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APR 09, 2013 - Yahoo! News

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New movie '42' shows baseball's Jackie Robinson as man, not icon

By Eric Kelsey LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The legend of Jackie Robinson, the man who broke baseball's color barrier more than 60 years ago, gets a human touch in biopic "42," that opens in U.S. movie theaters on Friday. Chadwick Boseman, who stars as Robinson, said he wanted to remake the iconic image of the Hall of Fame baseball player, who has long been seen as a stoic figure with an unshakable will in the face of racial hatred, into an emotionally complex man who privately raged against racist taunting. "I was able to explore him as a man and not an idea," Boseman ... Read More

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