It's 1995, and Nelson Mandela is in his first term as president of South Africa. He's looking for something to unite his country that was ripped apart by apartheid—why not the Rugby World Cup? Freeman brings Nobel Peace Prize winner Nelson Mandela to the big screen in this real-life tale.
Invictus marks Freeman's fifth Oscar nomination. He won his first Oscar in 2005 for his supporting role in Million Dollar Baby.