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Analysis of the Movie Ali Directed by Michael Mann Essay

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Title: Ali
Director: Michael Mann
Release Date: December 11, 2011
List of Characters (Actor’s Name):
• Will Smith as Cassius Clay, Jr. / Cassius X / Muhammad Ali
• Jamie Foxx as Drew Bundini Brown
• Jon Voight as Howard Cosell
• Mario Van Peebles as Malcolm X
• Ron Silver as Angelo Dundee
• Jeffrey Wright as Howard Bingham
• Mykelti Williamson as Don King
• Jada Pinkett Smith as Sonji Roi
• Nona Gaye as Belinda/Khalilah Ali
• Michael Michele as Veronica Porsche
• Joe Morton as Chauncey Eskridge
• Paul Rodriguez as Dr. Ferdie Pacheco
• Bruce McGill as Bradley
• Barry Shabaka Henley as Herbert Muhammad
• Giancarlo Esposito as Cassius Clay, Sr.
• Laurence Mason as Luis Sarria
• LeVar Burton as Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Prior to traveling together to Africa has been suspended by the Nation of Islam. Malcolm X still decides to go to Africa but Ali refuses to speak to him and respects the Nation of Islam’s decision to suspend him. As Muhammad Ali returned to the United States he is stripped of his heavyweight championship, boxing license, passport suspended and sent to jail for refusal to be drafted during the Vietnam War. Muhammad Ali left the sport of boxing for three years until his conviction was overturned and challenges Joe Frazier to a boxing match so he can regain his heavyweight championship. Joe Frazier defeats Ali and gives him his first loss of his career. Joe Frazier then loses his championship to George Foreman. Ali then challenges Foreman and goes to Zaire to face him for the title. While in Africa Ali has an affair with a woman named Veronica Porsche. Ali’s wife, Belinda Ali, found out and he is unsure about his love for either of the women. During the title fight Ali has been taking a defensive approach and is allowing Foreman to wildly swing at him to get him fatigued quickly. Ali’s strategy was proven successful when he takes advantage of Foreman’s fatigue and goes on the offensive and knocks Foreman out. The movie ends with Muhammad Ali regaining the Heavyweight Championship.
Favorite Scene:
My favorite scene of the movie Ali was his first boxing match against Sonny Liston. This scene was my favorite because it shows the beginning of his reign
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