The wonderful Sidney Poitier made his fim debut auspiciously in the 1950 Joe Mankiewicz drama, No Way Out. At 23 years old, Mr. Poitier showed acting brillliance beyond his years. This brilliance continued over a 50 year film career. Sid Poitier has always had a quiet dignity and elegance and his performances have been consistently excellent.
Both on-screen and off, legendary actor, director and diplomat, Sidney Poitier has led a life full of remarkable achievements; from progressive roles in films such as No Way Out (1950) to the ground-breaking Academy Award for best actor and later being appointed the Bahamian ambassador to Japan.
A Biography of Sidney Poitier In 1967, a press conference with Sidney Poitier, at that time one of the most successful and popular American actors and certainly the most famous African-American actor, turned from his many roles on screen and stage and became something else entirely.Sidney Poitier, Bahamian American actor, director, and producer who broke the color barrier in the U.S. motion-picture industry by becoming the first African American actor to win an Academy Award for best actor (for Lilies of the Field (1963)) and the first black movie star. Learn more about his life and career.Sidney Poitier's character portrayal of a Philadelphia police officer in the classic film In the Heat of the Night is a remarkable one. There are several other actors that also depict their characters well, but Sidney Poitier truly stands out. There are dozens of reasons why his portrayal is so good and why he appeals to the American public.
Sidney Poitier's Films Early Career: 'No Way Out' to 'Blackboard Jungle' Poitier made his Hollywood debut in the 1950 feature film No Way Out, and he followed in 1951 with Cry, the Beloved Country.Read More
Sidney Poitier’s presence in these films said wordlessly to the world what Carmichael, in 1966, had said pointedly to white America: “Civilize yourself.” Poitier was symbolic, the most.Read More
Sidney Poitier full list of movies and tv shows in theaters, in production and upcoming films.Read More
Poitier, Sidney. This life. Alfred A. Knopf Inc. 1980. In this book Sidney Poitier tells of his childhood in the Bahamas, his introduction to New York, his two marriages and tumultuous eight-year relationship with Diahann Carroll, and his numerous films.Read More
Essays and criticism on Sidney Poitier - Pauline Kael. Let's Do It Again is like a black child's version of (George Roy Hill's) The Sting—an innocent, cheerful farce about an Atlanta milkman.Read More
Tour our photo gallery of 20 greatest Sidney Poitier films, ranked worst to best, including In the Heat of the Night, Lilies of the Field.Read More
As the Bahamian-American actor-director turns 91 on Feb. 20, we take a look back at Sidney Poitier's life and films.Read More
The role of Sidney Poitier. Name. Institution. Lecturer. Date. Sidney Poitier is an American film director, actor, writer, and political diplomat born in 1927 currently living in the Bahamas. In 1963 he won the American best actor award and he was crowned the first Black person to win such an award. Starring in three box office films, in 1967.Read More