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Sidney Poitier

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I am the me I choose to be.

— Sidney Poitier


A person doesn't have to change who he is to become better.

— Sidney Poitier

#motivational #change

I"ve learned that I must find positive outlets for anger or it will destroy me.

— Sidney Poitier


So much of life, it seems, is determined by pure randomness.

— Sidney Poitier

#philosophy-of-life #life

I was the only Black person on the set. It was unusual for me to be in a circumstance in which every move I made was tantamount to representation of 18 million people.

— Sidney Poitier

#circumstance #every #i #made #me

To simply wake up every morning a better person than when I went to bed.

— Sidney Poitier

#better #better person #every #i #morning

So it's been kind of a long road, but it was a good journey altogether.

— Sidney Poitier

#been #good #journey #kind #long

I cannot be understood in three minutes.

— Sidney Poitier

#i #minutes #three #understood

As a man, I've been representative of the values I hold dear. And the values I hold dear are carryovers from the lives of my parents.

— Sidney Poitier

#dear #hold #i #lives #man

Generally, I tend to despise human behavior rather than human creatures.

— Sidney Poitier

#creatures #despise #generally #human #human behavior

About Sidney Poitier

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Directorial career
Poitier directed several films the most successful being the Richard Pryor-Gene Wilder comedy Stir Crazy which for years was the highest grossing film directed by a person of African descent. Honors and awards
1958 British Academy Film Award for Best Foreign Actor for The Defiant Ones
1958 Silver Bear for Best Actor (Berlin Film Festival) for The Defiant Ones
1963 Academy Award (Oscar) for Best Actor in a Leading Role for Lilies of the Field
1963 Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama for Lilies of the Field
1963 Silver Bear for Best Actor (Berlin Film Festival) for Lilies of the Field
1974 Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire (KBE)
1982 Golden Globe Cecil B. Poitier is also the subject of the biography Sidney Poitier: Man Actor Icon (2004) by historian Aram Goudsouzian.

On August 12 2009 Sidney Poitier was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom the United States of America's highest civilian honor by President Barack Obama. In 1963 Poitier became the first black person to win an Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in Lilies of the Field.

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