12 Years a Slave Cast

  • Chiwetel Ejiofor

    Born in the Forest Gate section of London to Nigerian parents, Chiwetel Ejiofor began acting in school plays at the age of 13. He earned a scholarship to the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art,...

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  • Michael Fassbender

    Actor Michael Fassbender was born in Heilberg, Germany, to an Irish mother and a German father. The family moved to Killarney, County Kerry, Ireland when Fassbender was two years old. He attended St....

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  • Brad Pitt

    If Brad Pitt could bottle what he brings to the screen he could make millions. But what would that mean since he already makes millions? Born in Shawnee, Oklahoma, Brad dropped out of an...

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  • Benedict Cumberbatch

    Born Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch, the English actor has demonstrated his talents on film, television radio and theater. Cumberbatch is the son of two professional actors and received private...

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  • Paul Dano

    Paul Dano began his career as a child actor on the New York stage with supporting roles in the Broadway revival of Inherit the Wind, opposite George C. Scott and Charles Durning; and the Madison...

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  • Sarah Paulson

    Sarah Catharine Paulson was born and raised in Tampa, Florida until the age of five, when her parents got divorced. Moving to New York City with her mother, Sarah lived in Queens and Gramercy Park...

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  • Alfre Woodard

    The Tulsa, Oklahoma native attended Boston University, School of Fine Arts, before making her stage bow in 1974 with Washington, D.C.'s Arena Stage. Woodard's stage credits include the New York...

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  • Paul Giamatti

    American-born Giamatti is the youngest of three children born to Bartlett Giamatti, a former president of Yale University and major league baseball commissioner. His mother, Toni Smith, was an actress...

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  • Lupita Nyong'o

    Born in Mexico City, Mexico to parents Dorothy and politician Peter Anyang' Nyong'o, Lupita Nyong'o is the second of six children. Since it was tradition in Mexico to name a child after the events of...

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12 Years a Slave

Genre:  Drama
Running Time:  133 min.
Release Date: October 18, 2013 - Toronto - October 18, 2013 - Toronto
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DVD: March 4, 2014

Current rating: Rating: 4.29
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Cast: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Dano, Sarah Paulson, Alfre Woodard, Paul Giamatti, Lupita Nyong'o

Inspiration: Solomon Northup