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Academy Award-winning Actor, Writer, Director, and Diplomat

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Sir Sidney Poitier is a Bahamian-American actor, film director, author, and diplomat.

He has been walking tall among Hollywood's most respected and honored stars for more than five decades, making his motion picture debut in Joseph Mankicwicz's No Way Out. He continued to garner critical acclaim and national recognition in Blackboard Jungle, received his first Academy Award nomination for The Defiant Ones in 1958, and won the coveted Oscar for Best Actor for his performance in Lilies of the Field. In 2006, five of Poitiers films appeared in the AFIs list of 100 Most Inspiring Films.

In 1972, he made his directorial debut with Buck and the Preacher in which he co-starred with Harry Belafonte. Other directorial credits include A Warm December, Uptown Saturday Night, Stir Crazy, Fast Forward, Ghost Dad which starred Bill Cosby, Let's Do It Again and A Piece of the Action.

Poitier has served as a leading figure among black achievers. As a film director, he created employment for hundreds of minority actors and made sure that at least 25% of the people working behind cameras were likewise minority representatives.

During his 50 years in film, Poitier has received many honors and awards with the most meaningful being the Knighthood awarded to him by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in 1968. He has also received the American Film Institute Lifetime Achievement Award; The Kennedy Center Lifetime Achievement Award; The Screen Actors Guild Lifetime Achievement Award; five NAACP Image Awards; two Golden Bear Awards from the Berlin Film Festival; and Emmy nominations.

He has also been honored with the Giorgi Cini Cultural Foundation Award Because of Human Values Achieving the Summit in the Realm of Both Art and Civilization as well as the Berlin and Venice Film Festival Awards for his role in The Defiant Ones. He also serves as the Ambassador to Japan from the Commonwealth of the Bahamas and is the recipient of four honorary doctorate degrees; the most recent of which from New York University.

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    Booking fees for Sidney Poitier, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Sidney Poitier, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
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    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Sidney Poitier for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Sidney Poitier for your next private or corporate function.
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Academy Award-winning Actor, Writer, Director, and Diplomat

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Sidney Poitier Biography

Sir Sidney Poitier is a Bahamian-American actor, film director, author, and diplomat.

He has been walking tall among Hollywood's most respected and honored stars for more than five decades, making his motion picture debut in Joseph Mankicwicz's No Way Out. He continued to garner critical acclaim and national recognition in Blackboard Jungle, received his first Academy Award nomination for The Defiant Ones in 1958, and won the coveted Oscar for Best Actor for his performance in Lilies of the Field. In 2006, five of Poitiers films appeared in the AFIs list of 100 Most Inspiring Films.

In 1972, he made his directorial debut with Buck and the Preacher in which he co-starred with Harry Belafonte. Other directorial credits include A Warm December, Uptown Saturday Night, Stir Crazy, Fast Forward, Ghost Dad which starred Bill Cosby, Let's Do It Again and A Piece of the Action.

Poitier has served as a leading figure among black achievers. As a film director, he created employment for hundreds of minority actors and made sure that at least 25% of the people working behind cameras were likewise minority representatives.

During his 50 years in film, Poitier has received many honors and awards with the most meaningful being the Knighthood awarded to him by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in 1968. He has also received the American Film Institute Lifetime Achievement Award; The Kennedy Center Lifetime Achievement Award; The Screen Actors Guild Lifetime Achievement Award; five NAACP Image Awards; two Golden Bear Awards from the Berlin Film Festival; and Emmy nominations.

He has also been honored with the Giorgi Cini Cultural Foundation Award Because of Human Values Achieving the Summit in the Realm of Both Art and Civilization as well as the Berlin and Venice Film Festival Awards for his role in The Defiant Ones. He also serves as the Ambassador to Japan from the Commonwealth of the Bahamas and is the recipient of four honorary doctorate degrees; the most recent of which from New York University.

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  • How to book Sidney Poitier?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Sidney Poitier for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Sidney Poitier, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Sidney Poitier or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Sidney Poitier?

    Booking fees for Sidney Poitier, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Sidney Poitier, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Sidney Poitier?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Sidney Poitier for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Sidney Poitier for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Sidney Poitier or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Sidney Poitier or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Sidney Poitier is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Sidney Poitier for your event is $100,000 - $200,000. Sidney Poitier generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Spike Lee, Charles Dutton, Whoopi Goldberg, Harry Belafonte and Earvin "Magic" Johnson. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Sidney Poitier for an upcoming event.

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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