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Posts Tagged ‘Morgan Freeman’

Maya Angelou Pens Tribute Poem to Honor Nelson Mandela

Acclaimed author Maya Angelou has written a tribute poem, entitled “His Day is Done,” to honor former President of South Africa Nelson Mandela.

We’ve embedded a video with a reading of the poem above–what do you think? AL.com reports that this piece was commissioned by the U.S. State Department.

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New Trailer Released for ‘The Dark Knight Rises’

Legendary Pictures has released the third trailer for its upcoming Batman comic book adaptation, The Dark Knight Rises. We’ve embedded the trailer above–what do you think?

According to Comic Book Resources, Titan Books will publish the official movie tie-in novel by Greg Cox. Both the book and the movie will be released in July 2012.

Here’s more from E! Online: “[Anne] Hathaway gets lots of screen time in the new trailer as both [Selina] Kyle and her feline alter ego Catwoman. She appears to be taking Batman’s side and has no problem getting in on the action. There’s plenty of Jordon Gordon-Levitt‘s mysterious new cop John Blake looking all emotional. We also get to see franchise stalwarts like Commissioner Jim Gordon (Gary Oldman), Alfred Pennyworth (Michael Caine) and Lucius Fox (Morgan Freeman).”

Morgan Freeman Reads ‘Invictus’ by William Ernest Henley

In honor of National Poetry Month, we dug up a video of Oscar-winning actor Morgan Freeman reading Invictus.

In 2009, Freeman played President Nelson Mandela in a film that shares its name with the poem. Freeman’s character made references to the piece several times throughout the movie.

Victorian poet William Ernest Henley wrote the short poem in 1875 while he was in a hospital bed.