The Last King of Scotland (2006) (C)
Release Date: April 17, 2007.
"Forest Whitaker gives the performance of his life." Karen Durbin, The New York Times.
As Ugandan dictator Idi Amin, Forest Whitaker gives "one of the great performances of modern movie history" (The Wall Street Journal), one that the Associated Press calls "nothing short of Oscar-worthy." This is Amin's incredible story, as seen through the eyes of Nicholas Garrigan (James McAvoy), a young Scotsman who becomes the volatile leader's personal physician, due in part to Amin's unexpected passion for Scottish culture. Amin even proclaims himself "The Last King of Scotland." Seduced by Amin's charisma and blinded by decadence, Garrigan's dream life becomes a waking nightmare of betrayal and madness from which there is no escape. Inspired by real people and events, this gripping, suspenseful stunner is filled with performances you will never forget. -- (C) 20th Century Fox, 2006, UK/Germany.
Starring Forest Whitaker, Gillian Anderson, James McAvoy, David Oyelowo, Kerry Washington.
Directed by Kevin Macdonald.
Winner of 1 Academy Award: Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role - Forest Whitaker.
Based on the novel "The Last King of Scotland," written by Giles Foden.
Genre/Subject: Biography, Drama, History, Academy Award, Book Adaptation, International.
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