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Halle Berry is inspired by Sidney Poitier

HollywoodNews.com: Halle Berry is one of the most acclaimed actresses of our time, so it is no surprise that she would draw inspiration from another pivotal actor, Sidney Poitier. The Oscar-winning actress credits Poitier with providing her with a positive image of and African-American man after a troubling childhood at the hands of her abusive father.

“As a young, black woman, it’s sad to say, I didn’t always have a real positive image of what a black man was,” she told The Hollywood Reporter.

‘My father left when I was young and it was a very abusive situation. To see a man like Sidney, with such grace and dignity, inspired me. I held myself to a higher standard than I would have without him.” Berry went on to say, Monsteres and Critics reports.

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