Invictus (2009)

Director: Clint Eastwood
Writer(s): Anthony Peckham, John Carlin
Main Cast: Morgan Freeman, Matt Damon, Scott Eastwood
Genre: Drama, History, Sport, Biography
Official Site: Invictus

What does Nelson Mandela do after becoming president of South Africa? He rejects revenge, forgives oppressors who jailed him 27 years for his fight against apartheid and finds hope of national unity in an unlikely place: the rugby field. Clint Eastwood (named 2009's Best Director by the National Board of Review) directs an uplifting film about a team and a people inspired to greatness. Morgan Freeman (NBR's Best Actor Award winner and Oscar nominee for this role) is Mandela, who asks the national rugby team captain (Best Supporting Actor Oscar nominee Matt Damon) and his squad to do the impossible and win the World Cup. Prepare to be moved--and thrilled.

Cast Credits

Headshot for Patrick LysterPatrick LysterMr Pienaar
Headshot for Sean Cameron MichaelSean Cameron MichaelSpringbok Equipment Manager
Headshot for Susan DanfordSusan DanfordMrs. Cole