She is best known for her biographical film roles, most notably her performance as Tina Turner in the biopic What's Love Got to Do with It (1993), for which she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress and won a corresponding Golden Globe Award.Bassett has additionally portrayed Betty Shabazz in both Malcolm X (1992) and Panther (1995), Katherine Jackson in The Jacksons: An American Dream (1992), Rosa Parks in The Rosa Parks Story (2002), Voletta Wallace in Notorious (2009) and Coretta Scott King in Betty & Coretta (2013).It's risky, of course, but they have two things in their favour – De Niro is a world-class cracksman, and Norton is already on the inside, masquerading as a mentally retarded assistant janitor.
In the 1990s, she appeared in films nearly every year.
The 2000s saw a succession of films starring Bassett, with her appearing in at least one film every year. Bassett earned nominations for her roles in films such as The Score (2001), Akeelah and the Bee (2006), Meet the Browns (2008) and Jumping the Broom (2011) and won awards for her performances in How Stella Got Her Groove Back (1998) and Music of the Heart (1999) among others.
(De Niro seems to have played this part several times before.) Norton, his show-off interludes aside, holds his own amid the august company, and it will probably make a great chapter for his memoirs.
What's dismaying is the leadenly mechanical plot (it's scripted by Lem Dobbs, Kario Salem and Scott Marshall Smith) which the trio have been asked to bring to life.
In 2013, she had a recurring role on the FX horror series American Horror Story: Coven, earning her second Primetime Emmy Award nomination for her performance as Voodoo queen Marie Laveau.
She returned for Freak Show, the anthology series' fourth season, portraying a three-breasted woman named Desiree Dupree for which she received another nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie.
In 2015, Bassett returned for the fifth season Hotel portraying Ramona Royale, a famous movie star.
Bassett will play T’Challa’s mother, Romonda, and joins the all-star cast made up of Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. The movie is expected to begin production early next year with a release date set for February 16, 2018.
But sadly it fails to live up to those high expectations as it ends up being routine.
The trouble is with the premise of it being one last job you know things are never going to run smoothly and of course you are going to expect a twist or two.
“What De Niro said last night was inexcusable and the president should apologize for him.