Japan?

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