In Won’t Back Down Nona Alberts (Viola Davis) is one of those teachers who cares and strives to make a difference. So to celebrate the release of Won’t Back Down on Blu-ray and DVD, we are counting down the Top 10 influential teachers in film.
Oscar® Nominees Maggie Gyllenhaal* and Viola Davis** lead a stellar cast in this empowering drama inspired by actual events. Hard-working single mom Jamie Fitzpatrick (Gyllenhaal) is concerned that John Adams Elementary is letting her daughter down. Teaming with a caring teacher (Davis) who wants the best future for her own son, she sets out to improve attitudes and elevate the school’s academic standards. Despite the odds, with courage, hope and persistence, the women just might prevail in this uplifting film that also stars Rosie Perez and Academy Award® Winner Holly Hunter***.
*Supporting Actress, Crazy Heart, 2009
**Actress, The Help, 2011; Supporting Actress, Doubt, 2008
***Actress, The Piano, 1993
Top 10 Influential Teachers in Film
1. Roberta Guaspari (portrayed by Meryl Streep) in Music of the Heart
2. Ms. Geist (Twink Caplan) in Clueless
3. Jaime Escalante (portrayed by Edward James Olmos) in Stand and Deliver
4. Dewey Finn (Jack Black) in School of Rock
5. Mr. Holland (Richard Dreyfuss) in Mr. Holland’s Opus
6. Ms. Norbury (Tina Fey) in Mean Girls
7. Anne Sullivan (Anne Bancroft) in The Miracle Worker
8. John Keating (Robin Williams) in Dead Poets Society
9. Clément Mathieu (Gérard Jugnot) in The Chorus
10. Professor Dumbledore (Richard Harris and Michael Gambon) in the Harry Potter Series
Are there any other influential teachers in film, that are missing from the list? Tell us who for a chance to win a copy of Won’t Back Down on Blu-Ray!
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