12/05/2013 07:05 EST

Nelson Mandela Movies: Actors Who Have Played Him On Screen (PHOTOS)

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File photo dated 29/8/2007 of former South African President Nelson Mandela who has been discharged from hospital but his condition "remains critical and is at times unstable", the country's government has announced.

There aren't many lives as inspiring and worthy of a biopic as that of the late Nelson Mandela. The only surprise, perhaps, is how few actors have portrayed the former South African president on screen.

View a slideshow of actors who have played Mandela on screen:

Nelson Mandela Movies