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Forest Whitaker won "Best Actor" at Sunday night's Screen Actors Guild awards for his portrayal of Ugandan dictator Idi Amin.

From Chris Herrington's review in last week's Flyer: "A magnetic performance from Forest Whitaker headlines this British drama about the first years in power of Ugandan dictator Idi Amin. The film opens just as General Amin has obtained power through a military coup and follows his reign of terror up to the point that the colonial West awakens to the extent of his brutality and begins to push back.

"Whitaker, who has won most major best-actor prizes of the awards season (including a Golden Globe) and has to be a favorite to take home his first Oscar, is magnificent, humanizing Amin without downplaying his manipulations or monstrous brutality. ..."

Read the whole review.

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