Ali is a 2001 American biographical sports drama film co-written, produced and directed by Michael Mann. The films stars Will Smith as Muhammad Ali, focusing on ten years of his life from 1964 to 1974.
With wit and athletic genius, with defiant rage and inner grace, Muhammad Ali (Will Smith) forever changed the American landscape. Fighting all comers, Ali took on the law, conventions, the status quo and the war, as well as the fists in front of him. Ali both ignited and mirrored the conflicts of his time and ours to become one of the most admired fighters in the world.
- Will Smith as Cassius Clay Jr. / Cassius X / Muhammad Ali
- Jamie Foxx as Drew Bundini Brown
- Jon Voight as Howard Cosell
- Mario Van Peebles as Malcolm X -
- Ron Silver as Angelo Dundee
- Jeffrey Wright as Howard Bingham
- Michael Bentt as Sonny Liston
- Robert Sale as Jerry Quarry
- James Toney as Joe Frazier
- Charles Shufford as George Foreman
- Mykelti Williamson as Don King
- Jada Pinkett Smith as Sonji Roi
- Barry Shabaka Henley as Herbert Muhammad
- Albert Hall as Elijah Muhammad
- Giancarlo Esposito as Cassius Clay Sr.
- David Haines as Rudy Clay / Rahman Ali
- Laurence Mason as Luis Sarria