It's one of the greatest lives ever lived (and he's not out yet) - so the big question is whether the first big movie to try and tell the story will match up to it.
Here's the third Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom trailer, and the longest so far at a full two and a half minutes, giving a much fuller flavour of what to expect.
Naturally it looks epic, and Idris Elba & Naomie Harris look perfectly suited for their roles as Nelson and Winnie Mandela. As ever, though, watch below and decide for yourself.
Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom hits cinemas January 3