“Madiba” By Definition – Nelson Mandela in a starring role as Nelson Mandela in the 1992 movie Malcolm X, by Spike Lee. This was his one and only movie appearance!
(By Any Means Necessary Speech)
It entered the popular culture through a speech given by Malcolm X in the last year of his life.
“We declare our right on this earth to be a man, to be a human being, to be respected as a human being, to be given the rights of a human being in this society, on this earth, in this day, which we intend to bring into existence by any means necessary.”
â€”Malcolm X, 1965
In the final scene of the 1992 movie Malcolm X, Nelson Mandelaâ€”recently released after 27 years of political imprisonmentâ€”appears as a schoolteacher in a Soweto classroom. Yet Mandela informed director Spike Lee that he could not utter the famous final phrase “by any means necessary” on camera fearing that the apartheid government would use it against him if he did. Lee obliged, and the final seconds of the film feature black-and-white footage of Malcolm X himself delivering the phrase.
Source (Read More): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/By_any_means_necessary
A Nelson Mandela/Malcolm X collaborative perspective to consider.