‘I Messed Up’: Elizabeth Banks Apologizes For Dismissing Steven Spielberg’s The Color Purple

While accepting an award from the group Women in Film, actress Elizabeth Banks got herself in hot water when she went after legendary director Stephen Spielberg, claiming that he had never made a movie featuring a female lead. Following those remarks, Twitter let her know in no uncertain terms that she obviously forgot one famous entry — one that centered on a black woman.

Yep, The Color Purple, a film that garnered a ton of Oscar nominations, including a Best Actress one for Whoopi...

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