Sidney Poitier. Some consider him to be one of the finest actors of his time. Others consider his performances to be slighly overwrought. One thing that cannot be denied, however, is that Sidney Poiter is one hell of a handsome man. Check it out:
And about that acting. In the Heat of the Night has always been one of my favorite pictures. Every scene is dripping with sweat and saturated with the deep-south racism of the 1960s. The best moment is right here, courtesy Mr. Poitier and Rod Steiger.
A moment of overacting between these two gentleman? Possibly. Is it completely awesome? Yeah, yeah, yeah!