He says “Spring-BAHK” where Mandela would say “Spring-BOHK.”
SHOOT: This is going to be good. I remember the afternoon after the Boks won the world cup we - our family - went for a skydive to celebrate. It was a beautiful day.
I found Mr. Freeman’s performance in the film “Invictus,” directed by Clint Eastwood, uncanny — less an impersonation than an incarnation.
He gets the rumble and halting rhythm of Mr. Mandela’s speech, the erect posture and stiff gait. There is a striking physical resemblance, enhanced by the fact that Mr. Freeman, 72, is just a few years younger than Mr. Mandela was in the period the film covers.