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The Last King of Scotland

The Last King of Scotland is an Academy Award-winning 2006 British film based on Giles Foden's award-winning debut novel of the same name. It was adapted by screenwriters Peter Morgan and Jeremy Brock, and directed by Kevin MacDonald. The film tells the fictional story of Dr. Nicholas Garrigan (McAvoy), a young Scottish doctor who travels to Uganda and becomes the personal physician to the dictator Idi Amin (Whitaker). The movie is based on factual events of Amin's rule. The film stars James McAvoy (Atonement, Becoming Jane) and Forrest Whitaker (Phonebooth, Panic Room), who won the Academy Award for Best Actor at the 2006 Academy Awards for his performance as Amin.