Thurgood (2011)

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“Thurgood” is a 2011 biographical television film directed by Michael Stevens and starring Laurence Fishburne in the title role. The film chronicles the life and career of Thurgood Marshall, the first African American Supreme Court Justice of the United States.

The film is based on the one-man play of the same name, also starring Fishburne, which premiered on Broadway in 2008. The play and film depict Marshall’s early life as a lawyer fighting for civil rights, including his work with the NAACP and landmark cases such as Brown v. Board of Education. It also delves into his personal life and relationships, including his marriage to his first wife, Vivian Burey, played by Loretta Devine.

The film received positive reviews for Fishburne’s performance, with critics praising his portrayal of Marshall’s wit and intelligence. It also garnered several award nominations, including an Emmy nomination for Fishburne for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie.

Duration: 105 min.


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