The Color Purple
Spielberg's Role: Executive Producer
US Release Date: 1985
This film follows
the life of Celie, a young black girl growing up in the
early 1900's. The first time we see Celie, she is 14 -
and pregnant - by her father. We stay with her for the
next 30 years of her tough life...
Producers Steven Spielberg and
Kathleen Kennedy cast Margaret Avery after Tina Turner
turned it down. Margaret Avery ended up with a nomination
for a Best Supporting Actress Oscar. The film stared
Danny Glover as Albert, Whoopi Goldberg as Celie, Oprah
Winfrey as Sofia, as well as Margaret Avery as Shug Avery.
One source claims the film was nominated for 11 Oscars
and didn't win anything. The 5 listed above have been