Portrait Of An Artist” Life — Nigeria
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Netflix has released the first official trailer for “Chadwick Boseman: Portrait of an Artist,” a documentary in honour of the late actor.
The documentary looks at the late actor with interviews from some of his closest Hollywood collaborators. The trailer sees the actor discussing his career prior to his untimely death in August 2020.
“I am an artist. People call me an actor. I wouldn’t necessarily call myself an actor. I would call myself an artist,” he says.
The official synopsis from Netflix for the special reads: “‘Chadwick Boseman: Portrait of an Artist’ is an intimate look at the Oscar-nominated actor’s incomparable artistry and the acting process which informed his transformative performances. Viola Davis, Denzel Washington, Spike Lee, George C. Wolfe, Branford Marsalis, Phylicia Rashad and more take us behind the scenes to explore Boseman’s extraordinary commitment to his craft.”
“Chadwick Boseman: Portrait of an Artist” will be available globally on Netflix on Saturday, April 17 at 12:00 am PT and be available for streaming for a limited 30-day window.
Boseman is currently nominated for Best Actor at the Oscars, having picked up a posthumous nomination for his role as Levee in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. The actor has already won the Screen Actors Guild Award, the Gotham Award, the Critic’s Choice Award, and the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor.
Boseman died at the age of 43 in late August after a multi-year battle with colon cancer. The actor never disclosed his cancer diagnosis to costars or to the public and worked through his illness while filming the likes of “Black Panther,” “21 Bridges,” and “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.”