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Uptown Saturday Night

Bill Cosby, Richard Pryor

Released: 1974

Directed by: Sidney Poitier

Uptown Saturday Night is a 1974 comedy film written by Richard Wesley, and directed by Sidney Poitier, who also stars in this film, along with Bill Cosby and Harry Belafonte. Cosby and Poitier..

9.The Jackal

Bruce Willis, Richard Gere

Released: 1997

Directed by: Michael Caton-Jones

The Jackal is a 1997 American spy action thriller film directed by Michael Caton-Jones, and starring Bruce Willis, Richard Gere, and Sidney Poitier. The film is a loose remake of the 1973..

8.Duel at Diablo

Sidney Poitier, James Garner

Released: 1966

Directed by: Ralph Nelson

Duel at Diablo is a 1966 western film starring James Garner in his first Western since leaving Maverick and Sidney Poitier in his first Western. Based on Marvin H. Albert’s 1957 novel Apache..

7.A Raisin in the Sun

Sidney Poitier, Louis Gossett

Released: 1961

Directed by: Daniel Petrie

A Raisin in the Sun is a 1961 drama film, starring Sidney Poitier, Ruby Dee, Claudia McNeil, Diana Sands, Roy Glenn, and Louis Gossett, and adapted from the play of the same name by…

6.A Patch of Blue

Sidney Poitier, Shelley Winters

Released: 1965

Directed by: Guy Green

A Patch of Blue is a 1965 American drama film directed by Guy Green about the relationship between a black man, Gordon, and a blind white female teenager, Selina, and the problems that….

5.The Defiant Ones

Sidney Poitier, Tony Curtis

Released: 1958

Directed by: Stanley Kramer

The Defiant Ones is a 1958 black and white film which tells the story of two escaped prisoners, one white and one black, who are shackled together and who must co-operate in order to…

4.Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner

Katharine Hepburn, Sidney Poitier

Released: 1967

Directed by: Stanley Kramer

Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner is a 1967 American comedy-drama film produced and directed by Stanley Kramer and written by William Rose. It stars Spencer Tracy, Sidney Poitier and….

3.Lilies of the Field

Sidney Poitier, Ralph Nelson

Released: 1963

Directed by: Ralph Nelson

Lilies of the Field is a 1963 film adapted by James Poe from the 1962 novel with the same name by William Edmund Barrett, and stars Sidney Poitier, Lilia Skala, Stanley Adams, and Dan….

2.To Sir, with Love

Sidney Poitier, Lulu

Released: 1967

Directed by: James Clavell

To Sir, with Love is a 1967 British drama film, starring Sidney Poitier, that deals with social and racial issues in an inner-city school. James Clavell directed and wrote the film’s screenplay,..

1.In the Heat of the Night

Sidney Poitier, Rod Steiger

Released: 1967

Directed by: Norman Jewison

In the Heat of the Night is a 1967 American mystery drama film directed by Norman Jewison. It is based on John Ball’s 1965 novel of the same name which tells the story of Virgil Tibbs, a…
Both an esteemed actor and a respected humanitarian, Sidney Poitier received an Academy Award for Best Actor for Lilies of the Field (1963) and an Honorary Award presented in 2001. Born in Miami, he grew up both in the Bahamas and the United States and became a noted actor both on the stage and in such films as The Defiant Ones (1958, which earned him his first Oscar nomination), A Patch of Blue (1965), In the Heat of the Night (1967) and Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (1967). He has also directed nine features and remains a major inspirational figure among the creative community.
Born in Miami, Florida, USA
Birth Name Sidney L. Poitier

 

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