Behind The Scenes
About The Film
With wit and athletic genius, with defiant rage and inner grace, Muhammad Ali forever changed the American landscape. Fighting all corners, Ali took on the law, conventions, the status quo and the war – as well as the fists in front of him. Ali both ignited and mirrored the conflicts of his time and ours to become one of the most admired fighters in the world. Forget, now, what you thought you knew.
Behind Ali’s seismic accomplishments, superstar Will Smith and Academy Award? nominated director/writer Michael Mann will take you into the heart and life of the boxer, the legend, and more importantly, the man.
He talked and danced. He fought and struggled. Ali shook the world.
Will Smith ... Cassius Clay / Cassius X / Muhammad Ali
Jamie Foxx ... Drew 'Bundini' Brown
Jon Voight ... Howard Cosell
Mario Van Peebles ... Malcolm X
Ron Silver ... Angelo Dundee
Jeffrey Wright ... Howard Bingham
Mykelti Williamson ... Don King
Jada Pinkett Smith ... Sonji Roi
Nona Gaye ... Belinda Ali
Michael Michele ... Veronica Porche
Joe Morton ... Chauncey Eskridge
Paul Rodriguez ... Dr. Ferdie Pacheco
Bruce McGill ... Bradley
Barry Shabaka Henley ... Jabir Herbert Muhammad
Giancarlo Esposito ... Cassius Marcellus Clay, Sr.
Stephen J. Rivele & Christopher Wilkinson
And Eric Roth & Michael Mann
A. Kitman Ho
Best Actor - Will Smith
Best Supporting Actor - Jon Voight
Best Original Score, Motion Picture - Lisa Gerrard, Pieter Bourke
Best Actor, Motion Picture Drama - Will Smith
Best Supporting Actor, Motion Picture - Jon Voight