We lost another acting legend this week with the passing of Sidney Poitier at the age of 94. Poitier’s first movie was 1947’s Sepia Cinderella where he was an extra in the film. During his acting career, Poitier was the first black person and first Bahamian to win the Academy Award for Best Actor. He received two Academy Award nominations, ten Golden Globes nominations, two Primetime Emmy Awards nominations, six BAFTA nominations, eight Laurel nominations, and one Screen Actors Guild Awards (SAG) nomination.
In 1988, Poitier starred in his first movie in ten years when he teamed up with Tom Berenger in Shoot To Kill, a buddy cop action thriller. In one scene in the movie, Poitier and Berenger’s characters are hiking in the woods and stumble upon a huge bear. I love this scene. It has suspense, drama, and humor. If you’ve never seen this before, I promise you’ll enjoy it.
Enjoy this look back at the bear scene in Shoot to Kill featuring the late Sidney Poitier and Tom Berenger. RIP Mr. Poitier. You will be missed…
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