Sidney Poitier news – latest: Mark Ruffalo, Barack Obama and Whoopi Goldberg lead tributes after actor dies 94

Sidney Poitier wins Best Actor award at the 1964 Oscars

Tributes have started pouring in for Sidney Poitier, who passed away at 94.

Bahamian-American actor, best known for his films Guess who’s coming to dinner Y In the heat of the night – was the first black man to win an Oscar for Best Actor.

Poitier took home the award for his role as Homer Smith in the 1963 drama. Lilies of the field.

Following news of his death, which was announced by Bahamian Foreign Minister Fred Mitchell, fans and other stars began to remember Poitier on social media.

The independentGeoffrey Macnab paid tribute to Poitier, a unique actor whose profound influence and legacy will last forever.

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Sidney Poitier: the charming pioneer who continually challenged stereotypes

Following the death of the Academy Award winner, film writer Geoffrey Macnab pays tribute to a unique actor whose profound influence and legacy will last forever.

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British actor David Harewood recalls Sidney Poitier’s ‘defiance, grace and style’

Homeland Star David Harewood has paid tribute to Poitier on Twitter.

“I have to get my shit together. I have to go on stage tonight and remember who started this crazy fever dream, ”Harewood wrote.

“Sidney Poitier’s defiance, grace and style changed me and shaped my life as an actor.”

The 56-year-old actor is currently starring in the Young Vic production of Best of enemies, in which he stars as conservative author and American political commentator William F Buckley Jr.

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Reese Witherspoon says she was ‘lucky enough to spend time with Sidney Poitier’

Reese Witherspoon has shared a tribute to the late Oscar winner on Twitter.

“Today we lost a legend. I was lucky enough to spend some time with Sidney Poitier, ”wrote the Big little lies star.

“As a longtime fan, I loved hearing her amazing stories about how she changed perceptions in Hollywood. His incredible performances are full of dignity, strength, truth, and deep humanity. ”

Witherspoon accompanied her post with a photograph of Poitier and herself.

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Oprah Winfrey Says ‘The Greatest of the’ Great Trees ‘Has Fallen’

“For me, the greatest of the ‘Great Trees’ has fallen: Sidney Poitier,” wrote the host of the talk show.

“My honor [sic] having loved him as a mentor. Friend. Brother. Confident. Master of Wisdom “.

She continued: “The utmost respect and praise for your most magnificent, gracious and eloquent life. I treasured it. I adored him. He had a huge soul that I will always cherish. Blessings to Joanna and her world of beautiful daughters. ”

Winfrey accompanied the message with a photograph of her and Poitier embracing.

Poitier is survived by his wife Joanna Shimkus, with whom he shares two daughters, Anika and Sydney.

The late actor also has four daughters, Beverly, Pamela, Sherri and Gina, with his ex-wife Juanita Hardy.

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Barack Obama fondly remembers Sidney Poitier, who ’embodied dignity and grace’

Former US President Barack Obama has remembered Poitier for his “innovative roles and unique talent.”

Obama paid tribute to the late actor in a Twitter post.

Through his innovative roles and unique talent, Sidney Poitier embodied [sic] dignity and grace, revealing the power of movies to bring us closer, ”he wrote.

The 60-year-old continued: “It also opened the doors to a generation of actors. Michelle and I send our love to her family and legion of fans. ”

He shared the post on Twitter along with a photograph of himself and former first lady Michelle Obama alongside Poitier.

On August 12, 2009, Obama presented Poitier with the Medal of Freedom at the White House in Washington.

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt remembers Sidney Poitier as ‘an absolute legend’

Joseph Gordon-Levitt has paid tribute to the late acting icon.

In a Twitter post, Don jon star wrote: “Sidney Poitier. An absolute legend. One of the greats. “

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Elijah Wood says ‘goodbye’ to Sidney Poitier

Elijah Wood has said “see you later” to the late actor on Twitter.

The Lord of the Rings star wrote: “See you later to the pioneering titan, Sidney Poitier.”

He accompanied the post with a black and white photograph of Poitier.

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Marvel’s Mark Ruffalo pays tribute to Poitier on Twitter

Marvel star Mark Ruffalo has shared a Poitier tribute post on Twitter.

“Immediately dispelling the perverted, obscene, and misinformed notion of white supremacy in all beautifully humane, artistic, and dignified forms = Sidney Poitier,” Ruffalo wrote.

The Hulk actor wrote his caption alongside a Twitter post by Martin Luther King Jr’s daughter Bernice King, in which he remembers Poitier as “powerful beyond stage and screen.”

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Viola Davis says that ‘there are no words that can describe how your work radically changed my life’

Oscar winner Viola Davis has shared a lengthy tribute to Poitier on Instagram.

“This is a great one. There are no words to describe how his work radically changed my life. The dignity, normalcy, strength, excellence, and sheer electricity that they brought to their roles showed us that we, as blacks, matter! ” she wrote.

The How to get away with it star continued: “It was an honor [sic] for my husband and I to share lunch with you at Spagos. You told us, ‘If your dreams don’t scare you, they aren’t big enough!’

“I put this quote on my daughter’s wall. Rest well, Mr. Poitier. Thanks! Thank you for leaving a legacy. May the flights of angels sing to you at your rest “.

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Bollywood star Anil Kapoor pays tribute to his ‘childhood idol’ Sidney Poitier

Bollywood star Anil Kapoor has remembered the late actor in a touching Twitter post.

“Sidney Poitier, my childhood idol, lifelong inspiration and star of some of my favorite movies … Always your fan and admirer … Rest in peace,” wrote Kapoor.

The Slumdog Millionaire The star accompanied the post with a photograph of himself along with Poitier.

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