Starring

  • Leonardo DiCaprio
  • Jennifer Connelly
  • Djimon Hounsou

    Co-Starring

  • Michael Sheen
  • Arnold Vosloo

    Directed By

  • Edward Zwick

    Screenplay By

  • Charles Leavitt

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About The Film

Set during the Sierra Leone Civil War in 1996–2001, the film follows a fisherman, a smuggler, and a syndicate of businessmen as they match wits over the possession of a priceless diamond. Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Connelly, and Djimon Hounsou and directed by Edward Zwick, this urgent, intensely moving adventure shapes gripping human stories and heart-pounding action into a modern epic of profound impact.

The Cast

Leonardo DiCaprio ... Danny Archer

Djimon Hounsou ... Solomon Vandy

Jennifer Connelly ... Maddy Bowen

Kagiso Kuypers ... Dia Vandy

Arnold Vosloo ... Colonel Coetzee

Anthony Coleman ... Cordell Brown

Benu Mabhena ... Jassie Vandy

Anointing Lukola ... N'Yanda Vandy

David Harewoodi ... Captain Poison

Basil Wallace ... Benjamin Kapanay

Jimi Mistry ... Nabil

Michael Sheen ... Rupert Simmons

Marius Weyers ... Rudolf Van De Kaap

Stephen Collins ... Ambassador Walker

Ntare Mwine ... M'Ed

The Filmmakers

DIRECTOR
Edward Zwick

SCREENPLAY BY
Charles Leavitt

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS
Len Amato
Kevin de la Noy
Benjamin Waisbren

PRODUCERS
Paula Weinstein
Edward Zwick
Marshall Herskovitz
Graham King
Gillian Gorfil

Awards

ACADEMY AWARDS®

Nominations

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role - Leonardo DiCaprio
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role - Djimon Hounsou
Best Achievement in Editing - Steven Rosenblum
Best Achievement in Sound Editing - Lon Bender
Best Achievement in Sound Mixing - Andy Nelson, Anna Behlmer, Ivan Sharrock

GOLDEN GLOBES®

Nominations

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama - Leonardo DiCaprio

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