- Oprah Winfrey
- Before The Oprah Winfrey Show
- Oprah’s Success
- The Other Side of Oprah
Oprah 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,
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.