Χτες πέθανε σε ηλικία 94 ετών ο Σίντνεϊ Πουατιέ, ο πρώτος μαύρος ηθοποιός που κέρδισε Oσκαρ Α' ανδρικού ρόλου για την ταινία «Κάτω από το Βλέμμα του Θεού», ζωντανή έμπνευση για μια ολόκληρη γενιά, αγωνιστής και πρωτοπόρος μέχρι την τελευταία μέρα της ζωής του.
Το Χόλιγουντ από χτες θρηνεί τον θάνατό του με πολλούς ηθοποιούς αλλά και μεγάλους φανς του, ανάμεσά τους οι Βαϊόλα Ντέιβις, Γούπι Γκόλντμπεργκ, Τζέφρι Ράιτ, Οκτάβια Σπένσερ κι πολλούς άλλους να ανεβάζουν στα κοινωνικά δίκτυα μηνύματα και πολλές αφιερώσεις για τον σπουδαίο ηθοποιό που έδειξε στους μαύρους ηθοποιούς «πως να φτάσουν τα αστέρια».
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To Sir… with Love
Sir Sidney Poitier R.I.P.
He showed us how to reach for the stars
This is a big one. No words can describe how your work radically shifted my life. The dignity, normalcy, strength, excellence and sheer electricity you brought to your roles showed us that we, as Black folks, mattered!!! It was an honor... https://t.co/xaPAjAlRtR pic.twitter.com/aqOmRqq7SN— Viola Davis (@violadavis) January 7, 2022
Sir #SidneyPoitier, your brilliant light will never dim. The doors you opened and paths you created will continue to make way for those with a dream. You showed the world that with vision and grace, all is possible.— Lenny Kravitz (@LennyKravitz) January 7, 2022
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Sidney Poitier— Be A King (@BerniceKing) January 7, 2022
Poor People's Campaign, Resurrection City, Washington, D.C., May 1968
Powerful beyond the stage and screen. pic.twitter.com/hEKRxGvoM2
Sidney Poitier. What a landmark actor. One of a kind. What a beautiful, gracious, warm, genuinely regal man. RIP, Sir. With love.— Jeffrey Wright (@jfreewright) January 7, 2022
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Until I can properly eulogize him later. Heart broken. I am because of him. He blazed a tremendous path for thespians such as me. I am forever grateful. Standing O for this giant. pic.twitter.com/B6ZgNZF8MG— Colman Domingo (@colmandomingo) January 7, 2022
94 years. Gloriously well done. A compass for my creative soul, a forever inspiration, an igniter of my determination to dream. Love to the family, friends and all whom the everlasting legacy of #SidneyPoitier will light a path of continuing artistry, authenticity, and activism🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/oY3rkz52QX— Aisha Hinds (@AishaHinds) January 7, 2022
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Sidney Poitier. An absolute legend. One of the greats. pic.twitter.com/jd2Xd7vmIJ— Joseph Gordon-Levitt (@hitRECordJoe) January 7, 2022
Sidney Poitier, the first Black man to win an Oscar, has died at the age of 94. The star of “Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner” and “Lilies of the Field,” for which he won Best Actor, was a trailblazer who will be mourned by so many for whom he opened the very doors of Hollywood.— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) January 7, 2022
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I once had the honor to shake Sidney Poitier’s hand. May he Rest in Power knowing he was loved and trailblazer in our industry who lit up the screen with his talent. 🙏 pic.twitter.com/LZixjXUAJW— Cary Elwes (@Cary_Elwes) January 7, 2022
Rest in dear sweet peace sir Sidney Poitier..where would we be without your sacrifices? an artist among artist-a man among men..so grateful to God for sharing you with us and grateful for you for sharing so much..I will cherish the moments indeed.#ARaisinInTheSun#gratitude— Kenny Leon (@iamKENNYLEON) January 7, 2022
Through his groundbreaking roles and singular talent, Sidney Poitier epitomized dignity and grace, revealing the power of movies to bring us closer together. He also opened doors for a generation of actors. Michelle and I send our love to his family and legion of fans. pic.twitter.com/zkYKFSxfKA— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) January 7, 2022
We were all so lucky to share a culture with Sidney Poitier, and benefit from his hand in shaping it. pic.twitter.com/bJaQYFCI1u— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) January 7, 2022