Happy Born Day! Our Favorite Angela Bassett Performances

August 16, 2011  |  

The Jacksons: An American Dream

We knew most of the Jackson family like the back of our hand by the time this television movie made its debut. The only one we didn’t get to see very often or follow was the matriarch of the family, Katherine. Whatever we didn’t know, Angela acted out like she had known the Jackson mother all her life. She had the limp down, the hair, she was caring as well as feisty, and outside of an adorable performance by Jason Weaver as a young Michael, and Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs as the crazy a** Joe Jackson, Bassett was a definite stand out. How can you forget the scene after she catches Joe in a lie and yells: “I don’t want you, I don’t want you, I don’t want you no more!” Like I said, nobody does pain like Angela Bassett, girl!

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