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Nelson Mandela

The life story of Nelson Mandela - a powerful tale of a charismatic lawyer and human rights activist working to dismantle apartheid, only to land in prison for 27 years and ultimately become country's first democratically elected president - has been told time and time again. Most recently, British star Idris Elba portrays the anti-apartheid figure on screen. Click through to see a sampling of actors who've depicted the revolutionary in film. By Christy Khoshaba Debbi Yazbek / AFP / Getty Images