Oprah in The Color Purple

Oprah as Sofia in The Color Purple

Oprah as Sofia in The Color Purple

Oprah co-starred in Steven Spielberg’s The Color Purple In 1985, as a distraught housewife, Sofia .She was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance. In late 2005 the film moved on to be a Broadway musical that opened, with Oprah accepted as a producer.

Oprah in Beloved

Oprah produced and starred in the movie Beloved, In October 1998, based on Toni Morrison’s Pulitzer Prize winning. To get ready for her role as Sethe, the hero and prior slave, Oprah practiced a 24-hour imitation of the experience of slavery that comprised of actually being tied up and blindfolded and left alone in the woods. In spite of major advertisement, including 2 episodes of her talk show devoted only to the film, and medium to decent critical reviews,

Oprah in Beloved

Oprah in Beloved

Beloved opened to bad box-office results, losing roughly $30,000,000. While promoting the film, co-star Thandie Newton depicted Oprah as “a very strong technical actress, and it’s because she’s so smart. She’s acute. She’s got a mind like a razor blade.”  Harpo Productions then released a movie version, of Zora Neale Hurston’s 1937 book “Their Eyes Were Watching God.” The made-for-television movie was stationed on a teleplay by Suzan-Lori Parks, and starred Halle Berry in the lead female role. Oprah’s company Harpo Films endorsed an exclusive manufacture deal to create and produce written series, documentaries and movies for HBO.

 

Oprah in Animated Movies

Winfrey played the voice of Gussie the goose for Charlotte’s Web as well as the voice of Judge Bumbleton , Eudora, the mother of Princess Tiana, in Disney’s The Princess and the Frog and narrated the US version of the BBC nature program, Life for Discovery, in 2010.

Oprah as  Gussie the goose for Charlotte's Web

Oprah as Gussie the goose for Charlotte's Web

Oprah as Eudora in Disney's The Princess and the Frog

Oprah as Eudora in Disney's The Princess and the Frog

 

 

 
Oprah’s OWN Network
Oprah has announced her syndicated talk show will end May 26, 2011 and that it will not continue on OWN thereafter. However, she will host a new prime-time show on the channel called Oprah’s Next Chapter two or three times a week.
Oprah’s Ratings and Influence
Vanity Fair printed: “Oprah Winfrey arguably has more influence on the culture than any university president, politician, or religious leader, except perhaps the Pope.”
The Oprah Winfrey Show
In the beginning years of The Oprah Winfrey Show, the episodes were categorized as a tabloid talk. Oprah then took on a less tabloid-oriented model, in the mid 1990s, hosting shows on broader topics such as spirituality, heart disease, geopolitics, and meditation.

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