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Bird

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[[Performer~P116578~Forest Whitaker~forestwhitaker]] stars as the brilliant jazz saxophonist Charlie "Bird" Parker in this elegiac biopic. Director [[Performer~P88601~Clint Eastwood~clinteastwood]] pays full homage to [[Performer~P105610~Parker~charliebirdparker]]'s musical genius, but also devotes ample time to the musician's twin demons--drugs and alcohol-which accelerated his death at the age of 34. In his struggles to gain widespread acceptance for his music, "Bird" is forever stymied by his own...more

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