Famous Movie Teachers
Some of the most inspirational films in history are those about an educator's lasting impact on his or her students. For instance, in To Sir, with Love, Sidney Poitier stars as a newly hired London school teacher; Mr. Holland's Opus, starring Richard Dreyfuss, tells the story of an impassioned high school music teacher; Michelle Pfeiffer plays a marine turned educator of an inner-city school in Dangerous Minds; in Dead Poets Society, Robin Williams plays a motivational English professor; and Hilary Swank garnered fame for her role as a compassionate educator in Freedom Writers. For more on famous educators of the big-screen, visit Biography.com's group of Famous Movie Teachers.
Featured Movie Teachers
Film Actress, Theater Actress, Television Actress / 1931 - 2005
Anne Bancroft plays Anne Sullivan, the famous real-life teacher of Helen Keller (Patty Duke) in The Miracle Worker (1962). For her performance in the film, Bancroft won an Academy Award. (Duke also won an Academy Award for her role as Keller.)
Film Actress / 1949 -
Meryl Streep plays a single mother and violin teacher of a Harlem school in Music of the Heart (1999). The film tells the real-life story of teacher Roberta Guaspari.
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