Sidney Poitier and Richard Pryor
The wonderful Sidney Poitier was an actor, activist, producer, AND director. Some people are surprised to hear that he was a director, yet ironically they have heard of several of the films he directed! One in particular was very popular… Stir Crazy (1980, starring Richard Pryor, Gene Wilder, and Craig T. Nelson).
That’s right – it was directed by the legendary Sidney Poitier!
I love the photo above of him and Richard Pryor behind the scenes of Stir Crazy. I’m struck by how lucky both men were to work with one another.